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Beethoven Variations – New Urtext and Recordings

Variation form was a central feature of Beethoven’s piano writing in general, from his early years until the end of his life. 32 Variations in C-minor as well as the Six Variations in G-major, both based on Beethoven’s original themes, are now available in new Urtext sheet music and recordings. Read more >>

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« Reply #50 on: October 11, 2012, 08:56:42 PM »

My top 10 would be different everyday. But for today...

(no order)
Beethoven Piano Sonata Op.53 "Waldstein"
Beethoven Piano Sonata Op.57 "Appassionata"
Beethoven Piano Sonata Op81a "Les Adieux"
Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite
Liszt Paganini Etude No.3 "La Campanella"
Mozart Piano Sonata No.10 K330
Chopin Piano Concerto No.2
Weber Invitation to Dance
Chopin Etude Op.10 No.5 "Black Keys"
Chopin Polonaise Op.53 "Heroic"

My top 10 would be TOTALLY different tomorrow (the Chopin concerto might stay though  Grin)
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Bach Prelude and Fugue BWV848
Beethoven Piano Sonata Op.13
Chopin Etude Op.10 No.4
Chopin Scherzo Op.31
Mussorgsky "The Great Gate of Kiev" from Pictures at an Exhibition
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« Reply #51 on: October 11, 2012, 09:44:32 PM »

6 months later I will alter this...Still some consistencies, but differences too.

Liszt Sonata in B Minor
Beethoven Sonata Op 57 'Appassionata'
Chopin Ballade 4
Liszt/Busoni Fantasy and Fugue on Ad Nos Salutarem Undam
Liszt Pensees des Morts
Liszt Aux cyprès de la Villa d'Este (Both)
Liszt Ballade 2
Liszt Tarentella (Venezia e Napoli)
Beethoven Sonata Op 27 no 2 'Moonlight' (Forgive me, but the famous first movement is what it is, and the finale is just remarkable).
Schubert Impromptu Op 90 no 4.
Concerto: Rach 3

Again, tomorrow it will be different...however Rach 3 tends to remain a constant, same with the Liszt sonata, Appasionata, and Chopins 4th Ballade.

(I just noticed I greatly prefer the minor keys, lol. Like 95% of the works on both Liszts are in minor keys).

And now a year later  Grin

1. Liszt - Piano Sonata.
2. Liszt - Variations on Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen.
3. Beethoven - Piano Sonata Op. 109.
4. Beethoven - Piano Sonata Op. 57.
5. Schumann - Fantasy Op. 17.
6. Chopin - Etudes Op. 25.
7. Liszt - Ballade No. 2.
8. Chopin - Ballade No. 4.
9. Liszt - Années de pèlerinage. Première année: Suisse.
10. Schumann - Symphonic Etudes Op. 13.

Concerto: Rachmaninoff  - Piano Concerto No. 3.

Will be very different tomorrow, although as you can see there are some that remained, and the Liszt B Minor Sonata is still my very favourite.
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« Reply #52 on: October 20, 2012, 07:23:33 PM »

Liszt - Sonata B minor
Beethoven - Sonata E flat major op31 no 3
Bach - Partita no 1 B flat major
Bach - Italian concerto F major
Chopin - Ballade no 3 A flat major
Chopin - Nocturne op 62 E major
Chopin - Scherzo no 3 c sharp minor
Smetana - Etude g sharp minor "On the sea shore"
Liszt - Harmonies du soir
Liszt - Hungarian rhapsody 6

Concerto : Liszt 1 E flat
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Bach-WTC Bb major book 1
Beethoven - sonata op31 no 2
Liszt - Sonetto del petrarca 47
Liszt - Tarantella
Slavický - 3 piano pieces (Burleska, intermezzo, toccata)
Chopin - Etudes 25/11, 25/12
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« Reply #53 on: October 21, 2012, 04:17:12 AM »

In no particular order whatsoever:

Schubert - D.960, Sonata in B-flat major

             - D.784, Sonata in A minor

Saint Saens - Piano Concerto no.5 (Egyptian)

Bach - Goldberg Variations

Liszt - Reminiscence du Don Juan

Scriabin - Piano Concerto in F-sharp major (WHY IS THIS UNDERPLAYED.)

Bartok - Sonata

Rachmanioff - Corelli Variations

Mednter - Sonata Tragica

Gabriel Pierne - Piano Concerto in C minor (Like the Scriabin, is still underplayed even though it is simply gorgeous.)
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« Reply #54 on: October 21, 2012, 10:24:21 AM »

Prokofiev- Toccata Op. 11 (I think Prokofiev is GOD!)
Rachmaninoff- Prelude Op. 3 No. #2
Liszt- Totentanz (It's Fugue Part is INCREDIBLE)
Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 #5
Beethoven- Sonata Op. 27 No. #2 3rd Movement
Chopin- Ballade Op. 23 No. #1
Chopin- Etude Op. 10 No. #4
Chopin Etude Op. 25 No. #12 'Ocean'
Chopin- Etude Op. 25 No. #11 'Winter Wind'
Chopin- Etude Op. 10 No. #12 'Revolutionary'

Concerto:
Prokofiev Piano Concerto Op. 26 No. #3
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto Op. 30 No. #3
Grieg Piano Concerto Op. #16
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« Reply #55 on: October 22, 2012, 08:26:52 PM »

Today's favorite:

Beethoven Piano Sonata Op.53 "Waldstein"
Beethoven Piano Sonata Op.57 "Appassionata"
Schubert Impromptu Op.142 No.3
Chopin Scherzo Op.39
Debussy Etude No.11 "Pour les arpeges composes"
Scriabin Piano Sonata Op.19
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Bach Prelude and Fugue BWV848
Beethoven Piano Sonata Op.13
Chopin Etude Op.10 No.4
Chopin Scherzo Op.31
Mussorgsky "The Great Gate of Kiev" from Pictures at an Exhibition
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« Reply #56 on: October 22, 2012, 09:53:57 PM »

Chopin ballade no 3
Chopin ballade no 4
Chopin sonata no 3
Rachmaninoff Corelli Variations
Rachmaninoff Nocturne F sharp minor
Faure Nocturne no 1
Beethoven Sonata E minor op 90
Bach P&F WTC I - B flat minor
Mozart piano concerto no 20, D minor
Grieg piano concerto A minor
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« Reply #57 on: November 06, 2012, 06:21:27 PM »

Chopin's Barcarolle (by far my favourite piece of all)
Chopin's Scherzo no. 2
Chopin's Ballade no. 1
Chopin's Ballade no. 3
Chopin's Etude op. 25 no. 11
Schubert's Impromptu op. 90 no.4
Schubert's Wanderer Fantasie
Schubert's Sonata no. 8
Beethoven's Sonata no. 14
Beethoven's Sonata no. 31

And Brahms' 2nd. Concerto.


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« Reply #58 on: November 06, 2012, 09:09:57 PM »

Chopin - Waltz op.42 in Ab.
Chopin - Etude op.10 no.3
Chopin - Ballade no.1
Liszt - Liebestraum 3
Liszt - Dante sonata
Debussy - Feux D'artifice
Debussy - L'isle joyese
Scriabin - Sonata 5
Vladigerov - Vardar rhapsody
Vladigerov - Aquarells no.6
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Ravel - Left hand piano concerto
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Now learning:
Mozart sonata no.11 in A major; Fantasy no.3 in D.
Mussorgsky - Pictures from an exhibition.
Bartok - Dances in Bulgarian rhytm.


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« Reply #59 on: November 07, 2012, 10:58:38 AM »

Today's list in no particular order

Balakirev - Toccata in C sharp minor
Brahms - Intermezzo in C, Op 119, No 3
Debussy - La Cathedrale Engloutie
Dvorak - Humoresque in E flat minor, Op 101, No 1
Prokofiev - Toccata
Rachmaninov - Etude-Tableau in D minor, Op 33, No 4
Ravel - Pavane pour une infante defunte
Schubert - Sonata in B flat D.960, 3rd mvt
Sibelius - Sonata in F, Op 12
Stravinsky - Sonata in F sharp minor, 4th mvt

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« Reply #60 on: November 14, 2012, 07:51:16 PM »

My top 10 for now:
Chopin - Polonaise Op. 53 (one of the best pieces, written for piano)
Chopin - Etude Op. 10 No. 4
Chopin - Rondo in C minor Op. 1
Chopin - Sonata in B-flat minor
Beethoven - Sonata No. 23 - "Appassionata"
Mozart - Sonata No. 14 in C minor
Liszt - Totentanz (version for solo piano)
Liszt - Romance S. 169
Liszt - La Campanella
Schubert - Drei Klavierstucke

Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor
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« Reply #61 on: November 16, 2012, 03:04:09 PM »

I like how you can almost visualize the age of someone is based on their selection of pieces.  Tongue

my 10 i've been listening to at the moment
Beethoven op. 109
Schubert d.960
Shostakovich p&f 7
Scriabin Sonata 6
Prokofiev Sonata 8
Bach Partita 4
Bach English Suite 2
Mozart k381 (4-hands)
Schumann Fantasie
Bach Goldberg

hmm, that's a lot of sonatas :/
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toying with:  Schubert Op 90 & 142, Chopin Op 25 #11
focusing on:  Bach Partita 4, Hough/Hammerstein "My Favorite Things", Chopin Op 10 #1
aspiring to: Bartok Sonata
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« Reply #62 on: November 16, 2012, 07:37:39 PM »

For Chopin
Etudes(aligned)
op.25 no.7(cello)
op.25 no.5
op.25 no.9(butterfly, papillion)
op.25 no.12(ocean)
op.10 no.12(revolutionary)
op.10 no.3(tritesse)
op.10 no.2


Nocturnes(aligned)
op.27 no.2
op.9 no.2
no.21(purity, why i love this so much)
op.37 no.1
op.48 no.1
no.20

Ballades:
no.1
no.4

Waltzes(aligned)
op.42(2/4 waltz)
op.64 no.1(minute, petit chien)
op.34 no.2(valse brillante)
op.64 no.2
no.14
no.20(melancolique)



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« Reply #63 on: November 17, 2012, 05:35:41 PM »

As of today, my top ten favourite piano pieces are (in order):

1. Cloches a travers les feuilles, No. 1 from Images Livre II by Claude Debussy
2. Sonata in B minor, Kp. 27 by Domenico Scarlatti
3. Grande Valse Brillante in E-flat Major, Op. 18 by Frederic Chopin
4. Romance in E minor, S. 169 by Franz Liszt
5. Forlane, No. 3 from Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel
6. (tie) Sarabande, No. 2 from Pour le Piano by Claude Debussy
6. (tie) Etude in A-flat Major "Aeolian Harp", Op. 25 No. 1 by Frederic Chopin
7. Sonata No. 14 in C minor--Allegro Molto, K. 457 movement 1 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
8. (tie) Concert Etude No. 3 in D-flat Major "Un Sospiro", S. 144 No. 3 by Franz Liszt
8. (tie) Jeux D'Eau by Maurice Ravel
8. (tie) Pagodes, No. 1 from Estampes by Claude Debussy
9. Prelude, No. 1 from Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel
10. (tie) Le Coucou by Louis-Claude Daquin
10. (tie) Italian Concerto--Presto, BWV. 971 movement 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach

My favourite piano concerto would have to be Ravel's in G Major, especially the second movement.

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Beethoven: Sonatas Op. 53, 101
Schumann: Kreisleriana
Alkan: Festin d'Esope
Liszt: Apres une lecture de Dante, Paganini Etude 1

To-do list:
Mendelssohn: Sonata Op. 106
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« Reply #64 on: November 17, 2012, 06:10:25 PM »

I like how you can almost visualize the age of someone is based on their selection of pieces.  Tongue

If you can visualize someone's age entirely based on their piece selection, then how old am I? See my previous post. Tongue
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Beethoven: Sonatas Op. 53, 101
Schumann: Kreisleriana
Alkan: Festin d'Esope
Liszt: Apres une lecture de Dante, Paganini Etude 1

To-do list:
Mendelssohn: Sonata Op. 106
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« Reply #65 on: November 18, 2012, 06:51:47 AM »

From favourite to least favourite on the scale

[solo pieces]
Bach-Busoni chaconne
Liszt TE 10
Waldstein sonata
Appassionata sonata
Les Adieux sonata
Scriabin sonata no.8
Some bits of Sorabji's Sequential Cyclica (when I'm bored and have absolutely no idea what to listen to)
Liszt TE 4
Liszt TE 5
Fantasie Impromptu
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« Reply #66 on: November 19, 2012, 04:28:28 AM »

Why are most of the replies chopin, liszt, and beethoven? Tongue
In No order:

Bach Toccata E minor from the 6th Partita
Bach Prelude and Fugue no. 22 B flat minor WTC Bk. 1
Bach Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
Scriabin Etude Op. 42 No. 5
Scriabin Sonata no. 5
Prokofiev Etude D minor op. 2 no. 1
Bolcom - Serpent's kiss
Ravel- no. 7 from Valses nobles et sentimentales
Chopin Polonaise Fantasy op. 61
Brahms- Rhapsody B minor

Concerto:
Mozart no. 24 C minor

Chamber Piece: BRahms trio no. 1 Op. 8
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« Reply #67 on: November 19, 2012, 08:05:51 PM »

Concerto: Brahms Concerto No. 1 in D Minor Op. 15!!

Solo:
-Alkan Concerto for Solo Piano
-Rachmaninoff Sonata No. 1 in D Minor Op. 28
-Chopin Sonata No. 1 in B Minor Op. 58
-Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
-Schubert Fantasie in F Minor (4 hands)
-Beethoven Sonata No. 21 in C Major Op. 53 "Waldstein"
-Liszt Sonata in B Minor
I love much more, but these really stick out to me at the moment.
waldstein op 21? or 53?
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« Reply #68 on: November 19, 2012, 10:50:18 PM »

The Waldstein is Op. 53. Beethoven wrote 32 piano sonatas, of which the Waldstein is the twenty-first, but its opus number is fifty-three.
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Beethoven: Sonatas Op. 53, 101
Schumann: Kreisleriana
Alkan: Festin d'Esope
Liszt: Apres une lecture de Dante, Paganini Etude 1

To-do list:
Mendelssohn: Sonata Op. 106
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« Reply #69 on: November 20, 2012, 12:08:23 PM »

Goldberg Variations - Bach
Elegie in E flat minor - Rachmaninoff
Sonata no. 2 (Funeral March) - Chopin ( don't hate )

Uhhhh
im stuck

C sharp minor prelude - Rachmaninoff
Piano Concerto no. 2 - Rachmaninoff
Might seem weird a few chopin's... :
Chopin Ocean Etude
3rd etude with the wonderful melody
c minor op. 48

two more to go....
uh...

Mozart sonata k.331 (i think) Alla turka(mostly 2nd movement its brought me to near tears before)

Mozart-k491 piano concerto


i has weird taste
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« Reply #70 on: November 20, 2012, 01:23:05 PM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v3wMZg5u_c" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v3wMZg5u_c</a>
That's only one; the other nine might be...? (as though such a question could possibly be answerable...)

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« Reply #71 on: November 20, 2012, 01:24:54 PM »

-Sorabji: Sequentia cyclica super Dies Irae
OK, but have you actually heard this work or are you basing your selection of it on a read through of the ms. or the typeset edition? Just curious!

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« Reply #72 on: December 09, 2012, 03:16:14 AM »

As of today, my top ten favourite piano pieces are (in order):

1. Cloches a travers les feuilles, No. 1 from Images Livre II by Claude Debussy
2. Sonata in B minor, Kp. 27 by Domenico Scarlatti
3. Grande Valse Brillante in E-flat Major, Op. 18 by Frederic Chopin
4. Romance in E minor, S. 169 by Franz Liszt
5. Forlane, No. 3 from Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel
6. (tie) Sarabande, No. 2 from Pour le Piano by Claude Debussy
6. (tie) Etude in A-flat Major "Aeolian Harp", Op. 25 No. 1 by Frederic Chopin
7. Sonata No. 14 in C minor--Allegro Molto, K. 457 movement 1 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
8. (tie) Concert Etude No. 3 in D-flat Major "Un Sospiro", S. 144 No. 3 by Franz Liszt
8. (tie) Jeux D'Eau by Maurice Ravel
8. (tie) Pagodes, No. 1 from Estampes by Claude Debussy
9. Prelude, No. 1 from Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel
10. (tie) Le Coucou by Louis-Claude Daquin
10. (tie) Italian Concerto--Presto, BWV. 971 movement 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach

My favourite piano concerto would have to be Ravel's in G Major, especially the second movement.



Almost a month later:

1. Ondine from Gaspard de la Nuit by Maurice Ravel
2. Reflets Dans l'Eau from Images by Claude Debussy
3 (tie). Sonata in F-sharp minor, K.25 by Domenico Scarlatti
3 (tie). Sonata in B Minor, K. 27 by Domenico Scarlatti
5. Cloches A Travers Les Feuilles from Images by Claude Debussy
6. Une Barque Sur L'Ocean from Miroirs by Maurice Ravel
7 (tie). Romance in E minor, S.169 by Franz Liszt
7 (tie). Prelude from Pour le Piano by Claude Debussy
7 (tie). Concert Etude in D-flat "Un Sospiro", S. 144 No. 3 by Franz Liszt
10. Pagodes from Estampes by Claude Debussy
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Beethoven: Sonatas Op. 53, 101
Schumann: Kreisleriana
Alkan: Festin d'Esope
Liszt: Apres une lecture de Dante, Paganini Etude 1

To-do list:
Mendelssohn: Sonata Op. 106
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« Reply #73 on: December 09, 2012, 04:47:40 AM »

Beethoven Sonata 21 Op. 53 "Waldstein"
Chopin Ballade 4 Op. 52
Beethoven Sonata 17 Op. 31 No. 2 "Tempest"
Chopin Ballade 3 Op. 47
Liszt Etudes d'Execution Transcendental No. 3 "La Campanella"
Debussy Preludes Book 1 No 7 "Ce qu'a vu le Vent d'Ouest"
Debussy Nocturne in D-flat
Prokofiev Sonata No. 7 Op. 83
Ravel: Miroirs 3 "Un Barque sur l'Ocean"
Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 1
Beethoven Concerto 5 Op. 67 "Emperor"

As you can tell, I'm not much of a Baroque guy.
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« Reply #74 on: December 09, 2012, 02:55:25 PM »

mozart piano concerto no 20 K466
Chopin fantasy Op 49 F minor
Brahms Rhapsody Op 79 no 2
Liszt Transcendental Etude No.4 "Mazeppa"
Schumann Sonata in G minor, Op.22 - 1.
Liszt Totenanz
Bach prelude and fugue in C minor
Liszt  Spanish Rhapsody, S254
Chopin etude Op 10 no 12
Beethoven sonata Op 31 no 2
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« Reply #75 on: December 10, 2012, 08:34:25 AM »

This week's favourites...

Balakirev - Toccata
Dvorak - Furiant Op 85, No 7
Elgar - In Smyrna
Khachaturian - Toccata
Ravel - A la maniere de Borodin
Satie - Gnossienne No 1
Sibelius - Sonata
Stravinsky - Sonata in F sharp minor
Tchaikovsky - Dumka
Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite
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« Reply #76 on: June 16, 2013, 02:56:05 PM »

In no order

Liszt douze grandes etudes
Bach partita no.2 in c minor
Beethoven op.57
Beethoven op.31 (all in 31)
Alkan op.39
Bach p/f wtc 1 no. 1,2,4,10,12,14,20
Chopin sonata no.3
Rachmaninoff etude tableaux
Rachmaninoff sonatas
The Chopin ballades

I don't know if I can pick just one favorite concerto so here are 3
Rach 3
Tchaikovsky 2
Saint saens 2
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Beethoven Op.31 no.2
Schubert Wanderer fantasy
Bach Prelude and Fugue no.17
Chopin op.10 no.2
Alkan Op.39 no.3
Ives 22 studies?
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« Reply #77 on: June 16, 2013, 08:27:17 PM »

My favorite pieces change everyday. Here are the pieces of the day in no order :

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4B13WKayCo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4B13WKayCo</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU23kNnN6-8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU23kNnN6-8</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4DIPZ_F5xM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4DIPZ_F5xM</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0peLwLlUXU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0peLwLlUXU</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6yQEXmqIAQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6yQEXmqIAQ</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npo7mA1FhRc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npo7mA1FhRc</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQlgYGWuWPM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQlgYGWuWPM</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjDfWHN-ynY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjDfWHN-ynY</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzGt9mCvTXI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzGt9mCvTXI</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX8vYAXAZq0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX8vYAXAZq0</a>
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« Reply #78 on: June 17, 2013, 11:55:44 AM »

Liszt Grande Etude de Paganini no. 6
Liszt Grande Etude de Paganini no. 3 'la campanella'
Liszt Grande Galop Chromatique
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody no.2
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody no.6
Dance of Spring
Colourful Clouds chasing the Sun
Chopin Fantasie Impromptu
Beethoven Moonlight Sonata mvt 3
Chopin Revolutionary Etude
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« Reply #79 on: June 18, 2013, 03:56:59 AM »

Currently, based on my limited knowledge:

1. Liszt Piano Sonata.
2. Liszt Variations on Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen.
3. Beethoven Piano Sonata Op. 109.
4. Chopin Preludes.
5. Liszt Années de pèlerinage. Première année; Suisse.
6. Liszt Années de pèlerinage. Deuxième année; Italie.
7. Debussy Images Book 2.
8. Chopin Etudes Op. 25.
9. Chopin Piano Sonata No. 3.
10. Schubert Impromptu's D. 899.
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« Reply #80 on: June 19, 2013, 08:21:33 AM »

How different my list is now!
Well:

Bach: Goldberg Variations
Beethoven: I can't decide... errr... Appassionata (again!), but I could list half of the sonatas!
Chopin: Scherzo No.3 in C sharp Minor
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.12
Scriabin: Piano Sonata No.5 Op.53
Rachmaninoff: Prelude in B Minor Op.32 No.10
Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit, Pavane pour une infante defunte
Prokofiev: Toccata in D Minor Op.11
Tchaikovsky: Dumka

Concerto:
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.2 in D Minor
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« Reply #81 on: June 19, 2013, 08:16:30 PM »

Khachaturian - Piano Concerto
Faure - Sicilienne
Saint-Saens - Piano Concerto No 5
Kabalevsky - Piano Concerto No 1
Mendelssohn - Gondola Song in A major
Elgar - In Smyrna
Debussy - La cathedrale engloutie
Rameau - Les Barricades Mysterieuses
Sibelius - Valse Lyrique
Tchaikovsky - Dumka
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« Reply #82 on: November 13, 2013, 06:06:10 PM »

My top 10 would be different everyday. But for today...

(no order)
Beethoven Piano Sonata Op.53 "Waldstein"
Beethoven Piano Sonata Op.57 "Appassionata"
Beethoven Piano Sonata Op81a "Les Adieux"
Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite
Liszt Paganini Etude No.3 "La Campanella"
Mozart Piano Sonata No.10 K330
Chopin Piano Concerto No.2
Weber Invitation to Dance
Chopin Etude Op.10 No.5 "Black Keys"
Chopin Polonaise Op.53 "Heroic"

My top 10 would be TOTALLY different tomorrow (the Chopin concerto might stay though  Grin)

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« Reply #83 on: November 13, 2013, 07:53:06 PM »

In no order

Liszt douze grandes etudes
Bach partita no.2 in c minor
Beethoven op.57
Beethoven op.31 (all in 31)
Alkan op.39
Bach p/f wtc 1 no. 1,2,4,10,12,14,20
Chopin sonata no.3
Rachmaninoff etude tableaux
Rachmaninoff sonatas
The Chopin ballades

I don't know if I can pick just one favorite concerto so here are 3
Rach 3
Tchaikovsky 2
Saint saens 2
Few months later
In no order 
Alkan op.39
Liszt Douze grandes (switch no.4 from the TE)
Beethoven op.57 (I've started learning this one since then!)
Beethoven op.111
Beethoven op.31 all
Beethoven op.109
Chopin sonata 3
Chopin scherzzi
Chopin ballades
Bach Partitas

Concerti
Rach 1
Beethoven 1-5
Saint Saens all
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« Reply #84 on: November 13, 2013, 09:40:44 PM »

Chopin Ballade 4
Liszt Spanish Rhapsody
Chopin sonata 3
Brahms Paganini Variations
Schoenfield Cafe Music
Mendelssohn Trio 2
Beethoven "Hammerklavier" sonata opus 106
Beethoven sonata opus 109
Liszt Transcendental Etude after Paganini 4b
Stravinsky/Agosti Firebird Suite

Brahms Piano Concerto 2 Opus 83
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« Reply #85 on: November 16, 2013, 02:46:43 AM »

1. Chopin's Allegro de Concert
2. Schumann's 'Symphonische Etüden'
3. Alkan's 'Symphony for piano solo'
4. Chopin's Ballade #4
5. Schumann's piano sonata op. 11
6. Beethoven's piano concerto no. 3
7. Bortkiewicz's Ballade
8. Beethoven's piano sonata #26: 'Das Lebewohl'
9. Alkan's 'Le Festin d'Esope'
10.Kullak's piano concerto (especially the 3rd movement)
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« Reply #86 on: November 16, 2013, 12:30:11 PM »

In no particular order

Debussy - La Cathédarle englotuie
Jeroen van Veen - Minimal Prélude No 18
Satie - Gymnopédie No 1
Poulenc - Improvisation in C minor
Bartók - Bagatelle Op 6, No 4
Scriabin - Etude Op 2, No 1
Schumann - Variations on a Theme of Beethoven
Schubert - Sonata D960, 3rd mvt
Lyapunov - Rhapsody on Ukrainian Themes
Rachmaninov - Etude-Tableau in D minor, Op 33
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« Reply #87 on: November 16, 2013, 11:56:36 PM »

At random:
Leo Ornstein - Morning in the Woods
Bach-Siloti - Fantasia and fugue in G minor
Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji - Sonata no. 1
Alexander Scriabin - Poeme op.32, no.1
Charles Valentin Alkan - Grand Sonata 'the four ages'
Carl Vine - Sonata no.1
Sergei Prokofiev - Sonata no.3
Nikolai Medtner - Sonata Romantica
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Sonata no.2
Alban Berg - sonata op.1

so many sonatas wth...

favourite concerto: Max Reger Piano Concerto op.114 in F minor (i don't want to name any of the standard warhorses because that's just boring...) 
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« Reply #88 on: November 17, 2013, 12:59:14 AM »

Beethoven Appasionata
Beethoven opus 109 in e major
bach partita 2 in c minor
bach french suite 5
Chopin Ballade 1 in g minor
Chopin ballade 2 in F major
Chopin nocturne in D flat major
scriabin etude opus 2 no. 1
scriabin etude opus 8 no. 5
scriabin etude opus 8 no. 12
Favorite concertos: Rach 1, 2, 3, prokofiev 3, bach in f minor and d minor, beethoven 5, shostakovich 2
ya, i know, i don't have anything 20th century in my ten favorite solos but, idk, i don't like 20th century too much with the exception of shostakovich and prokofiev
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« Reply #89 on: November 17, 2013, 06:51:45 PM »

No particular order:
Chopin Sonata No 2
Chopin Scherzo No 2
Chopin Polonaise Op 40 No 1 Military
Godwosky/Chopin Study on Trois Nouvelle Etude No 2 in E major
Beethoven Op 2 No 2
Mozart Variations on "Ah, vous dirai-je maman"
Liszt/Paganini Etude No 2
Liszt/Paganini Etude No 5
Brahms Intermezzo Op 117 No 1
Brahms Waltz Op 39 No 15

Mozart Piano Concerto No 9
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« Reply #90 on: May 07, 2014, 04:08:51 PM »

In no particular order:

Beethoven Sonatas,
op.57 "Apassionata"
op.13" "Pathetique"
op.27 no.2 "Moonlight" (dumb name for the third mvmt Roll Eyes)
op.53 "Waldstein"
op.106 "Hammerklavier"

You can see I'm a Big B fan.
Chopin
 Ballade no.1
 Sonata no.2
Alkan Symphony for solo piano
Rachmaninoff Sonata  no.1
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No.2
Spanish Rhapsody

I've stopped at just 5 Beethoven sonatas Cheesy , and have only included large scale works, so no Chopin Etudes and Nocturnes.(making a confession, I enjoy listening to the Fantaisie- Impromptu and (the horror) Fur Elise.)

I really like Rachmaninoff's second concerto, but for this I'll go for Brahms Concerto No.1 in D minor. It's not rated very highly(The crowd booed after the premiere) but I find it a grand , powerful work , my favourite Brahms.




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« Reply #91 on: May 12, 2014, 01:48:42 AM »

Here goes, in no particular order:

Beethoven Sonata op 110
Scriabin Black Mass
Chopin Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante
Chopin Sonata no 3
Brahms Sonata no 2
Liszt Don Juan Fantasy
Rachmaninoff Sonata no 2
Prokofiev Sonata no 7
Prokofiev Sonata no 4
Beethoven Appasionata
Chopin Ballade no 4
Prokofiev Concerto no 2.........or Rachmaninoff Concerto no 3..............I hate this question...

I also wanted to throw in Scriabin Sonata 2, but I already had way too many sonatas.  This question is so hard, and my answers definitely depend on my mood.
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« Reply #92 on: May 14, 2014, 08:45:31 PM »


In my opinion it depends who plays what...

Some of my favourites are:

My favourite Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 is played by Peter Katin with the New Symphony Orchestra conducted by Colin Davis...
and Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 1 is also played by Peter Katin  with the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Sir Adrian Boult conducting in 1971...
...and the most inspiring Chopin Piano Concerto No.2 was played by Malcuzynski in1960 with Walter Susskind conducting the London Symphony Orchestra...
One of my favourite harpsichord players was Rafael Puyana and my absolute favourite keyboard specialist of old and ancient music pieces always was and still is Thurston Dart... His collection of Early English Keyboard Music is second to none...

These musicians are most inspiring and fortunately their records and LP's can still be enjoyed...
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« Reply #93 on: May 19, 2014, 04:05:04 PM »

1 - Chopin - Ballade no.1 op.23
2 - Beethoven - Piano Sonata op.57
3 - Chopin - Scherzo no.3 op.39
4 - Chopin - Ballade no.3 op.47
5 - Beethoven - Piano Sonata op.111
6 - Beethoven - Piano Sonata op.110
7 - Chopin - Fantasie in F Minor op.49
8 - Liszt - Sonata in B Minor
9 - Chopin - Sonata no.3 op.58
10 - Mozart - Piano Sonata K332
Concerto - Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no.2
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« Reply #94 on: May 28, 2014, 03:50:40 AM »

No réal order

prokovfiev 2nd piano concerto
prokofiev piano sonata no1 op1
liszt hungarian rhapsodie 11
liszt totentanz
dohnanyi rhapsodie in c (forgot no)
balakirev islamey (THE MIDDLE SECTION. O GOD)
Ravel barque sur l'océan
ravel alborada del grazioso
schubert piano sonata i cant remember so ill replace with wanderer fantasy
chopin first ballade
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repetoire of summer 2014!!
RAVEL - ondine
BEETHOVEN - sonata op22
GREIG - piano concerto no 1 in a minor Huh??
CHOPIN -ballade no 1 op 23
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« Reply #95 on: June 03, 2014, 10:11:12 AM »

Currently, based on my limited knowledge:

1. Liszt Piano Sonata.
2. Liszt Variations on Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen.
3. Beethoven Piano Sonata Op. 109.
4. Chopin Preludes.
5. Liszt Années de pèlerinage. Première année; Suisse.
6. Liszt Années de pèlerinage. Deuxième année; Italie.
7. Debussy Images Book 2.
8. Chopin Etudes Op. 25.
9. Chopin Piano Sonata No. 3.
10. Schubert Impromptu's D. 899.


And now, again baring in mind my limited knowledge, my changeable moods, and whatever has been my recent activities/focuses:

1. Liszt Piano Sonata, S. 178.
2. Liszt Années de pèlerinage. Deuxième année; Italie (with Venezia e Napoli), S. 161.
3. Beethoven Piano Sonata, Op. 109.
4. Liszt Variations on Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, S. 180.
5. Schumann Fantasie, Op. 17.
6. Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61.
7. Schumann Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6.
8. Liszt Études d'exécution transcendante, S. 139.
9. Chopin Etudes, Op. 25.
10. Chopin Preludes, Op. 28.

...This time it was too difficult, so I decided to go to 25 Tongue

11. Chopin Barcarolle, Op. 60.
12. Schubert Impromptu's, D. 899.
13. Debussy Images 2ème Série, L. 111.
14. Ravel Miroirs, M. 43.
15. Liszt Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173.
16. Liszt Années de pèlerinage: Première année: Suisse, S. 160.
17. Beethoven Piano Sonata, Op. 110.
18. Beethoven Piano Sonata, Op. 57.
19. Liszt Deux Légendes, S. 175.
20. Liszt Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S. 514.
21. Chopin Nocturnes, Op. 27.
22. Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin, M. 68.
23. Schumann Études Symphoniques, Op. 13.
24. Schumann Fantasiestücke, Op. 12.
25. Chopin Ballade No. 4, Op. 52.

So based on this list, my favourites are currently:

1. Liszt.
2. Chopin.
3. Beethoven.
4. Schumann.
5. Ravel.

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« Reply #96 on: June 03, 2014, 11:17:28 AM »

1- Rachmaninoff- Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 36 in Bb minor
2- Scriabin- Piano Sonata No. 5 in F# major
3- Chopin- Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 35 in Bb minor
4- Brahms- Intermezzo Op. 118 No. 6 in Eb minor
5- Chopin- Preludes Op. 28, E minor, B minor, F# minor, C# minor, G# minor, F minor, G minor, Bb minor, D minor
6- Chopin- Nocturne Op. 48 No. 1 in C minor
7- Chopin- Etude Op. 25 No. 12 in C minor
8- Chopin- Ballade No. 4 Op. 52 in F minor
9- Schumann- Études Symphoniques
10- Liszt- Piano Sonata in B minor

Concerti:
1- Rachmaninoff 3
2- Rachmaninoff 4
3- Nikisch
4- Prokofiev 2
5- Busoni
6- Mozart 20
7- Ulvi Cemal Erkin
8- Scriabin
9- Rachmaninoff 2
10- Palmgren 'River'
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Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 1
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« Reply #97 on: June 03, 2014, 11:23:22 AM »

1. Ligeti - L'escalier du diable
2. Liszt - La campanella
3. Chopin - Scherzo no. 2 in B flat minor
4. Rachmaninoff - Prelude in G minor
5. Ligeti - Vertige'
6. Beethoven - Appassionata sonata movement three
7. John Cale - Monologue 1
8. Yann Tiersen - Comptine d'un autre ete'
9. Liszt - Liebestraum No. 3
10. Liszt - Un sospiro
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« Reply #98 on: June 04, 2014, 01:45:43 AM »

1.) Beethoven op.111 holy crap wow
2.) Schubert D.958
3.) Schubert Wanderer fantasie
4.) Bach partita no.6 E minor
5.) Beethoven Diabelli variations
6.) Liszt Dante sonata
7.) Alkan Le preux
8.) Brahms F minor sonata
9.) Ives Concord sonata
10.) Schubert op.90 no.4

Concerto
Brahms 2 and 1
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« Reply #99 on: June 05, 2014, 02:03:49 PM »

In no order:
Beethoven - Pathetique Sonata
Bach - Concerto in D minor
Bach - Invention no. 14
Bach - Prelude and Fugue no. 2 C minor
Chopin - Prelude in C minor
Chopin - Prelude in B minor
Bach - Prelude and Fugue in G minor
Haydn - Sonata in B minor
Brahms - Rhapsody in B minor
Debussy - Arabesque no. 2  AND SO MANY MORE!!! Cheesy
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