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Question: Which Concerto do u think is the most difficult
Chopin No.1 - 5 (13.9%)
Chopin No.2 - 6 (16.7%)
Gershwin Rhapsody In Blue - 0 (0%)
Tchaikovsky No.1 - 11 (30.6%)
Grieg - 0 (0%)
Rachmaninoff 2nd - 14 (38.9%)
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« on: June 25, 2005, 01:15:44 PM »

Personally I think

Hardest

Chopin No.1
Chopin No.2
Tchaikovsky
Grieg
Gershwin

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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2005, 05:26:56 PM »

I'd go for Tchaikovsky! But I'm not sure, because I never played a piano concerto  Embarrassed
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2005, 05:44:56 PM »

I'd say Chopin no. 2 for sure. Though, if I were going to play one of those it would either be the Gershwin or the Grieg, and my absolute last resort before the two Chopin concerti would of course be Tchaikovsky..
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2005, 05:58:29 PM »

Frederic, this is an odd selection - - - just curious, are you thinking about learning one of these?
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2005, 06:23:52 PM »

Tchaikowsky #1 for sure.
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2005, 04:32:11 AM »

I'd say the Chopin 1.

The Grieg isnt even close to it. I dont know the Gershwin but it is around the level of the Grieg since it is aroudn my level. And the Tchai could come close to the Chopin 2.

I was thinking of playing one of the Chopin but instead I had to fare with the Rach 1 which was more around my level (or so apparently).
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2005, 10:25:55 AM »

Shasta, i chose these pieces because i have learnt the chopin 1st and the gershwin. I am starting the tchaikovsky, and i added the grieg because i always thought its quite similar to the tchaikovsky. Chopin 2 was added as well because i want to compare it with his first.
I always thought the tchaikovsky wasnt as hard as it is made out to be. I thought the chopin 1st was one devil to learn. gershwin wasn't bad at all. compared with the tchaikovsky its very similar. by that i mean the piano writing, definitly not the style!
so basically the purpose of this poll is to see whether anyone here agree with me. That the two Chopin are the most difficult. They require lots of fingerwork. Whereas the tchaikovsky and the grieg and, even the gershwin, seek stamina.
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2005, 08:13:00 PM »

If you can play the Chopin 1 you can definitly play all the others mentionned in that list. You could possibly play the Rach 2.
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2005, 09:53:00 PM »

Chopin 1
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2005, 08:20:02 AM »

Tchaikovsky No. 1, then Chopin No. 1, then Rachmaninoff No. 2
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« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2005, 11:30:41 AM »

in my opinion the most difficult is Rach2, but Tchaikovky is also almost as hard as Rach. then it would be both of Chopin, then Gershwin. and in the end, the easiest one-Grieg.
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« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2005, 11:42:09 AM »

haha RIB is harder than grieg! Great!  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2005, 09:25:20 AM »

so who here has learnt or is currently learning the tchaikovsky? Any comments? Tricky places?
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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2015, 09:31:03 PM »

I'd say the Chopin 1.

The Grieg isnt even close to it. I dont know the Gershwin but it is around the level of the Grieg since it is aroudn my level. And the Tchai could come close to the Chopin 2.

I was thinking of playing one of the Chopin but instead I had to fare with the Rach 1 which was more around my level (or so apparently).

U have NO idea...
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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2015, 01:14:15 PM »

U have NO idea...



I'm wondering if Rubensteinmad has since worked out when this thread last died a painful, painful death.
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« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2015, 02:12:45 PM »

I'd say Bach Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor. Grin
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« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2015, 04:46:15 PM »

I'd say Bach Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor. Grin

If The previous reply is from Rubensteinmad, I hope that all of would check the date of the thread before replying... she is trolling by replying randomly to posts from 2002 and 2005  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2015, 07:47:34 PM »



I'm wondering if Rubensteinmad has since worked out when this thread last died a painful, painful death.

I broke a string the other day with my muscle.
The piano teacher I quit from broke a piano string last week with her fat.
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« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2015, 09:17:05 PM »

How do you know glennross is female?
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« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2015, 09:30:33 PM »

Sorabji? (take your pick which one) - Dillon? - Finnissy? (as with Sorabji) - Busoni?...

What a waste of a thread (again!)...

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