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Offline rebel1ns

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Scriabin Etudes...opinions
on: June 27, 2005, 07:18:23 PM
ill be playing op8 no 12, cuz i heard it and i was like, damn lol..and im not real familiar with them, so how are the other ones in difficulty and just the way it sounds?? lol, im goina try to get my hand on recordings for all of them though

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Re: Scriabin Etudes...opinions
Reply #1 on: June 28, 2005, 03:20:03 PM
I really luv Scriabin's etudes, they're beautiful  :D Op. 8 nr. 12 is the most difficult of op. 8 if I'm not wrong! I'm going to play it too some day  :) Try to find some recordings of Horowitz, he plays the etudes great  :)
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Offline presto agitato

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Re: Scriabin Etudes...opinions
Reply #2 on: June 28, 2005, 04:08:59 PM
ill be playing op8 no 12, cuz i heard it and i was like, *** lol..and im not real familiar with them, so how are the other ones in difficulty and just the way it sounds?? lol, im goina try to get my hand on recordings for all of them though

Good luck, you are laerning one of  the most difficult etudes ever written. Op 42-5 and Op 8-11 are also a monsters. DO NOT judge them by the way they sound. Scriabin is tricky
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Offline Barbosa-piano

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Re: Scriabin Etudes...opinions
Reply #3 on: June 28, 2005, 10:19:25 PM
 I agree with Bouter Boogie, Horowitz does a great job on his recordings of the Etudes. This is one of the most difficult Etudes in the set. This piece is not a very big problem for me... Fortunately, octaves are my best developed part of technique, and I love the octave jumps on this piece, that is why some of the other Etudes can be more challenging for me than this one, it depends on the performer. But others are relatively easy, such as the Opus 2 No. 1 in C Sharp Minor. This is one of my favorite pieces by Scriabin, along with the Nocturne Opus 9 No. 2 (a kind of Etude for the Left hand), and Op 8 no 12.
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Offline rebel1ns

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Re: Scriabin Etudes...opinions
Reply #4 on: June 28, 2005, 11:21:54 PM
yeah, i borrowed horowitz's concert in london cd, and i think he gave that op8-12 etude as an encore.. :o

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Re: Scriabin Etudes...opinions
Reply #5 on: June 30, 2005, 09:18:13 AM
i ve about 5 or 6 different horowitz recordings. and i ve to say, that that one at the carnegie hall ist the best. i think he was about 60 years old.
 

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