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Offline burstroman

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Encores
on: September 18, 2005, 04:16:49 AM
What are the favorite encores that you like to hear or play?

Offline stevie

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Re: Encores
Reply #1 on: September 18, 2005, 07:04:53 AM
a good old-fashioned chopin etude, preferably in record time.

and cziffra bumblebee, played just like he did, with the audience still clapping, not waiting for it to die down.

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Re: Encores
Reply #2 on: September 18, 2005, 07:06:10 AM
I thought of a sweet one. Just say that you'd played the Brahms Paganini Variations in the recital, then as an encore you come out and play the thema from this again, the audience will be thinking "what's this bloke on? trying to play the same piece as an encore!" then when you've got em hook line and sinker, you slam into the Fazil Say paganini variations. That would be so cool.

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Re: Encores
Reply #3 on: September 18, 2005, 08:01:36 AM
That would be some intense comedic genius.

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Reply #4 on: September 18, 2005, 08:11:45 PM
I thought of a sweet one. Just say that you'd played the Brahms Paganini Variations in the recital, then as an encore you come out and play the thema from this again, the audience will be thinking "what's this bloke on? trying to play the same piece as an encore!" then when you've got em hook line and sinker, you slam into the Fazil Say paganini variations. That would be so cool.

Isn't it the jazzy thing Stevie posted?

Offline dreamplaying

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Re: Encores
Reply #5 on: September 19, 2005, 02:31:59 AM
Encores...I think Rachmaninov's preludes are nice to hear as encore, or some of Scriabin's studios

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Re: Encores
Reply #6 on: September 19, 2005, 02:34:53 AM
craziest encore ive ever heard about - serkin doing the complete goldberg vars.

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Re: Encores
Reply #7 on: September 19, 2005, 02:30:59 PM
i heard of someone who did the HR2 as an encore once. i would like to hear that. one nice encore i heard was chopin g flat op10 no.5 etude
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Offline rohansahai

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Re: Encores
Reply #8 on: September 21, 2005, 11:38:57 AM
Any Scarlatti, Rachmaninov preludes, pieces by not so famous composers (eg. mozkowsky) ....
Waste of time -- do not read signatures.

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Re: Encores
Reply #9 on: September 21, 2005, 11:09:50 PM
Liadov's Musical snuffbox is charming! so is Balakirev's the Lark! - dosent always have to mean lots of notes in encore - depends on the balance of your programme.

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Re: Encores
Reply #10 on: September 22, 2005, 12:04:25 PM
Apart from those already mentioned

Beethoven's rondo a cappriccio "rage over a lost penny"

a selection of Medtner's Tales




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Re: Encores
Reply #11 on: September 22, 2005, 08:14:30 PM
Speaking of Mozkowsky, (mispelling), his Etincelles would make an intense Encore piece... as would Gnomenriegen by Liszt or Maybe ummm  Iunno, uhhh A toccata, doesn't matter by who, they're all extreme!  ;D
Interested in discussing:

-Prokofiev Toccata
-Scriabin Sonata 2

Offline rob47

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Re: Encores
Reply #12 on: September 22, 2005, 10:11:00 PM
rach mm4, prelude op.23#7.

or randomly have an orchestra and conductor secretly waiting backstage to come out and play an entire concerto for an encore.

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Re: Encores
Reply #13 on: September 23, 2005, 02:39:29 AM
Liadov's Musical snuffbox is charming! so is Balakirev's the Lark! - dosent always have to mean lots of notes in encore - depends on the balance of your programme.

Balakirev only transcribed The lark.. I wouldn't give the credit to Balakirev for the piece. It is glinka's composition.

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Re: Encores
Reply #14 on: September 24, 2005, 03:43:08 PM
I heard Pollini did the Gm Chopin Ballade for an encore.

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Reply #15 on: September 24, 2005, 10:09:43 PM
ok Balakirev-Glinka then - but Balakirevs name should go first the Glinka work is by no means superior! On the subject many of the Rachmaninov- kreisler etc etc transciptions are good encore numbers. Mozkowsky Capriccio espagnole is the ultimate encore. I have heard Liszts Mazzepa done to great effect too. yet on of th the most memorable encores i have heard was someone playing Schumanns Arabesque - in very clean and simple - but touching manner! it should reflect your personality and balance your programme - in ideal world.

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Re: Encores
Reply #16 on: September 25, 2005, 04:25:29 AM
Islamey  ;D that would be fun
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Re: Encores
Reply #17 on: September 25, 2005, 04:57:26 AM
craziest encore ive ever heard about - serkin doing the complete goldberg vars.

That's not even an encore, that's like an extra concert.

My friend did Ravel Ondine as an encore after Liszt Mephisto Waltz.

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Re: Encores
Reply #18 on: September 25, 2005, 05:53:32 AM
Replying to my own question, my personal favorites that I play are Rach's transcription of Mendelssohn's Scherzo from "A Midsummer-Night's Dream or the Sinfonia in F minor by Bach.

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Re: Encores
Reply #19 on: September 26, 2005, 04:53:43 PM
yes burstroman - i would say they are really nice well chosen encores. i would say generally that they shouldnt be too heavy! (ie goldberg - sounds like he was trying out for a concert the next day or something). Etudes, waltzes, cappricios, tarentellas etc are often used to great effect ;)
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