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Offline pianojems

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most difficult piece
on: November 13, 2003, 10:09:48 PM
Hey everybody. In your opinions what is the most difficult piece/es that you have ever played in your repertoire?

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Re: most difficult piece
Reply #1 on: November 19, 2003, 05:51:51 AM
The most difficult piece that I have perfected and performed is Jeux D'eau by Ravel.

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Re: most difficult piece
Reply #2 on: November 19, 2003, 08:08:26 PM
Wow I think this piece is gorgeos and I always said to myself that I will learn it soon. I am also interested in Sonatine, especially the second movement ,it just haunts me its so beautiful!
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Re: most difficult piece
Reply #3 on: November 20, 2003, 07:33:33 AM
I think Liszt's "Un Sospiro" is probably my most difficult piece right now.

Btw, I know all of Sonatine! It's a great piece. I bugged my teacher and he let me play the first movement for recital instead of whatever it was I was supposed to be learning.  I love every movement.
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Re: most difficult piece
Reply #4 on: November 20, 2003, 07:42:27 PM
did you have any difficulties in learning Sonatine, and what were they?
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Re: most difficult piece
Reply #5 on: April 05, 2004, 12:26:40 AM
I guess, it must be somewhere between Liszt's Apres un lecture du Dante, or La leggierezza, or Hungarian Rhapsodies 12 & 15, or Chopin's Etude Op.25 No.11 (winter wind), or Sonata in B minor, or Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brillante, Op.22. Technical difficulties abound throughout these pieces.

Then there are other pieces that are very difficult in specific sections but not throughout the pieces, like Liszt's Il lamento and Chopin's Scherzos 1 & 3 . . .
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