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Topic: Katchaturian Toccata - How hard?  (Read 2444 times)

Offline chopiabin

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Katchaturian Toccata - How hard?
on: February 05, 2004, 04:21:38 AM
I think that's how you spell it ;).

I was at a rehearsal tonight and this kid played this piece. My teacher said that it wasn't nearly as difficult as it sounds, but that still left me wondering - How difficult is it (compared to some well known pieces)?

I'm currently working or playing these : Polonaise in A major, Polonaise in Eb minor #2, Oceans etude, Revolutionary etude, Nocturne op. 48#1, nocturne op.9#1, Rachmaninov prelude in Bminor,op.32#10, Scriabin etudes op.2#1, and op.8#11. Compared to these, how hard is it?

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Re: Katchaturian Toccata - How hard?
Reply #1 on: February 05, 2004, 07:25:04 PM
It's easier than all the pieces you listed.

The Katchaturian Toccata is famous for sounding much harder than it is.
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Re: Katchaturian Toccata - How hard?
Reply #2 on: February 05, 2004, 08:59:27 PM
Quite. It's pretty basic,
Ed

Offline chopiabin

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Re: Katchaturian Toccata - How hard?
Reply #3 on: February 06, 2004, 12:15:19 AM
It makes me sad. I'm being upstaged by this silly showpiece.

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Re: Katchaturian Toccata - How hard?
Reply #4 on: February 06, 2004, 12:29:09 AM
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I'm being upstaged by this silly showpiece.


It is not a silly showpiece,
Ed

Offline chopiabin

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Re: Katchaturian Toccata - How hard?
Reply #5 on: February 06, 2004, 01:05:50 AM
This piece.

Offline eddie92099

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Re: Katchaturian Toccata - How hard?
Reply #6 on: February 06, 2004, 01:48:47 AM
Thanks :),
Ed

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Re: Katchaturian Toccata - How hard?
Reply #7 on: February 06, 2004, 04:30:04 AM
It is kind of an intersting piece, it just annoys me.

Offline eddie92099

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Re: Katchaturian Toccata - How hard?
Reply #8 on: February 09, 2004, 10:30:38 PM
I think the fact that the Khatchaturian Toccata - and also the Piano Concerto - are easier than they sound is testament to Khatchaturian's idiomatic piano writing rather than inferior compositional ability,
Ed

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Re: Katchaturian Toccata - How hard?
Reply #9 on: February 10, 2004, 12:57:36 AM
Beet, I'm not playing this piece, I'm complaining about it ;).

I agree Ed.

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Re: Katchaturian Toccata - How hard?
Reply #10 on: February 10, 2004, 01:17:48 AM
Heya does anyone know where i can find an Mp3 of this piece?  I would love to hear what it sounds like.  Thanks

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Re: Katchaturian Toccata - How hard?
Reply #11 on: February 10, 2004, 01:23:56 AM
Ask Ed, he's got a great recording  ;)

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Re: Katchaturian Toccata - How hard?
Reply #12 on: February 10, 2004, 01:27:12 AM
Ask me, I have a great recording :),
Ed

Offline liszmaninopin

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Re: Katchaturian Toccata - How hard?
Reply #13 on: February 10, 2004, 02:25:35 AM
Where can one find this great recording?

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Re: Katchaturian Toccata - How hard?
Reply #14 on: February 10, 2004, 02:28:53 AM
not in stores unfortenately  :-/

Offline dgk88

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Re: Katchaturian Toccata - How hard?
Reply #15 on: February 11, 2004, 04:57:54 AM
if anyone has this score can you email it to metalhead2455@yahoo.com

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Re: Katchaturian Toccata - How hard?
Reply #16 on: February 11, 2004, 08:40:45 AM
it's quite easy (especially compared to the rest of the works you listed), you can learn it in no time - all you have to do is learn it the way all (my) teachers forbid :) - by harmonic structures and positions (hand's positions on the piano - they don't change much inside one passage) - hope you can understand what i'm saying, my english isn't too good :)

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Re: Katchaturian Toccata - How hard?
Reply #17 on: February 11, 2004, 01:01:53 PM
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if anyone has this score can you email it to metalhead2455@yahoo.com


https://muslib.mmv.ru/download_eng/piano/hach_toccata.htm
Ed

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Re: Katchaturian Toccata - How hard?
Reply #18 on: February 26, 2004, 01:54:40 PM
thx for the link. I just wanted to ask...
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