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Topic: Moto Perpetuos  (Read 3151 times)

Offline comme_le_vent

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Moto Perpetuos
on: February 07, 2004, 02:01:47 AM
i have a fascination with perpetual motion(moto perpetuo) pieces, i know quite a few - including alkan op 76 no 3, weber and mendelssohn. But what other ones are out there?
to qualify , the pieces have to have constant motion is 16ths or 32nd notes.
so, any others?
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Re: Moto Perpetuos
Reply #1 on: February 07, 2004, 02:06:34 AM
I wish you could have a fascination with good music and not a fascination with fast music,
Ed

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Re: Moto Perpetuos
Reply #2 on: February 07, 2004, 02:08:56 AM
actually, i have a fascination with both.....
so, anyone with a helpful reply?  ;)
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Re: Moto Perpetuos
Reply #3 on: February 07, 2004, 09:57:59 PM
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so, anyone with a helpful reply?

Heh....

Are you planning to actually play these pieces?  
Here are a few:
Chopin - Preludes #3 , #16 (esp.), Etude #2 Op. 25 (and many other etudes)
Schubert - Impromptu #2 Op. 90 in Eb
Bach - Prelude #21 in Bb
Most of Liszt's Concert Etude #1 'Gnomenreiegen' & #2, Paganini Etude #4 in E, Transcendental Etude #5 'Feux Follets'
Debussy - Estampes #3 'Jardins Sous la Pluie'
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Re: Moto Perpetuos
Reply #4 on: February 07, 2004, 10:06:42 PM
Try York Bowen's "Moto perpetuo"

It has been recorded by Stephen Hough (there goes an underrated excellent pianist) for Hyperion ("York Bowen Piano Music").

And Godowsky also wrote a Moto Perpetuo.

That's all I can think out of the top of my head.

(Weber is my favourite though. Don't care much for Mendelssohn).

Best wishes,
Bernhard.
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Re: Moto Perpetuos
Reply #5 on: February 08, 2004, 01:19:50 AM
Thanks for the replies(except ed).
Yeah 2 reasons i ask -
1 - i love the moto perpetuos ive heard
2 - im absolutely sick of scales and arpeggios, and i want to learn music that consists of scales and arpeggios so i dont have to practice any more unmusical scales and arpeggios!
and ive also found with the ones ive tried, the constant streams of notes improve the surety of the fingers like no other kind of piece.
so are there any others? and where can i find sheet music(without paying of course) for the bowen?
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Re: Moto Perpetuos
Reply #6 on: February 08, 2004, 07:54:10 PM
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i want to learn music that consists of scales and arpeggios so i dont have to practice any more unmusical scales and arpeggios!


Why not have a go at “Scales and Arpeggios” by Richard & Robert Sherman (from the Disney cartoon “Aristocats”) he he. ;D

More Moto Perpetuos:

Rosalyn Tureck has a version for piano solo of Paganini’s Moto perpetuo.

Couperin – “Le tic toc choc” – recorded by Angela Hewitt for Hyperion

Saint Saens – Moto Perpetuo  - Op. 135 no. 3 (this is actually an etude for the left hand). Listen to it here:

https://www.kunstderfuge.com/mid/saint-saens/etudes_135-03_(c)yogore.mid

Robert Schumann – Concert etude on Paganini Caprices, Op. 10 no. 5 in Bm (Moto perpetuo)

Edward MacDowel – Virtuoso study, op. 46, no. 2: Moto Perpetuo. (op. 46 no. 11: Impromptu is also a moto perpetuo).

Luis Gianeo – Cinco pequienas pezas (five little pieces) - The last, is  "Movimiento perpetuo" (Perpetual Movement). Marco Polo has issued a 3 CD set with Gianeo’s complete piano works (several pianists).

Prokofiev – Sonata no. 6 – last movement (Vivace) is a moto perpetuo.

Paul Creston – Sonata for piano (the last movement is a Moto Perpetuo). Recorded by Tatjana Rankovich for Phoenix (“American piano works: Flagello, Creston & Gianini).

Nikolai Kapustin – Sonata no. 2, Op. 54 (last movement is a moto perpetuo)  - Recorded by Steve Osborne for Hyperion.


Also have a look here. You may find it interesting.

https://home.earthlink.net/~folia/moto.html

Best wishes,
Bernhard.
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Re: Moto Perpetuos
Reply #7 on: February 09, 2004, 02:21:29 AM
I thought Poulenc had 3 beautiful and  not too hard pieces actually called moto perpetuos??

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Re: Moto Perpetuos
Reply #8 on: February 09, 2004, 06:36:22 AM
I can't beleive nobody's mentioned the fourth movement of Chopin's Sonata number two!!!  That's an awesome Moto Perpetuo!
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Re: Moto Perpetuos
Reply #9 on: February 09, 2004, 07:29:42 AM
Huh, I didn't think about that.
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