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Offline faulty_damper

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Transplant for extra pair of arms.
on: March 02, 2004, 12:49:02 PM
Hi, I'm looking for a four-hands piano piece for a recital in a couple of months.  I have no idea about four-hands music and my teacher asked me to look for something that isn't "classical".  I'm thinking it should be a funny peice or something different and maybe a 20th century peice.

Composers who would fit this bill that I've considered are: Rachmaninov, Gershwin, the transcendental virtuosisity of John Cage's 4'33" 4-hand arrangement,... but don't know of anything or whether they composed for 4-hands.

I'm not even sure if my teacher wants 4-hands, 1 piano or 4-hands, two piano.  I don't think it would matter but I think I prefer 1 piano as it would mean practicing much easier (I think).

I don't know of anything else and any recommendations would be very helpful.  This post is the reason I Googled up "piano forum".

If I don't find a peice, we'll be stuck with the standard duet pieces like Chopin's Polonaise in Eb. :P

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Re: Transplant for extra pair of arms.
Reply #1 on: March 02, 2004, 07:47:10 PM
Since there is already a thread about piano four-hand repertory here (have a look!):

https://www.pianoforum.net/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=repo;action=display;num=1078182413

I will answer it in that thread.

Also, I will assume that you are looking for advanced pieces.

Best wishes,
Bernhard.
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Re: Transplant for extra pair of arms.
Reply #2 on: March 02, 2004, 09:51:11 PM
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the transcendental virtuosisity of John Cage's 4'33" 4-hand arrangement
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lol...im guessing/hoping that was sarcasm
iv thought about buying the sheet music for that piece just to see what it looks like

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Re: Transplant for extra pair of arms.
Reply #3 on: March 03, 2004, 09:20:51 AM
Yes, I am kidding about the Cage piece.  I have no idea how it looks but I know that you are supposed to close the keyboard lid during the transition of segments and then open it back up again.

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Just a correction about Chopin's polanaise: I meant in A major.

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Bernhard, I'll be looking at that thread.

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Re: Transplant for extra pair of arms.
Reply #4 on: March 04, 2004, 03:33:49 AM
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lol...im guessing/hoping that was sarcasm
iv thought about buying the sheet music for that piece just to see what it looks like


See here for more information of the piece and its performance:

https://www.azstarnet.com/~solo/4min33se.htm

Also have a look at this thread where there is a funny follow up to all this:

https://www.pianoforum.net/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=misc;action=display;num=1073297398

I dislike Cage’s music intensely. I love his writings and philosophy on music.

Best wishes,
Bernhard.

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