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Recommendations for a complimentary piece to Chopin Prelude op28 no. 24 (Read 5409 times)

Offline lani

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I would appreciate some suggestions for pieces that would compliment the above prelude for a student recital.   I really like the Rachmaninoff Prelude 23 no. 4, but would like to consider some other suggestions.  The piece should not be more than 5-6 minutes due to time constraints for each student.  The last four pieces I have played are all Chopin, so it would be nice to play a different composer if possible. Pieces I recently played are: Mendelssohn Rondo Cappricciosso, Fantasie Impromptu, and Brahms Rhapshody.  Thank you!

piano sheet music of Prelude


Offline ramseytheii

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Perhaps Chopin op.28 nos. 1 - 23?

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Offline rob47

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no. 1 (National Dance) and 6 (Montagues and Capulets) from Prokofiev "10 pieces from Romeo and Juliet 8)
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Offline quantum

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What about Scriabin Preludes Op. 74.  The first one has a lot to do with pain.  After plunging into the depths of the abyss from the Chopin ending, pain isn't that far away. 
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Offline lani

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These are interesting recommendations...I considered another Chopin prelude, but wanted to try another composer, and perhaps a piece that might be lighter in feeling to contrast the dramatic tone of the 24th prelude.  Any comments on the Rach prelude above, or a piece that might be a better fit?  I might consider the Prokofiev Montague and Capulets piece, but it seems similar to the Chopin prelude.  What do you all think - better to go with a contrasting or similar?  Thanks!

Offline quantum

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For lighter contrast:

Scriabin: some Poemes, Preludes or other miniatures composed near the time of the 5th Sonata.  Many of them deal with ecstasy and eroticism. 

Smetana: he wrote some cool Polkas

Kapustin: Concert Etude Op. 40 Nr. 7, Intermezzo

Granados: Allegro de concierto (might be a bit lengthy for your time limit though)

Albéniz: Suite Española Op.47 - Nr. 3 Sevilla, or Nr. 7 Castilla

Or what about some stride piano.  A boogie would do nicely here. 
Made a Liszt. Need new Handel's for Soler panel & Alkan foil. Will Faure Stein on the way to pick up Mendels' sohn. Josquin get Wolfgangs Schu with Clara. Gone Chopin, I'll be Bach

Offline stevea

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I really like the idea of the Rachmaninov D major Op. 23 No. 4 prelude you're thinking about. I just listened to them back to back to get an idea and I think think that the contrast is excellent. They have the benefit too of course of being in the major/parallel minor.

I'll try to think of others, but I think you've got a really winning combination here.

Oh wait, another piece that might work well would be to step out of Op. 28 and play the Op. 45 Prelude in C# minor. It has the added benefit of kind of sounding like Brahms. Or it reminds me of Brahms anyway. (Though of course it's still Chopin and you wanted to play someone else.)

Love the D minor prelude by the way...hope to play it someday (hope to learn the whole set someday).

Steve

Offline lani

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Just listened to Granados: Allegro de concierto -what a wonderful piece!  Any suggestions on favorite recordings of this?  I found a sample on ITunes but thought it would be great to get a recommendation from this forum.  Love some of the Albeniz pieces too, but would like to consider that for another time.  Great to make some new discoveries.  I like playing pieces not well known or overplayed. 

Offline quantum

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Just listened to Granados: Allegro de concierto -what a wonderful piece!  Any suggestions on favorite recordings of this?  I found a sample on ITunes but thought it would be great to get a recommendation from this forum.  Love some of the Albeniz pieces too, but would like to consider that for another time.  Great to make some new discoveries.  I like playing pieces not well known or overplayed. 


Search around for the recs of Alma Petchersky, she has recorded much of the Latin American repertoire. 

I'm a bit partial to this opinion as she was one of my techers  ;)
Made a Liszt. Need new Handel's for Soler panel & Alkan foil. Will Faure Stein on the way to pick up Mendels' sohn. Josquin get Wolfgangs Schu with Clara. Gone Chopin, I'll be Bach

Offline kriskicksass

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I know it's terribly obvious, but I'm a big fan of playing Chopin's Preludes in pairs, if not larger groups. Even though you don't want to play more Chopin, you really should consider playing the F Major prelude before the d minor. Chopin designed them to be beautifully contrasted, and they work great together on a program.

Offline lani

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Re: Recommendations for a complimentary piece to Chopin Prelude op28 no. 24
«Reply #10 on: August 14, 2007, 02:12:57 AM »
My teacher recommended the Raindrop Prelude - I thought it would put everyone to sleep!  It seems there is an aversion to mix different composers ( especially for a student recital, when choosing pieces is more flexible and for listening pleasure).  Is this a purist principle with teachers?  I also think the preludes are so short, and hoped for something that might be around 4-5 minutes at least.  I am not auditioning - I am looking for some variety of repertoire.  I was hoping for some real variety on this board for suggestions.  Thanks to those who replied with some fresh ideas.

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Re: Recommendations for a complimentary piece to Chopin Prelude op28 no. 24
«Reply #11 on: August 14, 2007, 03:11:12 PM »
Whatever else you decide to play, I would definitely leave the d minor prelude till the very end. To play something afterwards would ruin the drama of it. Why not start with the rach prelude?
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Offline burstroman

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Re: Recommendations for a complimentary piece to Chopin Prelude op28 no. 24
«Reply #12 on: August 28, 2007, 02:25:22 AM »
You might choose to precede #24 with either #13, 17, or 21.

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Re: Recommendations for a complimentary piece to Chopin Prelude op28 no. 24
«Reply #13 on: August 30, 2007, 02:44:55 PM »
One more thing: sorry to sound like a pedant, but this really bugs me. To compliment means say something nice about someone, so a complimentary piece would be one which told the Chopin prelude in d minor how wonderful it was. Complementary, on the other hand, means fits well with. This is what you were going for, I think.  :)
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Offline sissco

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Re: Recommendations for a complimentary piece to Chopin Prelude op28 no. 24
«Reply #14 on: August 30, 2007, 04:38:23 PM »
Bortkiewicz - Vorwürfe Op. 35 No. 6  ;D