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Topic: Italian Concerto  (Read 4460 times)

Offline BoliverAllmon

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Italian Concerto
on: August 13, 2007, 12:42:16 AM
How hard is the Italian Concerto? I have played Bach's a minor P&F book II and his D Maj. book I as well as several smaller pieces. I want to attempt a large Bach piece and am leaning towards this. I don't have a large repertoire, but here is a list of what I consider my greater achievements.

Chopin Waltz no. 1 in E maj.
the before  mention Bach
Beethoven Sonata F Maj. 2/1 1st mvt.
Haydn Sonata D maj. (can't remember the number) 1st mvt.
Shosty's PC 2 1st mvt.

Do you think it is possible to learn without taking years?
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Offline amanfang

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Re: Italian Concerto
Reply #1 on: August 13, 2007, 01:02:16 AM
Wow, Bolivar!  Don't think I've seen you here in a while. 

This is a great piece.  I think you could handle it based on the pieces you've already listed. 
When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there's no end to what you can't do.

Offline BoliverAllmon

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Re: Italian Concerto
Reply #2 on: August 13, 2007, 01:34:50 AM
yeah it has been a real long time. The army has been occupying alot my time. I just recently started playing again. Surprisingly taking 9 months off or so hasn't completely destroyed my abilities.

Boliver

Offline teresa_b

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Re: Italian Concerto
Reply #3 on: August 13, 2007, 10:55:10 AM
Go for it!  I have played it, and it isn't bad--third movement is a bit difficult at tempo, I think mainly due to its perpetual motion!  Have fun!

Teresa

Offline ilikepie

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Re: Italian Concerto
Reply #4 on: August 13, 2007, 02:17:04 PM
Wow, Bolivar!  Don't think I've seen you here in a while. 

This is a great piece.  I think you could handle it based on the pieces you've already listed. 
Same opinion here.
That's the price you pay for being moderate in everything.  See, if I were you, my name would be Ilovepie.  But that's just me.

Offline walking_encyclopedia

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Re: Italian Concerto
Reply #5 on: August 14, 2007, 02:08:31 PM
I think you could definitely play it. If you really love the piece, go for it.

If you're looking for a large scale Bach work without the length of this concerto, check out the Toccatas. I recently began learning the d minor and the g minor (BWV 913 and 915). Great pieces, including the other five toccatas.

Just an idea
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