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Offline pianochick93

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What are you playing/learning at the moment?
on: May 29, 2008, 09:17:47 AM
I've noticed other forums have something like a 'what are ...... at the moment' thread, so here is one for here.

At the moment I'm beginning to learn Gnossienne No. 1 by Satie, and Sarabande from Pour le PIano by Debussy.
I'm halfway through learning Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte by Ravel, and I'm also attempting to learn the Pathetique 1st and 3rd mvts. (Already learnt the 2nd.)

So, how about everyone else?
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Re: What are you playing at the moment?
Reply #1 on: May 29, 2008, 11:42:19 AM
Thanks for asking. I've been working on the Goldberg Variations for almost a year. I'm only up to the dreaded #5, so it's going to take a while to get through them.

Also working on some Chopin mazurkas, currently Op. 63/3.

Next? Maybe Webern's Variations. Or I might try to work up some of the numbers in the Gershwin Songbook. Or a Haydn sonata... any suggestions?

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Re: What are you playing at the moment?
Reply #2 on: May 29, 2008, 11:57:49 AM
Not learning anything properly atm, but I occasionally have a plow through some of Rzewski's TPUWNBD.  I've been meaning to start some proper work on it.

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Re: What are you playing at the moment?
Reply #3 on: May 29, 2008, 12:47:40 PM
Ok chick, here it goes:  My teacher made me play other stuff, and put what we were working on, on hold, so this is what we are doing right now

             Toccata in E Minor, BWV 914 by Bach.  If I can convince my teacher, I will learn the 3rd Movement of the Apassionata, if not, Op. 90, by Beethoven.  As for Romanticism, I am playing the 1st Ballade of Chopin, his Etudes Op. 10 No. 4. and yes, I have a death wish, Op. 25 No. 6(Thirds), and the Nocturne Op. 48 No. 2 in F# minor.  And finally for a concerto, I am learning Chopin's 1st Concerto
         

                               
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Re: What are you playing at the moment?
Reply #4 on: May 29, 2008, 01:28:48 PM
just a side note, i decided to stay with my teacher for the summer, we settled our differences, and if I take with him, I will get behind, so don't read my recent posts
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Re: What are you playing at the moment?
Reply #5 on: May 29, 2008, 01:31:48 PM
Reworking Chopin Etudes Op. 10 (4 & 12) and Op. 25 (12), Beethoven Op. 110, Bach/Liszt Am Prelude and Fugue and 3rd mvt. of  Rach2 concerto.
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Re: What are you playing at the moment?
Reply #6 on: May 29, 2008, 04:50:52 PM
2 sonatas by Woelfl and a Freidman/Bach transcription.

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Re: What are you playing at the moment?
Reply #7 on: May 29, 2008, 05:59:35 PM
First, Thal, it's a Bach-Freidman transcription.  Original composer goes first.

I am playing Chopin Op. 10 No. 4, Bach-Kempff Nun Komm Der Heiland Herr, and Scriabin Op. 8 No. 12, alternate version.

In the fall, when I get my new teacher at a new school, I will start some more sizeable pieces.
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Re: What are you playing at the moment?
Reply #8 on: May 29, 2008, 06:48:08 PM
Cziffra transcription of 5th Brahms Hungarian Dance, would like to perform it later this year. Revising the 5th Liapunov transcendental etude and writing a paraphrase on La Somnambula, because it amuses me to do so  ;D

And to atone for my sins, working on the Haydn F min variations..
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Re: What are you playing at the moment?
Reply #9 on: May 29, 2008, 07:19:16 PM
First, Thal, it's a Bach-Freidman transcription.  Original composer goes first.

I am playing Chopin Op. 10 No. 4, Bach-Kempff Nun Komm Der Heiland Herr, and Scriabin Op. 8 No. 12, alternate version.

In the fall, when I get my new teacher at a new school, I will start some more sizeable pieces.

Learn Feux Foliet or Mazeppa, since your always talk about them lol

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Re: What are you playing at the moment?
Reply #10 on: May 29, 2008, 07:29:35 PM
First, Thal, it's a Bach-Freidman transcription.  Original composer goes first.

True, but not if the transcriber improves on the original.

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Re: What are you playing at the moment?
Reply #11 on: May 29, 2008, 07:43:25 PM
I play about the most passionate rendition of Chopin's opus 28 no 4 that you've ever heard  ;D.

A bit of a "beginner," but am working very very hard - I am so completely obsessed at this point that it's disgusting. The way I look at it, I have a whole life ahead of me, and I'll only get better w/ age - I enjoy relishing in the so-called "easy" pieces of the piano world that some would scoff at. They're glorious.

On another note, I'm starting Bach's Two-Part Inventions. Excited!
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Re: What are you playing at the moment?
Reply #12 on: May 29, 2008, 07:48:43 PM
LvB Op.49 nº2 piano sonata

the easiest of the 32 (by far), but quite a chalenge for me.

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Re: What are you playing at the moment?
Reply #13 on: May 29, 2008, 07:56:26 PM
I dont know what I'm doing. Still looking for a Classical piece.
But for now:

Bach-French Suite#6 (E-major)
Chopin-Etude 25 No.5
(?) Brahms - 117/1
Prokofiev Sonata No. 7

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Re: What are you playing at the moment?
Reply #14 on: May 29, 2008, 08:19:50 PM
Right now I am looking for time to learn some of the stuff on my to do list.  Messiaen in particular this year. 
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

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Re: What are you playing at the moment?
Reply #15 on: May 29, 2008, 08:25:01 PM
at the moment im studying:

Chopin- Etude op 10 nr 1
Mozart- Sonata K333 in B flat
Danielpour- From the Underground (The Enchanted Garden)
Liszt- Sposalizio (Annees de Pelerinages)

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Re: What are you playing at the moment?
Reply #16 on: May 29, 2008, 09:06:56 PM
Alkan op 35 no 5, but just for fun, it's miles above me. Other than that, various Beethoven sonatas and mountains of Bach.

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Re: What are you playing at the moment?
Reply #17 on: May 29, 2008, 10:09:48 PM
well..my exams comming so i have these pieces to really polish up, just 4 weeks more to go:
Bach Partita no.2 in c minor (Sinfonia) BWV 826
Haydn Sonata in E flat major Hob:XVI/49;L/59
Mendelssohn Andante&Rondo Capricciosso
Rachmaninoff Prelude in g sharp minor op.32 no.12
Prokofiev Visions Fugatives nos.3,5,8&10
Chopin Etude in F major op.10 no.8

+ an extra piece for performance
Chopin Etude in c sharp minor op.10 no.4

I have picked a couple of new pieces already, and my teacher has already given her consent for these ones:
Schumann Papllions or Abegg Variations
Debussy Estampes
Prokofiev Sonata no.3
Chopin Etudes op.10 &op.25

i just picked these ones but will need to get the consent from her:
Bach Italian Concerto
Beethoven Waldstein Sonata or Mozart Sonata in a minor or Schubert Sonata in a minor D.845 or D.684
J.S Bach Italian Concerto,Beethoven Sonata op.2 no.2,Mozart Sonatas K.330&333,Chopin Scherzo no.2,Etude op.10 no.12&Fantasie Impromptu

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Re: What are you playing at the moment?
Reply #18 on: May 29, 2008, 11:09:57 PM
Bach/Kempff Siciliano
Bach/Petri "Sheep May Safely Graze"
Schubert Sonata in E minor D. 566 (Only the two movement version)
Liszt Sonetto 123
Debussy Danse
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Re: What are you playing at the moment?
Reply #19 on: May 30, 2008, 01:59:27 AM
J.S. Bach/Kempff: Ich ruf' zu dir, herr Jesu Christ
Chopin: Sonata, op. 35 no. 2, third movement (Funeral March)
Chopin: Funeral March (posthumous), op. 72 no. 2
Chopin: Nocturne, op. 55 no. 1
Brahms: Intermezzo, op. 117 no. 2
Scriabin: Etude, op. 2 no. 1
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata, L. 23
Mussorgsky: The Old Castle
I can play these well as long as I have a full-length (88-keyed) piano, but I don't.

I think the title should be: What are LEARNING at the moment?
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Re: What are you playing at the moment?
Reply #20 on: May 30, 2008, 07:05:45 AM
I play about the most passionate rendition of Chopin's opus 28 no 4 that you've ever heard  ;D.

That's a really nice piece, I was going to play it for my exam, but gave it up for no. 6.

Quote from: aewanko

Mussorgsky: The Old Castle

I think the title should be: What are LEARNING at the moment?

Very good choice there :) that's a really cool piece.

Title-wise...I see your point. Modified :D
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Re: What are you playing/learning at the moment?
Reply #21 on: May 30, 2008, 07:56:42 AM
Schumann Symphonic Etudes op13

Beethoven: Sonata in C minor op.111

Kapustin: Variations op.41  ;D

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Re: What are you playing/learning at the moment?
Reply #22 on: May 31, 2008, 01:53:12 AM
I'm about to find out what I'm *supposed* to be working on, this Tues. While I'm waiting... Prokofiev, visions fugitives, VII (Arpa); Mosczkowski etude op. 72, no. 2 (g minor); Chopin Ballade #3; various Chopin etudes... 10/7, ocean, winter wind.; Partita No.2 ) 1st mvmt

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lulz
Reply #23 on: May 31, 2008, 02:11:45 AM
Getting Chopin scherzo no.2/Etude op.25 no.11 and Beethoven Sonata op.31 no.3 ready for a piano camp where I'll be studying in june ...

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Re: What are you playing/learning at the moment?
Reply #24 on: May 31, 2008, 02:25:59 PM
Bax clarinet sonata
Bartok 2nd violin sonata
Martinu 2nd cello sonata
Poulenc flute sonata
Schumann 1st violin sonata
Verdi 'La Traviata'
Tchaikovsky 1st concerto
Stravinsky 'Petrushka' (orchestral piano part)
About half a ton of other stuff, all sorts, lone sonata movements, short pieces, songs and arias, etc. etc.

This is definitely where accompanists have the most fun! I estimate 20 hours' repertoire for May and June, and that's just the stuff I'm playing in front of an audience in that period.
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Re: What are you playing/learning at the moment?
Reply #25 on: May 31, 2008, 06:35:51 PM
Liszt transcendental etude no1 prelude(uhm...any suggestions for fingering in arpeggios?)
Chopin etude op.10-3; revolutionary(only left hand)
Final fantasy X-2 wind crest piano collections

and some other things but I'm not serious with it..
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Re: What are you playing/learning at the moment?
Reply #26 on: May 31, 2008, 07:01:42 PM
im playing bach invention No 15 and 6.
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Re: What are you playing/learning at the moment?
Reply #27 on: May 31, 2008, 09:41:27 PM
I haven't taken lessons since January, and I'm still somewhat of an intermediate beginner in my playing ability. I know how to count music and such, but for the summer I will be learning:

Minuets K.1 - 6 -- Mozart
Allegro K1 -- Mozart
3 Minuets, Musette, and March from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena -- Bach
Op. 100, Nos. 1, 2, and 3 -- Burgmuller
Spinning Song -- Elmenreich
Waltz in B Flat -- Schubert

I'm going through the Mozart and Bach at a pretty rapid rate. I'm learning about one of those pieces per week, so it shouldn't take me too long. After two days of learning it, I can practically play the Spinning Song perfectly, and I've just begun sight reading the Schubert Waltz, and it's very easy. The same goes for the Burgmuller. If I finish all the material by Mozart, Bach, and Burgmuller, I will add:

Op. 100 Nos. 5, 14, and 19
Sonatina Op. 55 No. 1 -- Kuhlau
Sonatina Op. 36 No. 1 -- Clementi

And when I get tired of those, sometimes I sightread Satie's Gymnopedie No. 1 just for fun. I may add that to the list, depending on how fast I get through the current pieces.
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Re: lulz
Reply #28 on: June 01, 2008, 11:08:02 PM
Getting Chopin scherzo no.2/Etude op.25 no.11 and Beethoven Sonata op.31 no.3 ready for a piano camp where I'll be studying in june ...

Send Rami my regards.
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Re: What are you playing/learning at the moment?
Reply #29 on: June 02, 2008, 02:18:25 PM
I'm playing/learning:

1. 12 Variationen uber ein franzosisches Lied "Ah, vous dirai-je,maman" K.265 by Mozart
2.Toccata in E minor BWV 914 by Bach
3. Wedding Day at Troldhaugen by Grieg
4. "Revolutionary" Etude Op.10-12 by Chopin
5. La Campanella by Listz

I heard people saying that Picture at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky is very nice. But me myself never heard the piece. ;D so any comment about this piece?? Is it hard?   ::)

I want to play as many pieces as I can before I die.

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Reply #30 on: June 02, 2008, 05:32:39 PM
P&F in G Major, WTC I - Bach
Sonata op. 57 - Beethoven
Étude op. 42 no.5 - Scriabin
"La Chasse" - Paganini/Liszt
"Les jeux d'eaux a la Villa d'Este" - Liszt
Glosas IX, X and XI - Fernando Lopes-Graça

Going to re-study "Un Sospiro" - Liszt and Étude Op. 65 no. 3 - Scriabin for a masterclass.
Probably will add other portuguese work, "Sursum corda" and "Il Lamento" after the exams.

Also have: Max Bruch's Op. 83 Pieces, Schumann's Fairy Tales and other portuguese work for Clarinet, Viola and Piano. Two final year recitals to play with a mezzo (hmmm... Brahms, Falla, Rossini, ...) and a flutist (Jolivet, Dahl, Mouquet, CPE Bach, ...) and also work as an accompanist (lots and lots of duos repertoire).

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Re: What are you playing/learning at the moment?
Reply #31 on: June 02, 2008, 07:32:50 PM
Poulenc flute sonata

Fantastic piece, one of my favourites.

My current main piece I'm learning is Mozart sonata K545 in C - I don't have the practise time I wish I did, so tend to do one piece at a time in order to work on it in detail.
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Re: What are you playing/learning at the moment?
Reply #32 on: June 02, 2008, 09:17:50 PM
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....and a flutist (Jolivet....

Oh, dear, I'm sorry to hear that. Most of Jolivet's flute stuff I've had to has been pretty unpleasant pianisitically and aurally not worth the effort.

But the other stuff sounds more attractive!
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Reply #33 on: June 02, 2008, 09:45:07 PM
Oh, dear, I'm sorry to hear that. Most of Jolivet's flute stuff I've had to has been pretty unpleasant pianisitically and aurally not worth the effort.

But the other stuff sounds more attractive!

The work is quite hard for the pianist but I love it! Also very good to do some interesting chamber music work...

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Re: What are you playing/learning at the moment?
Reply #34 on: June 02, 2008, 09:54:27 PM
Which flute works by Jolivet? I really like the Chant de Linos for flute and piano.

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Reply #35 on: June 03, 2008, 11:50:31 AM
Which flute works by Jolivet? I really like the Chant de Linos for flute and piano.

That's the one!  ;D
I like it too!

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Re: lulz
Reply #36 on: June 04, 2008, 12:47:28 AM
Send Rami my regards.

LOL. No, that's not where I'm going. I'm going at a very renowned camp  ;)

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Reply #37 on: June 04, 2008, 12:50:08 AM
LOL. No, that's not where I'm going. I'm going at a very reknown camp  ;)

Will they teach u Hungry Raspberry no. 2?
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Re: lulz
Reply #38 on: June 04, 2008, 03:30:35 AM
Will they teach u Hungry Raspberry no. 2?

 :-[ I think I'll stay with the moonfright soccata and four elises for now. The hungry raspberry would literally eat me, it's a monster !!  :-[

 ;D

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Reply #39 on: June 04, 2008, 04:02:17 PM
ROFL

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Re: What are you playing/learning at the moment?
Reply #40 on: June 04, 2008, 09:50:36 PM
Does Thierry realize that michel was being sarcastic bc he spelled "renowned" as "reknown"?? @.@

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Reply #41 on: June 04, 2008, 11:13:42 PM
Does Thierry realize that michel was being sarcastic bc he spelled "renowned" as "reknown"?? @.@

Haha I knew I had done an error. Sorry. Of course I realized he was kidding ...

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Re: What are you playing/learning at the moment?
Reply #42 on: June 13, 2008, 07:22:50 PM
my teacher picked new pieces with me when I was at her home the other day...at last.

so this is my new list or rather new pieces that I will start learning as soon as i'm done with ARCT

Bach Italian Concerto (before P+F's)
Bach Well Tempered Clavier BK 1(at least 6 different preludes& fugues)

Beethoven Sonata in F major op.14 no.2 after which I should learn at least one or 2 more before moving on to Schubert
Schubert Sonata in a minor D.845

Schumann Abegg Variations op.1
Schumann Papllions op.2

Liszt Concert Etude Un Sospiro
Liszt Concert Etude La Leggierezza
List Concert Etude Gnomenreigen
J.S Bach Italian Concerto,Beethoven Sonata op.2 no.2,Mozart Sonatas K.330&333,Chopin Scherzo no.2,Etude op.10 no.12&Fantasie Impromptu

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Re: What are you playing/learning at the moment?
Reply #43 on: June 15, 2008, 05:53:27 AM
I'm doing Gnomenreign and Un Sospiro right now :P for a short recital next week

I'm also beginning Liebermann's Gargoyles (I'm hoping to learn the entire suite), and starting with #1 and #3... these f'ing pieces are so tough; I don't see how they could be more awkward, extremely awkward stretches.

Shchedrin's Basso Ostinato... I can't begin to describe how awesome this piece is.  Very strange repeated note rhythms in the right hand, but this piece sounds so sinister and I have honestly not heard it until a month ago, partly the reason why it sparked such an interest :D

I'm going to start the second movement of Scriabin's 2nd piano sonata;  I'm finishing the first now, and want to have the entire sonata.

Among those, I was at my sister's dance recital tonight and heard the 'Valse D'amelie'; very interesting piece, as well as the others by Yann Tiersen.  I think I'm just gonna play that on the side (seems sight readable for the most part), my sister would probably appreciate it.
Interested in discussing:

-Prokofiev Toccata
-Scriabin Sonata 2

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Re: What are you playing/learning at the moment?
Reply #44 on: June 15, 2008, 07:23:46 AM
I just started learning 'Reverie' by Miriam Hyde. As soon as my piano teacher photocopies Debussy's Arabesque 1 I'm gonna learn that as well.
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Reply #45 on: June 15, 2008, 07:33:01 AM
Bach:
Invention 13 BWV 784
Sinfonia 2 BWV 787

Doing a lot of listening to source other pieces I should learn.   Maybe a Chopin Waltz.  Also I'm thinking about a potential audition in November audition and what I should learn for that.  Might dig up some pieces from past exams that I swore I'd never play again.

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Re: What are you playing/learning at the moment?
Reply #46 on: June 23, 2008, 06:25:15 AM
By now  I´m  playing one prelude of Chopin Opus 28 No 4, and Adieu to the piano by Beethoven.

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Re: What are you playing/learning at the moment?
Reply #47 on: June 23, 2008, 12:46:54 PM
Teacher is going off island so he told me to study Ravel Jeux D'Eau, Tempest Sonata, and a Rach prelude, don't remember which one though.

I just learned Bortkiewicz Capriccio.
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Re: What are you playing/learning at the moment?
Reply #48 on: June 24, 2008, 02:05:49 AM
Prokofiev Sonata #3, Choosing a Liszt Concert Etude or a Paganini Etude.  Any suggestions?  I was pretty much set loose to pick a piece.  "You know the repertoire, and you have the technique.  Go to the library, listen, and go for it." 

I was thinking of gnomenreigen, the G minor etude, the E-flat, or the A Minor paganini etudes.  Thoughts?


For us musicians, the music of Beethoven is the pillar of fire and cloud of mist which guided the Israelites through the desert.  (Roughly quoted, Franz Liszt.)

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Re: What are you playing/learning at the moment?
Reply #49 on: June 24, 2008, 02:36:38 AM
I believe, Daniel, that this was a simply inquiry as to what you are playing atm, not what you intend to play/want to know what you SHOULD play. Maybe some Prokofiev? Oh, oops, I forgot, you've. . . already. . . done. . . that. . . My bad. I'll only respond to what I'm already educated about. Forget learning or intelligent discussions.
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