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Offline threepwood

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Similar beautiful pieces to Moonlight Sonata
« on: March 25, 2009, 05:24:04 PM »
Can anyone recommend any ?  :)
It dosen't matter if they're harder/easier or longer/shorter or anything. Just as long as they're beautiful.

piano sheet music of Sonata 14 (Moonlight)


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Re: Similar beautiful pieces to Moonlight Sonata
«Reply #1 on: March 25, 2009, 05:55:03 PM »
Chopin's Nocturnes are worth exploring. Listen to them all & decide which of their moods you empathise with.
Kissin has recorded a few & very powerful they are.
Maria Pires has recorded the complete nocturnes which are the ones I know
Also listen to Schumanns' Fantasy op.17 especially the final mvt. 

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Re: Similar beautiful pieces to Moonlight Sonata
«Reply #2 on: March 26, 2009, 04:08:29 AM »
Have a listen to Heller's op. 47 no. 15 -Grief http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJr3j5Imok8.  Very beatifull piece easier than the Moonlight.

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Re: Similar beautiful pieces to Moonlight Sonata
«Reply #3 on: April 01, 2009, 12:59:26 PM »
Arabesque.

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Re: Similar beautiful pieces to Moonlight Sonata
«Reply #4 on: April 01, 2009, 01:03:45 PM »
Chopin's Nocturnes are worth exploring. Listen to them all & decide which of their moods you empathise with.
Kissin has recorded a few & very powerful they are.
Maria Pires has recorded the complete nocturnes which are the ones I know
Also listen to Schumanns' Fantasy op.17 especially the final mvt. 


I actually find the Chopin nocturnes kind of cheesy.


try looking at the Mendelssohn songs without words, Grieg lyrical pieces, Bach-Busoni chorale preludes and Schubert/Liszt songs.
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Re: Similar beautiful pieces to Moonlight Sonata
«Reply #5 on: July 30, 2009, 07:27:59 AM »
Chopin's Adagio Spiato is another beautiful piece like the moonlight sonatas first movement

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Re: Similar beautiful pieces to Moonlight Sonata
«Reply #6 on: July 30, 2009, 11:25:24 AM »
Arabesque.

would you like to expand on that?
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anyway, Grenados Spanish dance no.2
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Re: Similar beautiful pieces to Moonlight Sonata
«Reply #7 on: July 30, 2009, 06:56:49 PM »

I actually find the Chopin nocturnes kind of cheesy.


Wow. I think that's a rare opinion.

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Re: Similar beautiful pieces to Moonlight Sonata
«Reply #8 on: August 01, 2009, 07:09:48 PM »

I actually find the Chopin nocturnes kind of cheesy.

Exactly what sort of cheese would you compare Chopin's nocturnes to? It's obvious you know a lot more about cheese than you do about Chopin Nocturnes (and I know a bit about both and still can't find the connection).

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Re: Similar beautiful pieces to Moonlight Sonata
«Reply #9 on: August 02, 2009, 06:40:31 AM »
Exactly what sort of cheese would you compare Chopin's nocturnes to? It's obvious you know a lot more about cheese than you do about Chopin Nocturnes (and I know a bit about both and still can't find the connection).

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Re: Similar beautiful pieces to Moonlight Sonata
«Reply #10 on: August 02, 2009, 12:20:39 PM »
Exactly what sort of cheese would you compare Chopin's nocturnes to? It's obvious you know a lot more about cheese than you do about Chopin Nocturnes (and I know a bit about both and still can't find the connection).

Lontano

Actually what I meant by "cheesy" is: fake emotionally, done before &c... 
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Re: Similar beautiful pieces to Moonlight Sonata
«Reply #11 on: August 05, 2009, 07:16:59 PM »
Oh, geez.  I could probably name quite a few of this category...

Debussy: Preludes, Arabesques, Valse Romantique, Reverie
Chopin: Preludes, Nocturnes, the slower Etudes
Liszt: consolations, Liebestraume
Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words
Schumann: Scenes from Childhood
Brahms: Intermezzo op. 118, no. 2, Rhapsodies op.79
Grieg: Lyric Pieces
Rachmaninoff: Elegie op. 3 no. 1, some of the preludes and etude-tableaux, Moments Musicaux
Ravel: Sonatine
Schubert: Impromptus, Moments Musicals
Mozart: All sonatas and concertos (I have to admit, I really like Mozart, hehe)


Alright, I should stop now.  I picked the smaller scale pieces because they tend to get overlooked many times.  Oh, and don't forget the 18th variation too.  :)

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Re: Similar beautiful pieces to Moonlight Sonata
«Reply #12 on: August 05, 2009, 07:27:13 PM »

Mozart: All sonatas and concertos (I have to admit, I really like Mozart, hehe)


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Offline michel dvorsky

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Re: Similar beautiful pieces to Moonlight Sonata
«Reply #13 on: August 08, 2009, 09:20:13 PM »
Try Stockhausen.
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Re: Similar beautiful pieces to Moonlight Sonata
«Reply #14 on: August 09, 2009, 02:08:20 PM »
Try Stockhausen.

I like the klavierstuck no.13  :(
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Re: Similar beautiful pieces to Moonlight Sonata
«Reply #15 on: August 12, 2009, 03:02:11 PM »
moonlight brings me to classical music,tho the next,

similiar,or even much beautiful one:pathetique sonata mov 2

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Re: Similar beautiful pieces to Moonlight Sonata
«Reply #16 on: October 20, 2009, 04:59:17 AM »
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Re: Similar beautiful pieces to Moonlight Sonata
«Reply #17 on: October 22, 2009, 09:44:13 AM »
The first of Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words (Op19 No 1) might appeal. It has a beautiful song like melody over a broken chord accompaniment.

Also Schubert G flat Impromptu.

If you're talking about the whole Moonlight Sonata rather than just the first movement, how about its "companion" sonata in E flat Op 27 No 1.

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Re: Similar beautiful pieces to Moonlight Sonata
«Reply #18 on: October 23, 2009, 04:45:45 AM »
You may want to take a look at this thread on beautiful music that is not hard to play