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Topic: 20th Century Composers  (Read 2369 times)

f0bul0us

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20th Century Composers
on: June 17, 2004, 01:39:40 AM
What composers and their specific works (Ranging from above Grade 8 (ABRSM) and ARCT (RCM)) are you working on right now, or have on your "to do" list that would be good for competitions, concerts, recitals, or for personal enjoyment?

Prokofiev is EXTREMELY appreciated  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: 20th Century Composers
Reply #1 on: June 17, 2004, 01:45:16 AM
VILLA LOBOS- poema singelo

its a great piece... many moments that are worth the struggle with it... i should be done "in a while"...

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Reply #2 on: June 17, 2004, 03:28:30 AM
I played two years ago the 5 Sarcasms, op. 17 by Prokofiev.  These pieces are not hard to play and they are funny.  I really enjoyed play this pieces.  Also, when I performed them in concert, the people seemed to like that. Someone played them at the Montreal international piano competition this month.  

Also, I like the op. 4 # 4, that is "Sugestion diabolique", also by Prokofiev. This is a cool piece too !  ;D

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Reply #3 on: June 17, 2004, 04:11:44 AM
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I played two years ago the 5 Sarcasms, op. 17 by Prokofiev.  These pieces are not hard to play and they are funny.  I really enjoyed play this pieces.  Also, when I performed them in concert, the people seemed to like that. Someone played them at the Montreal international piano competition this month.  

Also, I like the op. 4 # 4, that is "Sugestion diabolique", also by Prokofiev. This is a cool piece too !  ;D


Ahh! I competed in the Canadian Music Competition and tied for 4th in the Provincial Final. next year should be better though!

AND THANK YOU FOR THE PROKOFIEV! (your contribution's not forgotten, bet33 :D)

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Reply #4 on: June 17, 2004, 04:40:16 AM
I enjoy alot of Prokofiev's music.  I would suggest his Sonata #8 as a great work-it's very long, but I would call it truly profound.

Then, there's his toccata.  Right now I am polishing this thing up-it is very tricky, but I don't think it's quite as bad as it's reputation would suggest once one gets the feel for the rythms and movements of the piece.  It just kind of clicked, a hard sensation to describe.

Bartok wrote some interesting music-I've not actually played them yet, but I have been listening lately to his allegro barbaro, his 3 etudes, and his sonata.  All are fine, difficult works.

I have an affinity for the sonatas of the obscure composer Violette.  They are definitely not easy listening, and not for everyone.  Right now, I'm working on the sixth sonata-it's the most difficult piece I've ever attempted.

Maybe you could try the Berg Sonata-it's very Romantic sounding.  Then, there's Ives' Concord Sonata, Samuel Barber's Sonata, and even the Feinberg Sonatas.  Ornstein wrote a large corpus of piano music-I can give you a link to a website with lots of pdfs if you want.

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Reply #5 on: June 17, 2004, 10:49:39 PM
What you should really play is Camille Saint-SaŽns "Allegro Apassionato". You'd really enjoy it.

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Re: 20th Century Composers
Reply #6 on: June 19, 2004, 02:50:54 AM
The Piano Sonata by Australian composer Carl Vine is a great competition piece.
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Reply #7 on: June 19, 2004, 04:40:01 AM
I've heard the Vine Sonata, it's interesting!  It certainly sounds challenging; but I've not actually played it.

I'm curious, but what level of difficulty are you looking for?  There are many twentieth century works that are wonderful-and not so terribly difficult.  I could mention a couple to you if you want. Unfortunately, most of the list I gave you is very difficult.

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Reply #8 on: June 19, 2004, 07:45:45 PM
All the music has to be at the professional level, but not necessarily fast.

My repertoire's completely 20th century from these three composers:
Ravel
Prokofiev
Ginastera

What's in the works now is a competition recital (maximum 25 minutes) with repertoire That's completely Ravel. Then another competition recital for Prokofiev, then a last for Ginastera.

P.s I'm one of those sick people that love 20th century composers and have no romantic repertoire  ;D

Thanks!

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Reply #9 on: June 19, 2004, 07:52:09 PM
That's not sick-I love twentieth century music as well!

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Reply #10 on: June 19, 2004, 08:14:35 PM
*Goes for a high-five*

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