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Offline adidaschica

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What is an impressive baroque piece?
on: July 21, 2004, 04:40:01 AM
Hi, i am entering a competition in october, and i have to play at least one impressionest or baroque piece. I would like an easy piece that is VERY enjoyable and impressive and showoffish....not like a piece thats the same stuff all the way straight-through! My most difficult piece right now is Dr. gradus ad Parnassum by debussy and nocturne in f minor by chopin and waltz in e minor by chopin and sonata(K 330) by mozart.

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Re: What is an impressive baroque piece?
Reply #1 on: July 21, 2004, 04:48:41 AM
I would suggest Scarlatti's sonata k.119. (you might beware of calling piano music 'songs.' you might be hounded) I played it in competition once, and did very well with it. I'm not sure of difficulty level, but  it is very energetic, has lots of interesting chords, repeated notes, and impressive cadenza-like passages that mimic guitars. Plus the end is really nice. Just a suggestion.

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Re: What is an impressive baroque piece?
Reply #2 on: July 21, 2004, 04:48:52 AM
Scarlatti has tons of them. Get a volume of his sonatas and read through it, Im sure youll find 3 o 4 you will like. He has all kinds of technical virtuoso stuff and you can find one for virtually any level
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Re: What is an impressive baroque piece?
Reply #3 on: July 21, 2004, 03:59:50 PM
Yes! Scarlatti, definitely.  :D

Have a look here for some options:

https://www.pianoforum.net/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=repo;action=display;num=1077145772

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Re: What is an impressive baroque piece?
Reply #4 on: July 21, 2004, 09:43:14 PM
The Bach Fantasia in C minor is very dramatic, not very long (four pages) and not overly difficult.
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Offline ted

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Re: What is an impressive baroque piece?
Reply #5 on: July 22, 2004, 12:10:41 AM
The Paradies toccata in A perhaps ?
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Re: What is an impressive baroque piece?
Reply #6 on: July 22, 2004, 12:34:16 PM
If your looking for concertos, Bach concerto in D minor or his double concerto in D minor is good also. His Italian Concert is a big work which is for solo piano.

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Re: What is an impressive baroque piece?
Reply #7 on: July 22, 2004, 12:37:50 PM
Actually, since I just looked at your repetoire list, I think the Bach D minor concerto first movement would good. His partitas are easier also, maybe a section from that. Also a Scarlatti sonata that is quite impressive and one of my favorites is k. 53.

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Re: What is an impressive baroque piece?
Reply #8 on: July 22, 2004, 02:37:31 PM
Scarlatti sonatas K.427, I will learn this piece myself one day.

But K.119 may even be better as competition piece.

If you have the midi file that played these pieces on harpsichord, try using some midi sequencer software to change the voice to "grand piano". The pieces will sound very different, and probably give better clue of how they will sound on piano.

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Re: What is an impressive baroque piece?
Reply #9 on: July 22, 2004, 06:56:57 PM
Yes,

Scarlatti would be your best bet. There are tons of his sonatas at your level and you're bound to find one you truly enjoy. Good Luck.  :)

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Re: What is an impressive baroque piece?
Reply #10 on: July 23, 2004, 12:30:31 AM
omg that was a lot of help!!!!!!!!!!1

thanks much everyone!!!
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