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Offline berman

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Chopin Repertoire
« on: December 01, 2010, 11:49:39 AM »
Hey folks, I have a question here, I want a rather big Chopin repertoire (maybe 1 hour or so) and this is what i already have:
Scherzo no. 3 op. 39
Polonaise op. 44
Etude op. 10 no. 5
Etudes op. 25 no. 5, 7 and 12.

Could someone give some tips about new pieces to add?

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Offline frank_48

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Re: Chopin Repertoire
«Reply #1 on: December 01, 2010, 12:24:56 PM »
Nocturne, Op.32 No.1, Op.48 No.1
Heroic Polonaise
Piano Sonata No.2
Mazurka Op.17 No.4
Prelude, No.24,15,13
Etude, Op 10 No.3 & 4, Op.25 No.1

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Re: Chopin Repertoire
«Reply #2 on: December 01, 2010, 02:47:46 PM »
Chopin - Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise Brillante???

A Brilliant piece to end a concert with maybe?

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Re: Chopin Repertoire
«Reply #3 on: December 01, 2010, 03:08:38 PM »
Hey folks, I have a question here, I want a rather big Chopin repertoire (maybe 1 hour or so) and this is what i already have:
Scherzo no. 3 op. 39
Polonaise op. 44
Etude op. 10 no. 5
Etudes op. 25 no. 5, 7 and 12.

Could someone give some tips about new pieces to add?

Are you planning a recital program?  Aside from filling an hour's time, what are the criteria for selecting additional pieces?  After all, there are 200+ works of uniformly high quality from which to choose!
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Offline berman

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Re: Chopin Repertoire
«Reply #4 on: December 01, 2010, 05:10:20 PM »
Thats true stevebob, I´m planning a recital program yes, but also I want a chopin-program to have in my pocket in the future if you know what I mean. I don´t really have any criteria concerning difficulty, the thing is that I want a good program. I was thinking of adding the rest of the op. 25 etudes, the op 24 mazurkas, one sonata and one or two big pieces more. but I don´t know.

Offline omar_roy

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Re: Chopin Repertoire
«Reply #5 on: December 03, 2010, 07:54:56 AM »
Why not the first ballade?

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Re: Chopin Repertoire
«Reply #6 on: December 03, 2010, 08:19:40 AM »
I'd say the Barcarolle op 60....my personal fav, and a must if you're doing an all Chopin recital...maybe even the Fantasie in f minor

or perhaps a set of mazurkas, are always nice.  Looks like you have the normal heavy duty technical pieces, so something like these would be more interesting. 

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Re: Chopin Repertoire
«Reply #7 on: December 09, 2010, 01:41:03 AM »
Why not choose some Nocturne or Waltz,if U want some large track,like sonata and so on.

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Re: Chopin Repertoire
«Reply #8 on: December 11, 2010, 07:07:12 PM »
You can choose ballade no 1 - so beautiful piece and maybe barcarolle? I really love this piece.
Maybe nocturne op. 27 no 2 or nocturne op. 9 no 3? I suppose that will be good choice :P

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Offline ch101

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Re: Chopin Repertoire
«Reply #9 on: February 23, 2011, 09:13:04 PM »
ballade no 1
some preludes
fantasie impromptu
Pieces I am working on
Complete Chopin mazurkas
Pictures at an Exhibition
Beethoven Pathetique sonata
Schumann Papilions

Offline danhuyle

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Re: Chopin Repertoire
«Reply #10 on: February 27, 2011, 08:11:05 AM »
4 Scherzi
Ballades 1 & 3
Etudes op10 no 4,8,9,12 op25 no11,12
Fantasie in F minor op49
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Offline pianisten1989

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Re: Chopin Repertoire
«Reply #11 on: February 27, 2011, 10:10:43 AM »
You need more etudes. Just play as many as you can.
Any of the ballades, really..
Everyone should play at least one set of Mazurkas for a good chopin pianist.
Some sets of nocturnes.
Some waltzes.

Just get some of everything, then you can choose more carefully.

Offline danhuyle

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Re: Chopin Repertoire
«Reply #12 on: February 28, 2011, 05:55:53 AM »
You need more etudes. Just play as many as you can.
Any of the ballades, really..
Everyone should play at least one set of Mazurkas for a good chopin pianist.
Some sets of nocturnes.
Some waltzes.

Just get some of everything, then you can choose more carefully.

What's the easiest set of Mazurkas, Nocturnes and Waltzes you recommend starting with?
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Offline pianisten1989

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Re: Chopin Repertoire
«Reply #13 on: February 28, 2011, 06:16:44 AM »
What's the easiest set of Mazurkas, Nocturnes and Waltzes you recommend starting with?
Mazurkas doesn't really matter. Take whatever you like. It depends on what you're like, and what your problems are. The first ones are obviously difficult, and maybe not the last ones either. Maybe 69/2. That's not very difficult. Nocturnes are the same, none of them are extremely difficult, but there are some which are more difficult than the rest, if that makes sense.

Offline megadodd

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Re: Chopin Repertoire
«Reply #14 on: October 10, 2011, 09:51:08 PM »
Waltz
Op 69 no 2
Op 70 no 2
Posth. no 14 e minor

Nocturne
Op 27 no 2
Op 48 no 1

Polonez
Op 40 no 2

Prélude
No 4
No 15
No 16
No 24

Mazurka
Op 68 no 2
Op 24 no 1

Any etudes imo..
Repertoire.
2011/2012

Brahms op 118
Chopin Preludes op 28
Grieg Holberg Suite
Mendelssohn Piano trio D minor op 49
Rachmaninoff Etude Tabelaux op 33 no 3 & 4 op 39 no 2
Scriabin Preludes op 1

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Re: Chopin Repertoire
«Reply #15 on: October 11, 2011, 12:39:38 AM »
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Re: Chopin Repertoire
«Reply #16 on: October 11, 2011, 06:01:32 AM »
Ballade 1, nocturne op 27 no 2, polonaise heroique, etude op 10 no 1,3,9 and op 25 no 1,6,9,10,11,12
His berceuse op 57, Grande valtz brilliante.................  :P

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Re: Chopin Repertoire
«Reply #17 on: October 13, 2011, 03:07:32 PM »
andante spinato and grande polonaise brillante
sonata no.2
sonata no.3

3 huge works!

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Re: Chopin Repertoire
«Reply #18 on: October 13, 2011, 04:47:30 PM »
Ballade No. 1
Ballade No. 3
Ballade No. 4
Scherzo No. 1
Scherzo No. 2
Scherzo No. 4
Allegro de Concert
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Offline pianoplayjl

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Re: Chopin Repertoire
«Reply #19 on: October 16, 2011, 11:14:02 PM »
Perhaps one of everything to represent what he composed in his entire life eg.
1 ballade
1 etude
1 nocturne
1 polonaise
1 prelude
1 mazurka and so on.
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Offline shubertimproviz

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Re: Chopin Repertoire
«Reply #20 on: October 23, 2011, 07:47:18 AM »
Chopin, ballade no.4
it's WONDERFUL!!!

Offline keyboardkat

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Re: Chopin Repertoire
«Reply #21 on: October 26, 2011, 02:31:50 AM »
What about the 24 Preludes, Op. 28?   Some of them, like the A major, have become hackneyed student pieces, but the entire set played as a whole makes sense as a musical unit.

If you can get a recording of Jorge Bolet's 1974 Carnegie Hall recital on which he played the preludes, it will blow you away.  When I heard his B-flat minor prelude, I thought my ears were deceiving me.  And he handles the soft bass pedal tones on the last page-and-a-half of the A-flat prelude like no one I've ever heard.  He apparently captures each one with the sostenuto pedal.

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Re: Chopin Repertoire
«Reply #22 on: October 26, 2011, 02:52:52 AM »
or even an entire set of pieces e.g. 4 ballades, scherzos or complete opus numbers as keyboard kat suggested.
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Offline revanyoda777

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Re: Chopin Repertoire
«Reply #23 on: October 26, 2011, 03:17:34 AM »
If your REALLY brave you could tackle the Variations Opus 2. I guess you would need a string ensemble though. But it's about 14 minutes long, and as far as I know there are not that many performances or recordings of it.
It's a brilliant work though.

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Re: Chopin Repertoire
«Reply #24 on: October 26, 2011, 05:22:53 AM »
Or even his concerto if you can find a decent orchestra to play it.
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