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Impressive Expressions! – Blechacz plays Piano Music by Debussy and Szymanowski

Hailed by critics is this new release from young Polish pianist Rafal Blechacz born in 1985. Blechacz plays Piano Music by Debussy and Szymanowski. Read more >>

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« Reply #300 on: August 14, 2017, 08:34:37 PM »

Polishing Prelude op 28 n 13 by Chopin, soooo beautiful!!! Starting Scarlatti Sonata  k 466, super beautiful!! Also, the lyric waltz by Shostakovich, lots of fun. I'm thinking about the Intermezzo op 76 n 7 by Brahms, but not decided yet, it may be too difficult, i don´t know...
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« Reply #301 on: August 24, 2017, 05:37:51 AM »

Me,

- Chopin Etudes No. 5, 1, 2
(Learnt a bit of Op 25 No 11 but let it sit for a while because of time constraints)
- Liszt's La Campanella (Taking it slowly but surely)
- Chopin Scherzo Op 39 No 3
 and doing polish-work on the Ballade Op 23- still a bit of dynamic, pedal and an occasional wrong note.

-Beethoven Sonata No. 32 Op 111- really digging this piece, especially the second movement.

I really want to start a Chopin Polonaise once my schedule gets less cluttered, hopefully Op 44, 53, 61, or the Andante Spinato & Grande Polonaise Brilliante as those are my favorite by far.
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« Reply #302 on: August 24, 2017, 07:34:45 AM »

Well, three months later ...

Practicing Bach Sinfonias 6, 7, and 15, looking at Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue.
Beethoven Sonatas 17, 23, and 26 (various movements from each).
Schubert Fantasie in F minor duet (primo).
Schumann Aufshwung.
Prokofiev Toccata.
Rachmaninoff Preludes Op. 32 No. 10 and 12.
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 (2nd movement).
Liszt Dante Sonata.
Trying to nail that dang coda on the Chopin 1st Ballade!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Auditioning to U of O school of music:
Bach WTC Bk 1 No. 10
Beethoven Op. 81a (I.)
Rachmaninoff Op. 32 No. 10
Future:
Liszt Wilde Jagd, Dante, HR 6
Chopin Ballade 3
Beethoven Op. 57
Prokofiev
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« Reply #303 on: September 08, 2017, 10:56:01 PM »

Herbie Hancock lines.
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« Reply #304 on: September 09, 2017, 05:56:54 AM »

Just upcoming competition repertoire:

Schumann Kreisleriana Op.16
Scriabin Sonata No.4 op.30
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Schumann Kreisleriana Op.16
Scriabin Sonata No.4 Op.30
Rach Op.42
Prok Toccata
Future:
-Resume Ravel Concerto G
-Bach BWV 831
-Chopin Concerti 1 and 2
-Maybe Beethoven waldstein
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« Reply #305 on: September 11, 2017, 12:13:39 AM »

Geza Zichy: Sonata for Left Hand Alone
Liszt: Petrarch Sonnet 104
Mozart: Sonata KV 547
Bernard Hermann: Concerto Macabre
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« Reply #306 on: September 12, 2017, 03:45:01 PM »

I'm a perennial student, I guess.  Still trying to be able to improvise jazz lines in thirds (split between the two hands), so I do some weird scales every day, like a diminished scale in thirds for three or four octaves, then down in major.

I got that idea of "switching" at the top of the scale from minor or diminished from the first bit of the last movement of Beethoven's Op. 27 no. 1. 

I don't know how long until I get bored of it, but I do like the sound of lines played in thirds, and lord knows my Chopin Op. 28 #3 (G) needs help, so I've got to work on my left hand.

ETA the other scale-oriented work focusing on LH I use as both music and as an excuse to do LH scales is the contrapunctus 9 from Ars fuga.  It's challenging to memorize all of it, so I'm devising some strategies to just deal with the first 60 bars.  Fortunately it's pretty amusing, so I'm not sick of it yet.

EETA I probably should add one of my little practice tricks I started doing a few weeks ago.  It's also a scale-practicing trick, but it keeps me amused.  So for a long time I've been doing various rhythm-changes heads (Anthropology, Oleo, Eternal Triangle, etc) in LH, so I just play a tune like "Parisian Thoroughfare" and switch mid-phrase from playing the melody iin RH to LH, and back and forth.  It's pretty tricky, and no one would mistake it for music, but it has the advantage of keeping my brain active, to some extent.
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« Reply #307 on: September 27, 2017, 01:02:57 AM »

Have you done any study of the George Shearing style block chords/drop 2 voicings? They're a great way to play solo piano (and you can solo that way too, Bill Evans did on "Green Dolphin Street" and it sounded great)
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