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Franz Liszt - 200th Anniversary

Today, October 22 2011, marks the 200th birthday of Franz Liszt, the greatest piano virtuoso of his time, inventor of the modern piano recital and one of the most influential composers of the 19th century. Piano Street here presents a collection of material and links to resources for you to enjoy in order to commemorate the great Franz Liszt. 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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C-Sharp! C-Sharp! "Frankenstein"

Nice On Rachmaninoff
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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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Current Projects:
Beethoven Op 37
Liszt Wilde Jagd
Debussy Gardens in the Rain
Haydn Sonata XVI:52
Chopin Scherzo 3
In the Future:
My own concerto in C-sharp minor
Chopin's complete Preludes
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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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« Reply #308 on: December 04, 2017, 12:45:38 PM »

im practicing chopin's fantaisie-impromptu now, the piece is very challenging, but very fun to play  Grin
btw what should i choose after mastering the fantaisie-impromptu?
Grande Valse Briliante or
Barcarolle (by Tchaikovsky)Huh
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« Reply #309 on: December 04, 2017, 09:01:20 PM »

I started Rach 39-1 last night...probably going to be occupied with that one for a while

Picked up Chopin's 4th ballade again. Might drop it since it's pretty hard LOL. Also, playing my own sonata, and just sightreading a bunch.

Trying to sightread orchestral scores - but found out that I suck at reading alto/tenor clef, and that transposing score is really hard to read because I can only read Bb transpositions quickly; the rest take time. Perhaps better than "trying" to read is "failing" to read.
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My Sonata No. 1, Mov. 1 and 4 (2 and 3 are still being edited)

Kreisler-Rach Liebesleid
Rach 33-4
Scriabin 8-12

Don't practice much anymore because I need the time to compose Sad
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« Reply #310 on: December 04, 2017, 09:55:57 PM »

Now, again, after another 3 months ... quite a bit wiser as to what I can and can't play.

Learning:

Chopin Etudes Op. 10 No. 12 and Op. 25 No. 6.
Beethoven Concerto No. 3 (back on it yet again, might actually finish it this time!)
Schubert Fantasy in F minor (for duet).

Going to starting new repertoire soon. Looking at:

Debussy Pour le Piano
Liszt Wilde Jagd
Rachmaninoff Moment Musical No. 4 OR Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 4 (help me choose!)
Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 32 No. 13 (eventually)
Bach Prelude and Fugue WTC I No. 12
Haydn Sonata No. 52
Hamelin Paganini Variations OR Prokofiev Toccata
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Current Projects:
Beethoven Op 37
Liszt Wilde Jagd
Debussy Gardens in the Rain
Haydn Sonata XVI:52
Chopin Scherzo 3
In the Future:
My own concerto in C-sharp minor
Chopin's complete Preludes
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« Reply #311 on: January 04, 2018, 07:08:11 PM »

Hi everyone! Brand new to Pianostreet. Looking forward to learning from everyone here.

I am learning the Chopin preludes. I am not sure that 8 (F# minor), 16 (B flat minor), 19 (E flat major), and 24 (D minor) are within my grasp, but the others seem doable. I also have my sights set on giving an hour-long concert in a year or so and have started Beethoven's "Les Adieux" sonata.

As a 20th century piece, I'm considering adding the Ravel Sonatine to this list. I've played the first movement (not to any level of polish) before and it's a beautiful work. Thinking this might be a nice "easier" piece to work on at the same time as Les Adieux...
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« Reply #312 on: February 13, 2018, 02:49:05 AM »

couple of Hummel sonatas

couple of Medtner Fairy tales


couple of Uematsu selections from Granblue Fantasy
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