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New sheet music: Chopin – Four Concert Pieces

Four concert pieces by Chopin, including Variations on Mozart’s ‘La ci darem la mano’ and Andante spianato, in editions by Mikuli (solo piano part with orchestral cues) have been added to our sheet music library. Read more >>

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« Reply #50 on: May 21, 2012, 02:12:30 AM »

i am a bit torn between this  one and grandma myself, i will eventually hit them all but deciding which to start with with so many projects going is diffiuclt. still i like the energy of this piece.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cURX25GB9hw&feature=plcp



Oh yes I love that one too!

Along with the Nier book, I purchased the Durand edition of Debussy Preludes Books I & II and the Boosey & Hawkes Rach Preludes. Hehe I can't wait for all of it to arrive  Grin
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- Bach: P&F in F Minor (WTC 2)
- Chopin: Etude, Op. 25, No. 5
- Beethoven: Sonata, Op. 31, No. 3
- Scriabin: Two Poems, Op. 32
- Debussy: Prelude Bk II No. 3
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« Reply #51 on: May 21, 2012, 02:51:47 AM »

Excited to announce my Disney Chopin CD arrived a couple days ago!  Only took a few days to get here from the time I ordered it, all the way from Japan!  I got it from HMV:

http://www.hmv.co.jp/en/product/detail/3723514/ref/3506447_3

Now I'm eagerly awaiting the Disney Chopin book from animeartbookonline.com



Also received my Philip Glass Piano Collection a couple days ago.  My two favorite pieces in it are I'm going to make a cake from The Hours and Trilogy Sonata: Satyagraha.








Thanks, Enrique, for showcasing your FI Pirate in the AR and introducing me to it and the other lovely pieces in the Disney Chopin collection.  The more I hear FI Pirate, the more I love it!  Let us know when you receive your Nier Gestalt & Replicant Piano Collections (2012)
piano score! 
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« Reply #52 on: May 24, 2012, 10:40:41 PM »

My Nier Piano Collections score is here  Grin I'll edit this post with some pictures a little later. It has some very nice art.
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- Bach: P&F in F Minor (WTC 2)
- Chopin: Etude, Op. 25, No. 5
- Beethoven: Sonata, Op. 31, No. 3
- Scriabin: Two Poems, Op. 32
- Debussy: Prelude Bk II No. 3
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« Reply #53 on: May 26, 2012, 01:22:16 AM »

So useful~




Couldn't live without those playing tips, so glad they put them in there  Smiley
Really makes me wonder what's the point of putting the titles in english? They even put the arrangers' names in english... I mean, if you're not going to put the content in english what's it matter D:
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Currently learning -

- Bach: P&F in F Minor (WTC 2)
- Chopin: Etude, Op. 25, No. 5
- Beethoven: Sonata, Op. 31, No. 3
- Scriabin: Two Poems, Op. 32
- Debussy: Prelude Bk II No. 3
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« Reply #54 on: May 30, 2012, 01:47:53 PM »

well not a purchase per say, more of a trade/swap.
i'm in the process of possibly lining up another stage concert solo plus ensemble (i am waiting to hear back from the conductor to see if he wants to program it into the sping 2013 concert), if so i'd like a fun little encore work  up my sleeve just in case so i just got the sheets and recording of the fazil say jazz fantasy on mozart (its fast, flashy, fun, and even non classical music types would recognize and usually enjoy it).

i may start working the fingering out and such and just keep in on the sidelines until i know whether or not i'll be a guest solosist on that deal though. if not, i probably won't mess with it until next year.
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« Reply #55 on: June 02, 2012, 12:43:52 PM »

another cool import i brought in with the disney album, this one is hard to come by as well but can still be found (i think my edition is out of print but the new one is out and has all the songs plus one i do not have), this is a studio ghibli set of tunes set  to some more chopin works some are extremely difficult since the etudes make their way into this work so you have the normal challenges of the the chopin op 10 work for example plus bringing out the melody and character of the hisaishi work. again these are a bit rare so there aren't exactly a lot of  yt vids yet so this only example i found is again not favorite of the set but at least it's a decent reference.
i've read through this one and it's not too bad, i'm attaching the etude-ish one mp3 link im workinng on right now (i don't have it listed inmy repertoire since it won't fit and i right now only consider it part of my technical study/practice and warm up i won't move it to reptertoire solo status until after i get a performance or two of my current works out and have this one memorized enough to have lessons on it)


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my nakzono recording of the book/set






fyi courtesy bump w link i posted on another thread as i have had some PMs asking about this,

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i've been approached by pm here and elsewhere about 'sharing' this music. unfortunately for several reaons, the main two practical ones being that i do not have a scanner right now, and the music is copyrighted so even if i actually could, i would not be able to due to how new the scores are.  be that as it may, i just checked my source where i purchased mine
and FYI they have a single copy again (usually this place lists what they have, when it sells you'll see it as 'out of stock', if you see that you can email them to see if they can get it from somewhere via special order, usually yes. i have done this).

http://animeartbookonline.com/studio-ghibli-chopin-style-arrange-piano-sheet-music-book.html

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« Reply #56 on: June 25, 2012, 08:39:38 PM »

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« Reply #57 on: June 26, 2012, 11:15:49 AM »

I just bought a ROLAND HP-307 and its not letting me get enough sleep! LOVING it...though it doesnt replace my acoustic piano. Great for the itchy fingers at 2AM Grin! sounds much better with headphones!
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« Reply #58 on: June 26, 2012, 06:00:16 PM »

Just got a Philip Glass and Einaudi collection -and I bought loads of menthol mints -I like to suck sweets when I play -that's not good is it?

Perhaps I could borrow that longbow of Thals and learn the art of Zen instead.
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« Reply #59 on: July 16, 2012, 11:35:56 AM »

got this a while back and forgot to post, not super well known but the arrangments are really beautiful, difficult (not impossible), was out a print for a while I believe so when I bought mine it was a vintage 'new old stock' that somewhow survived and resurfaced by chance on ebay, smp now carries it. good price for unique settings to these 'sacred' music tunes for the concert stage

Four Hymns For The Concert Pianist arranged by John Nordquist. For Piano. This edition: Complete. Collection. Hymntune, General, Sacred. Collection. Published by Hope Publishing Company
http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/Four-Hymns-For-The-Concert-Pianist/19789720
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« Reply #60 on: July 18, 2012, 01:22:54 AM »

had a gift card i needed to spend. i have wanted this score for quite some time. the music is so incredibly charming and fun and dramatic and oh so many things. i cannot wait to dig into this.


c. Bource, Ludovic

Song List:
01. The Artist Ouverture
02. At The Kinograph Studios
03. Comme Une Rosee De Larmes
04. Fantaisie D'Amor
05. George Valentin
06. 1931
07. Peppy And George
08. Pretty Peppy
09. Waltz For Peppy



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Exact title : Artist,the (piano solo) music from the motion picture soundtrack

Category : Movies & musicals

Date published : May 29, 2012

Publisher : Hal leonard

ISBN : 313635
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« Reply #61 on: July 18, 2012, 02:54:22 AM »






this will be the first piece is the book i begin to work on late spring  or early summer


can be purchased here (this is my normal store in japan i use):
http://animeartbookonline.com/kingdom-hearts-field-and-battle-piano-sheet-music-book-playstation-2.html


That piece is absolutely beautiful. I kinda want to learn it now. Actually, I really want to. But dammit, 50 bucks for the book? Also, I've never even played Kingdom Hearts. I have a Final Fantasy piano book from a long time ago, but there's nothing even remotely difficult in it. I use it mostly for sightreading and nostalgia, since I haven't played any Final Fantasy games in forever. I saw on your scribd that you're learning a few FF pieces (I think?), and I might look into more difficult versions of FF pieces.

Actually, thank you very much for making this thread. It's giving me lots of ideas and lots of drool! I just graduated high school and my parents still pay for my piano lessons and sheet music, but I think they're starting to get a little annoyed with how much music I've been buying lately! I would just pay for it myself, but then they'll ask why I didn't have them pay for it! I just can't win, I guess. Anyway, once I'm off to college in a month or so, I'll probably go crazy buying music that I don't have time to learn.

On a side note, Enrique, which Final Fantasies have you played? Or are you just in love with the music?

Anyway, what have I bought recently? Well, I'm kinda a sucker for the Henle editions, so I bought these two recently. I think I'm going to get Satie's Gymnopedies too, just because they're easy and everyone recognizes them. They're pretty, too.



Oh, and I started on some Prokofiev. I was playing through a section of sonata 7, and thought to myself, "What could possibly have made him think it was a good idea to write these notes?" And then I started playing it more and more, and it just started to click in my head, like, the dissonance started to sound right, like an engaging melody.


I also bought an Edition Peters copy of Grieg's piano sonata while at his house, Troldhaugen, in Norway. It was awesome. Kinda makes me want to visit other composers' houses so I can buy mediocre editions of their music with some sentimental value.
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« Reply #62 on: July 18, 2012, 07:23:14 PM »

That piece is absolutely beautiful. I kinda want to learn it now. Actually, I really want to. But dammit, 50 bucks for the book? Also, I've never even played Kingdom Hearts. I have a Final Fantasy piano book from a long time ago, but there's nothing even remotely difficult in it. I use it mostly for sightreading and nostalgia, since I haven't played any Final Fantasy games in forever. I saw on your scribd that you're learning a few FF pieces (I think?), and I might look into more difficult versions of FF pieces.

Actually, thank you very much for making this thread. It's giving me lots of ideas and lots of drool! I just graduated high school and my parents still pay for my piano lessons and sheet music, but I think they're starting to get a little annoyed with how much music I've been buying lately! I would just pay for it myself, but then they'll ask why I didn't have them pay for it! I just can't win, I guess. Anyway, once I'm off to college in a month or so, I'll probably go crazy buying music that I don't have time to learn.


yes it can get pricey but if you truely love the music as do i then the investment is totally worth it. i have spent a very long time saving and systematically building my piano collections score library.  

just start small, save some money find the one you absolutley must have, get it, start over save, find the next one, get it, etc etc. it's not a race....

as for the games, yes i have played them, so i was familiar with the works in their original form before getting the advanced arrangements. i think you must have a piano ost or piano soundtrack score, those are published by another company, different arrangers, etc different animals entirely, the piano collections and now 'piano opera' are what you would want to look out for.

nice job on the other purchases, good scores you picked up.

as for these, if you want a single page preview from just about any piece i can probably upload a non-downloadable preview image to a private view only scribd full page link via my feed, just let me know.

PS someone uploaded a score plus audio to YT (i can't stand this type of stuff since i love these pieces so much and things like this dilute the revenue for the companies which ultimately denies the compser and arranger and performer income which then discourages them from producing more great music for us in the long run...alas though it has already been done and cannot be undone, since anything you put on the internet even once is like peeing in the swimming pool, no matter what you try you'll neveer be able to really clean it up, unless you drain the pool, and we can't drain the net so....)

if you wanted to read along
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« Reply #63 on: July 18, 2012, 07:34:44 PM »



I bought this plinker for the CPS archives from an antique book dealer.

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« Reply #64 on: July 19, 2012, 06:06:39 AM »

weee, here come the first few notes.

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« Reply #65 on: July 19, 2012, 02:30:17 PM »

yes it can get pricey but if you truely love the music as do i then the investment is totally worth it. i have spent a very long time saving and systematically building my piano collections score library.  

just start small, save some money find the one you absolutley must have, get it, start over save, find the next one, get it, etc etc. it's not a race....

as for the games, yes i have played them, so i was familiar with the works in their original form before getting the advanced arrangements. i think you must have a piano ost or piano soundtrack score, those are published by another company, different arrangers, etc different animals entirely, the piano collections and now 'piano opera' are what you would want to look out for.

nice job on the other purchases, good scores you picked up.

as for these, if you want a single page preview from just about any piece i can probably upload a non-downloadable preview image to a private view only scribd full page link via my feed, just let me know.

PS someone uploaded a score plus audio to YT (i can't stand this type of stuff since i love these pieces so much and things like this dilute the revenue for the companies which ultimately denies the compser and arranger and performer income which then discourages them from producing more great music for us in the long run...alas though it has already been done and cannot be undone, since anything you put on the internet even once is like peeing in the swimming pool, no matter what you try you'll neveer be able to really clean it up, unless you drain the pool, and we can't drain the net so....)

if you wanted to read along


I actually saw that video when looking on YouTube for the piece again later, and followed along. It's nice to be able to follow along to know how technically difficult something might be (it's also fun). In a few months, I'll probably buy it and try to learn it. Right now, I've already got wayyy too much to work on. I don't want to get stretched too thin and not play anything well.

I wish I had somewhere nearby where I could find used piano music...I can't think of anywhere in my town where you could. Hell, I can't find new piano music in my town. All the stores sell is Beethoven & Mozart sonatas, Bach two part inventions, Chopin nocturnes, and Rachmaninoff's preludes, almost always in Schirmer editions...oh, and tons of low level piano method books. I guess there aren't enough people who can play the more difficult stuff for it being worth it to stock them...kinda a shame. I guess that's what the internet is for though.

Just out of curiosity, how large is your score library? I suppose making a list would be too much?
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« Reply #66 on: July 19, 2012, 06:55:06 PM »

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Just out of curiosity, how large is your score library? I suppose making a list would be too much?

yeha prolly for now, i need to someday get arround to cataloguing it all. my 'rough estimate' is three or four 'otomans' full  (i dont have bookshelves for them right now, eventually i'll give them a proper permanent home). but yeah it'd be a pretty long and varied list. i'm a bit of a sucker for 'score porn'  so i have been and continue to grow quite the collection...(it's even more out of hand when you factor in digital archives) lol
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« Reply #67 on: July 19, 2012, 07:33:03 PM »

yeha prolly for now, i need to someday get arround to cataloguing it all. my 'rough estimate' is three or four 'otomans' full  (i dont have bookshelves for them right now, eventually i'll give them a proper permanent home). but yeah it'd be a pretty long and varied list. i'm a bit of a sucker for 'score porn'  so i have been and continue to grow quite the collection...(it's even more out of hand when you factor in digital archives) lol
That's a pretty great way to measure it! How much of it do you think you've played?
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« Reply #68 on: July 20, 2012, 06:06:50 PM »

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003AH33WW/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00
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« Reply #69 on: July 20, 2012, 06:18:03 PM »

my 'rough estimate' is three or four 'otomans' full 

I count mine by empty crisp boxes I have filled up.

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« Reply #70 on: July 20, 2012, 09:36:11 PM »

Just bought Scriabins Ver la Flamme, his 9th sonata, and Beethoven Appassionata.

I had all of these works printed from IMSLP, but I feel better atually having the score,
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« Reply #71 on: July 21, 2012, 12:35:08 AM »

Just bought Scriabins Ver la Flamme, his 9th sonata, and Beethoven Appassionata.

I had all of these works printed from IMSLP, but I feel better atually having the score,

I was thinking about doing Vers la flamme, but I wasn't sure how I felt about spending months learning a piece that would sound, to the average listener, like just slamming on the keys. Let me know how it goes!
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« Reply #72 on: July 23, 2012, 06:59:38 PM »

That's a pretty great way to measure it! How much of it do you think you've played?

a smaller and smaller percentage i'm afraid lol (based on how fast it seems to grow relative to how long i like to sit on pieces i seriously study  Grin).

my latest, not a purchase but more of a swap (labor for score lol). this is another one of those that the score and CD recordings came/come as a single package, no separate album and book.

the music is incredibly lovely.
Sailing to the World Piano Score

Catalog Number: MSPS-0004
Released On: April 1, 2006
Composed By: Yasunori Mitsuda
Arranged By: Masashi Hamauzu
Published By: Procyon Studio
Recorded At: Procyon Studio



i put together a playlist on one of my channels as it seems that (surprisingly) no one had put one together yet (though to be fair, it's a fairly 'sleeper' album, not nearly as popular as the final fantasy ones, but the arranger is Hamauzu who aranged the piano collections for Final Fantasy X, and scored Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2).

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4A956E58ACCF9EE6&feature=mh_lolz
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« Reply #73 on: July 23, 2012, 09:50:14 PM »

I was thinking about doing Vers la flamme, but I wasn't sure how I felt about spending months learning a piece that would sound, to the average listener, like just slamming on the keys. Let me know how it goes!
dude if you want to learn it you should. it is an incredibly powerful and important work of the repertoire. i wouldn't worry about what 'the average listener' thinks since the 'average listener' probably thinks cannon in D for 'easy piano' is what 'classical music is all about' in addition to knowing what Snooky tweeted this morning, and the line up for next seasons dancing with the stars..

what' i'm getting at is that  you should not let the lowest common denominator be such a big influence over your choice man.

btw good write up here, nice quick way to explain why the work is grand.

not my words....

Musicology:
Vers la flamme, poème, Op.72

Year: 1914
 Genre: Other Keyboard
 Pr. Instrument: Piano
Alexander Scriabin completed his Vers la Flamme, Op. 72 for solo piano in 1914. It is a brief work around six minutes in duration, but its epic quality is pronounced and well contoured. In keeping with its title "Towards the Flame," the music careens from a somber, burbling opening to an ecstatic vision of a cosmic rupture.
 
Vers la Flamme is too good to be dismissed. It is through-composed, and progresses to an epiphany of vibrant pianistic color that is not revolutionary but stunningly approached. The intermediary music (the first three minutes) builds like an especially driven opening by Chopin, which is exciting and does not overstay itself. Its destination is an echo effect of repeated notes in the high register of the piano, becoming the new focus for listeners. This build is a continuous, supercharged, romantic texture. The echo effect in the piano is something modern and could not have been produced in the nineteenth century. It does not sound like a grafting of romantic and modern techniques. Scriabin no doubt was reaching for a mystical epiphany, and the sound of such. For alert, informed listeners, the beauty of this brief movement is its apparent clawing its way into a new style, with its roots in the old. The effect, in essence, is Post-romantic in the manner of Mahler's symphonies, intensely contracted.
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« Reply #74 on: July 23, 2012, 10:38:02 PM »


i put together a playlist on one of my channels as it seems that (surprisingly) no one had put one together yet (though to be fair, it's a fairly 'sleeper' album, not nearly as popular as the final fantasy ones, but the arranger is Hamauzu who aranged the piano collections for Final Fantasy X, and scored Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2).

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4A956E58ACCF9EE6&feature=mh_lolz

I'm listening through the playlist now, and so far I am really enjoying it. I really enjoy your video game scores and youtube links that you post in this thread. It's reassuring to know that there is a lot of beautiful piano music still being made.

dude if you want to learn it you should. it is an incredibly powerful and important work of the repertoire. i wouldn't worry about what 'the average listener' thinks since the 'average listener' probably thinks cannon in D for 'easy piano' is what 'classical music is all about' in addition to knowing what Snooky tweeted this morning, and the line up for next seasons dancing with the stars..

what' i'm getting at is that  you should not let the lowest common denominator be such a big influence over your choice man.


That was half joke half serious. It's on my list of pieces to learn, along with about a billion other pieces...I should make a list. Anyway, I wouldn't actually let what most people think affect my decision. After all, I don't even play for anyone except my (reluctant) neighbors, with my windows open on these hot summer days...  Grin
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« Reply #75 on: July 30, 2012, 07:50:19 PM »

Just bought a book with a bunch of Liszt etudes and Bach's WTC book 1 and 2

I originally just wanted to buy La Campanella and prelude and fugue in A flat major from book 1, but they didn't have them individually so I just bought the whole sets.  This doesn't mean I like Bach, I was just sick of managing a bunch of paper deciphering which page belongs to which piece, the order of pages, which page is upside down, etc...

Next time I'm gonna buy Petrouchka and Firebird for solo piano.  I already have Petrouchka for solo piano, but It's only the traditional 3 solo piano movements.  The version that I saw at the store had ALL the movements!

 I can't play it yet, but it's an investment...
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« Reply #76 on: July 30, 2012, 08:14:52 PM »

Just bought a book with a bunch of Liszt etudes and Bach's WTC book 1 and 2

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This doesn't mean I like Bach

Oh yeh, and I bought all 6 seasons of Sex and the City and Katy Perry's Teenage Dream for, uh, my sister. I don't really like them.

Next time I'm gonna buy Petrouchka and Firebird for solo piano.  I already have Petrouchka for solo piano, but It's only the traditional 3 solo piano movements.  The version that I saw at the store had ALL the movements!

 I can't play it yet, but it's an investment...

I know that feel. There are so many pieces I'm tempted to buy even though I can't play them yet, just so I can look through them, or just to hold them over my head, like, "If you practice real hard, someday you'll have this to play!" I usually just try to tell myself, "No! Buy something you like that you can play now and buy that other thing once you can actually play it!" That usually works. Usually.
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« Reply #77 on: July 30, 2012, 08:21:03 PM »

Oh yeh, and I bought all 6 seasons of Sex and the City and Katy Perry's Teenage Dream for, uh, my sister. I don't really like them.

I know that feel. There are so many pieces I'm tempted to buy even though I can't play them yet, just so I can look through them, or just to hold them over my head, like, "If you practice real hard, someday you'll have this to play!" I usually just try to tell myself, "No! Buy something you like that you can play now and buy that other thing once you can actually play it!" That usually works. Usually.

It was only 11.95 NOT including the 20% discount!

Well you can always take passages of impossible pieces for technical exercises.  Just take a couple measures of Ondine or something and practice till perfection
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« Reply #78 on: July 30, 2012, 08:25:01 PM »

Also, I just want to make a shout out to SheetMusicPlus.com. I ordered a book of Scriabin preludes in the mail and it arrived in poor condition, damaged during shipping, most likely. Anyway, I was disappointed but I figured I'd contact their customer service just in the off chance they'll give me a new one or refund me part of my purchase or something. So, I sent them an email saying that I received my order in a condition I wouldn't consider new and was hoping they would send me another copy. 20 minutes later I receive a response saying that my new copy was in the mail. No questions asked, and an apology from them for the inconvenience. They didn't even make me ship the old copy back. Now that's service.

So, I highly recommend using them. Their prices are usually good (although with some things like Boosey & Hawkes, you can get the music considerably cheaper on B&H own website) and the service is great. $4 flat shipping rate for "1-2 week shipping" that has usually gotten to my house in about 4-5 business days. On top of that, right now, through the 31st I think, they're offering $5 off any order over $25 and will send you a $10 gift certificate for your next order via email (they said they're sending them Aug 6 I think). So, I bought $26 worth of stuff for $25 (-5 + shipping) and I'll get 10 dollars off my next purchase. Also, they always send you a coupon in the mail with your order for 2 dollars off your next order. Unfortunately, you can't use more than one at a time, since I have about 10 lying around.

So, I realize that sounded like a commercial, probably, but I just wanted to let everyone know what a positive experience I had the other day, as well as years of buying from them and having absolutely no problems.
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« Reply #79 on: July 30, 2012, 08:25:56 PM »

It was only 11.95 NOT including the 20% discount!

Well you can always take passages of impossible pieces for technical exercises.  Just take a couple measures of Ondine or something and practice till perfection

Okay, I admit, that's a pretty good deal. What edition?

And yeh, you could use that for technical exercise, or you could use those two books of WTC you just bought! Tongue
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« Reply #80 on: July 30, 2012, 08:55:56 PM »

Just about to get my first paycheck from the job I started at the beginning of July (I hadn't had a job since last summer) so I figured I have an excuse to spend some of the money I have lying around.

Vocalise (Richardson version) for $12.95

One of my favorite pieces. Very beautiful



Vocalise (Schultz version) for $3.16

Hell, only 3 dollars for a different version, how could I say no?



Gymnopédies for $6.95

I bought these for my brother (along with some other sheet music) for Christmas a couple years ago because he really liked them, even though he hadn't played piano since 8th grade (he just graduated from college). I figured they're easy enough he could figure them out if he tried a bit. Anyway, I wanted my own copy since he finally got his own place and might be getting a piano soon (he lived in the dorms in college and didn't take piano lessons so he didn't have easy access to a piano).



Romance, Op. 24/9

This was a piece recommended in my thread asking about composers I had never played before. The piece is very beautiful and was only 3 dollars so I couldn't resist!

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« Reply #81 on: July 30, 2012, 09:33:31 PM »

Okay, I admit, that's a pretty good deal. What edition?

And yeh, you could use that for technical exercise, or you could use those two books of WTC you just bought! Tongue
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A Kalmus Classic Edition?
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« Reply #82 on: July 30, 2012, 09:42:14 PM »


And yeh, you could use that for technical exercise, or you could use those two books of WTC you just bought! Tongue

Aside from the prelude and fugue I'm working on, I don't really have much use for it.  I mean, Bach is impossible to play, so there's no use in using his music as technical exercises because I'm not going to find anything that's nearly as difficult as him.  But yeah, ANYWAYS, after im done with that, I'll just give it away, or use it as a showcase or something.  I'll forge a signature of Glen Gould on the cover and put it on the wall.  That'll be a good excuse for me not to play Bach if someone asks me to!

Someone:  hey why don't you play me some Bach!

Me:  Gee, I love Bach!  But it's a shame that I can't...  My book is on the wall there and I can't open it or else Glen Goulds signature will lose it's value!  How about I play some Rachmaninoff for you!
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« Reply #83 on: July 31, 2012, 01:17:46 AM »

Bach's WTC book 1 and 2

 I can't play it yet, but it's an investment...

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« Reply #84 on: July 31, 2012, 01:24:15 AM »

Bach is impossible to play, so there's no use in using his music as technical exercises because I'm not going to find anything that's nearly as difficult as him. 

Nonsense.  Tongue

Me:  Gee, I love Bach!  

They day cometh.  Grin
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« Reply #85 on: July 31, 2012, 03:08:15 AM »

Cheesy

Maybe my forging of Glen Goulds signature will be worth a lot of money!
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« Reply #86 on: July 31, 2012, 03:11:24 AM »

The Dover publication on Alkan's major compositions Shocked as well as Dmitri Shostakovitch's 24 preludes and fugues Cool.
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« Reply #87 on: July 31, 2012, 03:14:55 AM »

Nonsense.  Tongue

They day cometh.  Grin

I've had this same prelude and fugue since freaking March!

*plays prelude and fugue*

Me:  how was it?

Teacher:  absolutely terrible...  You sound like Schumann trying to play Schoenberg

Me:  but Schoenberg wasn't even alive when Schumann was!

Teacher:  EXACTLY!!! Angry

Me:   Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Embarrassed Embarrassed

He's freaking impossible!


Like I said before, Bach and I will be enemies in this life, and the next!  I will never like his music!  With the exception of those pieces I mentioned...
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« Reply #88 on: July 31, 2012, 03:21:57 AM »

Maybe my forging of Glen Goulds signature will be worth a lot of money!
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Only to the private prison contractors.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #89 on: July 31, 2012, 03:24:12 AM »

The Dover publication on Alkan's major compositions Shocked as well as Dmitri Shostakovitch's 24 preludes and fugues Cool.

Excellent choices. I didn't know Dover had done any Alkan. What's in it and where do I get it??
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« Reply #90 on: July 31, 2012, 04:02:09 AM »

Excellent choices. I didn't know Dover had done any Alkan. What's in it and where do I get it??

His Concerto, Symphony, Le Festin de Esope, as well as the Barcarolle, Toccatina, and Saltarelle. I found the book on amazon for a reasonable price.
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« Reply #91 on: July 31, 2012, 04:10:59 AM »

His Concerto, Symphony, Le Festin de Esope, as well as the Barcarolle, Toccatina, and Saltarelle. I found the book on amazon for a reasonable price.

Thanks. Now my latest purchase!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #92 on: July 31, 2012, 04:25:09 AM »

I've had this same prelude and fugue since freaking March!

*plays prelude and fugue*

Me:  how was it?

Teacher:  absolutely terrible...  You sound like Schumann trying to play Schoenberg

Me:  but Schoenberg wasn't even alive when Schumann was!

Teacher:  EXACTLY!!! Angry

Me:   Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Embarrassed Embarrassed

He's freaking impossible!


Like I said before, Bach and I will be enemies in this life, and the next!  I will never like his music!  With the exception of those pieces I mentioned...

Just a question: have you tried Marik1's excellent suggestion from an earlier thread you created about this piece?

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« Reply #93 on: July 31, 2012, 04:31:51 AM »

Oh I completely forgot about that post. 
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« Reply #94 on: July 31, 2012, 04:40:21 AM »

Oh I completely forgot about that post. 

Then I suggest before your next lesson you go back and read it and do what marik1 suggested.

In a week, it should have you sounding like Schoenberg playing Schumann instead, which will be a vast improvement. 

Couple more weeks and you may actually sound like you're playing Bach.
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« Reply #95 on: July 31, 2012, 05:05:04 AM »

Then I suggest before your next lesson you go back and read it and do what marik1 suggested.

In a week, it should have you sounding like Schoenberg playing Schumann instead, which will be a vast improvement.  

Couple more weeks and you may actually sound like you're playing Bach.

Well I have a lesson tomorrow...

I'll see if I can find a microphone and post a recording of me playing it and see what you guys have to say though.

At some future point in time...
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« Reply #96 on: July 31, 2012, 07:28:39 PM »

Yeah, but from movie works.
1 week ago my sister watched The Secret movie (Jay Chou), and all of the piano works from that movie are amazing, and I really want to learn the scores, since it's suitable for 7-8th grade. I buy it via Amazon and it was arrived 2 days ago. The score is challenging for me and of course very nice songs. This movie also re-arranged Chopin etude no.5 op.10 'Black Keys' into more easily to be played.
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« Reply #97 on: July 31, 2012, 08:27:06 PM »

Nonsense.  Tongue

They day cometh.  Grin

Hahahah dude, my teacher ripped off a page of my WTC today.  And after only a couple minutes after opening the book for the first time.

You see, Bach and I just aren't meant to be!
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« Reply #98 on: July 31, 2012, 10:03:36 PM »

This might well be the most irrelevant boring post in the whole history of the net -but I recently bought the student edition of Sibelius -shame it doesn't come bundled with talent really -
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« Reply #99 on: July 31, 2012, 10:51:10 PM »

This might well be the most irrelevant boring post in the whole history of the net -but I recently bought the student edition of Sibelius -shame it doesn't come bundled with talent really -

I presume you mean the notation software Sibelius? If so, continue, otherwise, skip the rest of this post.

That's cool! How is it? I've used Finale a bit but I don't really like it all that much. I haven't been able to get complex notation done while getting it to also playback correctly (for example, a whole note with a half note added to it after 2 beats, without using tied notes). Anyway, sounds fun! Do you write your own music, or are you using it for transcribing stuff, or what?
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