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Topic: Chopin's miscellaneous  (Read 2172 times)

Offline frederic

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Chopin's miscellaneous
on: January 22, 2003, 09:49:48 AM
HI again

I was thinking if you pianists learnt any of chopins bits and pieces like allegro de concert, bolero, variations, berceuse, rondos, barcarolle etc..

What did you think of them?

frederic  ;)
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Offline amee

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Re: Chopin's miscellaneous
Reply #1 on: April 18, 2003, 08:01:41 AM
I learnt the berceuse a few years ago...I wasn't ready for it and all I can say is...it was HARD.
"Simplicity is the highest goal, achievable when you have overcome all difficulties." - Frederic Chopin

Offline ned

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Re: Chopin's miscellaneous
Reply #2 on: April 21, 2003, 10:49:44 PM
Amee is right. The Berceuse requires the utmost in technical finesse and finger control. Extremely beautiful. The Barcarolle is also one of Chopin's most beautiful and difficult pieces. They both are worth any amount of work.
I personally don't care for any of the other miscellaneous pieces. I only know them from recordings.

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