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Offline Rachmanoinoff

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Chopin
on: February 02, 2003, 05:27:22 PM
What works by him are worth doing?  I know that all of them are beautiful, and he's oone of my favorite composers, but... I've already learned 2 of his scherzi (first two)... should I learn the others, or go on to something else... if so, what?
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Offline 10Fingers

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Re: Chopin
Reply #1 on: February 02, 2003, 05:46:45 PM
i like chopin, too. i have the problem that he composed so many beautiful pieces that one hardly can decide which one to play.
how about the nocturnes. i've played all nocturnes op. 55. they're marvellous!

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Re: Chopin
Reply #2 on: February 02, 2003, 06:17:12 PM
I like Chopin as well! My favorites are the "Heroic" Polonaise in A-flat, op. 53, Revolutionary Etude no. 12, op. 10, and Etude no. 10, op 25. The "minute" waltz is also a nice piece (everybody knows it)!
The "raindrop" prelude is also a good piece.
The first Etude op. 10 is one of the most challenging ones for the right hand because it requires some stretch. That's what I'm practicing now! :)
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Offline frederic

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Re: Chopin
Reply #3 on: February 21, 2003, 07:25:49 AM
All of them!

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Offline Le-ackt

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Re: Chopin
Reply #4 on: February 26, 2003, 01:04:09 AM
that's right , All of them
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serisosly , d'oh

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Re: Chopin
Reply #5 on: March 14, 2003, 05:02:53 PM
well some of my favorites are Opus 28, No4 "Prelude in E Minor". the minute waltz, and also the waltz in a minor is very beautiful :) but if you really want to play a nice piece by him, why not give fantaisie improptu a try? ;)
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Re: Chopin
Reply #6 on: April 19, 2003, 10:07:58 AM
The nocturnes, etudes, mazurkas, waltzes...everything by him is good!  
"Simplicity is the highest goal, achievable when you have overcome all difficulties." - Frederic Chopin

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:PRe: Chopin
Reply #7 on: April 19, 2003, 10:45:16 PM
looking at your  comments, i have an impression that u know absolutely nth about chopin >:( and those suggestions, like the military polonaise or sth- its such a cliche!!! how can u ask such immature , silly questions, like:what should i play by chopin?? :oouuuuugh
...even if I'm not right...;)

Offline frederic

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Re: Chopin
Reply #8 on: April 20, 2003, 09:52:24 AM
HEY ciocia_fifi!!!! Rachmaninoff only wanted to know what everyone has enjoyed playing thats by Chopin and asked for a suggestion....WHATS WRONG WITH THAT??!!  >:(
"The concert is me" - Franz Liszt

Offline frederic

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Re: Chopin
Reply #9 on: April 20, 2003, 09:53:22 AM
And what do you mean we don't know anything about Chopin??!  >:( >:(
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Re: Chopin
Reply #10 on: April 20, 2003, 09:57:26 AM
I have an impression, ciocia_fifi, that you know nothing about chopin....No one suggested the military polonaise, Steve suggested the HEROIC Polonaise which is quite different you know...
"The concert is me" - Franz Liszt

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Re: Chopin
Reply #11 on: April 20, 2003, 10:55:53 AM
Agreed, Frederic - where did the military polonaise come up in all this?
"Simplicity is the highest goal, achievable when you have overcome all difficulties." - Frederic Chopin

Offline amee

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Re: Chopin
Reply #12 on: April 20, 2003, 10:59:07 AM
What is so silly and immature about the question, 'What should I play by Chopin'?

Explain, please! >:(
"Simplicity is the highest goal, achievable when you have overcome all difficulties." - Frederic Chopin

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Re: Chopin
Reply #13 on: April 20, 2003, 06:42:57 PM
hey amee&frederick: i didnt mean 2 offend anb ( and that was heroicipolonaise indeed ) , but chopin subject is just too personal 2 me. thats why such questions seem to be a bit absurd- man, this is the very classics of the piano, u hear it all the time, on the concerts, since ever... being a proffesional means having a good knowledgle of the repertoire by listeting 2 the recordings as well. but i dont wanna be a wise egg. i just get 2 mucch emotional sts, thats why i wrote things like that... :-/
...even if I'm not right...;)

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Re: Chopin
Reply #14 on: April 24, 2003, 07:55:37 AM
Everything by Chopin is absolutely worth doing.  However, if I must pick, I would say my favorites are Ballade #1, etude 25/11, and nocturne 9/1.  I have played all of these and they are just as fun to play as they are to hear, but they required a lot of work.  Ballade number 1 is the most beautiful song I have heard, but it's long and takes forever to learn, but it's worth it.

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Re: Chopin
Reply #15 on: May 02, 2003, 03:03:58 AM
i think you should try the etudes, but they're kinda really hard to play right and beautiful, but they're just lovely!!!


how about WALTZES??? they're really great!

nocturnes? polonaises? mazurkas?


AHHH ALL OF THEM!!! CHOPIN IS TOO BRILLIANT FOR YOU TO MISS HIS WORKS!!!

but then what should you start with?

i suggest get 1 piece per kind like now pick one of the waltzes, at the same time one of the mazurkas, one of the polonaises, one of the nocturnes, one of the etudes, etc.

then after you're done do another batch!

;)
"If I do not believe anymore in tears, it is because I see you cry." -Chopin to George Sand
"How repulsive this George Sand is! is she really a woman? I'm ready to doubt it."-Chopin on George Sand
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