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Offline chapplin

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"Must have" piano sheet music?
« on: December 20, 2012, 11:22:02 PM »
I've just received a gift card on a music-shop. And might just throw this out there,
What is some "must have" sheet music to get? Which you will go through numerous times in your life?
I'm talking like, Bach P&F, Beethoven Sonatas, Chopin Etudes.

Offline j_menz

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Re: "Must have" piano sheet music?
«Reply #1 on: December 20, 2012, 11:34:35 PM »
Having a weakness for such things, my "must have" sheet is the one I am looking at at the time.

That said, the Well Tempered Clavier and the Beethoven Sonatas have been descrived as the Old and New Testament of the piano; andy collection would be seriously incomplete without them, and they will provide a lifetime of pleasure and education - should they hold out that long, of course - I'm on my third Beethoven set.
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Offline vsrinivasa

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Re: "Must have" piano sheet music?
«Reply #2 on: December 20, 2012, 11:47:39 PM »
A full set of all Debussy's works would be nice. However, I have a weakness for these things, like j_menz, and the answer to this is usually the composer I am thinking about. A complete set of Chaminade's piano works would be nice too.
Beethoven: Sonatas Op. 53, 101
Schumann: Kreisleriana
Alkan: Festin d'Esope
Liszt: Apres une lecture de Dante, Paganini Etude 1

To-do list:
Mendelssohn: Sonata Op. 106

Offline cadenza14224

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Re: "Must have" piano sheet music?
«Reply #3 on: December 21, 2012, 08:48:28 PM »
Lol in my case I say the Chopin Waltzes. If you need to learn something that sounds good, and you need to learn it fast, those pieces always come in handy.

Offline zezhyrule

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Re: "Must have" piano sheet music?
«Reply #4 on: December 21, 2012, 09:15:16 PM »
Complete Published Collection of Scriabin's Works

...Such a thing doesn't exist in one set to my knowledge, but you can buy everything separately. Get on it!
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

Offline mikeowski

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Re: "Must have" piano sheet music?
«Reply #5 on: December 21, 2012, 10:09:46 PM »
Definitely Bach Inventions and Sinfonias.

Offline patrickd

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Re: "Must have" piano sheet music?
«Reply #6 on: December 21, 2012, 11:08:50 PM »
Medtner's Skazki for piano.

Offline rachmaninoff_forever

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Re: "Must have" piano sheet music?
«Reply #7 on: December 22, 2012, 12:01:04 AM »
The complete works of Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, and Carl Vine.
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