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Offline Nordlys

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Mid-level romantic piano music
« on: October 09, 2013, 09:12:40 AM »
Hi!

Do you have some good suggestions for mid-level pieces from the romantic era? Maybe we could compile a list. I am not looking for very obscure music.

I have these suggestions, and need more:
- Grieg lyric pieces (almost all of them are mid-level, and good music)
- Schumann kinderszenen
- Schubert impromptu A flat
- Chopin preludes C, E-minor, B-minor, C-minor
- Chopin nocturne C sharp minor
- Debussy the little shephard

Offline theholygideons

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Re: Mid-level romantic piano music
«Reply #1 on: October 09, 2013, 10:00:51 AM »
you could try:
Prelude op. 31 No. 8 "Song of the Mad Woman on the Seashore" by charles valentin alkan
Valse, op 36, by Georgy Catoire
Gnossiennes no.1  by Erik Satie
asturias by Isaac Albeniz

what's wrong with obscure music?  :-\

Offline Nordlys

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Re: Mid-level romantic piano music
«Reply #2 on: October 10, 2013, 04:45:44 PM »
Ok, thanks.

Nothing wrong with playing obscure music; I am for it.
But as for finding repertoir for teaching - I think most students would like to play a piece they know is a great classic.

Offline thesixthsensemusic

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Re: Mid-level romantic piano music
«Reply #3 on: October 11, 2013, 02:09:48 AM »
The Barcarolle from Charles-Valentin Alkan's op 65
Schumann's 'Blumenstück'
Schumann's 'Waldscenen'

or how about the simplified version Edition Schott released of Liszt's 2nd Hungarian Rhapsody?
Then there's also Tchaikovsky's 'The Seasons', some movements from Mussorgsky's 'Pictures', the first Brahms Ballade, and all of Skrjabin's op. 11 Preludes except 5 or 6 of them maybe...

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Re: Mid-level romantic piano music
«Reply #4 on: November 21, 2013, 12:56:01 AM »
I have these suggestions, and need more:
- Grieg lyric pieces (almost all of them are mid-level, and good music)
- Schumann kinderszenen
- Schubert impromptu A flat
- Chopin preludes C, E-minor, B-minor, C-minor
- Chopin nocturne C sharp minor
- Debussy the little shephard

You are certainly off to a great start!

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Re: Mid-level romantic piano music
«Reply #5 on: November 22, 2013, 10:33:00 PM »
Burgmuller etudes.
Is Debussey a romantic?? Well in that case, Le Petit Nigar.
Some of Mendolsohns's songs without words.

Offline Nordlys

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Re: Mid-level romantic piano music
«Reply #6 on: November 26, 2013, 10:42:43 AM »
Thanks!
The Brahms ballade is not that difficult. Maybe also no.4?

The Barcarolle from Charles-Valentin Alkan's op 65
Schumann's 'Blumenstück'
Schumann's 'Waldscenen'

or how about the simplified version Edition Schott released of Liszt's 2nd Hungarian Rhapsody?
Then there's also Tchaikovsky's 'The Seasons', some movements from Mussorgsky's 'Pictures', the first Brahms Ballade, and all of Skrjabin's op. 11 Preludes except 5 or 6 of them maybe...