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Offline chopinlover01

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Your favorite Chopin pieces of all categories?
on: December 31, 2014, 08:49:30 PM
I know this has been done to death, but people's opinions change. So, what's your favorite? I'll start off-
Waltz: E minor (Posthumous)
Nocturne: 32/1, B major
Mazurka: 6/1 or 17/4
Polonaise: Tie between 26/2 and Grande Polonaise Brilliante, Op 22
Ballade: The A flat major, but only if played well. if not, then the G minor (Op 23).
Scherzo: B flat minor, opus 31
Impromptu: the A flat major (can't remember the Opus)
Prelude: B flat minor
Misc: Fantasie Op 49
I don't think I'm forgetting anything... Am I?

Offline j_menz

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Re: Your favorite Chopin pieces of all categories?
Reply #1 on: December 31, 2014, 10:21:33 PM
I know this has been done to death, but people's opinions change. So, what's your favorite? I'll start off-
Waltz: E minor (Posthumous)
Nocturne: 32/1, B major
Mazurka: 6/1 or 17/4
Polonaise: Tie between 26/2 and Grande Polonaise Brilliante, Op 22
Ballade: The A flat major, but only if played well. if not, then the G minor (Op 23).
Scherzo: B flat minor, opus 31
Impromptu: the A flat major (can't remember the Opus)
Prelude: B flat minor
Misc: Fantasie Op 49
I don't think I'm forgetting anything... Am I?

Sonatas, Etudes, concerti.....non piano works, and his songs.
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Re: Your favorite Chopin pieces of all categories?
Reply #2 on: December 31, 2014, 10:47:07 PM
Waltz- Op.34 no.1
Mazurka- Op.33 no.2
Polonaise- Op.61
Ballade- Op.47
Scherzo- Op.39
Impromptu- Op.36
Prelude- Op.28 no.3
Sonata- Op.35
Concerto- Op.21
Etude- Op.25 no.1
Misc- Op.49

we all missed one vital type of composition a true calling card of Chopin.
Nocturne- Op.27 no.1

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Re: Your favorite Chopin pieces of all categories?
Reply #3 on: December 31, 2014, 11:12:51 PM
Waltz - "minute"
Mazurka - Op. 33 No. 2
Polonaise - Op. 53 or Op. 22
Ballade - #4
Scherzo - #2
Impromptu - Fantasie
Prelude - Op. 28 #1 :)
Sonata - B Flat Minor
Concerto - No. 1 in E Minor
Etude - Op. 25 No. 10
Misc - Fantasie in F Minor

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Re: Your favorite Chopin pieces of all categories?
Reply #4 on: December 31, 2014, 11:22:38 PM
Waltz- op. 42
Mazurka - op. 17 no 4
Polonaise- op. 44
Ballade- op. 52
Scherzo- op. 31
Impromptu- op. 66
Prelude - op. 45
Sonata- op. 35
Concerto- op. 21
Etude- op. 25 no 6
Misc- op. 49

Offline chopinlover01

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Re: Your favorite Chopin pieces of all categories?
Reply #5 on: January 01, 2015, 12:06:11 AM
I know this has been done to death, but people's opinions change. So, what's your favorite? I'll start off-
Waltz: E minor (Posthumous)
Nocturne: 32/1, B major
Mazurka: 6/1 or 17/4
Polonaise: Tie between 26/2 and Grande Polonaise Brilliante, Op 22
Ballade: The A flat major, but only if played well. if not, then the G minor (Op 23).
Scherzo: B flat minor, opus 31
Impromptu: the A flat major (can't remember the Opus)
Prelude: B flat minor
Misc: Fantasie Op 49
EDIT: Thank you J_Menz for the refresher:
Etude: 10/11
Sonata: B flat minor
Concerti: F minor
Non Piano work: Cello Sonata (Not mainly for piano anyways)
Don't know any of the songs
I don't think I'm forgetting anything... Am I?

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Re: Your favorite Chopin pieces of all categories?
Reply #6 on: January 01, 2015, 12:07:38 AM
The ones at IIYM ;)

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Re: Your favorite Chopin pieces of all categories?
Reply #7 on: January 01, 2015, 12:07:59 AM
EDIT: Thank you J_Menz for the refresher:
Etude: 10/11
Sonata: B flat minor
Concerti: F minor
Non Piano work: Cello Sonata (Not mainly for piano anyways)
Don't know any of the songs

Offline khantallis123

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Re: Your favorite Chopin pieces of all categories?
Reply #8 on: January 01, 2015, 12:17:30 AM
Prelude: Raindrop Prelude and the one in d minor
Sonata: No. 1 C minor
Ballads: No.4 f minor
Concerto: no. 2 f minor
Concertante: Variations on Don Giovanni
Songs: None  ::)
Nonpiano: cello sonata, but I've never heard it  ::)
Waltz: Grand Brilliant Waltz Eb major (Op.18?)
Polonaise: g minor, disputed early work
Etudes: Op. 10 nose. 1 3 Op. 25 nose. 1 4 7 9
Miscellaneous: Berceuse and Souvenir de Paganini
Mazurka: F Major Op. 68 #4, f minor op. Post and Bb major op.7 no. ????
Scherzo: none
Impromptu: Fantasuw Impromptew
Nocturne: The C Minor one op. 48?; Op. Post in c# minor; F minor op. 55 no. ?

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Re: Your favorite Chopin pieces of all categories?
Reply #9 on: January 01, 2015, 12:36:43 AM
Prelude: Raindrop
Sonata: n2 in Bflat minor
Ballade: #1
Concerto: #1
Waltz: Grand Valse Brillante  op18
Polonaise: Heroic polonaise op53
Nocturne: op9 #1 and #2
Impromptu: Fantasie
Etude: 10 no3 and the revolutionary etude
Other: Barcarolle op60



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Re: Your favorite Chopin pieces of all categories?
Reply #10 on: January 01, 2015, 12:40:07 AM
Don't know any of the songs

They're much (an mostly best) forgotten, though Liszt thought some of them worth transcribing for solo piano.
"What the world needs is more geniuses with humility. There are so few of us left" -- Oscar Levant

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Re: Your favorite Chopin pieces of all categories?
Reply #11 on: January 01, 2015, 06:29:52 PM
Nocturne: Two nocturnes Op 27 and two nocturnes Op 62
Mazurka: Op 50
Polonaise: Heroic Op 53 and Grand Polonaise Brillante Op 22
Ballade: G minor Op 23 and F minor Op 52
Scherzo: B-flat minor Op 31
Impromptu: F-sharp major Op 36
Prelude: Op 28 No 13, 17 and 21
Waltz:  A-flat major Op 34 No 1
Etude: Op 25 No 7 and No 12
Sonata: B-minor Op 58
Concerto:  F-minor Op 21
Other: Fantasie Op 49 and Barcarolle Op 60

I hope one day I will be able to play all of these from memories!  This year is again a year of Chopin Competition. I watched most of the live stream in 2010  ;D

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Re: Your favorite Chopin pieces of all categories?
Reply #12 on: January 01, 2015, 09:57:29 PM
Nocturne: Op. 27 No. 1
Mazurka: Op. 68 No. 2
Polonaise: Op. 44
Ballade: Op. 52 No. 4
Scherzo: Op. 39 No. 3
Impromptu: Op. 66
Prelude: Op. 28 No. 8, 10, 12, 15, 24
Waltz: Op. 64 No. 2
Etude: Op. 10-12, Op. 25-7, Op. 25-12
Sonata: Op. 35
Concerto: Op. 11
Other: Barcarolle Op. 60 and Fantasie Op. 49

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Re: Your favorite Chopin pieces of all categories?
Reply #13 on: November 19, 2015, 09:46:55 PM
Nocturne: 15 2 I believe is the 'champagne and truffles' nocturne (as stated by an author I forgot describing some of his works)
Mazurka: Not a fan of really any of his mazurkas.
Polonaise: Military polonaise
Ballade: The bright one, sounds uplifting not dark.
Scherzo: the first one is it? the one that starts off with a few short repetitive notes...bududup bududup.....BLam BlLM BLAM blam blam Blam....budududp bududup.
Impromptu: Fantasie Impromptu 66
Prelude: 16. This one is so wild
Waltz: Op. 64 No. 1 
Etude: Where do I start? all of them pretty much. The etudes set basically defines Chopin for me. Perhaps my bucket list etude would be op 25 no 11.
Sonata: Funeral. It is the only one i am really familiar with.
Concerto: Not a fan of any of one of his concertos.
Other:
Work in progress:

Rondo Alla Turca

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Re: Your favorite Chopin pieces of all categories?
Reply #14 on: November 20, 2015, 12:49:18 AM
waltz: Adieu  op 69 no 1 (I think)
Nocturne 2 posthumous ones (c# minor, and c minor)
Mazurka: Dont know too much
Polonaise, opp 44 and 53
Ballade: #2, #4
Scherzo;  That is a hard one to choose from.....
Impromptu: Fantasie
Prelude: op 28 no 5, 10, 12, 16, 19, 22
Etude: op 10 no 4,8,10 op 25 no 4,5,6,7,10
Misc op 49 fantasie
Concerti: op 46, Allegro de concerti

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Re: Your favorite Chopin pieces of all categories?
Reply #15 on: December 31, 2015, 08:11:16 PM
Might get too mainstream but it's true...
Waltz- I think it's op.69 no. 1....
Mazurka- Op.63 no. 3
Polonaise- A- flat from opus 53 I think... I don't know many though
Ballade- G minor. one of my alltime favorites.
Scherzo- secondd
Etude- Op.25 no.7 (I think- the one that sonds like cello..)

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Re: Your favorite Chopin pieces of all categories?
Reply #16 on: January 01, 2016, 06:17:50 AM
Waltz - op.64 no.2
Mazurka - op 50
Polonaise - op 53
Ballade - no.4 op.52
Scherzo - no.4 op.53
Etude - op.10 no.1
Nocturne - op 48 no.1
Impromptu - no.1 op.29
Concerto - no.1 op.11
Sonata - no.3 op.58
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Re: Your favorite Chopin pieces of all categories?
Reply #17 on: January 18, 2016, 11:46:37 PM
Waltz Op.34/1
Scherzo No.2 or 4
Nocturne Op.62/1
Ballade No.4
Impromptu No.2
Prelude in f sharp minor
Etude OP.25/5,11,12,10
Polonaises op.22 53 61
Mazurkas Op.56
Sonata No.2
Barcarolle Fantasy Bolero Eccosaises
Concerto no.1
Cello Sonata
The Maiden's Wish
Rondo Op.16
Beethoven Op 2/2
Chopin Op 20, maybe op 47/38
Debussy Etude 7
Grieg Op 16
Want to do:
Chopin Concerti 1 and 2
Beethoven Waldstein
Ravel Miroirs

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Re: Your favorite Chopin pieces of all categories?
Reply #18 on: January 22, 2016, 02:43:50 AM
my favorite polonaises are the polonaise in a flat major, grande brillante polanise, and the polonaise fantasy

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Re: Your favorite Chopin pieces of all categories?
Reply #19 on: January 22, 2016, 08:50:25 PM
Waltz- Op.34 no.1
Mazurka- Op.56 no.3
Polonaise- Op.61
Ballade- Op.38
Scherzo- Op.54
Nocturne- Op.62 no.1
Impromptu- Op.36
Prelude- Op.28 no.14
Sonata- Op.58
Concerto- Op.11
Etude- Op.25 no.10
Misc- Op.49

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Re: Your favorite Chopin pieces of all categories?
Reply #20 on: January 30, 2017, 04:44:53 AM
Sorry for reviving this, but I wanna play so...

Overall: Fantasie in F minor op.49
Sonata: the third
Scherzo: also third
Polonaise: G flat Major
Mazurka: op.17 n°4 in A minor
Impromptu: Fantasie
Nocturne: op.37 n°2 in G Major
Ballade: first in G minor
Prelude: n°21 in B flat Major
Etude: op.25 n°5 in E minor
Concerto: the first
Waltz: op 42 in A flat Major

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Re: Your favorite Chopin pieces of all categories?
Reply #21 on: February 24, 2017, 04:19:29 PM
Overall - Ballade No. 4

Etude - Op. 25 No. 12
Nocturne - Op. 37 No. 2
Polonaise - Op. 44 (or Polonaise-Fantaisie Op. 61 if you consider it polonaise)
Scherzo - No. 2
Sonata - No. 2
Piano and orchestra - Fantasy on Polish Airs Op. 13
Other pieces for solo piano - Barcarolle Op. 60
Piano concerto - No. 2

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Re: Your favorite Chopin pieces of all categories?
Reply #22 on: February 26, 2017, 09:31:42 PM
Overall: Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante, Op. 22

Etude: Op. 25 No. 12
Nocturne: Op. 48 (both)
Prelude: No. 16
Polonaise: Polonaise-Fantaisie Op. 61 if that counts, Op. 44 if it doesn't
Scherzo: No. 3
Sonata: No. 3
Mazurka: Don't really have one, but Op. 24 No. 1 is good
Impromptu: Op. 29
Ballade: No. 1
Concerto: No. 1
Waltz: Tie between Op. 42 and Op. 70 No. 2
Miscellaneous: Andante spianato, though the Boléro is a close second

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Re: Your favorite Chopin pieces of all categories?
Reply #23 on: February 27, 2017, 12:34:07 AM
Nocturne: Opus 37 and Opus 62, Number 1
Mazurka: Don't really know them
Polonaise: Opus 53
Ballade: #1, the Eb section in the middle is gloriously beautiful is you give it enough attention
Scherzo: #1, but I'm not a fan of the middle section at all
Impromptu: Whatever to all of them
Prelude: #16
Waltz: The bouncy one with the repeated notes (in Ab?)
Etude: Opus 25 No. 12
Sonata: Bb Minor
Concerto:I find them both bland

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Re: Your favorite Chopin pieces of all categories?
Reply #24 on: March 21, 2017, 05:06:47 PM
Waltz - Op 34 no 1 Ab major
Mazurka - Op 33 no 4 B minor
Nocturne - Op 9 no 1 Bb minor
Polonaise - Op 44 F# minor
Ballade - no 1 G minor
Scherzo - no 2 Bb minor
Impromptu - Op 66 C# minor
Prelude - Op 28 no 24 D minor
Sonata - Op 35 Bb minor
Concerto - op 21 F minor
Etude - Op. 10 No. 3 Eb major
Misc - Berceuse Op 57 Db major

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Re: Your favorite Chopin pieces of all categories?
Reply #25 on: March 22, 2017, 03:38:35 AM
Waltz--Op. 18 in E-flat major
Mazurka--Don't really know them
Nocturne--Op. 48 No. 1 in C minor
Polonaise--Op. 44 in F-sharp minor
Ballade--Op. 23 in G minor
Scherzo--Op. 39 No. 3 in C-sharp minor
Prelude--Op. 28 No. 15 in D-flat major
Sonata--Op. 35 in B-flat minor
Concerto--Op. 21 in F minor
Etude--Op. 25 No. 10
Misc--Op. 61 Polonaise-Fantasie
Practicing:
Bach Chromatic Fantasie and Fugue
Beethoven Sonata Op. 10 No. 1
Shostakovich Preludes Op. 34
Scriabin Etude Op. 2 No. 1
Liszt Fantasie and Fugue on BACH
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