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Question: What is your favorite chopin prelude?
No. 1 in C major (Reunion)
No. 2 in A minor (Presentiment of Death)
No. 3 in G major (Thou art so like a flower)
No. 4 in E minor (Suffocation)
No. 5 in D major (Uncertainty)
No. 6 in B minor (Tolling Bells)
No. 7 in A major (The Polish Dance)
No. 8 in F sharp minor (Desperation)
No. 9 in E major (Vision)
No. 10 in C sharp minor (The Night Moth)
No. 11 in B major (Dragon Fly)
No. 12 in G sharp minor (Duel)
No. 13 in F sharp major (Loss)
No. 14 in E flat minor (Fear)
No. 15 in D flat major (Raindrop)
No. 16 in B flat minor (Hades)
No. 17 in A flat major (A Scene on the Place de Notre Dame de Paris)
No. 18 in F minor (Suicide)
No. 19 in E flat major (Heartfelt Happiness)
No. 20 in C minor (Funeral March)
No. 21 in B flat major (Sunday)
No. 22 in G minor (Impatience)
No. 23 in F major (A Pleasure Boat)
No. 24 in D minor (The Storm)

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« Reply #100 on: September 19, 2015, 02:47:32 AM »

I am. I am playing #24 with my left hand while my right is typing this useless reply to somebody like you.  Roll Eyes
id say you did it blindfolded backwards while doing a headstand?
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« Reply #101 on: September 19, 2015, 05:18:42 AM »

Is anyone on this thread playing any of these preludes?

It's been a while since I tried...but after reading this thread I decided to play #2 next Smiley
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« Reply #102 on: September 19, 2015, 05:06:03 PM »

It's been a while since I tried...but after reading this thread I decided to play #2 next Smiley

Oh wonderful.
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« Reply #103 on: September 19, 2015, 10:13:28 PM »

It's been a while since I tried...but after reading this thread I decided to play #2 next Smiley
and I've decided to play 4,6,7,13,15 and 20. how do you give up on #2?

i decided to take a break on #8 and starting on the first movement of Waldstein. its not as hard as everyone says it is
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« Reply #104 on: September 20, 2015, 05:28:17 AM »

and I've decided to play 4,6,7,13,15 and 20. how do you give up on #2?

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I've really only played 4 and 6 and 7 before. 20 doesn't work for me at all, my RH cannot handle the big chords.

At some point I got upset on Fred for writing all those streches for the right hand which are difficult to cheat convincingly, so we split up. I am willing to give him another chance now. #2 is a good one to start, there are no issues in the RH. And it really is my kind of music, beautifully gloomy...
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« Reply #105 on: September 20, 2015, 05:47:07 AM »

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I've really only played 4 and 6 and 7 before. 20 doesn't work for me at all, my RH cannot handle the big chords.

At some point I got upset on Fred for writing all those streches for the right hand which are difficult to cheat convincingly, so we split up. I am willing to give him another chance now. #2 is a good one to start, there are no issues in the RH. And it really is my kind of music, beautifully gloomy...


oh lol. why don't you play 13 or 15? both of these preludes are fairly easy. 21 and 45 are a bit more demanding, but they're part of the nocturne-like preludes chain
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« Reply #106 on: September 20, 2015, 06:00:15 AM »



oh lol. why don't you play 13 or 15? both of these preludes are fairly easy. 21 and 45 are a bit more demanding, but they're part of the nocturne-like preludes chain

13 is too long and gets a bit boring... and I don't like #15....

Just listened to the whole set (Blechacz) and TODAY my favorites were #2, #4, #6, #8, #9, #17, #24...sorry, that's more than 3... Grin

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« Reply #107 on: September 20, 2015, 06:04:21 AM »

Just listened to the whole set (Blechacz)

YES!!!!!!
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« Reply #108 on: September 20, 2015, 06:32:05 AM »

YES!!!!!!

You know I've listened to that album for many years, but I never REALLY registered the pianist before... I have an album of polonaises by him too, but have only listened to it once or twice because the selection of pieces is not to my taste. The playing is superb though!
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« Reply #109 on: September 20, 2015, 10:18:21 AM »

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 20 doesn't work for me at all, my RH cannot handle the big chords.

Hobbit hands
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« Reply #110 on: September 20, 2015, 10:43:48 AM »

Hobbit hands

I have long legs though  Cheesy
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« Reply #111 on: September 20, 2015, 12:55:28 PM »

You know I've listened to that album for many years, but I never REALLY registered the pianist before... I have an album of polonaises by him too, but have only listened to it once or twice because the selection of pieces is not to my taste. The playing is superb though!

Yay it's good to hear I'm not the only one. BTW My favorites currently are 1, 16, and 17 (I'm playing those) but I also like 12, 13, 14 and 24.
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« Reply #112 on: September 20, 2015, 03:29:31 PM »

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« Reply #113 on: October 17, 2015, 03:30:54 PM »

I'm going to give this a little bump, because no prelude thread could be complete without this...



For you ignorant Chopin haters, this is 17 year old Eric Lu playing prelude 16 at the Chopin Competition. He played all 24 of course.
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« Reply #114 on: October 17, 2015, 03:39:39 PM »

I'm going to give this a little bump, because no prelude thread could be complete without this...



For you ignorant Chopin haters, this is 17 year old Eric Lu playing prelude 16 at the Chopin Competition. He played all 24 of course.

I'm going to give this a little bump, because no prelude thread could be complete without this...



For you ignorant Chopin haters, this is 17 year old Eric Lu playing prelude 16 at the Chopin Competition. He played all 24 of course.

He's 17??? Oh mi gosh Hes 5 years older than me  Tongue


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