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Offline rubinsteinmad

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Favorite Etudes by Favorite Composers
« on: October 05, 2015, 11:11:18 PM »
OK, what are your favorite etudes by the great etude composers?
If you are able, write 1. your favorite virtuoso Etude and 2. your favorite lyrical etude.

Here's my list:

Chopin (sorry, I just cant decide ;D I love Chopin):
Virtuouso- Op. 10 #1,12; Op. 25#2, 3, 5, 9, 11
Lyrical- Op. 10 #3, 9; Op. 25 #1, 7;

Liszt
Virtuoso: La Campanella; TE10 "Appasionata"; Chasse-neige;
Lyrical- Un Sospiro (gotta love that one ;D);

Rachmaninoff:
Virtuoso- Op. 39 #6 ;)
Lyrical- Op. 33 #8

Scriabin-
Virtuoso- Op. 8#12, Op. 42 #5
Lyrical- Op. 2 #1

Debussy:
Virtuoso: no.6, 7, 9, 12
Lyrical- nos. 8 and 11

Bartok- Etude #2

Kapustin: Etudes Op. 40 #3, 6, 7

Alkan: Le Preux (I don't like anyone's interperetation, because no one has the technical ability to play it at a high standard) and le Festin d'Esope. There's another smaller, lighthearted one, but I forgot which one it is.

Ligeti- Sorcerer;s Apprentice

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Re: Favorite Etudes by Favorite Composers
«Reply #1 on: October 06, 2015, 04:50:12 PM »
All of Chopin's.

All of Liszt's.

All of Debussy's.

All of Scriabin's.

A lot of Ligeti's.

My favorite etude to listen to is probably Liszt's 12th transcendental. But Chopin's op. 25 is my favorite etude set by far. 25/5 and 25/11 are very close behind chasse niege. 10/1, 10/2, and 25/6 are technically amazing. 10/4 is cool also. I like Ligeti's fanfares, Devil's staircase, and Vertigo etudes.
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Re: Favorite Etudes by Favorite Composers
«Reply #2 on: October 06, 2015, 11:03:29 PM »

My favorite etude to listen to is probably Liszt's 12th transcendental.

Unless I'm the one attempting to play it

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BTW, what do you think of Lisitsa's performance? I'm a fan of many of her performances (don't kill me, forum), but her recordings of the Chopin and Liszt Etudes (particularly La Campanella and Chasse-neige) just don't nearly match the levels of other performers. I also FAR prefer Pletnev's Islamey to hers'. But still, I think she has an amazing set of musicality. Most of her YT videos are basically sightreading. Only the truly musical musicians can sightread with that musicality. (but there are so many of them out there. It's just that I'm special because I learned from that b!tch teadher)