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Offline chopinfanz

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What Contemporary Piece should I Play?
on: November 03, 2015, 02:30:42 AM
 ???

I am playing these pieces:

J.S Bach-French Suites nos.2 and 5
Handel-Suite no.5
Chopin-Impromptu no.1
Beethoven- Sonatas Op.14
Debussy-Suite Bergamasque

These are the pieces I feel like playing:
Francois Morel-Etudes de Sonorite: 1 or 2
Kabalevsky-Sonata No.3
Khachaturian-Toccata in e flat minor
Copland-Cat and Mouse
Prokofiev-sonata no.2 mvt 4 or Scherzo Op.12 no.10
Barber-Excursions

Any Suggestions? Feel free to tell me which piece to play(Those pieces don't have to be on the list?)

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Re: What Contemporary Piece should I Play?
Reply #1 on: November 03, 2015, 11:18:35 AM
Bernstein anniverssaries are lovely. You can custimize how long to play based on how many selection you choose
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Re: What Contemporary Piece should I Play?
Reply #2 on: November 03, 2015, 11:22:10 AM
Dont hear or see nearly enough peeps bringing out some william grant still, shame too, his music is so unique (read his bio it is way interesting)  
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 I love the suite 'a desserted plantation' this is a super cool excerpt

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Re: What Contemporary Piece should I Play?
Reply #3 on: November 03, 2015, 11:26:34 AM
Hommages to faure rachmaninoff and ravel (a lot of my favorites did homages in honor of past giants so today will list a few)

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Re: What Contemporary Piece should I Play?
Reply #4 on: November 03, 2015, 11:29:58 AM
Talma. This is really fine

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Re: What Contemporary Piece should I Play?
Reply #5 on: November 03, 2015, 11:34:03 AM
Starer
 His preludea are theost popular (but i really like the sonatas most)
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Re: What Contemporary Piece should I Play?
Reply #6 on: November 03, 2015, 11:38:04 AM
Warren has a great sound, o put her along side the likes of Flagello and probably on some days w Barber

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Re: What Contemporary Piece should I Play?
Reply #7 on: November 03, 2015, 11:39:51 AM
As nodded to above hommage a chopin
Nick flagello is rad

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Re: What Contemporary Piece should I Play?
Reply #8 on: November 03, 2015, 11:44:00 AM
Silvestrov, incredible vast and varied output
Hommage to schubert

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Re: What Contemporary Piece should I Play?!! all or parts of ok
Reply #9 on: November 03, 2015, 11:47:36 AM
Absolutely adore this. Jean was more a neoclasicist than Neoromantuc but appreciated past masters like silvestrov and others did , and did not limit self to inspiriation from only one prior period
Here he gets neo varoque neo classical neo roma ntic and neo impressionist while sticking his tongue out to the aesthetic climate of the time in the late 80's. Bassically being a musical smarty snarcky pants



I. Hommage à Handel
II. Hommage à Frédéric Chopin [02:24]
III. Hommage à Domenico Scarlatti ("Couronné par Beethoven et par Mendelssohn, sous le regard complice de Debussy") [05:14]
IV. Hommage à Maurice Ravel [08:34]
V. Petit hommage à la Musique Contemporaine [12:09]
VI. Hommage à Adolphe Adam (de l'Institut) [14:24]
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Re: What Contemporary Piece should I Play?
Reply #10 on: November 03, 2015, 02:30:58 PM
Thanks for the suggestions! Since the contemporary piece is for a piano competition, they only allow pieces by composers who died in 1950 or after. Also, the time limit is 4 minutes. When I have time, I will listen to the pieces.Thanks!

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Re: What Contemporary Piece should I Play?
Reply #11 on: November 03, 2015, 02:40:16 PM
Thanks for the suggestions! Since the contemporary piece is for a piano competition, they only allow pieces by composers who died in 1950 or after. Also, the time limit is 4 minutes. When I have time, I will listen to the pieces.Thanks!
you're welcome, when i saw 'contemporary' i certainly did my best to not make the mistake many old heads make trying to say ravel , debussy, and the like are 'contemporary'. to best of my knowledge, all i listed adhere to DOD post 1950 and may excerpts are within or performable within reason your 4 minute time frame

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Re: What Contemporary Piece should I Play? SCHAMO!!
Reply #12 on: November 06, 2015, 01:40:32 PM
(yes another plug for music of Ukraine, it is afterall my most favorite or regions, it's a hotbed of musical  piano genius...lysenko, kosenko, bortkiewicz, prokofiev, mikuli, and here my suggestion  for modern, schamo).
1925-1986.  Violina just recently release this album and i've been waiting and working on gettin git.
This is from his Ukranian Suite



or as alt this

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Re: What Contemporary Piece should I Play?
Reply #13 on: November 07, 2015, 05:38:33 PM
Carl Vine's Sonata No.1:

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Re: What Contemporary Piece should I Play?
Reply #14 on: November 07, 2015, 05:51:39 PM
3:33
Sometimes I can only groan and suffer and pour out my despair at the piano.

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Re: What Contemporary Piece should I Play?
Reply #15 on: November 07, 2015, 05:58:45 PM
I like to play "4:33" by this guy named "John Cage"; its the most impressive piece I can play.

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Re: What Contemporary Piece should I Play?
Reply #16 on: November 07, 2015, 06:08:26 PM
I like to play "4:33" by this guy named "John Cage"; its the most impressive piece I can play.
Ha! My keyboard (mobile) is working against me today.
Sometimes I can only groan and suffer and pour out my despair at the piano.
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