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Offline wert16

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Major Romantic Work
on: December 04, 2015, 04:35:27 AM
Looking for advice on picking a major romantic piece of around 20 -25 minutes. Ive played and gone through large chunks of mainstream romantic repertoire and I want something a bit more obscure, yet amazing. I have a few months of nothing to do so I'll have lots of time to practice, and as for difficulty as long as its not Hammerklavier difficult it should be okay. Help would be much appreciated! :)
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Re: Major Romantic Work
Reply #1 on: December 04, 2015, 05:00:24 AM
How obscure?

Franck: Prélude, aria et finale
Lyapunov: Sonata For Piano In F Minor, Op. 27

Or just one of the Scriabin or Medtner sonatas.

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Re: Major Romantic Work
Reply #2 on: December 04, 2015, 11:04:22 AM
Single movement ie extended form works of that length will be limited.  You can fill in w sonatas, set of shorts, ie a while set of preludes or etudes, or a suite  especially if you fill in length w some relaxing of tempo and a bit of pause between sections
I have a bunch in mind in the 12-15 munute range but pushing >20 is a challenge to suggest things that a score can be found, and even where i have said score, theres no reference recirdings to be had to give you idea of its sound and scoope

if the suite route look at Lysenko



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Re: Major Romantic Work
Reply #3 on: December 04, 2015, 11:11:25 AM
If you are willing to do say a couple of extended works maybe Lysenko two rhapsodies?



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Re: Major Romantic Work
Reply #4 on: December 04, 2015, 11:57:06 AM

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Re: Major Romantic Work
Reply #5 on: December 04, 2015, 03:20:20 PM
A beautiful something I picked up a few months ago and posted about if you feel up for it.

List-Schubert Allegretto S425.
It is about 25 minutes. There is a score on IMSLP if you want to have a look. On the full score it starts on page 39 out of 76. The 3rd piece. (So the piece is about 37 pages of music....)
On youtube there is only a MIDI version I found.
Leslie Howard plays it on his Liszt set. Schubert Transcriptions I, CD2, Track 3

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Re: Major Romantic Work
Reply #6 on: December 04, 2015, 03:27:20 PM
Looking for advice on picking a major romantic piece of around 20 -25 minutes. Ive played and gone through large chunks of mainstream romantic repertoire and I want something a bit more obscure, yet amazing. I have a few months of nothing to do so I'll have lots of time to practice, and as for difficulty as long as its not Hammerklavier difficult it should be okay. Help would be much appreciated! :)
Have you considered the Liszt B Minor Sonata? it's not very obscure but it's around 30 minutes and a fantastic piece.

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Re: Major Romantic Work
Reply #7 on: December 04, 2015, 03:30:12 PM
You could also try and find Smetana works perhaps?
Also a recent thing I found and I quite enjoy his works.
I don't know them well, but Jitka Cechova has recorded a cycle of his works and the 6 Morceaux caracteristique Op.1 is about 25 minutes and there are also youtube recordings.

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Re: Major Romantic Work
Reply #8 on: December 04, 2015, 08:51:35 PM
How obscure?

Franck: Prélude, aria et finale
Lyapunov: Sonata For Piano In F Minor, Op. 27

Or just one of the Scriabin or Medtner sonatas.
In
deed - and, if Romantic is your desire, why not Medtner Op. 53/1, given its title and the fact that it's one of the composer's finest works of all?

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Re: Major Romantic Work
Reply #9 on: December 05, 2015, 02:57:39 AM
Liszt's Grosses Konzertsolo is not too mainstream.

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Re: Major Romantic Work
Reply #10 on: December 05, 2015, 05:13:27 PM
Tremendous though this work is - one of the great piano sonatas of the first half of the 20th century, without a doubt - it's rather long for the enquirer's purpose, i.e. a 20-25 minute piece!

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