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Offline rachmaninoff_forever

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has anyone here played the Hammerklavier?
« on: March 09, 2016, 04:34:44 AM »
Yo what's good.  It's been a minute since I've been on here.  Anyways check this out.  I'm thinking of learning the Hammerklavier for my senior recital next year.  But the piece is so damn big it's hard for me to gauge what are some of the challenges it poses. I know the last movement has like a 20 page double fugue so it's probably gonna be nasty to remember.
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Re: has anyone here played the Hammerklavier?
«Reply #1 on: March 09, 2016, 05:48:48 AM »
if you care to look at the 'audition' section of the forum, you will find a performance of LvB's opus 111.  there's a comment from a senior practitioner who studied under Kempff, very likely in  a master class on Beethoven sonatas.  so at least two of the esteemed contributors here probably know op.106.  there is also another thread under 'repertoire' whose main topic is op. 106 with some analysis that might interest you.  have fun.

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Re: has anyone here played the Hammerklavier?
«Reply #2 on: March 09, 2016, 05:59:25 AM »
Rad thanks yo
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Re: has anyone here played the Hammerklavier?
«Reply #3 on: March 09, 2016, 07:53:48 AM »
Yo what's good.  It's been a minute since I've been on here.  Anyways check this out.  I'm thinking of learning the Hammerklavier for my senior recital next year.  But the piece is so damn big it's hard for me to gauge what are some of the challenges it poses. I know the last movement has like a 20 page double fugue so it's probably gonna be nasty to remember.
Why do you insist on using MY hands for all that LvB?? If you want to fugue, learn something like Franck's C,P&F!

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Re: has anyone here played the Hammerklavier?
«Reply #4 on: March 09, 2016, 02:29:36 PM »
Why do you insist on using MY hands for all that LvB?? If you want to fugue, learn something like Franck's C,P&F!

becuz the french are for wusses

germans r bosses

step up ur game
Composing/improvising

Chopin's 4th ballade and 3rd sonata.
Scriabin Op. 42 no. 1, 2, and 3.
Bach Partita No.4

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Re: has anyone here played the Hammerklavier?
«Reply #5 on: March 09, 2016, 04:30:14 PM »
becuz the french are for wusses

germans r bosses

step up ur game

WOAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH hold up there.

I do agree Germans were the better composers back in that time period, BUT...

Couperin is pretty fire low key.  I'm taking harpsichord lessons and only learning his music.
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Re: has anyone here played the Hammerklavier?
«Reply #6 on: March 09, 2016, 06:25:27 PM »
WOAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH hold up there.

I do agree Germans were the better composers back in that time period, BUT...

Couperin is pretty fire low key.  I'm taking harpsichord lessons and only learning his music.

Me approves! Do teach my hands to handle period instruments, I have plenty of ideas how to use them...

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Re: has anyone here played the Hammerklavier?
«Reply #7 on: March 09, 2016, 06:53:40 PM »
WOAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH hold up there.

I do agree Germans were the better composers back in that time period, BUT...

Couperin is pretty fire low key.  I'm taking harpsichord lessons and only learning his music.

it's just a euro-joke, I'm not being serious. I love french composers. lol

I've played a decent amount of rameau, on the piano tho because I'm a heathen.


Composing/improvising

Chopin's 4th ballade and 3rd sonata.
Scriabin Op. 42 no. 1, 2, and 3.
Bach Partita No.4

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Re: has anyone here played the Hammerklavier?
«Reply #8 on: March 09, 2016, 07:35:49 PM »
it's just a euro-joke, I'm not being serious. I love french composers. lol

I've played a decent amount of rameau, on the piano tho because I'm a heathen.




Eew ramen?
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Re: has anyone here played the Hammerklavier?
«Reply #9 on: March 09, 2016, 08:17:48 PM »
Composing/improvising

Chopin's 4th ballade and 3rd sonata.
Scriabin Op. 42 no. 1, 2, and 3.
Bach Partita No.4

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Re: has anyone here played the Hammerklavier?
«Reply #10 on: March 16, 2016, 05:00:00 AM »
If naruto likes him so will i

Naruto is a loser.  You wanna be a loser???
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Re: has anyone here played the Hammerklavier?
«Reply #11 on: March 16, 2016, 05:07:36 AM »
Naruto is a loser.  You wanna be a loser???

dude
if being a loser means that I'll get to reproduce with the real life equivalent of the bombshell hinata then hell yeah Im going to be a loser
Composing/improvising

Chopin's 4th ballade and 3rd sonata.
Scriabin Op. 42 no. 1, 2, and 3.
Bach Partita No.4

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Re: has anyone here played the Hammerklavier?
«Reply #12 on: March 16, 2016, 05:11:53 AM »
dude
if being a loser means that I'll get to reproduce with the real life equivalent of the bombshell hinata then hell yeah Im going to be a loser

PSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHH he can do better than that.

In terms of looks.

But in terms of being a GOOD GIRLFRIEND she wins. 
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Re: has anyone here played the Hammerklavier?
«Reply #13 on: April 13, 2016, 07:44:00 AM »
I am a self proclaimed Beethoven master, but utter shite at Mozart, who is my fave. Hammerklavier is difficult, but if you have experiene at beethoven eg 8th, 14th, 23rd sonatas also 19th and 20th, generally considered the easiest it shouldn't be too tricky, especially if you have played liszt. it is quite fun to play but performance is intense and you really need to know the piece super well

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Re: has anyone here played the Hammerklavier?
«Reply #14 on: April 13, 2016, 02:49:23 PM »
I am a self proclaimed Beethoven master, but utter shite at Mozart, who is my fave. Hammerklavier is difficult, but if you have experiene at beethoven eg 8th, 14th, 23rd sonatas also 19th and 20th, generally considered the easiest it shouldn't be too tricky, especially if you have played liszt. it is quite fun to play but performance is intense and you really need to know the piece super well

lol