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Offline recnepspencer

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Very dramatic pieces?
on: March 13, 2016, 09:25:27 PM
I love dramatic pieces so I'd like to hear your suggestions on the most dramatic ones. Things like Chopins Etude op 10 no 4. Or the first 3 pages of Friska in Hungarian Rhapsody number 2.
Recently learned:
Beethoven- sonata 32, op111, I
Chopin- sonata 2, scherzo
Liszt-Etude 4, S.136
Rachmaninoff-Prelude C Sharp Minor
Liszt-Transcendeal Etude 2
Chopin-Etude op25 no 11

Offline kawai_cs

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Re: Very dramatic pieces?
Reply #1 on: March 13, 2016, 10:23:46 PM
I love dramatic and fast pieces:-) Rachmaninoff's Moment Musicaux no 4. One of my all time favorites. Very many Chopin pieces. I find very dramatic Polonaise in d-minor, op posth.,  etudes op 25 no 10,11, 12, ballade g-minor, his sonatas, scherzos. Hmm, actually I think it would take less time to list not very dramatic Chopin pieces. Czerny op 740 no 50.
Chopin, 10-8 | Chopin, 25-12 | Haydn, HOB XVI:20

Offline briansaddleback

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Re: Very dramatic pieces?
Reply #2 on: March 13, 2016, 11:36:56 PM
My favorite piece from my favorite composer ..

Work in progress:

Rondo Alla Turca

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Re: Very dramatic pieces?
Reply #3 on: March 13, 2016, 11:46:33 PM
Live thisa whole lot i do, mhm.  Much drama this work has. Mhm.

mysterious and reminiscent beginnings  like a quiet before tha crazy storm tha follows. Such much turmoil. Much passion. Very dramatic.

Offline handz

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Re: Very dramatic pieces?
Reply #4 on: March 14, 2016, 12:32:51 AM
Piano metal music...

a calssic...

slow but dramatic and mysterious

dramatic, romantic, epic...

This could fit too

In progress: <br />Scriabin: Preludes op 11 nr 6, 10, 17, 1<br />Rachmaninov: Prelude C# minor<br />Fibich: Poeme<br />Mussorgsky: Pictures at Exhibition Promenade, gnome

Offline chomaninoff1

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Re: Very dramatic pieces?
Reply #5 on: April 04, 2016, 08:28:12 AM
liszt's tarantella. starts off very dramatic. has a very serene middle section, but ends boisterously.

beethoven's pathetique mvt. 1 very dramatic from the first to last notes (even in the beginning grave section)

chopin's heroic polonaise. has a very triumphant, victorious sound to it.

chopin's 2nd scherzo. just sublime...
[zimerman's version is almost necessary, once you have heard it]

if you like dramatic pieces, look into rachmaninoff:
the ever so famous preludes in gminor, and c# minor.
the less well known, but still famous:
etude tableaux op33 no 1, 7, 8
etude tableaux op 39 no 1, 3, 5, 9

other dramatic rach preludes
op 23 no 2

hope I helped.

Offline medtnaculus

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Re: Very dramatic pieces?
Reply #6 on: April 04, 2016, 12:57:00 PM

No. 5 from the above set.

Speaking of Rachmaninoff, I absolutely adore his 10th prelude from this set:

And of course one of my favourite moments ever.

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Re: Very dramatic pieces?this. yep.
Reply #7 on: April 04, 2016, 03:31:47 PM

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