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Topic: Your Favorite Pieces  (Read 4140 times)

Offline chopinawesome

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Your Favorite Pieces
on: March 28, 2016, 05:09:39 AM


I think the most beautiful piece I heard of is Schubert Impromptu in G Flat Major Op.90 no.3


My favorite pieces are Chopin Fantasie Op.49,Polonaise Op. 61, and Mazurka Op.56 no.1




Please share your favorite pieces and opinions on piano music.





Beethoven Op 2/2
Chopin Op 20, maybe op 47/38
Debussy Etude 7
Grieg Op 16
Want to do:
Chopin Concerti 1 and 2
Beethoven Waldstein
Ravel Miroirs

Offline chomaninoff1

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Re: Your Favorite Pieces
Reply #1 on: March 28, 2016, 05:18:54 AM
While it may be cliche, Chopin's 3rd Ballade. I seriously adore this piece. Zimerman's version is ethereal.

Offline pencilart3

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Re: Your Favorite Pieces
Reply #2 on: March 28, 2016, 05:39:17 AM
Something like this ;)


#1 Chopin Ballade in g minor



#2 Chopin Sonata in b minor



#3 Liszt etude in c minor



#4 Ravel Gaspard de la nuit




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Offline chechig

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Re: Your Favorite Pieces
Reply #3 on: March 28, 2016, 07:23:45 AM
Luckily, my favourite piano pieces, are the one's I study. So for now:
SWW op 19 n 6 by Mendelssohn, Arabesque n 1 by Debussy, 3 Nouvelles etudes n 1 by CHopin. I used to long for very difficult pieces, what for? Tha's why, even though, I heard tons of music everyday, I dont think of them as favourites, I used to suffer a lot because I coudnt play them ;)

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Re: Your Favorite Pieces
Reply #4 on: March 28, 2016, 02:13:55 PM
Scriabin's 5th, 2nd, etc

Feinberg and Pasternak sonatas

Stanchinsky's sonatas and canon preludes (sketches are good too)

Schmitt's Crepuscules is what I'm obsessed with lately (true masterpiece), his ombres is sublime too.

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Re: Your Favorite Pieces
Reply #5 on: March 28, 2016, 03:18:56 PM
i have a few, but at the top,  by far is this. everytime i think i have a new number 1, i listen to it again and i am reminded why it has remained at my top spot longer (and to this day) than any piece i know written for the instrument

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Re: Your Favorite Pieces
Reply #6 on: March 28, 2016, 03:32:53 PM
These pieces are also fabulous:
 Sonata Op.35

  Ballade Op.38

  Nocturne Op.37 no.1

 Liszt Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude
Beethoven Op 2/2
Chopin Op 20, maybe op 47/38
Debussy Etude 7
Grieg Op 16
Want to do:
Chopin Concerti 1 and 2
Beethoven Waldstein
Ravel Miroirs

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Re: Your Favorite Pieces
Reply #7 on: March 28, 2016, 09:38:22 PM
Luckily, my favourite piano pieces, are the one's I study. So for now:
SWW op 19 n 6 by Mendelssohn, Arabesque n 1 by Debussy, 3 Nouvelles etudes n 1 by CHopin. I used to long for very difficult pieces, what for? Tha's why, even though, I heard tons of music everyday, I dont think of them as favourites, I used to suffer a lot because I coudnt play them ;)

Chechig, I must say I love your mindset :)
My favorites list is rather long and the items shift a little bit within the list. However always high on my list: Chopin op 10 no 1, op 25 no 4, Sonata in b minor, Liszt TE no 2, Rachmaninoff op 16 no 4, Saint-Saens piano concerto no 2.
Chopin, 10-8 | Chopin, 25-12 | Haydn, HOB XVI:20

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Re: Your Favorite Pieces
Reply #8 on: March 28, 2016, 10:07:24 PM
Chechig, I must say I love your mindset :)
My favorites list is rather long and the items shift a little bit within the list. However always high on my list: Chopin op 10 no 1, op 25 no 4, Sonata in b minor, Liszt TE no 2, Rachmaninoff op 16 no 4, Saint-Saens piano concerto no 2.
25-4, if you ever want to learn that one , Im sure youre instructors can give you a plethora of info, but I can give you some insights as well on that one, it is a fun one but frustrating one to learn right.
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Re: Your Favorite Pieces
Reply #9 on: March 28, 2016, 10:17:13 PM
Brian, I will definitely use your offer:-)
 I will contact you about that one in, say, 11 years? ;)
Chopin, 10-8 | Chopin, 25-12 | Haydn, HOB XVI:20

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Re: Your Favorite Pieces
Reply #10 on: March 28, 2016, 10:55:11 PM
Bach

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Reply #11 on: March 28, 2016, 11:10:08 PM
Brian, I will definitely use your offer:-)
 I will contact you about that one in, say, 11 years? ;)
You're too modest in manner and speech, you can have this one ready for recital in 11 months even much less if you just even tinker with it each day.
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Re: Your Favorite Pieces
Reply #12 on: March 29, 2016, 12:04:27 AM
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Re: Your Favorite Pieces
Reply #13 on: March 29, 2016, 12:11:30 AM
 ;)

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Reply #14 on: March 29, 2016, 12:58:04 AM
Same as aj
In concept i mean

i just cant freaking choose, its impossible. Scriabin medtner chopin bach scarlatti, brahms etc...

HOW CAN YOU GUYS CHOOSE FAVORITES?

For me its impossible.

Although its kicking my ass, op. 44 by chopin is so *** good. THE LEFT RUNS FEEL SO GOOD.
Thats it, i concede
Piano is literally better than sex

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Re: Your Favorite Pieces
Reply #15 on: March 29, 2016, 01:08:34 AM
I like the pieces written from 1685 to 1918 ;)
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Re: Your Favorite Pieces
Reply #16 on: March 29, 2016, 11:49:59 PM
I wear a "got chopin?" t-shirt to work.
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Re: Your Favorite Pieces
Reply #17 on: April 01, 2016, 01:25:47 AM

The last movement is my favourite, but the rest do just as good a job of conjuring some intense imagery which belongs in an Edgar Allan Poeing setting.

Absolutely magic. So densley written. Every few seconds there seems to be a whole new theme which is just brimming with ideas.




Go to 11:00 and listen until the end of the movement. Absolutely astounding. It's full of inventive ostinatos and blends them with some masterful orchestration which results in my new favourite concerto.
The moment at 37:11 is intense as well. The whole work is just amazing.

Also obsessed with the 2nd movement to Rachmaninoff's 1st concerto. Especially the last 2 and a half minutes of it.

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Re: Your Favorite Pieces
Reply #18 on: April 12, 2016, 03:45:46 AM
I'm a huge fan of Chopin's 1st concerto and Rachmaninoff's 3rd concerto. Also Chopin's 2nd and 4th ballades

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Reply #19 on: April 13, 2016, 12:41:43 PM
Hmm.
Well this is something that changes especially as I discover new things.
I'll pick a quick range of 10 pieces I always listen to no matter how many times I have heard them.

Beethoven Op. 111, Op.57, Op.53.
Schubert D.946 - 2
Chopin Op. 47
Bach. BWV. 847, 851, 855...
Liszt "Auf dem wasser zu singen", "erlkonig"

But really, picking favourites is a futile exercise.

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Re: Your Favorite Pieces
Reply #20 on: April 13, 2016, 01:31:28 PM
Of course, always a changing list, but here's a sample of what I've most enjoyed listening to lately.

Bach Goldberg Variations
Beethoven Op. 110 Sonata
Schumann A-minor Piano Concerto

Coming up with all-time favorites would be a bit harder if not impossible.

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Re: Your Favorite Pieces
Reply #21 on: April 18, 2016, 12:05:29 AM
OK updated list:
1.Chopin Rondo Op.16
2.Chopin Sonata 3
3.Chopin Ballade 4
4.Liszt Legends
5.Liszt Dante Sonata
6.Liszt Sonata in bm
7. Schubert Impromptu op.90/4 and 142/1
8.Schumann op.6
9.Chopin Scherzo 3
10.Beethoven Hunt Sonata
11.Chopin Fantasie
12.Chopin Polonaise-Fantasie
13.Chopin NOcturne 62/1
14.Mozart Sonata K.457/475
15.Bach WTC I no.16
16.Chopin Ballade 3
17.Scriabin Sonata 2
18.Chopin mazurka op.56/1
19.Bach Toccata  c minor and Partita e minor
20.Debussy Fireworks
Beethoven Op 2/2
Chopin Op 20, maybe op 47/38
Debussy Etude 7
Grieg Op 16
Want to do:
Chopin Concerti 1 and 2
Beethoven Waldstein
Ravel Miroirs

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Re: Your Favorite Pieces
Reply #22 on: April 18, 2016, 10:37:12 AM
At the moment Contrapunctus 5, 7 and 14 from Bach's Art of Fugue.

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Re: Your Favorite Pieces
Reply #23 on: April 27, 2016, 04:39:58 AM

So Sublime!


My favorite Chopin Nocturnes.

Can't stop listening to this.

This whole set(mostly nos.10 and 24) are simply stunning.

I dunno why I love this(especially nos.4 and 5)

Another sublime set.



Again, I dunno why I like these pieces.

So Relaxing and Refreshing!


I think this is the most beautiful French Suite.

My favorite debussy.

And finally, one of my favorites(in my top 5):






Beethoven Op 2/2
Chopin Op 20, maybe op 47/38
Debussy Etude 7
Grieg Op 16
Want to do:
Chopin Concerti 1 and 2
Beethoven Waldstein
Ravel Miroirs

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Re: Your Favorite Pieces
Reply #24 on: April 27, 2016, 04:47:25 AM
The Schubert is just sooo beautiful,especially the changes to major and minor.
The two nocturnes are also very beautiful, though Op.62/2 is a little bit more beautiful. However, Op.48 no.2 and 15 no.2 are a little more interesting.
Pas de Deux. I don't know how to explain this piece.
Kabalevsky's Preludes are just as good as Chopin's. No.24 is my favorite. Though it is technically demanding for me, I still love playing it!
Romeo and Juliet ...
Poulenc, my 7th favorite composer. The Hymne from Trois Pieces was always weird to me, until now. I now like this piece A LOT.
Beethoven Op 2/2
Chopin Op 20, maybe op 47/38
Debussy Etude 7
Grieg Op 16
Want to do:
Chopin Concerti 1 and 2
Beethoven Waldstein
Ravel Miroirs
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