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Offline mjames

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"brilliant" concertante works for solo
on: April 20, 2016, 04:07:43 PM
I really love this style of piano, the "brilliant" style (no, chopin didnt invent it! so stop calling it "chopinesque"!!!). Here are a few examples:









Basically, I want a list of brillante concertante (what you would expect in a concerto, except for solo piano) works like this! From major or unknown composers, I don't mind..

I think it's my favorite style of piano writing. It's so fun. :) :)

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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #1 on: April 20, 2016, 04:15:08 PM
i have quite the big subcollectionof these, a lot of the best stuff is not recorded or was at one point and now lost. i think i even have a rare early part of 20th century book dedicated to just this type of works by a bunch of composers even i had never heard of, so it grew on me and i pick these things up everytime i come across one.

here's a fav of mine

rest of score here
https://jscholarship.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/18572


The Star Spangled Banner. Paraphrase Brillante pour le Piano.
-Herman Wollenhaupt

I have tinkered w the idea to work this up someday w hopes of recording it around a 4th of July of something  8)

will post more later
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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #2 on: April 20, 2016, 04:16:52 PM
HAHAH! ZOMG!

US anthem in brillante style? That is SOOOO cool. ahahah

I've actually thought of doing that. When I get good enough, I'd love to do anime covers in brillante form. :D :D

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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #3 on: April 20, 2016, 05:05:07 PM


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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #4 on: April 20, 2016, 06:04:37 PM
William Vincent Wallace (1812-1865)
Fantaisie brillante de Salon pour piano sur des Melodies Ecossaises Roy's Wife - We're a' Noddin'

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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #5 on: April 20, 2016, 06:16:32 PM
Nice, keep it coming guys!

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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #6 on: April 20, 2016, 06:49:47 PM
William Vincent Wallace (1812-1865)
Fantaisie brillante de Salon pour piano sur des Melodies Ecossaises Roy's Wife - We're a' Noddin'

Where do you find these gems, Visitor?

 ;) 
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come

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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #7 on: April 20, 2016, 06:56:03 PM
Where do you find these gems, Visitor?

 ;) 
here and there in my travels and used book store, old library stacks escapades.  but shhh, it's a secret

*i'm a bigger fan of the americana and folk music themes based works but this isn't about me, it's for mjames, so here  ;D


**need to find where i stashed a link to a cool score of a brillante paraphrase on a stephen foster work, it's in my 100 year or so old ditson anthology of these brillante salon works, but i think there's a google books project link somewhere...

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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #8 on: April 20, 2016, 07:26:00 PM
Nice, keep it coming guys!


try this on

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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #9 on: April 20, 2016, 07:29:20 PM

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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #10 on: April 20, 2016, 09:08:31 PM
Macdowell's 1st sonata?

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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #11 on: April 20, 2016, 10:16:14 PM
Well, who doesn't like virtuosic, bright, elegant and sophisticated sounding pieces?:-)
If only my fingers wanted to join this party in ;D :






Though not so sure about the style of the first one, bc it uses a lot of lower register which is not typical of "brilliant" style ::)
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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #12 on: April 21, 2016, 12:16:35 AM
Pretty sure I shared this with you already, but this is some good sh*t. There's also a lot of good in Rach's Op. 3:

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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #13 on: April 21, 2016, 03:33:49 AM
Well, who doesn't like virtuosic, bright, elegant and sophisticated sounding pieces?:-)

Me?

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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #14 on: April 21, 2016, 04:07:46 AM
Me?

liar

"op. 46 is one of my fav chopin works"

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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #15 on: April 21, 2016, 04:08:32 AM
Well, who doesn't like virtuosic, bright, elegant and sophisticated sounding pieces?:-)
If only my fingers wanted to join this party in ;D :






Though not so sure about the style of the first one, bc it uses a lot of lower register which is not typical of "brilliant" style ::)


alkan is pure beast. hooly craaap

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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #16 on: April 21, 2016, 05:43:30 AM
liar

"op. 46 is one of my fav chopin works"
i was going to add that there's this exception but was lazy  ;)

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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #17 on: April 21, 2016, 03:45:05 PM

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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #18 on: April 21, 2016, 03:47:42 PM
Maybe you like Biedermeier  ;D
Some Hummel

or a delicious Czerny
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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #19 on: April 26, 2016, 07:53:25 AM
liar

"op. 46 is one of my fav chopin works"

hahahaha, he got you outin ;D
Beware, everything gets cross-checked  ;)

I really like that TE no 2 by Liszt. Maybe somebody here posts it one day.
I wonder how it sounds when played by a "normal" person (not some famous virtuoso).
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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #20 on: April 26, 2016, 09:23:52 AM
hahahaha, he got you outin ;D
Beware, everything gets cross-checked  ;)


Can't be an authentic citation though, since I would never use the "word" fav  ::)

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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #21 on: April 26, 2016, 06:12:33 PM
i was paraphrasing

but okay

I want to play music from my favorite composers, but also be somewhat realistic. I do love pieces like Chopin 3rd sonata or his Allegro de Concert,"

there's some strong shades of the early "brilliant" chopin in the 3rd sonata as well, especially in the first and second movements.
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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #22 on: April 26, 2016, 06:18:20 PM
speaking of early chopin...

How could I miss the op. 22???



My goals:

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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #23 on: April 27, 2016, 03:46:16 AM
i was paraphrasing

but okay

there's some strong shades of the early "brilliant" chopin in the 3rd sonata as well, especially in the first and second movements.
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Well, it may be a matter of perception or defition... If you are talking about brilliant piano writing in the Hummel style, then sure, that is always welcome ;)

But if you are talking about a specific style of music, then no thanks...I especially cannot stand pieces like his op. 2...

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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #24 on: April 27, 2016, 09:48:24 AM

Took me longer than i tought to fund a good recording of this that liked
 8)

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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #25 on: April 27, 2016, 01:32:19 PM
Well, it may be a matter of perception or defition... If you are talking about brilliant piano writing in the Hummel style, then sure, that is always welcome ;)

But if you are talking about a specific style of music, then no thanks...I especially cannot stand pieces like his op. 2...

lol ever heard of blasphemy
in my religion, hell consists of Hanon and Bach (but if youre a bachlover, bach is banned for u)..................

henselt is so weird. his early works are awesome but his later ones,.....are sooooooooo bland.

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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #26 on: April 27, 2016, 03:27:16 PM
lol ever heard of blasphemy
in my religion, hell consists of Hanon and Bach (but if youre a bachlover, bach is banned for u)..................

I'm no Bachist...my hell will be Mozart all day long...and evenigs with the Tchaikovsky concertos ;)

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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #27 on: April 27, 2016, 07:40:25 PM
...

 his early works are awesome but his later ones,.....are sooooooooo bland.
I think henselt is groovy overall.
this is a really fantastic recording of both opus w the 24 etudes some other great pieces, the nocturnes and that  awesome andante and allegro concertante

here is  the playlist


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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #28 on: May 25, 2016, 06:59:29 AM
 A favorite of mine,


 A lot of brilliant sections in here due to contributions from the other composers


 German but pretty "Brillante"


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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #29 on: August 02, 2016, 06:24:43 PM

CMW, an earlier example :)

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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #30 on: July 21, 2017, 05:32:02 AM
The best of his 4 rondos:



Better than his more mature op.16, and it has nothing to do with me only being able to play op. 5  :-X :-X :-X



Immature and his later stuff is way better, but it's still better than what most of his senior contemporaries (by decades) were doing with the genre at that time.

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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #31 on: July 21, 2017, 05:39:25 AM
At the time I made this thread i wasn't a big fan of Liszt but after playing a few of his stuff it's quite clear that he was an absolute master of this genre.

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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #32 on: July 21, 2017, 10:36:03 AM
I don't know if this counts, but try Gottschalk's Tarantella. There's a piano transcription by the composer himself.

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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #33 on: July 21, 2017, 04:53:12 PM
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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #34 on: July 23, 2017, 08:03:29 AM
Really enjoyed the theme and variations! Love how much love you give to obscure composers.



Studied at the Warsaw conservatory under Josef Elsner, making him Chopin's junior!



Not bad for a 15 year old!

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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #35 on: July 23, 2017, 12:27:32 PM
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Re: "brilliant" concertante works for solo
Reply #36 on: July 24, 2017, 04:57:03 AM
Brilliant waltz, enjoyed it.


Kinda weird how there's no Liadov yet!



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