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Offline quixoticcafe

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Encore Pieces
on: January 10, 2005, 03:48:27 AM
Hi Group,

What are some of your favorite encore pieces? Please list a thread, an edition where this music is contained, or where one might download it online. Thank you.

Michael

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Re: Encore Pieces
Reply #2 on: January 10, 2005, 11:58:44 PM
Presto by Francis Poulenc, played by Vladimir Horowitz:

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Re: Encore Pieces
Reply #3 on: January 11, 2005, 06:42:15 AM
Khachaturian's "Toccata" is a nice finishing piece. Don't have a link or anything, but it's fairly well-known and should be easy to find.

Peace,
Bri

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Re: Encore Pieces
Reply #4 on: January 11, 2005, 07:13:52 AM
I guess the kind of encore piece would depend on the style of program BUT, how about Allegro Barbaro by Bartok, its short, fast and snappy??

It comes in a Universal Edition but I bought in a Masters for $10.95 which is pretty cheap by Australian standards.

Good luck!!!

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Re: Encore Pieces
Reply #5 on: January 15, 2005, 04:14:45 PM
How difficult can you handle. How about Gershwin Wild Etude based on I Got Rythm. This is an awesome piece and it is familiar. You can find this piece at a site called wound-treatment.jp/scores along with other possible encore pieces.

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Re: Encore Pieces
Reply #6 on: January 15, 2005, 04:40:28 PM
How difficult can you handle. How about Gershwin Wild Etude based on I Got Rythm. This is an awesome piece and it is familiar. You can find this piece at a site called wound-treatment.jp/scores along with other possible encore pieces.

which number is that on the site? i know that its under 'Wild'.. not Gershwin.. but which number is it?

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Re: Encore Pieces
Reply #7 on: January 15, 2005, 06:29:42 PM
How difficult can you handle. How about Gershwin Wild Etude based on I Got Rythm. This is an awesome piece and it is familiar. You can find this piece at a site called wound-treatment.jp/scores along with other possible encore pieces.

I cannot even begin to thank you for that link! There are scores on that site that I have been looking for for years!

Thank you!
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Re: Encore Pieces
Reply #8 on: January 16, 2005, 12:32:09 AM


I cannot even begin to thank you for that link! There are scores on that site that I have been looking for for years!

Thank you!

I'll second that, thank-you SO MUCH for this gem of a website!!
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Re: Encore Pieces
Reply #9 on: January 16, 2005, 09:54:55 AM
For an encore piece, you can try one of Etudes de Virtuositie by Moszkowski.  Maybe No.11?

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Re: Encore Pieces
Reply #10 on: January 16, 2005, 01:16:06 PM
my favourite encore pieces: flight of the bumblebee (if you can play fast, it's not a difficult work, and it always gets your audience go "wow!!!" :) ) and mozart ah! vous dirai-je maman (such a gem! and all the people in the audience is smiling by the end of the work)

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Re: Encore Pieces
Reply #11 on: January 18, 2005, 02:43:10 AM
man that Wound-treatment site won't work for me.  When I type in the address, it says "This site will be closed forever" 

Anyone else with the same problem?

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Re: Encore Pieces
Reply #12 on: January 18, 2005, 11:51:39 AM
for me
i think Balakirev-Islamey from oriental fantasie
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Re: Encore Pieces
Reply #13 on: January 18, 2005, 04:36:51 PM
man that Wound-treatment site won't work for me.  When I type in the address, it says "This site will be closed forever" 

Anyone else with the same problem?

Yep.

Offline Ludwig Van Rachabji

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Re: Encore Pieces
Reply #14 on: January 18, 2005, 09:37:43 PM
This is horrible! Right after I discovered this wonderful site, they close it!

Why did this happen? HOW did this happen? Somebody on this site might have reported them for having illegal scores on their site.

I feel really horrible about this.  :'(
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Offline Etude

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Re: Encore Pieces
Reply #15 on: January 18, 2005, 11:10:15 PM
This is horrible! Right after I discovered this wonderful site, they close it!

Why did this happen? HOW did this happen? Somebody on this site might have reported them for having illegal scores on their site.

I feel really horrible about this.  :'(

Well I'm in a relatively good mood at the moment, so can you please tell me what scores it had, just so I know.  ;)

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Re: Encore Pieces
Reply #16 on: January 18, 2005, 11:14:16 PM
what - wound treatment?   :-\

Nice to know the music world has reached random websites.  ;D

Offline Ludwig Van Rachabji

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Re: Encore Pieces
Reply #17 on: January 18, 2005, 11:21:19 PM
Name a transcription that you want and can't find anywhere else online, and chances are, it had it. For instance, it had transcriptions of Keith Jarret's Koln Concert, which I didn't even know existed.

Music... can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable. Leonard Bernstein

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Re: Encore Pieces
Reply #18 on: January 22, 2005, 08:39:04 AM
Oh, my -- there are so many -- I think Islamey was mentioned earlier if you can handle it -- it's a lot at the end of a program, but a showstopper for sure.  Pogorelich used to always play that as an encore in may recitals he played in in California.  The Prokofiev Toccata, or the last movement of the 7th Sonata of Prokovief.  I heard  Yehim Bronman play the Prokofiev Second Concerto, and as an encore he played the last movement of the Prokofiev 7th Sonata -- it was absolutely electrifying.  What about the 9th Etude Tableax of Rachmaninnof -- it's so playful - it's like a state fair.  I've studied that with my russian professor and it was just a blast to play.  If you want to play flight of the bumble bee make sure you check out the Rachmaninoff transcription -- that's the one to play.  Also of Rachmaninoff is the Transcription from A Midsummer Night's Dream -- I actually don't know very many people that can play it though -- it's a brilliant transcription, but truly hard as hell.  My last teacher told me about learning that piece just after I performed Scarbo -- she said, "If you want to learn this piece, fine.  But I will tell you that you will be working on it the rest of your life, and it will never be finished."  Not a great piece to learn for people who are not absolutely billiant!!  Hope this gives you some ideas.  Oh, one of the most hauntingly beautiful slow etudes I know in the entire repertoire is the Etude op 4, No. 3, by Karol Szymanowski.  Give that a look -- you'll love it.
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