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Topic: Post-Grade 8 piece suggestions  (Read 3486 times)

Offline annaguariento

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Post-Grade 8 piece suggestions
on: January 08, 2017, 03:14:04 PM
Hello,

I completed my Grade 8 exam a couple of months ago, and I'm now looking for pieces to work on that are slightly more challenging than Grade 8. Pieces I've been working on recently include Chopin's Waltz op.69 no.2, Nocturne op.32 no1, and Nocturne op.55 no.1.
I haven't been playing piano for very long, just over 3 years, so my technique is still rudimental. I'm guessing I'm not yet at the stage where I can even think of tackling any of Chopin's Etudes, but any other pieces that really help with technique would be very useful.

Thank you!

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Re: Post-Grade 8 piece suggestions
Reply #1 on: January 08, 2017, 03:25:36 PM
Consider Ellinor Remmick Warren considered neo romantic in slant ie like Barber somewhat but i temd to prefer Warren
Her work along the shore ( suite type) is fantastic
Ie excerpts

I. Dark hills


Ii nocturne




Iii sea rhapsody



This was later orchestrated as the third movement of Warren's tone poem, "Along the Western Shore". Warren's love of the full tonal range of the symphony orchestra is readily apparent in this virtuosic piano piece, where one can readily imagine the restlessness of the sea, its surging waves breaking against a shore.

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Re: Post-Grade 8 piece suggestions
Reply #2 on: January 08, 2017, 06:49:21 PM
Scarbo  8)

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Re: Post-Grade 8 piece suggestions
Reply #3 on: January 08, 2017, 11:38:47 PM
Why not do some Mozart sonatas? I find them really helpful in laying the foundations of techniques. I think popular Mozart sonatas like K310, K331 or K332 should be about you skills.

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Re: Post-Grade 8 piece suggestions
Reply #4 on: January 09, 2017, 04:06:49 PM
Thanks for the suggestions.

Why not do some Mozart sonatas? I find them really helpful in laying the foundations of techniques. I think popular Mozart sonatas like K310, K331 or K332 should be about you skills.

Definitely going to try this. Thank you for your help!

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Re: Post-Grade 8 piece suggestions
Reply #5 on: January 09, 2017, 04:31:07 PM
If you like Chopin...



A great introduction to his bravura style pieces imo. Once my teacher found out that op. 22 was one of my goals, this is what she told me to learn. : ] Also complements really well with Mozart considering how Mozartian Chopin can be.

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Re: Post-Grade 8 piece suggestions
Reply #6 on: January 09, 2017, 07:40:26 PM
If you like Chopin...



A great introduction to his bravura style pieces imo. Once my teacher found out that op. 22 was one of my goals, this is what she told me to learn. : ] Also complements really well with Mozart considering how Mozartian Chopin can be.

This is a great suggestion, thanks so much! I'll definitely check it out. I'll play anything Chopin (well, anything from the small fraction of his work that is actually approachable for me.)
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