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Offline dontcheeseme

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Pieces that sound as dramatic and engaging as Erlkonig
on: January 27, 2017, 05:14:11 PM
Beautiful pieces such as Erlkonig and Scriabin Etude Op. 8 No. 12 never fail to cause me to listen to them for many times a day. I'm on the hunt for pieces that are as dramatic-sounding and impressive to play, I have yet to find any besides them. These two are at the top of my list:
1.) Erlkonig
2.) Scriabin Etude Op. 8 No. 12
3.) Chopin Etudes
4.) Rachmaninoff Moment Musicaux Op. 16 No. 4
5.) Liszt Paganini Etude No 1
I'm hoping to change that, because I"m getting tired of listening to to them every day, yet I can't find any that can long-lastingly replace one or two of them. Thanks.
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Offline milchhpiano

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Re: Pieces that sound as dramatic and engaging as Erlkonig
Reply #1 on: January 27, 2017, 06:13:17 PM
Unfortunately the Marc-Andre Hamelin performance of this isn't on YouTube anymore. But this has been a piece I've always wanted to play because of it's very dramatic nature.



It also makes sense that it's title is called "Fire in a Neighboring Village." Quite an adventure.

PS If it isn't dramatic enough for you, just wait until about 3-minutes in...
Recital/MM Audition Program
Bach Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue
Beethoven Op. 111
Liszt Dante
Rachmaninoff Op. 39/6
Kapustin Variations Op. 41

Offline musikalischer_wirbelwind_280

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Re: Pieces that sound as dramatic and engaging as Erlkonig
Reply #2 on: January 27, 2017, 07:10:07 PM
Oh yes, I know the feeling all-too well! It's happened to me with Ravel's "Boléro", Shostakovich's 7th symphony and a lot of stuff by Bartók, just to name a very few.
     But it's just like with one of your favorite dishes, or perhaps with a very special certain someone  ;), it just doesn't do to try and have too much of them, or you'll definitely end up bored as hell. Trust me, it's much better to take breaks in between, make the love last longer.   8)

Though not for solo piano, this one might just do the trick:



Actually, there is a solo piano arrangement of it by Eric Chumachenco, as well. It starts at 9:19. This one works amazingly well, too, in my oh humblest of humble opinions:



If that's too sweet and not very dramatic for you, perhaps this one might suit you better:



Some Shchedrin couldn't hurt either:



Schumann's Symphonic Études also seem quite tempting (just wait till you reach Variation V (Agitato)!):



Balakirev's famous "Islamey":



One of my favorites by Achron:



Ludwig's "Coriolan" has always done it for me, too:



And this one, as well! :



Can't help adding this one ;) :



Schubert's 2nd movement from his piano trio Op.100, famously featured in Kubrick's "Barry Lyndon":



And these two movements from Ysa˙e's violin sonata no.1, of course:





Merry listening!  8)

M.W.







Offline arnerich

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Re: Pieces that sound as dramatic and engaging as Erlkonig
Reply #3 on: January 27, 2017, 08:16:58 PM
My Leviathan double fugue in e flat minor is formidable. 

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Re: Pieces that sound as dramatic and engaging as Erlkonig
Reply #4 on: January 28, 2017, 02:52:03 AM
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