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Ideas for 3 to 5 min virtuoso repertoire
on: April 05, 2017, 04:48:12 PM
Has to be "not depressing" :P, fairly virtuoso, but not breakneck. It has to be performed cold on stage etc...

Something like Ravel Noctuelles, Debussy jardins sous la pluie or Liszt un sospiro.
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Re: Ideas for 3 to 5 min virtuoso repertoire
Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 05:11:51 PM
this comes to mind but may lie on the otherside of 'breakneck' if it does i have another few ideas can relay later

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Re: Ideas for 3 to 5 min virtuoso repertoire
Reply #2 on: April 05, 2017, 05:23:30 PM
It's good to be reminded of such repertoire. However, it's in a minor key therefore "depressing"....

My director has strange ideas. Last concert she got on stage and played Chopin Ballade 1.... Depressing and long alas, I wouldn't try the same
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Re: Ideas for 3 to 5 min virtuoso repertoire
Reply #3 on: April 05, 2017, 05:40:54 PM
It's good to be reminded of such repertoire. However, it's in a minor key therefore "depressing"....

My director has strange ideas. Last concert she got on stage and played Chopin Ballade 1.... Depressing and long alas, I wouldn't try the same
i get it, but the director needs to familiarize him/herself with soviet music tradition, the major and minor modes don't exactly always transalate to major=happy and minor=sad in the Russian music tradition, yes sometimes they mirror more western tradition, but in the folk music and many of the pieces based on them (and this gliere piece has a lot of 'folksly' flare), meter, tempo, and subject matter count a lot/more than just major or minor mode, there are papers discussing how a lot of Russian folk music can have a minor mode and be a relatively carefree happy song, and vice versa, some major sounding songs can be pretty depressing...Soviet sentiments are hard to understand and nail down sometimes.


anyhoot will think a few up and post more  :) 8)

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Re: Ideas for 3 to 5 min virtuoso repertoire
Reply #4 on: April 05, 2017, 05:48:41 PM
it's a little short but close to 3 minutes or so, will keep looking...

i was thrilled when after years of searching i was able to find an old hard  copy of this from a piano professor's personal collection that I was able to acquire lots of pieces from. Guion is under appreciated, it's a bugger of a piece, but worth the effort

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Re: Ideas for 3 to 5 min virtuoso repertoire
Reply #5 on: April 05, 2017, 06:23:22 PM
Gregory Stone did a lot of awesome concert solo versions of Gershy, ive gotna few and they are worth checjing out

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Re: Ideas for 3 to 5 min virtuoso repertoire
Reply #6 on: April 05, 2017, 06:49:09 PM

This is fun and Jk is a fantastic pianist and arranger

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Re: Ideas for 3 to 5 min virtuoso repertoire
Reply #7 on: April 05, 2017, 07:06:57 PM
How about this?



Rachmaninoff's Etude Tableaux Op. 33 No. 4 in D minor. It's not as dark as most of them, and neither is it breakneck.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Ideas for 3 to 5 min virtuoso repertoire
Reply #8 on: April 05, 2017, 07:58:57 PM
Offhand..



At about 2.30 maybe a touch short but it's not difficult and sounds impressive.

More difficult: the Volodos rondo alla turca and Alkan Allegro barbaro.
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Re: Ideas for 3 to 5 min virtuoso repertoire
Reply #9 on: April 06, 2017, 12:42:41 AM


Thinking about learning this this summer! But it's a weird piece...not sure if it's a good recommendation. :D


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Re: Ideas for 3 to 5 min virtuoso repertoire
Reply #10 on: April 06, 2017, 04:47:22 AM
The polka is a good idea, if it wasn't so dense and Rachmaninov I'd go for it. I played Rachmaninov at the last performance so not again, and it's also equally as dense as the op.33 d minor, which I played and found rather heavy.
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Re: Ideas for 3 to 5 min virtuoso repertoire
Reply #11 on: April 06, 2017, 09:15:13 AM
I would always recommend Leon Jongen's incredible 'Campeador' ( https://www.sheetmusic.cc/piano/sheets/2734/Jongen_Campeador.html ), mainly because it is such an exciting piece, and I would like to hear more performances.  I think it was played a few years ago at the Queen Elizabeth of the Belgians competition - and as such appeared on a video - but alas I have not heard it since!

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Re: Ideas for 3 to 5 min virtuoso repertoire
Reply #12 on: April 06, 2017, 10:57:53 AM
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Re: Ideas for 3 to 5 min virtuoso repertoire
Reply #13 on: April 06, 2017, 11:05:06 AM
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Re: Ideas for 3 to 5 min virtuoso repertoire
Reply #14 on: April 06, 2017, 11:25:54 AM

This piece simply titled Prelude by Shohei Amimori is sparks. Hard to believe  it was written while composer was still in high school, i think today composer is master's student or just completed that  track of study. Its really well done
 Was an official selection at this competiton so a few played it. Score is easy ebough to import, took me about two weeks and came in a book w a lot of nice other pieces too.

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Re: Ideas for 3 to 5 min virtuoso repertoire
Reply #16 on: April 06, 2017, 03:28:51 PM
Okay, let me give this a shot...
This first piece has always been a favorite of mine. Very virtuoso, but I don't think "breakneck," and it's a crowd pleaser. A little short though. (Gershwin/Wild I got rhythm etude)


Is Liszt something that might work? If so, Grand galop chromatique may work, as well as a whole host of other Liszt.


Next, maybe major key chopin etudes? Or are they not quite as crowd pleasing as you want...

Perhaps the third movement of prok's 7th sonata? I don't know if you'd call it major enough though. If you want 1900s era classical music, check out the fourth movement of Liebermann's gargoyles, the first movement of petrushka ;).

Or, what about those transcriptions of the horowitz/cziffra. Stars and stripes, carmen fantasy, etc.

This last one, is super hard, but why not... ;D


I threw all kinds of stuff out there. If you let us know which type of piece you like, I can give more suggestions. Let me know what you think.

~The Farmboy

ps. I tried to embed videos for the first time, using that youtube button, I don't know if it worked correctly...

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Re: Ideas for 3 to 5 min virtuoso repertoire
Reply #17 on: April 06, 2017, 06:37:02 PM
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=D9qQr_A75uo

Oh I played that one, that was a recording I did just because I knew it was a crowd pleaser. How many years has it been since I recorded that wow.... Learning that again isn't really something that exictes me.

 It's well written, but a lot of work. The march of the Siamese children is also very effective. I also considered the carousel waltz, but that's a bigger pile of notes. Very pianistic I assume.
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Re: Ideas for 3 to 5 min virtuoso repertoire
Reply #18 on: April 06, 2017, 06:40:14 PM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=D9qQr_A75uo

Oh I played that one, that was a recording I did just because I knew it was a crowd pleaser. How many years has it been since I recorded that wow.... Learning that again isn't really something that exictes me.

 It's well written, but a lot of work. The march of the Siamese children is also very effective. I also considered the carousel waltz, but that's a bigger pile of notes. Very pianistic I assume.
no probs. pretty much all of Stephen's output makes sense at the piano, he has a knack for making it all fit right.
how about this, it's cool

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Re: Ideas for 3 to 5 min virtuoso repertoire
Reply #19 on: April 11, 2017, 03:40:17 PM
I would like to recommend any of Beethoven`s Bagatelles.
They are all very different, short, but interesting pieces and most are very `cheerful`, some  more challenging than others, but when played well, they are a joy to listen to.
I think the Bagatelles are under-appreciated as repertoire for concerts, although they occasionally are selected to be played as encores, after the main concert performance. :)
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