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Topic: Suggestions for a new piece?  (Read 943 times)

Offline rocky13

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Suggestions for a new piece?
on: December 22, 2019, 06:31:57 PM
Hi All,

I'm seeking some assistance finding a new piece to study.  As background, I'm an adult student and currently playing a mix of pieces (Brahms Intermezzos, Bach Fugues) that I study for a month or so and then one harder/longer "stretch" piece (currently Chopin Ballade in Gm) that I study for many months.  I'm looking for another longer "stretch" piece to study for a longer period and interested in something about the same level of difficulty as the ballade.  Since I'll be playing it for a long time, I wondered if anyone can throw out some ideas of pieces that they really enjoyed playing?

Thanks,
atticus

Offline avguste

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Re: Suggestions for a new piece?
Reply #1 on: December 23, 2019, 09:22:01 AM
Hello

Could you post a video of your playing? The repertoire you currently have is ok, but at the end it is about how well you are able to play the repertoire in question.

Also, do you have a piano teacher? What did he/she suggest?
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Offline bernadette60614

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Re: Suggestions for a new piece?
Reply #2 on: December 28, 2019, 09:16:27 PM
Mozart sonatas...they look deceptively easy, but they require very clear articulate and nuance.

Offline rocky13

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Re: Suggestions for a new piece?
Reply #3 on: January 04, 2020, 03:25:59 AM
Hi, 

Happy New Year and thanks for the responses.  I don't have a video of my playing...I am an amateur and I don't have a lot of familiarity with classical piano repertoire so was hoping for general suggestions of longer pieces that people have played and really enjoyed so I can listen to them to get ideas of what to potentially study next. 

Thanks for the Mozart sonatas suggestions, Bernadette!

Offline j_tour

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Re: Suggestions for a new piece?
Reply #4 on: January 04, 2020, 10:39:56 AM
Like what?

I'm not trying to be hostile, but to give you an example, I just spent about twenty minutes trying to get an accurate metronome marking, not to mention just tapping my lighter against my desk to the famous 1969 Montreux recording of Eddie Harris and Les McCann doing "Compared to What." 

So, like what?

I have on my desk right now Haydn's Hob. XVI:48 in C maj,

I would say, do that one. 

I play it, and I enjoy some of the challenges, and there are many recorded examples.
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