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Offline saba1374

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Need help picking repertoire
on: June 04, 2020, 08:36:33 PM
So I am new on piano street and firstly wanted to say hello!
I used to play the piano for 7/8 years as a kid and made my way up to grade 8. I then quit  ...
Quarantine has brought on some good things for me as I picked piano up again with an excellent teacher that I skype for now. The first piece I started was Chopinís Raindrop Prelude and now I am just putting the final touches to it and thinking about the rest of the repertoire I want to build. Just as a indication of my level, I found this piece challenging to get the voicings etc just right, but not too difficult.
My favourite composer is Rachmaninov, and I used to play his melodie in e major, but unfortunately his pieces are a bit hard for me right now. I like rather sad/dark/chaotic pieces.
My current list of pieces I am considering are Debussyís Reverie, Chopinís nocturne in F minor. Also absolutely love Chopinís Polonaise but think it might be too difficult again right now. Any suggestions would be welcome! Thanks in advance  ;D

Offline dogperson

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Re: Need help picking repertoire
Reply #1 on: June 04, 2020, 09:45:54 PM
Ravel
Pavane pour infante definite
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GEUpQ5pCSOQ

Debussy girl with flaxen hair
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TOxJpPiFe0k

Bach adagio 974
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2x-OHljZzHQ

Offline nootie_bootie

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Re: Need help picking repertoire
Reply #2 on: June 05, 2020, 06:34:49 AM
Hello there! I'd suggest some other Chopin Preludes, No. 22 is quite dramatic and chaotic, so you might like it. All the Chopin Nocturnes are pretty nice too, I learned No. 15 but 1, 2, 11, 13, 19, and 20 are some of the more well-known ones.
Good luck!

Offline saba1374

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Re: Need help picking repertoire
Reply #3 on: June 05, 2020, 10:11:08 AM
Great suggestions thank you guys!

Offline chateauferret

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Re: Need help picking repertoire
Reply #4 on: June 05, 2020, 01:26:26 PM
Mozart. Fantasia in C minor K 475. Rondo in A minor K 511.
Schumann. Fantasiestuecke op 12, Aufsprung and In der Nacht.
Dussek. Piano sonata in F minor op 77.

 

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