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Topic: Toccatas  (Read 643 times)

Offline edvond

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Toccatas
on: April 19, 2021, 12:37:45 AM
Does anyone know the two toccata like pieces performed in the following excerpts?


I am stumped!

Thanks!

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Re: Toccatas
Reply #1 on: April 19, 2021, 01:44:52 PM
It's by Akira Yuyama ,I've posted about him and this particular suite in the past ,it's fun as heck, he wrote a book  of "children's" works (and not really in that they're difficult as heck but they are designed to be easier for small hands to play with smart interval treatment )
The work is Confections an Piano Sweet (each set of pieces is titled after a particular desert and or the effects of overindulgence of them).
Yuyama's works are part of the standard teaching / pedagogy literature in Japan and these in particular as well as for even younger played the Children's Land book (all same hand stretches a 7th or less i recall seeing in my copy ) are also used in the ptna and similar examinations and competitions and capstone recitals

That excerpt may he from the hardest and longest part of the suite ,a medley of a grand march /grand cake walk finale that is decently long and highlights several of theorw popular and notable themes from pieces in the collection.

I can try to post a link to my old post or replies about them,I recommend them a lot but no one really ever really replied or seem to take time to source them and discover how wonderful they were so I sort of just stoped from ok y'all's loss sort of place



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Re: Toccatas
Reply #2 on: April 19, 2021, 02:52:54 PM
Thanks for the reply! 

I think the first excerpt is Oni-Arani, from the "Sweet."  Many thanks.

I couldn't find the second excerpt in the recordings you posted.  Do you think it is from a different collection?
 

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