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Offline adariation

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Hidden gems
on: July 17, 2022, 03:50:39 PM
Hey all,
What are some solo pieces/concerto that can be classified as ‘hidden gems’

Offline bwl_13

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Re: Hidden gems
Reply #1 on: July 18, 2022, 05:20:53 AM
Kind of tricky since everyone has a different view of what is "hidden".

For instance, I find Ravel's Sonatine to by a hidden gem, but others might say any major work by Ravel is inherently not "hidden".
Second Year Undergrad:
Bach BWV 914
Beethoven Op. 58
Reger Op. 24 No. 5
Rachmaninoff Op. 39 No. 3 & No. 5

Offline anacrusis

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Re: Hidden gems
Reply #2 on: July 18, 2022, 08:22:52 PM
I have always maintained that this piece is a hidden gem that deserves to be heard more often:

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Re: Hidden gems
Reply #3 on: July 19, 2022, 09:54:46 PM
Yeah, this is a hard one. There are some pieces that I have only become more aware of in recent years that I love that don't seem to be the most mainstream, but I might just also be ignorant. Here are a few that I think may be a little less common than others.

- Szymanowski variations Op.3
- Szymanowski variations Op.10
- Faure theme and variations Op.73
- Faure nocturne No. 13 Op.119
- Janacek sonata 1.X.1905
- Grieg ballade Op.24
- Liszt the majority of pieces from Harmonies Poétiques Et Religieuses
- Brahm Schumann variations Op.9
- Godowsky transcriptions of Bach's violin sonatas (I really like the sonata 1 fugue)
- Godowsky passacaglia
- Reger variations and fugue on a theme of Bach Op.81
- Stradal various transcriptions of Bach's organ works (organ concerto, for example, rarely played)

These were just some that came to mind that I don't usually see mentioned.

- KC

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Re: Hidden gems
Reply #4 on: July 20, 2022, 08:37:14 AM

Offline stringoverstrung

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Re: Hidden gems
Reply #5 on: August 06, 2022, 03:31:34 PM

for sure some sonatas from Scarlatti and contemporaries (France)  can be classified as such. Some pieces are known but others are not.

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