Piano Forum



Piano Streetís Top Picks of 2022
With a handful of articles published every month since it's start in 2007, Piano Street's online magazine now consists of over 500 interviews, news, videos and in-depth articles about all kinds of piano-related topics. These are the 16 most read, discussed or shared articles of 2022. Read more >>

Topic: Suggestions of works like Schumann and Czerny toccata?  (Read 283 times)

Offline robertus

  • PS Silver Member
  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 78
I love playing these works, and find it a good technical workout to play them through many times in succession. But I would like to find more pieces like this- hard in a mechanical sense, which treat the hands fairly equally, and harmonious and tuneful. Any suggestions? 

Offline anacrusis

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 695
Re: Suggestions of works like Schumann and Czerny toccata?
Reply #1 on: February 21, 2023, 12:56:31 PM
I know you didn't get answers here but I guess it was a tricky question. Did you find anything on your own? I'm looking for something similar myself!

Offline robertus

  • PS Silver Member
  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 78
Re: Suggestions of works like Schumann and Czerny toccata?
Reply #2 on: March 02, 2023, 03:56:00 AM
I know you didn't get answers here but I guess it was a tricky question. Did you find anything on your own? I'm looking for something similar myself!

I found a few other Czerny pieces ("Grand Exercises") which are much the same kind of thing. However, the early-19th engraving, and inconvenient format makes it hard to read them. Another thing which is kind of the same idea is playing the first sixteens number of the Tausig selection of Gradus[//i] in rapid succession (it takes about 12 minutes), then repeating four times in succession.

But nothing quite as effective as Schumann as general finger workout!

Offline anacrusis

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 695
Re: Suggestions of works like Schumann and Czerny toccata?
Reply #3 on: March 03, 2023, 08:53:10 PM
Nice, I'll take a look at those. Thanks!

What do you think about the Prokofiev Toccata?

Offline robertus

  • PS Silver Member
  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 78
Re: Suggestions of works like Schumann and Czerny toccata?
Reply #4 on: March 05, 2023, 06:13:46 AM
Nice, I'll take a look at those. Thanks!

What do you think about the Prokofiev Toccata?

It's a great piece, but too physically awkward and intellectually and emotionally demanding for me to enjoy practicing.

Do you like playing it?

Offline anacrusis

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 695
Re: Suggestions of works like Schumann and Czerny toccata?
Reply #5 on: March 21, 2023, 02:58:07 PM
Haven't played it yet :D but might at some point. It looks pretty difficult though.
 

Logo light pianostreet.com - the website for classical pianists, piano teachers, students and piano music enthusiasts.

Subscribe for unlimited access

Sign up

Follow us

Piano Street Digicert