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Topic: Repertoire suggestions for background music  (Read 254 times)

Offline wiegenlied

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Repertoire suggestions for background music
on: February 28, 2023, 01:05:32 AM
Hello, I am wondering if anyone can suggest some classical repertoire to play for family and friends, and also as background music at a restaurant/bar etc. I am currently playing at around AmusA (Australian) level? Current pieces Iím playing are: Beethoven Pathetique, Chopin Walzt Op. 69 No. 2, Einaudi.

Offline lelle

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Re: Repertoire suggestions for background music
Reply #1 on: February 28, 2023, 08:42:08 PM
Add some of the not-so-dramatic Chopin Nocturnes to your repertoire, some Satie, and some Debussy, and you are already well on your way. Some slow Schumann (selections from Kinderszenen for example) could also fit.

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Re: Repertoire suggestions for background music
Reply #2 on: March 01, 2023, 07:37:43 AM
I suggest you consider also Mendehlssohn: some of 'Songs Without Words' :)

Offline wiegenlied

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Re: Repertoire suggestions for background music
Reply #3 on: March 06, 2023, 12:36:25 AM
Thank you these are all wonderful suggestions!

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Re: Repertoire suggestions for background music
Reply #4 on: March 08, 2023, 12:06:17 AM
You could look at some of Beethoven's Bagatelles too (the slower ones). My favorites are in Op 119 but there is a lot of gold in there. :)
 

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