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Topic: What's your favorite decade of piano music?  (Read 329 times)

Offline bryfarr

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What's your favorite decade of piano music?
on: October 20, 2023, 03:50:02 PM
What's your favorite decade of music?
It could be the
1780's (Mozart's final works, Beethoven's early period, etc)
1830's (Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schumann, etc)
I think my favorite decade is the 1900's or the following decade. It includes pieces by Debussy, Ravel, Bartok, Prokofiev's early pieces, etc.
If you're a student, think of a few words that describe that decades approach to music.  For 1900's, I would say, "bold new ideas in the concept of what piano music can be, as well as in composition harmony and form."

You can ask Chat GPT for a list of piano compositions in any time period, but make sure you check the results, it can make mistakes.
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Re: What's your favorite decade of piano music?
Reply #1 on: October 20, 2023, 09:33:17 PM
I do love Bach, but that covers a large span of time and anyways, I consider mature Mozart to be the best music and Bach to be the best composer if that makes sense.

Runner-up: 1820s. Late Schubert, Late Beethoven.
- Beethoven Choral Symphony Op. 125
- Beethoven 3 final sonatas Op. 109-111
- Beethoven bagatelles Op. 119
- Beethoven bagatelles Op. 126
- Beethoven Grosse Fuge Op. 133
- Beethoven wrote 5 string quartets I'm not too familiar with
- Beethoven Diabelli Variations Op. 120
- Schubert Winterreise D 911
- Schubert Unfinished Symphony D 797
- Schubert Great Symphony D 849
- Schubert String Quartets D 703, 804, 810, 887
- Schubert Great Sonatas D 958-960
- Schubert Fantasie Sonata D 894
- Schubert Reliquie Sonata D 840
- Schubert Gasteiner Sonata D 850
- Schubert Sonata D 784
- Schubert Wanderer Fantasy
- Schubert Impromptus D 899, 935, 946
- Chopin Rondo in C Minor Op. 1
- Chopin Rondo a la Mazur Op. 5
- Chopin Sonata No. 1 Op. 4
- Liszt 12 Etudes S. 136

Final: 1780s. Late Mozart, Middle Haydn, many neglected contemporaries I've heard but can't "catalog" yet
- Mozart Sonatas K 330-333
- Mozart Sonata and Fantasy K 457/475
- Mozart Sonata K 533 (best piano piece of all time)
- Mozart Sonata K 570
- Mozart Sonata K 576
- Mozart Unser dummer  Pobel meint variations K 455
- Mozart Variations K 500
- Mozart Duport Variations K 573
- Mozart Fantasies K 396-397
- Mozart Adagio K 540
- Mozart Rondo K 511
- Mozart Rondo K 485
- Mozart Don Giovanni K 527
- Mozart Le nozze de Figaro K 496
- Mozart Piano Concertos #11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
- Mozart Violin Sonatas K 526 and K 547
- Mozart Prussian Quartets (how was he only at op 18 at that point lol)
- I haven't got time to type all the stuff Haydn's got. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_compositions_by_Joseph_Haydn#

All the time between these two periods were pretty solid too.

There's definitely much, much more that I missed. I just got to the famous composers mostly.
I'd love to learn all the Schubert sonatas someday

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Offline ego0720

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Re: What's your favorite decade of piano music?
Reply #2 on: November 01, 2023, 07:43:08 AM
Joseph Lamb: 1950s and 1960s. I’m still learning but still hazy on difference between ragtime and jazz.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Lamb_(composer)

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Re: What's your favorite decade of piano music?
Reply #3 on: November 02, 2023, 11:43:37 AM
1940s. Prokofiev Sonatas 6-8.
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Re: What's your favorite decade of piano music?
Reply #4 on: November 03, 2023, 10:13:25 PM
I'm just allowed to pick one decade?

Probably the 1830s then, because that's when Chopin wrote/published most of my favorite compositions by him :)

Offline thorn

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Re: What's your favorite decade of piano music?
Reply #5 on: November 04, 2023, 12:04:40 PM
It's between the 1900s and the 1910s. It feels insensitive to call the 1910s a 'favourite decade' given the war, so I'll go with 1900s.
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