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Offline liszt-and-the-galops

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Please help me on this question
on: December 04, 2023, 05:28:45 PM
Can you rank these pieces from easiest to hardest?

Fantaisie-Impromtu
Moonlight Sonata (Movement 1 only)
Raindrop Prelude (Chopin's, I'm expecting this to be the easiest.)
Preludio (Liszt Transcendental Etude no. 1)
Tristesse (Chopin 10/3)
Fur Elise
Ronda Alla Turka (I could be spelling that wrong...)

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Re: Please help me on this question
Reply #1 on: December 04, 2023, 05:31:40 PM
Personally:

Raindrop Prelude
Ronda Alla Turka
Moonlight Sonata Mvt. 1
Fur Elise
Fantaisie-Impromptu
Preludio
Tristesse (I know I'm over ranking this, but it's my personal experience)

Curious to hear your opinions.
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Re: Please help me on this question
Reply #2 on: February 13, 2024, 12:33:07 AM
Easiest to hardest
Fur Elise
Raindrop Prelude
Moonlight 1st
Preludio
Tristesse
Fantasy Impromptu
Alla Turca

Reason I'm putting Rondo Alla Turca so high is because all Mozart is so hard to get "just right". I played Hugnarian Rhapsody 2 and the Appassionata and Alla Turca is still harder to get right by a mile. People say Preludio is really hard but it seems like just crazy technique - and the kind of technique I'm best at. Tristesse is hard but most Chopin is more emotionally simple than people realize. I know all these pieces are hard to get right. In fact, almost all pieces are hard. That's why we have different opinions (just putting that out there, cause someone might object)
Schubert sonatas are amazing and I want to learn all of them eventually! My favorites are D 960, D 959, D 840, D 568, and D 894.

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Re: Please help me on this question
Reply #3 on: February 13, 2024, 04:19:31 AM
Raindrop Prelude
Fur Elise: Beethoven Bagatelles are always harder than they look or sound and this isn't an exception
Fantasie Impromptu: It's looks 10 times easier than it sounds and playing it is 10 times easier than it looks.
Moonlight Sonata movement 1: Probably the hardest to play up to concert pianist level though)
Tristesse: I considered this the third hardest etude in the op. 10 set (personally) for a while now.
Alla Turca: Definitely not easy to pull off cleanly, especially for a beginner.
TE 1: Assuming this list is for a beginner, most beginners simply won't have the speed or chops to make this little piece work.

FYI I haven't studied much preludes so I don't really know the difficulty of the raindrop prelude. I just put it easiest because of what you wrote about it.

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Re: Please help me on this question
Reply #4 on: February 13, 2024, 09:33:08 AM
Technically:
Moonlight
Raindrop
Fur Elise
Rondo
Preludio
Fantasie
10/3

Musically:
Raindrop
Fur Elise
Preludio
Fantasie
Rondo
Moonlight
10/3
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