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Offline stormx

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Great composers neglecting solo piano
on: February 25, 2005, 06:43:00 PM
Hi !!

Reading another thread about Mahler, i wonder who are those GREAT composers that did not write A SINGLE PIECE for SOLO piano (let us include any keyboard instrument in the piano category).

Vivaldi??
Wagner??

Offline lenny

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Re: Great composers neglecting solo piano
Reply #1 on: February 25, 2005, 07:09:46 PM
wagner wrote some

BERLIOZ didnt, im pretty sure

he was one of the few composers who couldnt play piano
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Offline BoliverAllmon

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Re: Great composers neglecting solo piano
Reply #2 on: February 25, 2005, 07:11:39 PM
I don't know of anything by stravinsky either.

Offline lenny

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Re: Great composers neglecting solo piano
Reply #3 on: February 25, 2005, 07:43:34 PM
I don't know of anything by stravinsky either.

i know he composed etudes, and what about petruschka?
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Offline LVB op.57

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Re: Great composers neglecting solo piano
Reply #4 on: February 25, 2005, 07:57:01 PM
mahler, i think
berlioz is a good one, but i didn't know he couldn't play piano.
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Re: Great composers neglecting solo piano
Reply #5 on: February 25, 2005, 08:05:04 PM
mahler, i think
berlioz is a good one, but i didn't know he couldn't play piano.
paganini

berlioz played flute and guitar if i recall, but not very well, he was actually a really good singer though.
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Offline BoliverAllmon

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Re: Great composers neglecting solo piano
Reply #6 on: February 25, 2005, 08:10:14 PM


i know he composed etudes, and what about petruschka?

wow, I was unaware of these.

Offline DarkWind

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Re: Great composers neglecting solo piano
Reply #7 on: February 25, 2005, 10:09:57 PM
Stravinsky has written, to my knowledge:
Cinq Doigts
Etudes
Rag-Time
Tango
Sonata
3 Movements from Petrushka

All for piano.

Offline PianoStudentReady2Perform

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Re: Great composers neglecting solo piano
Reply #8 on: February 25, 2005, 10:37:45 PM
BERLIOZ didnt, im pretty sure

he was one of the few composers who couldnt play piano
neither could verdi

Offline Nightscape

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Re: Great composers neglecting solo piano
Reply #9 on: February 25, 2005, 11:01:11 PM
Puccini

Actually a lot of opera composers really.

Offline Op. 1 No. 2

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Re: Great composers neglecting solo piano
Reply #10 on: February 26, 2005, 12:19:22 AM
I believe Richard Strauss didn't write much for piano.

Offline ponecorleone

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Re: Great composers neglecting solo piano
Reply #11 on: February 26, 2005, 12:24:15 AM
Chopin's piano solos are few and far between.

Offline donjuan

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Re: Great composers neglecting solo piano
Reply #12 on: February 26, 2005, 01:38:54 AM
Chopin's piano solos are few and far between.
"It's better not to say anything and let them think you a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt".

wagner wrote some

BERLIOZ didnt, im pretty sure

he was one of the few composers who couldnt play piano
an interesting thread from the past about Berlioz and piano music:

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4006.0.html

ultimately, you are all correct.

Offline dinosaurtales

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Re: Great composers neglecting solo piano
Reply #13 on: February 26, 2005, 04:49:22 AM
I believe Richard Strauss didn't write much for piano.

not much, but there is one mediocre piano sonata that I have.  I think it's best he didn't write much for piano, actually.  This sonata isn't very good.
So much music, so little time........

Offline steinwayguy

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Re: Great composers neglecting solo piano
Reply #14 on: February 26, 2005, 06:36:13 AM
I'm surprised nobody new of Stravinsky's piano works... I always thought of them as not-terribly-standard-but-still-standard repertoire, especially the Etudes, sonata and Petrouchka.

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Re: Great composers neglecting solo piano
Reply #15 on: February 26, 2005, 06:58:56 AM
I believe Richard Strauss didn't write much for piano.

not much, but there is one mediocre piano sonata that I have. I think it's best he didn't write much for piano, actually. This sonata isn't very good.

Actually, at the youthful age of 21, Richard Strauss wrote a wonderful piano concerto, the "Burleske in D Minor" which, frankly, is astoundingly difficult to play.

Offline Op. 1 No. 2

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Re: Great composers neglecting solo piano
Reply #16 on: February 26, 2005, 09:48:06 AM



Actually, at the youthful age of 21, Richard Strauss wrote a wonderful piano concerto, the "Burleske in D Minor" which, frankly, is astoundingly difficult to play.

Hmm, I'll give that a listen if I can find it. Thanks! I never knew.  ;D

Offline Skeptopotamus

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Re: Great composers neglecting solo piano
Reply #17 on: February 26, 2005, 10:14:33 AM
penderecki

Offline pianostudent88

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Re: Great composers neglecting solo piano
Reply #18 on: February 27, 2005, 08:39:57 PM
free sheet music of Stravinsky at this site: https://www.piano.ru/stra.html

Petrushka is great!! :)

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Re: Great composers neglecting solo piano
Reply #19 on: March 02, 2005, 05:59:50 PM
Did Sarasate write anything for solo piano?
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Re: Great composers neglecting solo piano
Reply #20 on: March 07, 2005, 08:15:47 AM


Hmm, I'll give that a listen if I can find it. Thanks! I never knew.  ;D

Try the Serkin/Szell recording paired with Brahms Op. 15 (Piano Conc #1 in d minor).  Serkin is flawless.
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