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Topic: fun piece with different techniques  (Read 1370 times)

Kapellmeister27

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fun piece with different techniques
on: April 09, 2005, 10:44:35 PM
recently i have been playing a lot of dark, serious, challenging pieces ny chopin, rachmaninoff, etc.

so now over the summer i am going to work on some easier pieces to really work on some fine points of playing expressively such as mendelssohn SWW and maybe some schumann shorter pieces.

at the same time though i would like to learn 1 or 2 harder pieces to keep myself satisfied that way.  i would like something, though, that is more fun to listen to (maybe liszt, etc) 

any suggestions for some good pieces that arent extremely difficult, but challenging enough.

i would really like it if i could find a piece taht emplys as many different techniques as possible too (passages, arps, thirds, sixths, octaves, repeated notes, staccato and legato at same time, etc....)

Offline galonia

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Re: fun piece with different techniques
Reply #1 on: April 09, 2005, 11:56:00 PM
Dohnanyi Rhapsody Op. 11 No. 3 in C

Offline andrewkim

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Re: fun piece with different techniques
Reply #2 on: April 10, 2005, 06:19:26 AM
Prokofiev piano concerto no.3. the third movement in particular. Theres one section in there where you play in between the keys on the piano to create an arpeggio of dissonances.

Kapellmeister27

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Re: fun piece with different techniques
Reply #3 on: April 10, 2005, 01:37:23 PM
1. not solo
2. not un-extremely difficult
3. not fun (very sinister sounding)

but thankx anyway youre on the right track

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Re: fun piece with different techniques
Reply #4 on: April 10, 2005, 06:17:59 PM
Sounds like you might be interested in a set of post-classical period variations. And you mentioned Liszt...off the top of my head, I know that Liszt wrote a set of Paganini Variations. I believe this is Paganini Etude no. 6 (the last one).

Kapellmeister27

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Re: fun piece with different techniques
Reply #5 on: April 10, 2005, 09:10:36 PM
yeah, ive been looking around a bit and thought about the rigoletto paraphrase

is this piece easeier than it sounds, or harder than it seems?
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