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Topic: Russian repertoire  (Read 1299 times)

Offline Raagshinnah

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Russian repertoire
on: April 11, 2005, 09:21:53 PM
Hi, I'm looking for russian pieces for grade 5-7, any suggestions?

Some Rachmaninoff would be nice, but I doubt any of his good pieces are playable at that level...

I have the sheet music for Shostakovich's concertino for two pianos (op. 94) but I lack two hands so I'd like a few other pieces that could keep me busy in the meantime :)

If it's any help to choose the suggestions, the things I need to work on the most are evenness in long-ish scale passages and my overall stamina for physically demanding pieces.

Thanks in advance
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Offline pianomann1984

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Re: Russian repertoire
Reply #1 on: April 11, 2005, 09:37:08 PM
How about the Prokofiev visions fugitives? or one of the sonatinas op 57/54 (I cant remember which)?  Also, I know its not Russian, but if you like a real challenge, try the Chopin Prelude in D minor, Op 28, No 24, which encompasses all of things you have just described.
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Offline BoliverAllmon

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Re: Russian repertoire
Reply #2 on: April 11, 2005, 11:20:06 PM
how about shostakovich's sonata 2?

Offline Raagshinnah

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Re: Russian repertoire
Reply #3 on: April 12, 2005, 02:07:51 PM
I'll check out the sheet music for 2-3 of the visions fugitives (quite a few of them are annoying at best).

As for the sonatinas and the shostakovich sonata, I'll have to try and find a recording or sheet music for them.

And the Chopin prélude seems a bit over my level. I will try it tonight in sightreading to see if it's as hard as it sounds, but I'm pretty sure that it will only make me practice swearing instead of other techniques... *grins*

thanks :)
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Offline Regulus Medtner

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Re: Russian repertoire
Reply #4 on: April 12, 2005, 08:27:05 PM
Another suggestion...Medtner's Romantic Sketches for the Young, op.54. Beautiful music and much more substantial than the title suggests.
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