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Offline UncleBEn210

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Piano Literature
on: April 24, 2005, 07:23:12 PM
Hey,

Could someone please recommend or re-direct me to a previous topic discussing good piano Literature. It would be really appreciated.

Thanks,

UncleBen.

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Re: Piano Literature
Reply #1 on: April 24, 2005, 08:56:45 PM
It depends on your level and on your taste...
For references use the search feature...
Here is what I think, and there is of course much much more that is very good litterature.

Bach: Most things are interresting... Notebook for Anna Magdalena , 24 preludes are for starters... then you have French and English suites, then Partitas, then 48 preludes and fuges , and the Goldberg variations...

Beethoven: 32 sonatas

Chopin: Everything :) Waltzes, Mazurkas, Nocturnes, Ballades, Etudes, Preludes, Impromptus, Polonaises, etc ... Etudes are very good for technique, but pretty high level, they are also fantastic musical pieces.

Debussy: Preludes

Mozart: Sonatas

Rachmaninov: Preludes

Scarlatti: Sonatas

I think Bach 48 preludes and fuges + Chopin 24 etudes + Beethoven 32 sonatas + Debussy preludes book 1 + Rachmaninov Preludes is a very very nice repertory :)
(Although I dont think anyone plays only these things...)

The piano litterature is so rich that you can almost drown in it :)
You will never run out of pieces to learn :)

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Re: Piano Literature
Reply #2 on: April 24, 2005, 09:54:06 PM
Thanks, That was really helpful. I was actually kinda leaning more towards method and tuition  books though. But thanks all the same. :)

Also,
How do I use the search feature?

UncleBen

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Re: Piano Literature
Reply #3 on: April 29, 2005, 09:14:00 PM
The search button is near the top...
What kind of litterature are you looking for?

I do not recommed: Abby Whiteside, Seamore Fink
I do recommend: Neuhaus, Hofman, possibly Berman "notes from the pianists bench"

Amazon these titles togheter with piano... i.e. Neuhaus Piano

Then look for some book in your library about musical notation, and buy a book on harmony, composition, ear training, there is a swedish one that has 3 books with exercises... Traditionell Harmonilära

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Re: Piano Literature
Reply #4 on: April 30, 2005, 12:16:03 AM
i recommend Neuhaus (art of piano playing) Fink,Sandor (about technique i am waiting for this book after i order from the shop)
try all bach Prelude and Fugue (all from both book)
some of Scarlatti that mentioned in this forum
32 Beethoven
27 Chopin Etudes (i would prefer 27 more than 24)
and the rest u will know
Piano = my life
My life = piano

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Re: Piano Literature
Reply #5 on: April 30, 2005, 01:55:50 PM
Cool, Thanks Everyone.  ;)

UncleBen

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Re: Piano Literature
Reply #6 on: May 02, 2005, 08:37:31 PM
also, try my web site, link below.
C.C.Chang; my home page:

 https://www.pianopractice.org/

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Re: Piano Literature
Reply #7 on: May 03, 2005, 02:50:51 PM
also, try my web site, link below.

Thanks.

Btw, Your book is marvellous  :)
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