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Topic: Chopins Scherzo #4 (Genius Piece!)  (Read 2283 times)

Offline chopin2256

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Chopins Scherzo #4 (Genius Piece!)
on: May 26, 2003, 05:22:28 AM
I think that Chopins Scherzo #4 is one of his most genius works.  This is a piece that every pianist should study.  It is vivacious, and full of liveliness, and it has a dramatic middle section.  It takes the same form as his Fantasia Impromtu in C# minor.  He has extremely unpredictable key changes, but does it in a way that makes it sound even better!  Lizst seems to be the closest composer to match Chopin's style.  Even though Lizst writes very difficult, and very fast music, his music still cant compare to Chopin!  (although I love his Sonata in B minor)  Chopin's music just seems to have much more feeling.  Does anyone else agree, or did I create a war?

To change the subject:
I have completed 4 very difficult piano pieces, and would like to get them played and heard in the public.  Would anyone be willing to give my music a shot, and to at least listen to my piano solos?  My music takes advantage of the piano in every way possible.  Its very tonal (i dont believe in dissonance).  If you like the music of Chopin, you might enjoy my music!  I am trying to become an established composer, but I need the help of an interested pianist who has faith in my music.  I have a website with my crystal clear recordings.  My recordings are not MIDI, they are in MP3 format.  I will post my website upon request.
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Re: Chopins Scherzo #4 (Genius Piece!)
Reply #1 on: May 26, 2003, 12:02:30 PM
Chopin and Liszt are commonly compared not only due to some of their musically similarities and difference but since they were contemporaries.  I personally like Liszt more because his pieces are in such control of so much of the piano.  He has a very simple pieces that are often ignored.  The ones from his later period are quite short and with a stark tonality too.  Chopin's music is great for a lot of reasons.  The two serve well to foil each others strengths and weaknesses so I think it's a good idea to learn pieces by both.
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Re: Chopins Scherzo #4 (Genius Piece!)
Reply #2 on: April 06, 2004, 07:55:49 PM
Hey chopin2256,

So why not show us your works?
Please do tell us your website address.
Thanks!
Peter (Hong Kong)
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Offline trunks

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Re: Chopins Scherzo #4 (Genius Piece!)
Reply #3 on: April 06, 2004, 08:09:34 PM
Oh, by the way, I agree with your opinion on the last Scherzo by Chopin, although not on the comparison with Liszt because I don't think comparison is anything meaningful between them - and indeed between any composers - at all.

The last Scherzo by Chopin is such a sublime piece that the composer did away with most of the fire, the fury and even the passion that are so abundant in all its three predecessors. In fact I still find it too sublime for me to play, even though I could play Scherzos 1, 2 & 3 by heart.

I still have fire, fury and passion. That's why I doubt if I could do the 4th Scherzo good justice, although I'm not worried about the technical demands at all.

Memorizing the piece, however, could be a challenge. This piece contains so many extremely subtle variations of the same material that it could prove hard for the memory.

I am sure I shall be working on it eventually, at least for the sake of completeness
Peter (Hong Kong)
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