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#1007612 - 09/27/07 02:52 PM What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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No, don't name 2, or 3, or 4... even if it's tempting. laugh

Choose *one!* Which one is the piece you'd kill to be able to play at concert level, flawlessly?

For me, it would be the Rachmaninoff's 3rd Piano Concerto. Just chock-full of gorgeous melodies and I never tire of listening to it.


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#1007613 - 09/27/07 02:54 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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Rachmaninov again - the Paganini variations. Ain't going to happen outside my dreams, though.

#1007614 - 09/27/07 03:04 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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Leucona's "Maleguena"


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#1007615 - 09/27/07 03:06 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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Chopin's 4th Ballade.

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#1007616 - 09/27/07 03:12 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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Liszt's HR # 2.
I'll refrain from all the others.

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#1007617 - 09/27/07 03:12 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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Chopin's Polonaise in Ab Maj...someday....


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#1007618 - 09/27/07 03:13 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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Do you mean well? Just about everything I already play... laugh OK. I guess Liszt's Sonetto 104 del Petrarca. I used to be able to play the first three pages and then gave up. I would also love to be able to play Msorsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. and all of Bach's Goldberg Variations. But then you said "only 1"......


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#1007619 - 09/27/07 03:21 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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Beethoven 32 variation in c minor and some Bach fugues!

#1007620 - 09/27/07 03:30 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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Alkan's Concerto for Piano Alone, from the Etudes In All The Minor Keys, Op.39.


Mel


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#1007621 - 09/27/07 03:36 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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Fantasie Impromptu Chopin


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#1007622 - 09/27/07 03:55 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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Beethoven Sonata no. 8

I was going to say Mussorky's Pictures at an Exhibition or Schumann's Carnival, but I'd probably have to kill a whole village.

I'd also like to learn Ray Charles's What I Say, but I might someday be able to do that without ritual sacrifice.

#1007623 - 09/27/07 04:09 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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Chopin Scherzo #3.

#1007624 - 09/27/07 04:10 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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At the moment Ravel's La Valse piano solo, but it changes from week to week...

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=bzEkQxOcXQA part 1
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-7XQ5bDVxqM part 2

I'm not going to hold my breath... smile

#1007625 - 09/27/07 04:18 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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Anything by Rachmaninoff:

Monica, I have the sheet music for Maleguena if you want to start working on it now.
MIke

#1007626 - 09/27/07 04:21 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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I wish I could play the most beautiful melody you have ever heard. It would be composed and performed by me and be comprised of the nicest melodies I have ever heard.

I'm still searching for it, and it may be a while before I ever discover it but I know that some day I WILL find it as it is in me. It's just not ready yet!.

#1007627 - 09/27/07 04:26 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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Chopin 25/11 The "Winter Wind" etude


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#1007628 - 09/27/07 05:00 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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Chopin 25/11 The "Winter Wind" etude
Right on! smile


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#1007629 - 09/27/07 05:01 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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Mazzepa etude by Liszt.


Oh heck....I already voted.


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#1007630 - 09/27/07 05:46 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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Chopin's Nocturne in Dflat major!

#1007631 - 09/27/07 06:25 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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Chopin Etude Opus 10 No. 3


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#1007632 - 09/27/07 06:29 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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Liszt's Reminiscences de Don Juan

#1007633 - 09/27/07 06:30 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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Chopin Etude Opus 10 No. 3
Good choice - this piece is so beautiful. I think it's doable as well, but in a few years...not yet.

#1007634 - 09/27/07 06:48 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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#1007635 - 09/27/07 07:01 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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Alkan's Concerto for Piano Alone, from the Etudes In All The Minor Keys, Op.39.


Mel
Exactly the same for me!
Love the piece...


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#1007636 - 09/27/07 07:16 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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Originally posted by Mike White:
Monica, I have the sheet music for Maleguena if you want to start working on it now.
MIke
Thanks, Mike; I actually bought it some time ago. Opened it up, took one look at it, and put it in my pile of "good things to leave propped open on my music desk to impress visitors senseless but which I have no prayer of learning this decade." laugh


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#1007637 - 09/27/07 07:20 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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Rachmaninov Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 39 No. 3 in F Sharp Minor.


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#1007638 - 09/27/07 07:23 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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Bach-Bussoni Chaccone in D minor.

#1007639 - 09/27/07 07:33 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, op. 73 ["Emperor"]

(but considering it took me about a half a year to get through the Croatian Rhapsody, I suspect I'll not be playing this one in this lifetime)


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Chopsticks.....

Tchaikovsky concerto in B flat minor which I have wanted to be able play since I was a teenager and could only manage ........chopsticks.

#1007641 - 09/27/07 07:46 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?  
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Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:
I wish I could play the most beautiful melody you have ever heard. It would be composed and performed by me and be comprised of the nicest melodies I have ever heard.

...it is in me. It's just not ready yet!.
That's my favorite piece too!

While that piece is getting ready, I would like to be able to play Chopin Polonaise in Ab major (op. 53.)


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