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#1705855 - 07/01/11 07:37 PM Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Frozenicicles]  
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12 hours of class?? I am certainly very jealous! Engineering here is 30 hours per week during the year and I'm currently working full time, so practicing time is currently very rare.

I'm working on that Liszt Sonata, as well as keeping Gretchen am Spinnrade, Kapustin's op. 40 no.2, and Liszt's 6th Hungarian Rhapsody fresh. I'm also bringing back the Heroic Polonaise to record for my friend's birthday and I need to start learning these Scriabin Preludes...

Do anybody else find the Recapitulation (4rth movement) of the Liszt Sonata easier than the 2nd? I'm having a lot more trouble with the quick parts in the 2nd movement, but the last movement is feeling much more "pianistic" and secure under the fingers.


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#1705874 - 07/01/11 08:10 PM Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Frozenicicles]  
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I worked on an accompaniment for Beethoven's 8th Violin Sonata and the Meditation for Thais for about like two minutes (even though the first rehearsal is tomorrow teheee) and that's it!!! I was so bored with practicing today...

#1705884 - 07/01/11 08:38 PM Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Kuanpiano]  
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That is only for 2 classes condensed from 4 months into one in a summer session... It was a little different during the year..



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#1705906 - 07/01/11 09:24 PM Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Pogorelich.]  
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Yeah, I would imagine. Summer school is tough! Hopefully you'll get back to practice soon...and I can start asking questions about the Liszt sonata laugh


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#1705944 - 07/01/11 10:43 PM Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Frozenicicles]  
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I worked more on the Saint-Saens Etude en forme de valse... I think after a lot of practice and time, I'll get it! laugh Such a guilty pleasure...

Also, Ravel Concerto in G first movement (upcoming competition) and Schubert Impromptu Op. 142 No. 2.

#1706163 - 07/02/11 11:59 AM Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Frozenicicles]  
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Here is some progress I've made on Saint-Saens Etude so far:



I've also worked out the first two pages. I think I'll actually be able to make good work of this piece! (Some day.) ha

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#1706211 - 07/02/11 01:34 PM Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Orange Soda King]  
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Wow OSK, you're getting pretty darn good!
I've only glanced in on your live streaming practice sessions a few times but I never saw you really play anything beyond a few snippets that you were working on.
(Also it's freaky to see you from the other side for a change). shocked

#1706216 - 07/02/11 01:52 PM Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Sparky McBiff]  
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Thanks! By the way, you can't see well from that angle, but I'm wearing an Orange Crush soda shirt. grin

#1706271 - 07/02/11 03:57 PM Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Orange Soda King]  
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Originally Posted by Orange Soda King
Thanks! By the way, you can't see well from that angle, but I'm wearing an Orange Crush soda shirt. grin

I figured that since the first few times I saw you practising you had that shirt on.

#1706732 - 07/03/11 04:29 PM Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Frozenicicles]  
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A coupple of days ago I finished studying La campanella! Now It's practise practise and more practise. I allso work on Beethoven sonata 27, and Bach C-minor prelude, and alittle on Liszt Liebestod from Tristan & Isolde. Somebody have som good tips on the tremolos in thirds in bar 13 and 14?

#1710950 - 07/10/11 07:44 PM Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Kuanpiano]  
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Originally Posted by Kuanpiano
I'm also bringing back the Heroic Polonaise to record for my friend's birthday and I need to start learning these Scriabin Preludes...


I thought the same about these Scriabin Preludes. Just wanted to use your quotation, to mention that I currently finished the Prelude op.8 no.12!! Just proud of it!
In fact my teacher wanted me to play "Liebestraum" from Liszt(I´ve to admit that I was to lazy to learn the ending part). So I played this Scriabin Etude from which he disadvised me. Sometimes I made small stops, so that my brain could catch up to the following parts. Fortunately he was quite satisfied!

But I wasn´t amused when he suggested me to try a Sonata from Scriabin...er no...ehk...
my musical understanding needs more time yet!

#1710962 - 07/10/11 08:09 PM Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Frozenicicles]  
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Beethoven Pathetique Sonata, Saint-Saens Etude. Need to work on Mozart concerto again...

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#1710972 - 07/10/11 08:26 PM Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Frozenicicles]  
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I'm working on Haydn's Piano Sonata no. 62, Scarlatti's Sonata in G K125, and Prokofiev's 2nd sonata... I'm also starting to dabble again in the Chopin PC1 and the cadenza of the Beethoven 3....

#1711029 - 07/10/11 10:40 PM Re: What did you practise today? [Re: WinsomeAllegretto]  
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!!!!!!!!! i practiced the mendelssohn too! except i worked on the andante-mostly made sure the pedal is clean, nothing is mushy and that the lines sing smile

#1711038 - 07/10/11 10:56 PM Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Frozenicicles]  
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Worked on Ravel Concerto in G, first movement, for an upcoming concerto competition. I feel like I have new and very improved ears coming back to this piece I learned a year ago, and although I will continue to go through with this competition (I feel it would be cowardly to back out), there are some passages (the slow ones) that I just do NOT understand and cannot even hear in my head 100% exactly how they can go. I'm sure I'll give a "pretty good" performance... all the notes will be there no problem, the fast parts will be exciting (I feel those parts pretty darn well if I do say so myself!) and the trills and arpeggios in the trills will be all shimmery and exciting, but OVERALL there will be something missing. Something overtop all of these aspects of playing the piano. I feel true depth, mastery, profundity, and MUSIC at all level will be missing...

Oh well. I'm still young, it's all a part of the learning process, and I'll do better with the next pieces I learn. Until then, back to the keyboard to practice! laugh

#1711052 - 07/10/11 11:23 PM Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Frozenicicles]  
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Since this thread is at the top of the list now: I've been playing the Scherzo which I just got assigned. Its tremendously fun trying to figure out the voicing of the opening ff chords, fingering of the left hand legato section, etc.


Current:
Beethoven: Sonata Op.31, No.2 ("Tempest")
Debussy: Danseuses de Delphes (Prelude 1, Book 1)
Next in line:
Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op.23
Debussy: Le vent dans la plaine (Prelude 3, Book 1)
Debussy: Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir (Prelude 4, Book 1)
#1711101 - 07/11/11 02:17 AM Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Frozenicicles]  
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Mozart Fantasia in C minor, K. 396 (NOT the later one)
Bach WTC II Prelude & Fugue in E minor - so hard and so much fun.

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Originally Posted by jeffreyjones
Mozart Fantasia in C minor, K. 396 (NOT the later one)
Bach WTC II Prelude & Fugue in E minor - so hard and so much fun.


Weren't you doing E major Book II a while back? That one is one of my favorites of the 48. E minor Book II I'm more lukewarm on. (Though if I were to work it up, I might come to love it.)

For me, it's pretty much all Schumann Davidsbundlertanze all the time. I'm really going to get all 18 worked up. Today it was #4 from Book II, which has a glorious coda.

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Originally Posted by beet31425
Originally Posted by jeffreyjones
Mozart Fantasia in C minor, K. 396 (NOT the later one)
Bach WTC II Prelude & Fugue in E minor - so hard and so much fun.


Weren't you doing E major Book II a while back? That one is one of my favorites of the 48. E minor Book II I'm more lukewarm on. (Though if I were to work it up, I might come to love it.)


E major is one of the best for sure. I love the ethereal serenity. I love the E minor after it too because it's everything the E major isn't. The prelude is the toughest two-part invention I've ever seen, but it's the fugue that just feels so good under the hands when you get it down.

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#1711462 - 07/11/11 04:11 PM Re: What did you practise today? [Re: liszt85]  
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Originally Posted by liszt85
Since this thread is at the top of the list now: I've been playing the Scherzo which I just got assigned. Its tremendously fun trying to figure out the voicing of the opening ff chords, fingering of the left hand legato section, etc.


May I ask you how far you got with the Scherzo? I´m just excited because I also had to learn this piece some mounths ago.

Are you really working on four pieces simultaneously? Respect!!

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Beethoven Pathetique 1st movement, Ravel Concerto in G 1st movement, Saint-Saens Etude en Forme de Valse. They are slowly improving.

I'm playing Ravel Concerto first movement for a competition on the 16th. Wish me luck!

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Originally Posted by Hixbosone
Originally Posted by liszt85
Since this thread is at the top of the list now: I've been playing the Scherzo which I just got assigned. Its tremendously fun trying to figure out the voicing of the opening ff chords, fingering of the left hand legato section, etc.


May I ask you how far you got with the Scherzo? I´m just excited because I also had to learn this piece some mounths ago.

Are you really working on four pieces simultaneously? Respect!!


Yea,.. a little at a time. I tried recording myself (its been 3 days since I started learning it). I can in no way play at tempo, so there are lots of issues with this recording but I still wanted to hear what I sounded like at a sufficiently high tempo (its slower than the target tempo of course): http://www.box.net/shared/i8n2ijtz83eg1iffd4iz

(don't judge me.. I will not play it at this tempo while I practice, so it will be much better in the end, I promise :D)



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Beethoven: Sonata Op.31, No.2 ("Tempest")
Debussy: Danseuses de Delphes (Prelude 1, Book 1)
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Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op.23
Debussy: Le vent dans la plaine (Prelude 3, Book 1)
Debussy: Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir (Prelude 4, Book 1)
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Originally Posted by Orange Soda King
Beethoven Pathetique 1st movement, Ravel Concerto in G 1st movement, Saint-Saens Etude en Forme de Valse. They are slowly improving.

I'm playing Ravel Concerto first movement for a competition on the 16th. Wish me luck!


Good luck mate! Let us know how you fare (I'm sure you'll do great). thumb


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Debussy: Danseuses de Delphes (Prelude 1, Book 1)
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Debussy: Le vent dans la plaine (Prelude 3, Book 1)
Debussy: Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir (Prelude 4, Book 1)
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Originally Posted by liszt85
(don't judge me.. I will not play it at this tempo while I practice, so it will be much better in the end, I promise :D)


No way, you play very clear. And after only days it´s played very confident(is this the right word in english?:/). My problem is that I start to play too fast way too early. That´s the result: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS-hTMz-bp0
This is a recording after two Months of practicing. Not intesive but still hard for my feeling! laugh

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Finally got Schumann Davidsbundlertanze #6 memorized and up to speed! What a monster.

Oh, but my left hand is sore now. I have to be very careful.


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Originally Posted by Orange Soda King
I'm playing Ravel Concerto first movement for a competition on the 16th. Wish me luck!


Good luck! thumb


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I'm playing Ravel Concerto first movement for a competition on the 16th. Wish me luck!


Good luck! thumb


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