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#1808626 - 12/19/11 01:55 PM What are you practicing?  
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What are you practicing on the piano for the time?
Im trying to get the Contrapunctus No.1 from Bach to sound good.
What about you guys?


Practice

Orlando Gibbons The Lord of Salisbury and his Pavin
William Byrd Pavana Lachrymae
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#1808658 - 12/19/11 02:55 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]  
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Stuff for a competition I'm accompanying in January:

Yoshimatsu - Fuzzy Bird Sonata
Swerts - Kotekan
Borne - Fantasy on Themes from Carmen

A recital with a flutist at the end of January:

Piston - Sonata
Taffanel - Andante Pastoral et Scherzettino
Schumann - Op. 94 Romances

Recitals with a Saxophonist in January and February (in St. Louis, Wisconsin, and Minneapolis if anyone's interested in hearing us!)

Schmitt - Legende
Husa - Elegie et Rondeau
Pascal - Sonatine
Boutry - Divirtimento
Faure - Fantasie
Prokofiev - Five Melodies

Luckily, this is all repertoire I've played before. The only new piece is the Taffanel, and it's not too difficult. But I'll be a busy boy for the next few weeks!


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#1808662 - 12/19/11 03:04 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]  
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Rzewski, "Down by the Riverside."

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"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do so with all thy might." Ecclesiastes 9:10

#1808665 - 12/19/11 03:13 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]  
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I've been practicing the Christmas hymns from the Hymn Book of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It's pretty easy to sight-read and I love being able to have the spirit of Christmas with me!


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#1808681 - 12/19/11 03:33 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]  
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Still polishing Ravel's Ondine, and I've started Deubssy's Ondine for fun! (Maybe I'll do an all-water themed program one day!).

Also playing with Chopin's Barcarolle and the Moonlight Sonata.

#1808716 - 12/19/11 04:09 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]  
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Same old thing: Beethoven Opus 53, Rondo.


Best regards,

Deborah
#1808723 - 12/19/11 04:13 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]  
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Beethoven Op. 13 2nd movement
Rachmaninoff Sonata 1 1st movement

#1808726 - 12/19/11 04:15 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Orange Soda King]  
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Originally Posted by Orange Soda King
Beethoven Op. 13 2nd movement
Rachmaninoff Sonata 1 1st movement
OSK, I laughed when I read your signature line. A grand obsession indeed! Her Mozart was wonderful.


Best regards,

Deborah
#1808733 - 12/19/11 04:26 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]  
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This week most of my time is being spent on Bach's C major Fugue from Book I and Brahms' Intermezzo Op. 118 no. 6.

#1808736 - 12/19/11 04:30 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]  
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Brahms: Rhapsody in B minor, Op 79, No 1
- Rhapsody in G minor, Op 79, No 2 (now memorized)
Debussy : Reflets dans l'eau (now memorized)
Haydn : Sonata in F major, Hob XVI:23
Chopin : Polonaise in c minor, Op 40, No 2


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#1808776 - 12/19/11 05:17 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: BruceD]  
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Originally Posted by BruceD
Brahms: Rhapsody in B minor, Op 79, No 1
- Rhapsody in G minor, Op 79, No 2 (now memorized)
Debussy : Reflets dans l'eau (now memorized)
Haydn : Sonata in F major, Hob XVI:23
Chopin : Polonaise in c minor, Op 40, No 2
I hope you will play the Rhapsody next summer! I can't wait to hear you.


Best regards,

Deborah
#1808788 - 12/19/11 05:34 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]  
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Hardly anything! Packing to leave for Cali and then on the road... thank goodness most of the hotels have pianos, but in the historic Southwest, most of the pianos are in historic Southwest conditions ='[

In the long car ride, I'm doing finger exercises on hardcover books, doing mental practice of a few different kinds, and putting in fingerings in my Mozart concerto, a variety of Chopin pieces, and beginning to muster the strength of will to practice Rachmaninoff when I have some real time at the instrument!

It's great being in the car for so long, though: tons of listening to random things, reading about the history of avant-garde music ( 3hearts ), some theory and composition... all with the desert flashing by. It's lovely!

#1808807 - 12/19/11 06:05 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]  
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Schubert, D. 664, 3rd movement
Muczynski, Desperate Measures/Paganini Variations
Chopin, Scherzo No. 2, Op. 25, 9 & 12


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#1808826 - 12/19/11 06:45 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]  
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Chopin, op.25/1.
Shostakovitch, Eb major prelude and fugue from op.87.

Each is more beautiful than the other.


-J


Beethoven op.110, Chopin op.27/2, Liszt Vallée d'Obermann
#1808835 - 12/19/11 06:53 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]  
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John Harbison Sonata No 2
Paul Schoenfield 3 Intermezzi
William Bolcom 9 New Bagatelles

These are all pieces written after 2000. I'm trying to put together an entire program of pieces written since 2000.

Other candidates:

Fred Hersch 24 Variations on "Because All Men are Brothers"
Libby Larsen Mephisto Rag
Judith Lang Zaimont Hitchin'
Lowell Liebermann Nocturne No 8
Michael Torke Blue Pacific
Dan Welcher Falling Fifths (Prelude for Dani)

#1808863 - 12/19/11 07:44 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Tim Adrianson]  
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On the piano :
Tchaikovsky - Old French Song, op39
Schumann - Melodie, op 68
Bach - Invention n°1 BWV 772 and I'll hopefully begin to work on his Sinfonia n°9 BWV 795 soon, voice per voice first.

And those pieces give me plenty of work and are good workout for me now (thumb passage, tone, shadings, hand position, relaxation) q:
I console myself working on Takemitsu, Bach, Henze and Sor on the guitar.
Well, not sure I really console myself.

I'm so jealous of all of you ! Piano has such a wonderful repertoire.

#1808867 - 12/19/11 08:04 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]  
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All the things in my signature except that I haven't really started the Beethoven yet and I'm thinking about switching the Chopin concerto to the Beethoven 4.

#1808963 - 12/20/11 01:07 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]  
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Brahms 118 complete, 76/1
Beethoven 109, 90
Medtner Reminiscenza sonata
Rachmaninoff 23/6, 23/10, 39/1
Debussy violin sonata
Chopin f- concerto

I was hoping to have a 3 day break, but I can't...



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#1808984 - 12/20/11 02:14 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: PaulaPiano34]  
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Originally Posted by chobeethaninov
All the things in my signature except that I haven't really started the Beethoven yet and I'm thinking about switching the Chopin concerto to the Beethoven 4.


Wow, nice choice! Lots of Ludwig in your future, it seems.

#1808985 - 12/20/11 02:15 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]  
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Beethoven op. 53
Wagner-Liszt "Isolde's Liebestod", from Tristan und Isolde

#1809007 - 12/20/11 03:24 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Pogorelich.]  
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Originally Posted by Pogorelich.
Brahms 118 complete, 76/1
Beethoven 109, 90
Medtner Reminiscenza sonata
Rachmaninoff 23/6, 23/10, 39/1
Debussy violin sonata
Chopin f- concerto

I was hoping to have a 3 day break, but I can't...


That's a LOT! I wish I was a full time piano student but when I see these lists of stuff that you're working on, and when I see things like "I was hoping to have a 3 day break, but I can't.." I'm not so sure anymore! (Just kidding, I'm pretty sure I would not have minded not having vacations if I could play the piano all day like you guys get to!)Good luck with all that, that's some amazing music you got there.


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)
#1809019 - 12/20/11 03:47 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]  
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Schubert 142/1
Mozart A minor Sonata

#1809035 - 12/20/11 05:14 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Orange Soda King]  
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Originally Posted by Orange Soda King
Rachmaninoff Sonata 1 1st movement


Wow! Really? One of my alltime favorites:-)

I enjoyed reading through these. I'm not at the moment practicing so much, but this thread reminded me of this wedding I'm playing a few states away, and next week (!WOOPS!). I never play weddings, but this is a close friend and insidentally the greatest trumpet player I've ever heard.

Prelude:

A Rachmaninov piece of my choice, so...A major Prelude op. 32 no. 9
Bach WTC I C major
Vivaldi Trumpet concerto, 1st movement
Handel Aria con Variazione (trumpet solo with piano accompaniment)

Ceremony:

Moms: Bach Sheep May Safely Graze (Hm...I should probably find the Petri transcription)
Brides maid + 3 children: "I Know that My Redeemer Liveth"
Fanfair for bride: Abblasen Fanfare (trumpet only)
Bride's processional: Trumpet Tune by John Stanley
Recessional: Ode to Joy...I'll play the portion of the Beethoven/Liszt 9th transcription that's after the tenor solo and fugal transition, but I want to try to get the trumpeter to respond with the descending A-G-F#-E!
Postlude: Vivaldi Trumpet Concerto 3rd Movement

Last edited by D. S. F.; 12/20/11 06:14 AM.

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#1809052 - 12/20/11 06:32 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]  
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Mephisto Waltz No 1
Schubert D 784
Beethoven Op 2 No 3
Chopin Op 10 Nos 1, 8, 9 Op 25 No 12 (I plan to do all Op 10 and 25 them until the summer of 2013)
Brahms Sonata No 3
(occasionally) Brahms Paganini Studies


"Schubert's music brings tears to our eyes, without any questioning of the soul: this is how stark and real is the way that the music strikes us."
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#1809056 - 12/20/11 06:44 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]  
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A bunch of etudes plus -

Rach-Mend Scherzo from MSND
Liszt HR 11
Chopin Noc op 62/1
Persichetti Winter Solstice op 165
Chavez Prelude 10

Most of this stuff is way beyond my level, but I'm having fun with it anyway.

#1809064 - 12/20/11 07:30 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: wr]  
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I'm too busy getting Christmas music ready for church so not much else going on.

I'm supposed to be practicing Haydn Sonata in C hob xvi:35, Bach Invention #6, Robert Starer's Crimson, and Traumeri.

#1809078 - 12/20/11 08:38 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]  
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Bunch of solo pieces plus these ones for fun -
Mendelssohn Piano Trio Op 49
Debussy Piano Trio in G
Ravel Violin Sonata in G

#1809079 - 12/20/11 08:40 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: PaulaPiano34]  
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Originally Posted by chobeethaninov
All the things in my signature except that I haven't really started the Beethoven yet and I'm thinking about switching the Chopin concerto to the Beethoven 4.


Good idea! The Beethoven is much better. smile

#1809084 - 12/20/11 08:54 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]  
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I wanna learn William Byrd's Pavan but can anyone find it's name?

I was wondering what the Number(name) for this Pavan composed by William Byrd is -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzrToblCM58
It's hard to find it elsewhere when the user just put in the name Pavan because the composer wrote several Pavan's..
Thanks!


Practice

Orlando Gibbons The Lord of Salisbury and his Pavin
William Byrd Pavana Lachrymae
William Byrd Pavan to the Earl of Salisbury
William Byrd Lord Willobies Welcome Home
Anonymous My lady Careys Dompe
#1809093 - 12/20/11 09:24 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]  
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My WTC Project:
Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, WTC1

For my next AMEB exam: (Grade 6, aiming to sit in mid February or so.)
Scarlatti: Sonata in F Minor, K466
Beethoven: Bagatelle in G Minor, Op 126 no 2
Chopin: Prelude in Db Major, Op 28 No 15 (Overplayed, but I like it)
Shostakovitch: Fantastic Dance Op 5 No 1

Just for fun:
Debussy: Valse Romantique, L71


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