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What's your favorite Fantasy?
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Schumann?
Beethoven?
Wanderer-Fantasie?
Chromatic Fantasy?
Oriental Fantasy (aka Islamey)
Fantasia Contrappuntistica?
Fantasie-Polonaise?
Fantasie-Mayonnaise?
Fantasie-Impromptuna-nicoise?


(and some of your need to get your mind out of the gutter, seriously!)



Currently working on: Bach Partita 4, English Suite 2, Toccata d-minor, Chopin-op 10/1, Schubert Impromptus
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Bach: Fantasie in cm BWV. 906
Fantasy & Fugue in gm BWV. 942 (in Liszt or Szanto version since I don't play organ)
Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue

Beethoven: Choral Fantasy

Chopin: Fantasy in f

Bach seems to win in my book.

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Chopin's Polonaise-Fantaisie!

All right, I'll admit I'm a little obsessed with this piece. (I've been working on it a couple hours a day for a couple weeks.) And when I heard Kissin play it, it made absolutely no impression on me-- in one ear, out the other. But now that I've been slowly working though it, I think it's absolutely the best. In its probing self-doubt, its striving and strife, its occasional self-indulgence and its ultimate hard-won glory, it reminds me of nothing so much as a Mahler symphony. smile

-J


(p.s. From the ones in the OP's list, obviously the Schumann Fantasie gives the Chopin, and anything else, a good run for its money too.)

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Originally Posted by MarkH
....Bach seems to win in my book.

No, it's one of the others you mentioned.... ha


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The Scriabin Fantaisie is beautiful... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgoxw1QU7Zw



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Oh, and don't forget about that most famous of all 20th c. fantasies...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=qq09UkPRdFY#t=34s


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I really enjoy the Mendelssohn op 28 in F#minor and here's one a little off the beaten track; The Fantasie op 14 by Szymanowski which is the first work I heard by this composer and really found it to be an exciting and atmospheric work.

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The Schumann Fantasie is the winner for me. However, Liszt's Norma Fantasy is close - as is his Ad Nos Fantasy, Chorale and Fugue (0:45 in the video).


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you guys are so good and polite.. on any other forum this thread title would have drawn totally inappropriate responses.


accompanist/organist.. a non-MTNA teacher to a few

love and peace, Õun (apple in Estonian)
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Sonata in B minor. (Liszt)

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LOL Apple, you're a naughty girl for even thinking of that!

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Originally Posted by MarkH
LOL Apple, you're a naughty girl for even thinking of that!


Didn't we all think it? laugh And didn't we all know they were unprintable in this forum? shocked

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LOL Apple, you're a naughty girl for even thinking of that!


Didn't we all think it? laugh And didn't we all know they were unprintable in this forum? shocked


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Thread title could have been worded differently...


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Franz Liszt, of course.

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Definitely Schumann -- IMO his best piano composition, and one of my favorites. Surprised you didn't include Chopin's Fantasy in F minor in your array of choices -- although I tend to prefer other compositions in his "final" phase, that definitely is a significant contribution to the literature. Let me put in a plug for Aaron Copland's Fantasy, his final major piano composition -- it's daunting, but worth it!

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Another vote for Chopin's Polonaise Fantasie, followed by Schumann, followed by the Bach Chromatic.

Did I really put Bach 3rd in a list?

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Fantasy Studios in Berkeley? Nice place to make a recording.


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Schumann!

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Final Fantasy X!
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