Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!


SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Modern Piano Moving
Modern Piano Moving
(ad)
Virtual Sheet Music
Download Sheet Music Instantly
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Sheet Music...
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
Who's Online Now
89 registered members (agraffe, adamjh, Almaviva, accordeur, AlanB, 19 invisible), 1,772 guests, and 9 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#1999886 - 12/15/12 04:30 PM What to play now?  
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 11
Birgitte Offline
Junior Member
Birgitte  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 11
Norway
I have just finished Clair de Lune with a successful performance at my midterm exam. However I am struggling with what to play next.

This autumn I have only been working with Clair de Lune and some short Grieg pieces since I have been down with pneumonia. Earlier I have been playing Bach preludium and fuga II, and some Chopin waltzes.

I would like something with a bit power in contrast to clair de lune, that would be a challenge, but I can still overcome. Any suggestions?

(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1999888 - 12/15/12 04:37 PM Re: What to play now? [Re: Birgitte]  
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 785
DanS Offline
500 Post Club Member
DanS  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 785
Brahms Gm Capprico?

#1999890 - 12/15/12 04:41 PM Re: What to play now? [Re: Birgitte]  
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,880
wayne33yrs Offline
1000 Post Club Member
wayne33yrs  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,880
Sheffield UK
Felix Mendelssohn? lol wink

Themed Recital!

#1999893 - 12/15/12 04:48 PM Re: What to play now? [Re: Birgitte]  
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 254
TrueMusic Offline
Full Member
TrueMusic  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 254
San Diego, California
Are you wanting a bigger work or something smaller, more prelude like?

For preludes, maybe look at the Chopin preludes. Gorgeous, short, and many of them don't pose massive technical challenges [some are quite difficult though, so beware!]

For something bigger, I played Mozart k. 283 around the same time I learned Clair De Lune. It's got some good, light & quick scale work that did wonders for my touch.
I also played Haydn HOB 23 in F major not to long after. Another good one to look at for sure. I like it better than the Mozart.
I learned Chopin waltz 34. no2 at the same time as clair de lune. that one is fun. I particularly like Horowitz playing it.

For something with a bit of power, like you mentioned, perhaps doing a Chopin Nocturne? Opus 55 no 1 in fm is mostly straightforward technically, the last page has a bit of flourish that took me a bit of work to get clean, but it fits your hands nicely once you get the fingering down.


Piano/Composition major.

Proud owner of a beautiful Yamaha C7.

Polish:
Liszt Petrarch Sonnet 104
Bach WTC book 1 no. 6.
Dello Joio Sonata no. 3

New:
Chopin op. 23
Bach WTC book 2 no. 20
(ad ) MusicNotes.com
sheet music search
#1999900 - 12/15/12 05:00 PM Re: What to play now? [Re: Birgitte]  
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 11
Birgitte Offline
Junior Member
Birgitte  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 11
Norway
Thanks a lot, I will listen to all of them... yes I have looked at some of the Chopin preludes... and also I have been sniffing at some Bela Bartok and Grieg.

#1999950 - 12/15/12 06:50 PM Re: What to play now? [Re: Birgitte]  
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 25,063
BDB Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
BDB  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 25,063
Oakland
How about the rest of the Debussy suite?


Semipro Tech
#2000104 - 12/16/12 04:16 AM Re: What to play now? [Re: Birgitte]  
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,264
btb Offline
4000 Post Club Member
btb  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,264
Pretoria South Africa
Living in Norway (Oslo?) , we might imagine that the influence of Grieg is pretty potent ... where his Piano Concerto in A is a knockout if you are looking for “something with a bit power”.

At this icy time of year in the Northern climes, your mention of pneumonia isn’t something to fool around with ... so get better before you tax you health at the piano.

But on a positive note ... Debussy might seem gentle (as with Clair de Lune) ... so you might want to tackle something less whimsical ... and the Beethoven Sonatas shout a welcome ... the famous Pathetique Opus 13 is on everybody’s list especially as the first two movements are meaty and don’t break the fingers ... the bold 3rd movement is racy, dynamic and breathtaking.

But my suggestion would be for a masterfully contrived smaller work in 13 parts ... namely Robert Schumann’s Kinderscenen (Scenes of Childhood) opus 15, of which
Traumerei (no. 7) is a single page wonder work.

Hoping the suggestions prove to be of help.

Kindest regards, btb.


#2000106 - 12/16/12 04:23 AM Re: What to play now? [Re: btb]  
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,381
Mark_C Online content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Mark_C  Online Content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,381
New York
Originally Posted by btb
...At this icy time of year in the Northern climes, your mention of pneumonia isn’t something to fool around with ... so get better before you tax you health at the piano....

Heck, yes!! smile

Birgitte: How far back to full strength are you? Unless you're almost 100% already, I think your music should be whatever helps you feel good!

#2000110 - 12/16/12 04:32 AM Re: What to play now? [Re: Mark_C]  
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 11
Birgitte Offline
Junior Member
Birgitte  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 11
Norway
I am fully recovered now, I am able to work out as before and I have really gotten back in the game with my practise routines on the piano.

Well, I live in the south of Norway, so I can't deny that I am influenced and inspired by Grieg.

Thanks for all suggestions, it helps me alot!


Moderated by  Brendan, Kreisler 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
What's Hot!!
Why Do You Play The Piano?
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Baldwin Grand Classic Line C Info?
by Dee102. 06/27/17 12:10 AM
Starting Scarbo.
by Sean P. 06/26/17 08:45 PM
Changing Piano Teachers
by Tim1028. 06/26/17 07:31 PM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics180,477
Posts2,639,351
Members88,200
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Check It Out!
There's a lot more to Piano World than just the forums.
Check It Out!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0