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!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

Ad
Schumann's 4th Finger
Schumann's 4th Finger Enigma Resolved
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Modern Piano Moving
Modern Piano Moving
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Who's Online
103 registered (7uturu, 36251, alphonsus, accordeur, Alexander Borro, AC1006, 17 invisible), 1853 Guests and 11 Spiders online.
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
*Organs

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?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Page 1 of 14 1 2 3 13 14 >
Topic Options
#2075430 - 05/02/13 12:49 AM Favorite works with a certain opus number?
Polyphonist Online   content
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/03/13
Posts: 9109
Loc: New York City
Here we are! Another rather stupid thread I have started because I have too much time on my hands.

Let's start with Opus 1...that would be Rach 1 for me, no competition.
_________________________
Regards,

Polyphonist

Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#2075431 - 05/02/13 12:52 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: Polyphonist]
JoelW Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/25/12
Posts: 5800
Loc: USA
This doesn't give us a lot of choices.

Top
#2075434 - 05/02/13 01:00 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: Polyphonist]
Goomer Piles Offline
Full Member

Registered: 04/14/13
Posts: 208
Hmmm, toss-up between Chopin's Rondo and the pair of Etudes by de Schloezer?

Or do the 'rules' here extend to chamber, symphonic and non-piano music, too?

Top
#2075436 - 05/02/13 01:02 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: Polyphonist]
Nikolas Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 6491
Loc: UK
I'm not sure I understand. We're advancing one by one? Or just throwing op. numbers at each other?

If it's the latter then Op. 100, Prokofiev's 5th symphony!

EDIT: Ah... now I get it. When we reach op. 100 let me know! :P


Edited by Nikolas (05/02/13 01:03 AM)
_________________________
http://www.musica-ferrum.com

Top
(ad ) MusicNotes.com
sheet music search
#2075437 - 05/02/13 01:06 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: Polyphonist]
argerichfan Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/15/06
Posts: 9346
Loc: Pacific Northwest, US.
Easy:

Beethoven: Piano Trios
Schumann: ABEGG Variations
Elgar: Wand of Youth Suites

All works I love, though in the case of the Elgar, they are arrangements of tunes he wrote as a boy, though not published for full orchestra until 1907. (He did, however, assign an Op 1 designation.)

I once heard a crackling performance of the Beethoven Eb Trio (Op 1 #1) on a rainy afternoon in London at St. Bride Fleet Street. The pianist -a young lad of around 18- was excellent.

_________________________
Jason

Top
#2075438 - 05/02/13 01:06 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: Polyphonist]
pianojosh23 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/11/08
Posts: 632
S.3 is clearly Liszt's great masterpiece 'Christus.'

Or are we just doing Op. numbers?

I also love Rachmaninoff's Morceaux de Fantasie.

Anyway, for Op. 1 I really like Brahms' first piano sonata. I like Rach's first PC, also.

Op. 2 goes to Beethoven's wonderful Op. 2 No. 3.


Edited by pianojosh23 (05/02/13 01:13 AM)

Top
#2075439 - 05/02/13 01:07 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: Polyphonist]
beet31425 Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/12/09
Posts: 4169
Loc: Bay Area, CA
I like Webern's and Berg's op.1's.
_________________________
Beethoven op.110, Chopin op.27/2, Liszt Vallée d'Obermann

Top
#2075441 - 05/02/13 01:08 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: Polyphonist]
Polyphonist Online   content
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/03/13
Posts: 9109
Loc: New York City
All right, let's move on to Opus 2.

Beethoven's is the best I can think of now. Chopin's is also a nice piece. Rachmaninov has a couple beautiful cello and piano pieces for Opus 2. There's also the Brahms 2nd Sonata and a Mendelssohn Piano Quartet.

_________________________
Regards,

Polyphonist

Top
#2075444 - 05/02/13 01:11 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: Polyphonist]
JoelW Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/25/12
Posts: 5800
Loc: USA
Easily Scriabin's op. 2 no. 1 etude.

Top
#2075445 - 05/02/13 01:12 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: Polyphonist]
pianojosh23 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/11/08
Posts: 632
^Or that.

Top
#2075446 - 05/02/13 01:13 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: Polyphonist]
JoelW Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/25/12
Posts: 5800
Loc: USA
Almost everyone is going to have the same answer for 52 and 111 if we get that far.

Top
#2075448 - 05/02/13 01:14 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: JoelW]
Polyphonist Online   content
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/03/13
Posts: 9109
Loc: New York City
Originally Posted By: JoelW
Almost everyone is going to have the same answer for 52 and 111 if we get that far.

Hold your horses! We'll get there! grin
_________________________
Regards,

Polyphonist

Top
#2075450 - 05/02/13 01:14 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: Polyphonist]
Polyphonist Online   content
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/03/13
Posts: 9109
Loc: New York City
The Scriabin is a great piece, of course.

I have a feeling this will be a fun thread. smile
_________________________
Regards,

Polyphonist

Top
#2075452 - 05/02/13 01:17 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: JoelW]
argerichfan Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/15/06
Posts: 9346
Loc: Pacific Northwest, US.
Originally Posted By: JoelW
Almost everyone is going to have the same answer for 52...

Would assume you meant '53'. Op 52 is a set of 8 Lieder.
_________________________
Jason

Top
#2075454 - 05/02/13 01:18 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: argerichfan]
Polyphonist Online   content
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/03/13
Posts: 9109
Loc: New York City
Originally Posted By: argerichfan
Originally Posted By: JoelW
Almost everyone is going to have the same answer for 52...

Would assume you meant '53'. Op 52 is a set of 8 Lieder.

And it's also arguably the greatest solo piano work ever composed.
_________________________
Regards,

Polyphonist

Top
#2075455 - 05/02/13 01:18 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: argerichfan]
JoelW Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/25/12
Posts: 5800
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: argerichfan
Originally Posted By: JoelW
Almost everyone is going to have the same answer for 52...

Would assume you meant '53'. Op 52 is a set of 8 Lieder.


Chopin op 52. Beethoven 111.

Top
#2075456 - 05/02/13 01:19 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: Polyphonist]
JoelW Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/25/12
Posts: 5800
Loc: USA
OPUS THREE. Anyone?

Top
#2075457 - 05/02/13 01:20 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: Polyphonist]
Polyphonist Online   content
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/03/13
Posts: 9109
Loc: New York City
106 also, of course. But let's not get ahead of ourselves... ha

I think we're ready for Opus 3.
_________________________
Regards,

Polyphonist

Top
#2075458 - 05/02/13 01:21 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: Polyphonist]
pianojosh23 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/11/08
Posts: 632
As I mentioned before, Rachmaninoff.

That's if we're not including S numbers, or BWV's, or D.***, in which case I have to choose Liszt's Christus.

Top
#2075459 - 05/02/13 01:21 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: Polyphonist]
argerichfan Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/15/06
Posts: 9346
Loc: Pacific Northwest, US.
Originally Posted By: Polyphonist

And it's also arguably the greatest solo piano work ever composed.

For the so-called 'middle period' works, I wouldn't argue!
_________________________
Jason

Top
#2075460 - 05/02/13 01:22 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: Polyphonist]
Polyphonist Online   content
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/03/13
Posts: 9109
Loc: New York City
There's Chopin's Introduction and Polonaise for cello and piano, another piano quartet from Mendelssohn, songs from Brahms, and of course Rachmaninov's great set of miniatures.
_________________________
Regards,

Polyphonist

Top
#2075461 - 05/02/13 01:22 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: argerichfan]
Polyphonist Online   content
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/03/13
Posts: 9109
Loc: New York City
Originally Posted By: argerichfan
Originally Posted By: Polyphonist

And it's also arguably the greatest solo piano work ever composed.

For the so-called 'middle period' works, I wouldn't argue!

You shouldn't. ha

The Liszt Sonata is another monumental work, but it's an S number (178).
_________________________
Regards,

Polyphonist

Top
#2075462 - 05/02/13 01:24 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: Polyphonist]
Polyphonist Online   content
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/03/13
Posts: 9109
Loc: New York City
Any more Opus 3s before we move on?
_________________________
Regards,

Polyphonist

Top
#2075463 - 05/02/13 01:24 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: Polyphonist]
argerichfan Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/15/06
Posts: 9346
Loc: Pacific Northwest, US.
Originally Posted By: Polyphonist

I think we're ready for Opus 3.

Well then count Schumann out! laugh
_________________________
Jason

Top
#2075464 - 05/02/13 01:27 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: Polyphonist]
Polyphonist Online   content
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/03/13
Posts: 9109
Loc: New York City
All right, let's do Opus 4. There's Chopin's early C minor sonata, Schumann's Intermezzi, a scherzo from Brahms. There's also Hummel's cadenzas to Mozart's concertos (those don't really count though).

Are we really deciding which is the greatest, or just listing pieces? I'm not sure about my preference for this opus. It's pretty obscure.

From now on, let's count S and D and K numbers and get everything into the mix; that will make it a lot more interesting. Hello Schubert, Mozart, Bach, Liszt!
_________________________
Regards,

Polyphonist

Top
#2075465 - 05/02/13 01:28 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: Polyphonist]
pianojosh23 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/11/08
Posts: 632
Op. 4: Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht or Chopin.

Top
#2075466 - 05/02/13 01:29 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: Polyphonist]
pianojosh23 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/11/08
Posts: 632
Originally Posted By: Polyphonist


Are we really deciding which is the greatest, or just listing pieces? I'm not sure about my preference for this opus.


Greatest/favourites.

Top
#2075469 - 05/02/13 01:31 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: Polyphonist]
Polyphonist Online   content
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/03/13
Posts: 9109
Loc: New York City
There's not much in Opus 4 to speak of. Let's move on.
_________________________
Regards,

Polyphonist

Top
#2075470 - 05/02/13 01:32 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: Polyphonist]
argerichfan Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/15/06
Posts: 9346
Loc: Pacific Northwest, US.
Great idea for a thread, Polyphonist.

Alas, I have to be at work very early tomorrow, so will have to take my leave and miss out on the fun. tiki
_________________________
Jason

Top
#2075471 - 05/02/13 01:32 AM Re: Favorite works with a certain opus number? [Re: Polyphonist]
Polyphonist Online   content
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/03/13
Posts: 9109
Loc: New York City
Two Schumann impromptus, two Beethoven cello sonatas, Chopin"Rondo a la mazur" (an interesting early work).

This would probably go to the Chopin, just because I happen to like it. laugh
_________________________
Regards,

Polyphonist

Top
Page 1 of 14 1 2 3 13 14 >

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
What's Hot!!
New Forums Location & New Piano World Site
---------------------
Why Do You Play The Piano?
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


(ad)
Sweetwater Hiring Keyboard Player!
Sweetwater Hiring Keyboard Player
(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
(ad)
A. Geyer Pianos
A. Geyer Pianos
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.

Music Theme Scarves


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
A 'Single' Note That Sounds Different When Moving Your Ears
by SonatainfSharp
04/26/17 09:52 AM
Anyone familiar with the Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method?
by joename
04/26/17 09:52 AM
My latest visit to Piano Restorations in the UK
by joe80
04/26/17 05:35 AM
Diapason 415Hz Artistic Temperament Mesotonique 1/6 Comma
by PaduaPiano
04/26/17 05:06 AM
Hao Staff Piano Players Support Thread
by AC1006
04/26/17 02:04 AM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
87,506 Registered Members
44 Forums
179,209 Topics
2,619,282 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

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