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Re: If you could suddenly play anything, what would it be?
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Goldberg variationen.....

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Re: If you could suddenly play anything, what would it be?
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I see Goldberg Variations a lot here. I love that too.

How many actually have the piano sheet music for that?

I used to have the music and I remember some of it not being so hard. But, I played slowly.

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There's some boogie tunes that are still beating me up but I'll keep trying.


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Re: If you could suddenly play anything, what would it be?
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This would be helpful for Goldberg Variations:

http://www.pennuto.com/music/jsb_ornm.htm


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There was a lot of stuff (like Gaspard de la nuit) that I never thought I'd ever be able to play before, but since getting my own piano, I discovered that when you have enough time to practice, anything is possible - no matter how 'impossible' the notes look on the page, or how awkward everything is, even at snail's pace, when you first try it.

So, I prefer not to just 'suddenly' play something, but be able to work at it, and eventually master it.

OK, maybe I'd like to be able to play Rach 3 with a great orchestra and conductor....... grin


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I got the Goldberg Variations last year. Learned the Aria and started on the first variation. Even the aria is not easy to play well. And that's the easiest of all of them. I could play it, but not "play" it if you know what I mean. I got to hear Randall Hodgkinson of the NEC play them at a program at the school where I take lessons. He is the teacher of my teacher. Now, he can really play them!! His performance was wonderful.


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Isabelle1949 #2431839 06/14/15 11:21 PM
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This is easy to answer. I would love to be able to play all four of the Chopin Ballades but I would choose the first ballade if I could only have one.


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Right now I think it would be Franck's Prélude, Choral et Fugue...

And of course all those little pieces I have been practicing lately wink

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Originally Posted by Isabelle1949
I see Goldberg Variations a lot here. I love that too.

How many actually have the piano sheet music for that?


Just arrived the other day. Not that I bought it to play, more that when I'm listening to piano, I prefer a full size score to a pocket edition for following. And there's always the possibility that I'll have a little try anyway ...

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Right now I would probably say Beethoven's Appassionata or Waldstein sonata... but I know this is a moving target, subject to change.

- six years ago I might have said some pop song.

- Right after starting piano I might have said Claire de Lune.

- when I started lessons I would have said a Chopin nocturne.


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Purkoy, definitely give the Aria a try. After that you will have to dragged from the piano. Been there done that. So mich feeling in that Aria.

Jim F, the Waldstein!!! A glorious piece.



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A Joplin rag or a boogie woogie piece.

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Originally Posted by JimF
Right now I would probably say Beethoven's Appassionata or Waldstein sonata... but I know this is a moving target, subject to change.

- six years ago I might have said some pop song.

- Right after starting piano I might have said Claire de Lune.

- when I started lessons I would have said a Chopin nocturne.


Horizons get broadened, seeds of possibility are sown, eyes are opened to the previously unexplored..... my piano universe is many multiples of what it was at the beginning... and it grows every year.


Oh too true! I am eyeing Beethoven Sonatas as well, starting with Pathetique. My teacher says in two years. Hah! We will see. Then there is the entire Suite Bergemasque.

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If you could suddenly play anything, what would it be?


The Piano...

Or, failing that, I always wanted to play King Lear from Shakespeare's play.

But being serious, any of Chopin's Ballades would be top of my list.

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For me, the Bach Chaconne (Busoni). Just once would make me happy!

I thought you meant for real, what we had in our repertoire we can play suddenly, and I was about to be IMPRESSED. smile


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Debussychopin, I've had the music for the Chaconne for more than twenty years. I played a very little bit of it off and on when I first got the music, but it was slow going. I may have to pull it out and try random sections slowly.

A competitor in the New Orleans International Piano Competition, 1996, stayed at our home and the Chaconne was in her program. My piano knows the piece, so it should be able to help me. I wish!!!

Debussychopin, what would you play if you could just once?


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Debussychopin, I've had the music for the Chaconne for more than twenty years. I played a very little bit of it off and on when I first got the music, but it was slow going. I may have to pull it out and try random sections slowly.

A competitor in the New Orleans International Piano Competition, 1996, stayed at our home and the Chaconne was in her program. My piano knows the piece, so it should be able to help me. I wish!!!

Debussychopin, what would you play if you could just once?

Chaconne is such a lovely piece. more so in my opinion than what it was originally scored for , which is violin of course. I do exactly what you do that is to pick at certain pieces I like here and there. And over a course of months or years I would be somewhat able to play through (or not ) something in given time.

A piece I would like to be able to play would be either Toccata, L'Isle Joyeuse , or Poisson Dor from Debussy. Way out of my range and even in the future. Those three pieces are so brilliantly composed (amongst others he composed).

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Edges, which Einaudi?

Debussychopin, love Debussy, often so ethereal. Many many years ago I learned La Fil aux Cheveaux du Lin (spelling probably wrong). Started work on one of his ballades, don't remember which one, but remember the book was green. My late teacher played a Debussy at a recital, I think it was La Cathedral en gloutie (sp). It was so beautiful.


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