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Re: What's the Most Delicate, Beautiful Piano Piece You've Ever Heard?
babama #2337333 10/14/14 03:47 PM
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babama, I was going to propose that one at well, but never followed through on a post. If possible, Scriabin outdoes Chopin in taking an achingly beautiful melody and providing just the right accompaniment to maximize the effect. Also glad you posted Ashkenazy, who's one of my all-time favorites overall -- THAT'S the way to present this movement!

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Chopin - Nocturnes, Op. 62
Schumann - Fantasiestücke, Op 12; Kreisleriana (dabbling)

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Pathetique sonata 2nd movement.

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Hi all,

I'm going to avoid the usual suspects that already have ample representation on this thread (Scriabin, Chopin) and share a piece I found when looking up examples of one of my favorite piano manufacturers.



Lovely, no? Though I admit, I may be partly enchanted solely by the instrument.

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Re: What's the Most Delicate, Beautiful Piano Piece You've Ever Heard?
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As a renaissance lover I must say Dowlands immortal tune "Flow my tears" set by Byrd "Pavana Lachrymae" without a doubt in my mind. Or any other variation on the tune still captures the beautiful melody. Many composers has used this theme. And this tune is still my favorite.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVoQy4M5pxo

Other candidates:
*Dufay "Flos Florum"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVzyG0dR9kw
*Dowland "I saw my lady weep"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Zpr7EgDC8A&index=231&list=FLmaW5BzGQYkKV9OrhJ3Zb7Q
*Holborne "Last Will and Testament"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJLsH3V9zIM&list=FLmaW5BzGQYkKV9OrhJ3Zb7Q&index=195
*Kapsberger "Passacaglia" Is very powerfull.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTzv1DYx3wc&index=227&list=FLmaW5BzGQYkKV9OrhJ3Zb7Q
*Bach "Sinfonia in C minor"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta2Zzz5KIzs&list=FLmaW5BzGQYkKV9OrhJ3Zb7Q&index=125
*Thelonious Monk "Round Midnight" Absolutely unique tune.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yg7aZpIXRI

This list got longer than intented!

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quiescen #2448954 08/09/15 05:13 AM
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I know I may get beat up for resurrecting an old thread but there may be new pieces that people have discovered since the last posting that fit into this thread and it would be interesting to hear about those pieces. In addition, there may me others that haven't seen the initial thread and would like to post now.

That said, I have a new piece that fits perfectly into "delicate and beautiful" to me which is:

Grieg Op.40 From Holberg's Time, 4th Movement (Air). Simply beautiful! Here is Joel Hastings wonderful performance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvtzSTZd8-A

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I would say for me it's the 1st of two Scriabin poems, Op. 32 :), Andante Cantabile

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For me, it's Chopin Etude Op.25 no. 1, mostly because of its enormous sentimental value to me! I get very emotional whenever I listen to it.

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Clair de lune hands down


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Chopin Étude op.25 no.1 as well, brings me to tears in the right hands.

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So much beautiful music mentioned in this thread. It is hard for me to say which piece I think is most "delicate" and "beautiful" but I really would like to promote Faure's piano music.

Here is his first nocturne, Op.33, which is one of my current favorites.

https://youtu.be/P1CHImcrSzU

Then you may check out the later Faure nocturnes as well as the barcarolles, impromptus, valse-caprices etc. Lots of lyricism and delicacy...

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I'll give a sound-out to one I've worked on the past year -- Toru Takemitsu's "Les Yeux Clos". Tougher than heck, but just some beautiful soundscapes.

P.S. Like many others on this thread, I wouldn't be able to identify a MOST delicate and beautiful -- there are so many gems to be had!

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I don't know why , but the Prelude of Suite Bergamasque sounds exactly like how the first day of Spring should sound to me.


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Originally Posted by Ganddalf
So much beautiful music mentioned in this thread. It is hard for me to say which piece I think is most "delicate" and "beautiful" but I really would like to promote Faure's piano music.

Here is his first nocturne, Op.33, which is one of my current favorites.

https://youtu.be/P1CHImcrSzU

Then you may check out the later Faure nocturnes as well as the barcarolles, impromptus, valse-caprices etc. Lots of lyricism and delicacy...


I love Faure--- perchance are there any quite easy ones? I am looking for quick-to-learn, delicate music I can play as church preludes


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I've been enjoyed this thread very much. I would like to contribute with posthumous variation V from Schumann Symphonic etudes. It just melts my heart when I hear it.

https://youtu.be/kb2XHxAvaDw?t=470

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I cry every time

Not only is it delicate, but it's great for people whose fingers got stuck together.

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Gabriel Grovlez's "Almanach aux Images" has some wistful little pieces. "Petites Litanies de Jesus" is to be played "naively, tenderly and fervently." If you can remember to keep all those qualities on board. "Le Pastour" is another delicate one with longing & lovestruck undertones. (Each piece has an accompanying poem to illustrate the atmosphere.)

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