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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2732144
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Yamaha N2
working on ABRSM GRADE 6:
Beethoven op 49 1 Andante
Skryabin op11 prelude in E n 9
Mike Cormick: Modulations (blue piano)
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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2732350
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1. Pinocchio in guerra (duet piece)
2. Czerny Op. 599 no. 12
3. Czerny Op. 599 no. 14
4. Indian Chief - Paul Harris
5. On with the show! (Alfred's Premier Piano Course)
6. Food Court (Alfred's Premier Piano Course)
7. Minuet in G Major - Christian Petzold
8. Czerny Op. 599 no. 17
9. Shadows (Alfred's Premier Piano Course)
10. Boogie Boarding (Alfred's Premier Piano Course)
11. My New Skate Shoes! (Alfred's Premier Piano Course)
12. Tudo o que eu te dou - Pedro Abrunhosa, just chords
13. Trumpet Voluntary (Alfred's Premier Piano Course)
14. QWERTY (Alfred's Premier Piano Course)
15. Together (Alfred's Premier Piano Course)
16. Folk Song Mix-Up (Alfred's Premier Piano Course)
17. Hakuna Matata (just chords)
18. A Whole New World - from Walt Disney's Aladdin, arranged by Dennis Alexander


Going at a good pace, very slightly above 1 piece per week.

Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2732749
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I haven't updated since I joined but I have still been playing. I had a couple of rough months where I was struggling in my own life but I kept up my piano lessons and I think that helped me from quitting. Some weeks I had zero minutes on the piano but my teacher never made me feel bad and we just worked on theory on those months. I also stuck to grade 2 since they are easier and it was less stress and more fun. This week I learned 2 songs and that feels really good and more like my old me. I will pick a grade 3 piece at tomorrows lesson.

I also bought a couple of easier books from Faber and Faber. The first half of one I could sight read almost flawlessly so I chose not to count them in the challenge but are good for the ego. I'll start counting them going forward as they are getting a little more challenging and I have to play them for a few sessions before they are played well.

listening to some of the pieces people have posted is really inspiring. We have a group of very talented pianists here! Keep posting them, I love to hear them.

7 more pieces, in no particular order:

1) E Dorian with Modulation, Robert D. Vandall, RCM Grade 2
2) Colors of the Wind, Really Easy Piano
3) The Wind, Chee-Hwa Tan, RCM Grade 2
4) Quiet Lagoon, Jon George, RCM Grade 2
5) Ladies in Waiting, William Gillock, RCM Grade 2
6) Pinwheels, Linda Niamath, RCM Grade 2
7) Etude in F Major, Christian Louis Heinrich Kohler, RCM Grade 2
8) Atacama Desert, Wynn-Anne Rossi, RCM Grade 2
9) Little Dance in Canon Form, Bela Bartok, RCM Grade 2
10) Turkish Bazaar, Mark Mrozinski, RCM Grade 2
11) Etude in C Major, Carl Czerny, RCM Grade 3

Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2732803
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1. Satie, Gnossienne no.3
2. Mark Tanner, Zebra Crossing (Pianist magazine no.90)
3. Harburg and Arlen, Over the Rainbow
4. Mendelssohn, Kinderstuck op.72 no.1
5. Granados, La Mendiga (The little beggar girl), from "Stories for the young".
6. Nielsen, En lille langsom Vals, Humorous Bagatelles op.11 no.3
7. Shostakovich, Prelude no.7 from 24 Preludes, op.24.
8. Granados, Valses poeticos no.6 in F# minor.
9. Satie, Gymnopedie no.3.
10. Grieg, Solitary Traveller,Lyric Pieces op.43
11. Grieg, Little Bird, Lyric Pieces op.43
12. Nielsen, Snurretoppen (Spinning top), Humorous Bagatelles op.11 no.2
13. Nielsen, Spillevaerket (Musical clock) Humorous Bagatelles op.11 no.6.
14. Joplin, Bethena: A Concert Waltz.
15. Beethoven, Bagetelle in Bb, op119 no.5.
16. Grieg, Solveig's Song - his own piano transcription.
17. Granados, El hada y el nino (The fairy and the child),from Bocetas

My latest pieces:
18. Chopin, Prelude in B minor, op.28 no.6.
19. Chopin, Mazurka in G minor, op. 67 no.2. I've always loved Chopin and played a few of the waltzes when I was at school many years ago. I hope to tackle some more later in the year.
20. Shostakovich, Prelude no.6 from 24 Preludes, op.24. I found this Prelude much harder than the one I learned in March. It jumps around a lot and the notes are so unexpected... I've really enjoyed working on it, though.
21. Porter, Night and Day, arranged by Pam Wedgwood in her After Hours Jazz, book 3. I have only ever played classical music and I find this collection such fun. It contains 13 pieces in all, mostly arrangements but there are also some original compositions by Wedgwood. I'm looking forward to learning some more.

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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2732883
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My update for April in bold face, thank you!

-----------------------------------Feb 2018------------------------------
1. Robots - Anne Crosby Gaudet, RCM Level 1
2. Bears - Linda Niamath, RCM Level 1
3. Ecossaise in E flat Major - Ludwig van Beethoven, RCM Level 1
4. Lost - Elissa Milne, RCM Level 1
5. Menuet - Christian Petzold, BWV Anhang 114
6. Menuet - Christian Petzold, BWV Anhang 115
7. Czerny Op.599 1-16
-----------------------------------Mar 2018------------------------------
8. German Dance in D Major - Franz Joseph Haydn, RCM Level 1
9. Polonaise - C. Ph. E. Bach, BWV Anhang 125
10. Czerny Op.599 17-22
-----------------------------------April 2018-----------------------------
11. Dance of the Martians - Mike Schoenmehl, RCM Level 1
12. Spring Light - Stephen Chatman, RCM Level 1
13. Praludium - C. Ph. E. Bach, BWV 846
14. Menuet - BWV Anhang 116
15. Czerny Op.599 23-27

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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2733025
04/30/18 01:17 PM
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Here are my April pieces. I still have a couple of recordings to do but these were all completed in April.

My 2018 list:
1. Telfer -(Celebration Series 5)When Rivers Flowed on Mars
2. Heller - (Masterworks Classics 5)Etude in C Major
3. Chopin - (Celebration series 8)Prelude in B Minor op. 28 #6
4. Astor - Valses Venuzuelos # 1 Adriana ABRSM selections grade 8 2017-2018 Adriana
5. Scarlatti -(ABRSM grade 4)Scarlatti Sonata in D Minor K34
6. Kalinnikov - (Celebration Series RCM 8) Chansom Triste
7. Kember - (ABRSM grade 2 2011-2012) Bah-ba-doo-bah
8. Handel - (ABRSM Selections Grade 3 2017-2018) Sonatina in G "Fugue"
9. Darius Brubeck - (ABRSM Selections Grade 5 2013-2014) For Lydia
10. Hassler - (Celebration Series RCM 4)Allegretto in E Minor
11. Rebikov - (RCM Celebration Series Grade 7) Waltz in F# Minor
12. Kossenko - (RCM Celebration Series Grade 7) Waltz in B Minor
13. Martha Mier - (Jazz, Rags, and Blues 3)Persistent Rhythm
14. Chopin Prelude 28-15 "Raindrop"
15. Bach Invention in Bb Major
16. Mier (Jazz, Rags, and Blues 3) Worrisome Blues
17. Mier (Jazz Rags and Blues 3) Pine Cone Rag
18. Mier *Romantic Sketches 4 Enchanted Waterfall

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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2733047
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1. Pony Ride (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 1/1
2. Tick Tock (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 1/8
3. Floating Candles (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 1/15
4. Robots (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 1/22
5. Burgmuller 25 Progressive Pieces Op 100 No. 1 "Sincerity" 1/24
6. Magic Dust (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 1/29
7. Burgmuller 25 Progressive Pieces Op 100 No. 2 "Arabesque" 1/29
8. Knight In Shining Armour (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 2/5
9. Minuet in B-flat Major BWV Anh 118 2/5
10. Little Bird (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 2/12
11. Late For School (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 2/19
12. Burgmuller 25 Progressive Pieces Op 100 No. 3 "Pastorale" 2/19
13. Dreamy Clouds (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 2/26
14. Beeping Horns (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 3/5
15. Luminous Night Part 1 (Roberto Cacciapaglia) 3/5
16. Icy (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 3/12
17. Luminous Night Part 2 (Roberto Cacciapaglia) 3/12
18. Camels in the Desert (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 3/19
19. Luminous Night Part 3 (Roberto Cacciapaglia) 3/19
20. Dungeon (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 3/26
21. Luminous Night Part 4 (Roberto Cacciapaglia) 3/26
22. Hamster On A Wheel (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 4/2
23. What's That In The Mist? (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 4/9
24. A Little Flower [Op. 205, No. 11] (Cornelius Gurlitt) 4/9
25. Games in the Playground (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 4/16
26. At the Funfair (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 4/23
27. Minuet in G Minor (Christian Petzold) 4/30

I tried, tried, tried to do Harris Piece A Week Grade 2, but I can't take another few months of it. My son loves it, I don't, but I finished my commitment to him to do the first book together and he was fine with it smile Taking a look at both Grade 2 and 3 books, they really are just too easy, presenting no challenge at all and sight readable for me at tempo, and I'm not all that great at sight reading. In the need to challenge myself a bit to something that actually needs a week to get right, I cracked open Carrolls "First Lessons In Bach" which I ordered a while ago for my son, but haven't picked up myself. As I'd already done Minuet in G, I started on the second page, the Minuet in G minor, which is structurally quite similar to Minuet in G. Anyway, I think this book with give me 28 more weeks of new music that I can actually enjoy playing. That will get me to the end of the year as I'll be taking some weeks off for vacations laugh

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Currently learning: Beethoven "Easy" Sonata Op 49 No 2, Clementi Sonatina Op 36 No 1, JS Bach WTC Prelude No 2 in C minor
Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: akc42] #2733465
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Just submitted 95 to the #50 Recital, but realised its not on here yet. I won't release a link to the recording until the Recital is made live, when I will add it


01 A Little Tea Pot
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90 Silver Lit Night. (Piano Marvel Method 5E exercise 14) Soundcloud
91 Memories (Piano Marvel Method 5E exercise 16) Soundcloud
92 Low Bridge, Everybody Down (Piano Marvel Method 5E exercise 18) Soundcloud
93 Minuet in G Minor, Christian Petzold (Representing Piano Marvel Method 6A exercises 1 to 6 which are subsections of this piece with trills in unusual places) Soundcloud
94 Cool Stephen J Wood. ABRSM Grade 5 2017 & 2018 Syllabus Piece C:3 Soundcloud
95 Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata Op 13 2nd Movement (Adagio Cantabile)

Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2733790
05/03/18 05:45 AM
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I added a new video to Raindrop, and a video for Pine Cone Rag. I hope to get to 20 this month, because June is going to be very busy! I need to get ahead!

My 2018 list:
1. Telfer -(Celebration Series 5)When Rivers Flowed on Mars
2. Heller - (Masterworks Classics 5)Etude in C Major
3. Chopin - (Celebration series 8)Prelude in B Minor op. 28 #6
4. Astor - Valses Venuzuelos # 1 Adriana ABRSM selections grade 8 2017-2018 Adriana
5. Scarlatti -(ABRSM grade 4)Scarlatti Sonata in D Minor K34
6. Kalinnikov - (Celebration Series RCM 8) Chansom Triste
7. Kember - (ABRSM grade 2 2011-2012) Bah-ba-doo-bah
8. Handel - (ABRSM Selections Grade 3 2017-2018) Sonatina in G "Fugue"
9. Darius Brubeck - (ABRSM Selections Grade 5 2013-2014) For Lydia
10. Hassler - (Celebration Series RCM 4)Allegretto in E Minor
11. Rebikov - (RCM Celebration Series Grade 7) Waltz in F# Minor
12. Kossenko - (RCM Celebration Series Grade 7) Waltz in B Minor
13. Martha Mier - (Jazz, Rags, and Blues 3)Persistent Rhythm
14. Chopin Prelude 28-15 "Raindrop"
15. Bach Invention in Bb Major
16. Mier (Jazz, Rags, and Blues 3) Worrisome Blues
17. Mier (Jazz Rags and Blues 3) Pine Cone Rag
18. Mier *Romantic Sketches 4 Enchanted Waterfall

Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2733944
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I finished 2 more today. The Sonatina I would like to keep in my repertoire for a few weeks to see how fast I can get it, but I have learnt it enough for this challenge.

I also ordered 5 new piano books specifically for this challenge so I am very excited to pick a piece and start it tomorrow.


1) E Dorian with Modulation, Robert D. Vandall, RCM Grade 2
2) Colors of the Wind, Really Easy Piano
3) The Wind, Chee-Hwa Tan, RCM Grade 2
4) Quiet Lagoon, Jon George, RCM Grade 2
5) Ladies in Waiting, William Gillock, RCM Grade 2
6) Pinwheels, Linda Niamath, RCM Grade 2
7) Etude in F Major op. 190, no. 27, Christian Louis Heinrich Kohler, RCM Grade 2
8) Atacama Desert, Wynn-Anne Rossi, RCM Grade 2
9) Little Dance in Canon Form, Bela Bartok, RCM Grade 2
10) Turkish Bazaar, Mark Mrozinski, RCM Grade 2
11) Etude in C Major, Carl Czerny, RCM Grade 3
12) Theme from Jurassic Park, John Williams, Faber & Faber Adult level 1
13) Sonatina in G Major I, Thomas Attwood, RCM Grade 3



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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2734406
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Here is one more!



1. Ecossaise D 299 no8, Schubert, from RCM Piano Odyssey, Repertoire, Level 2 Soundcloud
2. Sailing By Moonlight, Joan Last, from RCM Piano Odyssey, Repertoire, Level 2 Soundcloud
3. Deserted Ball Room, Gillock, from Lyric Preludes in Romantic Style, Gillock Soundcloud
4. Chant, Norton, from RCM Piano Odyssey, Repertoire, Level 2 Soundcloud
5. Maiden's Chorus, Gounod, from "Faust", Educational Edition, transcription/arrangement by L. Godowsky Soundcloud
6. Allegretto in C Major, Neefe, from RCM Piano Odyssey, Repertoire, Level 2 Soundcloud
7. The Wind, Tan, from RCM Piano Odyssey, Studies/Etudes, Level 2 Soundcloud
8. The Land of Nod, Tan,from RCM Piano Odyssey, Repertoire, Level 2 Soundcloud
9. End Titles (from movie "Emma"), Portman, from Jane Austen's World Soundcloud
10. A Little Song, Op.27 No.2, Kabalevsky, from RCM Piano Odyssey, Repertoire, Level 2, Soundcloud

11. Fugato, Op.36, no.40, Gedike, from RCM Piano Odyssey, Studies/Etudes, Level 2 Soundcloud

I hope to find time to listen to some of your recordings. Keep up the good work, all!

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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2734853
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30. Danny Boy: Alfred's AAIO Bk 2
31. That's Amore (that's Love) Alfred's Greatest Hits Lv 1


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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2734885
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1. Pony Ride (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 1/1
2. Tick Tock (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 1/8
3. Floating Candles (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 1/15
4. Robots (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 1/22
5. Burgmuller 25 Progressive Pieces Op 100 No. 1 "Sincerity" 1/24
6. Magic Dust (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 1/29
7. Burgmuller 25 Progressive Pieces Op 100 No. 2 "Arabesque" 1/29
8. Knight In Shining Armour (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 2/5
9. Minuet in B-flat Major BWV Anh 118 2/5
10. Little Bird (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 2/12
11. Late For School (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 2/19
12. Burgmuller 25 Progressive Pieces Op 100 No. 3 "Pastorale" 2/19
13. Dreamy Clouds (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 2/26
14. Beeping Horns (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 3/5
15. Luminous Night Part 1 (Roberto Cacciapaglia) 3/5
16. Icy (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 3/12
17. Luminous Night Part 2 (Roberto Cacciapaglia) 3/12
18. Camels in the Desert (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 3/19
19. Luminous Night Part 3 (Roberto Cacciapaglia) 3/19
20. Dungeon (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 3/26
21. Luminous Night Part 4 (Roberto Cacciapaglia) 3/26
22. Hamster On A Wheel (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 4/2
23. What's That In The Mist? (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 4/9
24. A Little Flower [Op. 205, No. 11] (Cornelius Gurlitt) 4/9
25. Games in the Playground (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 4/16
26. At the Funfair (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 4/23
27. Minuet in G Minor BWV Anh. 115 4/30
28. Minuet in G Major BWV Anh. 116 5/7

Pretty pleased with my progress on the NOAM Minuet. I didn't quite get it to tempo, but was close except for a few measures. I'll continue on to the next one, which I have sight read through once a few months ago, but it's still new enough to me that it will feel like it's new in the spirit of this exercise. No regrets leaving Harris Piece A Week behind smile I will say though, I'm in book 5 of the Harris Sight Reading series and it's fantastic, I highly recommend it.



Currently learning: Beethoven "Easy" Sonata Op 49 No 2, Clementi Sonatina Op 36 No 1, JS Bach WTC Prelude No 2 in C minor
Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2735336
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It has been awhile since I updated my status here. I have been preparing for my very first recital (here at pianoworld) and I am very excited about it.

The new pieces I have learned are:

16. Fanfare Etude from the Faber Adult Piano Adventures Book 2
17. Dark Eyes from the Faber Adult Piano Adventures Book 2

I am not a big fan of either of these pieces, so I didn't work at them till perfection. I do generally like Etudes because of their technical nature, but this one didn't have the rhythm that appealed to me. And the Dark Eye arrangement piece didn't have a great vibe.

I am currently learning the Variations in D minor from the same source, and it is awesome. I will be definitely spending the rest of the month on it. I also started learning Winter Movement 3 from the Four Seasons (arrangement by Faber), and I feel that will be my favorite piece so far!

Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: JoBert] #2735472
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1 Sonata No. 11 - Variation V from Movement 1 (KV 331, 300i) (no recording) (by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
2 Farewell to Cheyenne <Recording> (by Ennio Morricone, arranged by Jan Koláček)
3 Sonata No. 11 - Variation VI from Movement 1 (KV 331, 300i) (no recording) (by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
4 Sonata No. 11 - Menuetto from Movement 2 (KV 331, 300i) (no recording) (by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
5 Sonata No. 11 - Trio from Movement 2 (KV 331, 300i) (no recording) (by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
6 Klavierstück "Lustig und traurig" (WoO 54, "Happy-Sad Bagatelle") <Recording> (by Ludwig van Beethoven)
7 La Candeur (Opus 100, No. 1) <Recording> (by Friedrich Burgmüller)
8 Volksliedchen (Folk Song, Opus 68, Album für die Jugend / Album for the Young) <Recording> (by Robert Schumann)
9 Arabesque (Opus 100, No. 2) <Recording> (by Friedrich Burgmüller)
10 Gymnopédie No. 1 <Recording> (by Erik Satie)
11 Walzer (Opus 39, No. 3) <Recording> (by Johannes Brahms)
12 Pastorale (Opus 100, No. 3) <Recording> (by Friedrich Burgmüller)
13 Petite Réunion (Opus 100, No. 4) <Recording> (by Friedrich Burgmüller)
14 Goodbye Blue Sky <Recording> (by Pink Floyd, arranged by Daniel Redly)
15 Innocence <Recording> (by Friedrich Burgmüller)


Finished another Burgmüller etude, as my #15. I'm not 100% happy with the recording, but at some point I have to move on...


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Adding a couple more. Need to find some easier pieces to work on to hopefully make 40 by the end of the year. The Rondo movement of the Beethoven Sonatina is nice. I like it better than the first movement.

1. Study in C (Op. 65, No. 3) - Albert Loeschhorn - Pianist Magazine
2. Écossaise (WoO 23) - Beethoven - Masterwork Classics Lvl 3 (RCM Level 2)
3. Nuvole Bianche (SoundCloud) (YouTube) - Ludovico Einaudi - Essential Einaudi (Islands)
4. German Dance in G Major (WoO 42, No. 6) - Beethoven - Masterwork Classics Lvl 4
5. Loch Lomond - Traditional - Alfred's Vol 2
6. Écossaise in E Flat (WoO 86) - Beethoven - Pianist Magazine Issue 100
7. Menuet in G Minor (BWV 842) (SoundCloud) (YouTube) - Bach - RCM Celebration Series Piano Repertoire Level 5 (List A)
8. Sweet Sorrow (Op. 100, No. 16) (SoundCloud) (YouTube) - Burgmüller - RCM Celebration Series Piano Etudes Level 5
9. Prelude In D Flat Major (SoundCloud) (YouTube) - Catherine Rollin - RCM Celebration Series Piano Etudes Level 5
10. A Slow Waltz (Op. 39, No. 23) (SoundCloud) (YouTube) – Dmitri Kabalevsky - RCM Celebration Series Piano Repertoire Level 5 (List C)
11. Sonatina In F Major (Anh. 5, No. 2, First Movement) (SoundCloud) – Ludwig Van Beethoven - RCM Celebration Series Piano Repertoire Level 5 (List B)
12. Sonata in D Minor (K34) (SoundCloud) – Domenico Scarlatti - RCM Celebration Series Piano Repertoire Level 5 (List A)
13. Melancholy Reflections – Mike Schoenmehl - RCM Celebration Series Piano Repertoire Level 5 (List C)
14. Für Elise – Ludwig Van Beethoven
15. High Heels (SoundCloud) (YouTube) - Ludovico Einaudi - Essential Einaudi (Islands)
16. Prelude in A Major - Chopin - Alfred's Chopin - An Introduction to his Piano Works & Alfred's 3
17. Sonatina In F Major (Anh. 5, No. 2, Second Movement - Rondo) – Ludwig Van Beethoven - RCM Celebration Series Piano Repertoire Level 5 (List B)


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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2736055
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A new one, finalllly. The lovely theme from The Wizard of Oz, arranged by the incredible George Shearing.

1. Waltz Op.69 No.2 - Frederic Chopin (Recording)
2. Over the Rainbow - George Shearing (Recording)


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Two more for my list. I decided to count my Czerny, since they are two to three pages, but they are a bit dull to post! I have added a really nice soft Jazz by Martha Mier I discovered.

My 2018 list:
1. Telfer -(Celebration Series 5)When Rivers Flowed on Mars
2. Heller - (Masterworks Classics 5)Etude in C Major
3. Chopin - (Celebration series 8)Prelude in B Minor op. 28 #6
4. Astor - Valses Venuzuelos # 1 Adriana ABRSM selections grade 8 2017-2018 Adriana
5. Scarlatti -(ABRSM grade 4)Scarlatti Sonata in D Minor K34
6. Kalinnikov - (Celebration Series RCM 8) Chansom Triste
7. Kember - (ABRSM grade 2 2011-2012) Bah-ba-doo-bah
8. Handel - (ABRSM Selections Grade 3 2017-2018) Sonatina in G "Fugue"
9. Darius Brubeck - (ABRSM Selections Grade 5 2013-2014) For Lydia
10. Hassler - (Celebration Series RCM 4)Allegretto in E Minor
11. Rebikov - (RCM Celebration Series Grade 7) Waltz in F# Minor
12. Kossenko - (RCM Celebration Series Grade 7) Waltz in B Minor
13. Martha Mier - (Jazz, Rags, and Blues 3)Persistent Rhythm
14. Chopin Prelude 28-15 "Raindrop"
15. Bach Invention in Bb Major
16. Mier (Jazz, Rags, and Blues 3) Worrisome Blues
17. Mier (Jazz Rags and Blues 3) Pine Cone Rag
18. Mier *Romantic Sketches 4 Enchanted Waterfall
19. Czery - Op 849 #1
20. Martha Mier (Romantic Sketches 3) Faded Dreams

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Hello, everyone!

I am currently in full preparation for our national high school examinations, but I will be liberated from that by next month. I realize I have not posted since the end of January. Here is a full list of my current progress (Note: Unfortunately, I have not recorded all pieces).

FULL LIS(Z)T:

Piece 1: Bach - Invention 1 (a.k.a. that piece recorded on literally every single digital keyboard in the music store)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PZxJYD7PTg

Piece 2: Arabesque by Burgmüller - https://youtu.be/-0ME5XWbg3g

Piece 3: Valse du Petit Chien by Chopin - https://youtu.be/7AazLP2UwXI

Piece 4: Piece 4: Bagatelle in A minor - Fur Elise (Beethoven) (Full version of course)
a.k.a. the most annoying piece for piano teachers/the piece which is mistaken for a song/ Für Elise by Beethoven/the piece which you gave up on as a kid/that piece which most people only learn the first beginning measures of...etc
- https://youtu.be/36ObYzUfRcs

Piece 5: Valse de L'adieu by Chopin - https://youtu.be/3vjM0ijvQME

Piece 6: Beethoven - Ecossaise in G major
No recording right now

Piece 7: Minuet G Dur - Bach
No recording right now

Piece 8: Hirtenweise: Pastorale op.100 no. 3 - Bürgmuller
(the recording was deleted by me, but at least I play it much better and faster now than I did at that time.)

Piece 9: Chopin: Prelude Op.28 No.20 in C Minor
No recording

piece 10: Chopin - Polonaise op. 40 no. 1 in A major "Military"
(No recording I was satisfied with. This piece took me some time and is probably one of the hardest pieces I have played...)

Piece 11 - Blumenlied (flower song) - Gustav Lange
Enjoy my take during a live concert! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNSXoNcyJ2E
(please ignore the bad cameraman)

Piece 12: E. Satie Gymnopedie no.3
No recording

Piece 13: Mozart Minuet and Trio in G, K1
No rec.

Piece 14: Mozart Sonata K545 1st movement.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkXwgTrtSsQ&t=3s Me panting (laugh)

Piece 15: Solfeggietto- C.P.E.Bach
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q6p2VoMX9E

Piece 16: (still working on) 1/2 of Brahms Etude 8 from his “51 Exercises”

Piece 17: Mozart Minuet in F Maj K.2

Piece 18: (100% mastery) Rondo Alla Turca - Mozart
(Unfortunately, I only have an old recording) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxrY3hHHi4o

Piece 19: (still working on it) Scott Joplin - The Entertainer

If you read all of this you should get a prize, so here you go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z82w0l6kwE (may include goosebumps)

Have a good day!

Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: JimZipCode] #2736363
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13."Menuet en Rondeau" by Rameau, page 14 of the Essential Repertoire book.

Next up: Russian Folk Song by Beethoven, Op 107 #3. (page 70 in the Essential Repertoire book) Fun and catchy! Also Cafe Vienna and the Brahms Lullaby, from the Method book.

New:

14. "Cafe Vienna" from the Alfred Method book.
15. Brahms Lullaby from the Alfred Method book

The Russian Folk Song is coming along, but not quite at a level where I can pronounce it "learned".

I swear, it's like the Rameau was damming up the stream or something! Since I've pushed that off the table, practicing piano is fun again and I'm learning pieces. Like clearing a blockage from a pipe. There's a lesson there, I guess. I'll consider giving a little more weight to my first response: if I curl my lip in disgust when I first hear a piece, there's a great chance I won't enjoy learning to play it.

So: I'm doing the Natl Guild of Piano Teachers auditions next month, first or second wkend of June. I've settled on a program and run it past my teacher:

  • Bach (Petzold) Minuet in G
  • Brahms Lullaby
  • Beethoven "Russian Folk Song"
  • Joplin "The Entertainer" (2-page version in the Alfred Method book)

This is an exciting batch of music for me. Challenging, but doable (I think!).

The Lullaby is almost to performance standard now. Some rough edges to polish up with teacher (I keep hesitating on some chord changes in the left hand), but I have the piece.

The Beethoven Russian folk song is under my fingers, it's just not fast enough yet. It's not even close to fast enough. But I know the piece; I just need to get reps with the metronome and speed it up.

The Entertainer is the least-far-along of the pieces. I just started it last Wednesday. But it's coming along very fast. I haven't even attempted to play it hands-separate with the metronome yet, and I can already hold the "shape" of the piece together and play the whole thing. Some long hesitations as I hunt for a chord or whatever, but it's recognizable as music. Very fun and charming to play.

Honestly the one that probably needs the most work is the Minuet. I had that close to performance standard about 2 months ago, but I haven't touched it since. Started re-learning it this week: harder than expected! But I did have it very strong, pretty recently, so I have to believe that it will come, with some work.

I'll probably slow down on new-piece-acquisition for a few weeks, while I prepare for the audition.

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1 Sonata No. 11 - Variation V from Movement 1 (KV 331, 300i) (no recording) (by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
2 Farewell to Cheyenne <Recording> (by Ennio Morricone, arranged by Jan Koláček)
3 Sonata No. 11 - Variation VI from Movement 1 (KV 331, 300i) (no recording) (by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
4 Sonata No. 11 - Menuetto from Movement 2 (KV 331, 300i) (no recording) (by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
5 Sonata No. 11 - Trio from Movement 2 (KV 331, 300i) (no recording) (by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
6 Klavierstück "Lustig und traurig" (WoO 54, "Happy-Sad Bagatelle") <Recording> (by Ludwig van Beethoven)
7 La Candeur (Opus 100, No. 1) <Recording> (by Friedrich Burgmüller)
8 Volksliedchen (Folk Song, Opus 68, Album für die Jugend / Album for the Young) <Recording> (by Robert Schumann)
9 Arabesque (Opus 100, No. 2) <Recording> (by Friedrich Burgmüller)
10 Gymnopédie No. 1 <Recording> (by Erik Satie)
11 Walzer (Opus 39, No. 3) <Recording> (by Johannes Brahms)
12 Pastorale (Opus 100, No. 3) <Recording> (by Friedrich Burgmüller)
13 Petite Réunion (Opus 100, No. 4) <Recording> (by Friedrich Burgmüller)
14 Goodbye Blue Sky <Recording> (by Pink Floyd, arranged by Daniel Redly)
15 Innocence <Recording> (by Friedrich Burgmüller)
16 Abendmusik (Evening Music - Opus 99, No. 12) <Recording> (by Robert Schumann)


My #16 is my submission for the 50th ABF recital (which at the same time is my own 10th ABF recital participation, so a double jubilee for me). As I'm the lazy type, I'll just copy over the text that I wrote for the recital submission:

Abendmusik (Evening Music) is No. 12 in Schumann's Opus 99 "Bunte Blaetter" (which translates to "Colorful Leaves", basically meaning "Various Sheets" in this context). After the Album for the Young, the Bunte Blaetter were another commercial success for Schumann and his publisher Arnold. It combines a number of compositions from various years, from 1836 to 1849.

With its title "Evening Music", and with the mainly p and pp dynamics (except for two sudden but very short fortes), and also with the sometimes quite long, explicitly marked pedal passages over several measures, this piece evokes in me pictures of sitting on a porch or terrace, maybe with a good glass of wine, looking over a nice garden or maybe a lake or mountain vista, with the day coming to a calm end and the sun setting, while the birds settle in for the night. Even then, it has a few interesting, almost dissonant chords and cadenzas, which sometimes, quite suddenly, pierce through the calm evening mood - until it all settles down in the end.


Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: mel_lem] #2737303
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In 2018, I took up the mission to learn all the pieces from the ABRSM exam for 2017 & 2018. I am finishing Grade 3, so I thought I will start getting them recorded. Also, I have started 2 Grade 8 pieces as they take longer time. I really hope I can learn all of them before year end. The new ABRSM syllabus is coming out soon. More pieces for next year!!

Also, I have included here the piece I submitted for the 50th ABF Recital, the Haydn sonata. Updated pieces are in bold. They are the bottom of the soundcloud playlist.

[Playlist on Soundcloud]

1) Kullak - Op. 4 No. 2, Witches' Dance
2) Streabbog - Op. 64 No. 9, The Whirlwind
3) Streabbog - Op. 64 No. 10, The Rope Dancer
4) Streabbog - Op. 64 No. 11, The Cadets
5) J. S. Bach - Invention No. 13 in A Minor, BWV 784
6) Kuhlau - Sonatina Op. 88 No. 2, Third Movement "Rondo"
7) Gillock - The Juggler
8) Gillock - French Doll
9) Oskar Merikanto - Op. 33, Valse Lente
10) Streabbog - Op. 64 No. 12, Up and Down
11) Martha Mier - Ragtime Do-Si-Do, Book 1 of Jazz, Rags & Blues
12) Martha Mier - Hallelujah, Book 1 of Jazz, Rags & Blues
13) Martha Mier - Ol' Rockin' Chair Blues, Book 1 of Jazz, Rags & Blues
14) Martha Mier - Surfboard Boogie, Book 1 of Jazz, Rags & Blues
15) Martha Mier - Seventh Street Blues, Book 1 of Jazz, Rags & Blues
16) Gurlitt - Op. 227 No. 19, Gavotte
17) G1A1 J. C. Bach - Aria in F, BWV Anh. II 131
18) G1A2 Anon. - Canaries, Arr. Sarah Watts
19) G1A3 Verdi - La Donna e mobile, Arr. Nancy Litten
20) G1B1 Joan Last - Bouncing Billy
21) G1B2 Bryan Kelly - Gypsy Song
22) G1B3 Dans la foret Lointaine, Arr. Hywel Davies
23) G1C1 Rob Hall - Asian Tiger Prowl
24) G1C2 Khachaturian - Skipping Rope, No. 1 from Children's Album, Book 2
25) G1C3 When the Saints Go Marching in, Arr. Kenneth Bartels
26) Haydn - Sonata in D Major Hob.XVI.37, First Movement

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13. Billie's Bounce - Charlie Parker - Youtube - In contrast to piece #12 below, I was pretty comfortable with this tune, especially once I'd tried it with a Rhodes sound and the 5/4 drum pattern in the background. The melody is kind of syncopated anyway so putting a wrong-footed drumbeat behind it just accentuates that. And in the solo section I tried to vary the length of the bars to put the accents in different places.

12. Take The A Train - Billy Strayhorn - Youtube - A half-time version of this tune, I like the chords and the feel that I came up with but am getting bored of my 'standard' jazz solo phrases. I listened to a lot of Frank Zappa when I was younger and it's kind of damaged my approach to 'normal' music. I might just have to bear that in mind when doing further jazz tunes, I'm not sure i have the time to put in to assimilate 100 years of jazz piano practice!

11. Bruyeres - Debussy, from Preludes Book 2 - Youtube - Often thought of as a twin of La Fille Aux Cheveux de Lin, there are parts of this piece that are better than anything in La Fille but overall I don't think it's as successful a composition, or at least doesn't have the magic La Fille has over pretty much anyone who listens to it. Very enjoyable to play though.

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10. Minstrels - Debussy, from Preludes Book 1 - Youtube
09. So What - Miles Davis - Youtube
08. Lullaby of Birdland - George Shearing - Youtube
07. Danseuses de Delphes - Debussy, from Preludes Book 1 - Youtube
06. Gymnopedie #1 - Satie - Youtube
05. Broon's Bane - Rush - Youtube
04. Memories of Green - Vangelis - Youtube
03. Limehouse Blues - Philip Braham - Youtube
02. Des Pas Sur La Neige - Debussy, from Preludes Book 1 - Youtube
01. Canope - Debussy, from Preludes Book 2 - Youtube

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After last week's double piano lessons (to bridge the lack of lessons two weeks prior), I got my much needed feedback to complete a couple of pieces. These two pieces by Hässler and one piece by Bartók will not become part of my repertoire, which is why I recorded them now. Especially Hässler 6 and the Bartók I enjoyed quite a lot, but if I end up memorizing everything I enjoy playing there'll be very little time left to learn new things...

The previous 20 pieces can be found in this playlist.

21 Bartók – Triplets (Mikrokosmos, Book 3, No. 75)
22 Hässler – Poco Allegro (Op. 38, No. 6)
23 Hässler – Menuetto (Op. 38, No. 7)


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Started playing January 2017

Nothing is too easy is where I keep track of my progress.
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French Suite #2
Sinfonia #3 in D major
Sinfonia #6 in E major
Prelude and Fugue Prelude and Fugue #15 in G major BWV 884
Prelude and Fugue #15 in G major BWV 860

Steven Heller
25 Etudes Op. 16 #1,2,3,4,5,6
Frederick Burgmueller
Agitato Opus 109 #8,
Allegro Opus 105 #5
Johannes Brahms
Romance in F
Intermezzo in A Op.118
Claude Debussy Mazurka
Edward Grieg Notturno
Beethoven
Sonata Op 79
Six Variations on a Song WoO 64

Total 19 complete works


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My status of learning piano pieces (both pieces are from Adult Piano Adventures Book 2):


18. Theme And Variations On The D Minor Scale

This composition from the Adult Adventures Book 2 is written in 3/4 tempo waltz style. It includes a theme and two Variations: waltz bass pattern and broken chord pattern. Overall, the feel is waltzy, but it has a subtle flavor of a Middle East by using a Harmonic Minor Scale ( C# ) instead of the natural. It allows practicing a technique by running up and down using 8th notes. My favorite section here is the second variation where the bass has a broken pattern similar to Alberti bass, and when played clean, it actually sounds pretty nice. It took me a little bit less than a month to get this piece where I wanted to before moving forward.

19. Joshua fought the battle of Jericho

Not my favorite style, but it does help learning the D minor scale. And there are a few transitions that I really like as well.

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05. Catherine Rollin : Prelude No. 1 in G Minor - https://youtu.be/Ghar-Qswh2A




04. Martha Mier : Jazz, Rags & Blues Book 2 - Lazy Days - https://youtu.be/kvyK4tBO-dU
03. Johann Christian Bach : Etude in F Major - https://youtu.be/Z6-sFdCJe_w
02. Daniel Rosenfeld C418 : Minecraft Alpha Wet Hands - https://youtu.be/hic6Smdptu0
01. César Franck : Lullaby (from Les plaintes d'une poupée, The Doll's Complaint) - https://youtu.be/eoZIAbfMgOo

2018 Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd-lH8YfvqbopyLxaMFuon3L5-PcQ5pWQ


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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2739609
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The Rollin piece was great, scorpio.

Adding #18. Hopefully I'll play it well enough at my lesson today.

1. Study in C (Op. 65, No. 3) - Albert Loeschhorn - Pianist Magazine
2. Écossaise (WoO 23) - Beethoven - Masterwork Classics Lvl 3 (RCM Level 2)
3. Nuvole Bianche (SoundCloud) (YouTube) - Ludovico Einaudi - Essential Einaudi (Islands)
4. German Dance in G Major (WoO 42, No. 6) - Beethoven - Masterwork Classics Lvl 4
5. Loch Lomond - Traditional - Alfred's Vol 2
6. Écossaise in E Flat (WoO 86) - Beethoven - Pianist Magazine Issue 100
7. Menuet in G Minor (BWV 842) (SoundCloud) (YouTube) - Bach - RCM Celebration Series Piano Repertoire Level 5 (List A)
8. Sweet Sorrow (Op. 100, No. 16) (SoundCloud) (YouTube) - Burgmüller - RCM Celebration Series Piano Etudes Level 5
9. Prelude In D Flat Major (SoundCloud) (YouTube) - Catherine Rollin - RCM Celebration Series Piano Etudes Level 5
10. A Slow Waltz (Op. 39, No. 23) (SoundCloud) (YouTube) – Dmitri Kabalevsky - RCM Celebration Series Piano Repertoire Level 5 (List C)
11. Sonatina In F Major (Anh. 5, No. 2, First Movement) (SoundCloud) – Ludwig Van Beethoven - RCM Celebration Series Piano Repertoire Level 5 (List B)
12. Sonata in D Minor (K34) (SoundCloud) – Domenico Scarlatti - RCM Celebration Series Piano Repertoire Level 5 (List A)
13. Melancholy Reflections – Mike Schoenmehl - RCM Celebration Series Piano Repertoire Level 5 (List C)
14. Für Elise – Ludwig Van Beethoven
15. High Heels (SoundCloud) (YouTube) - Ludovico Einaudi - Essential Einaudi (Islands)
16. Prelude in A Major - Chopin - Alfred's Chopin - An Introduction to his Piano Works & Alfred's 3
17. Sonatina In F Major (Anh. 5, No. 2, Second Movement - Rondo) – Ludwig Van Beethoven - RCM Celebration Series Piano Repertoire Level 5 (List B)
18. In Church (Op. 39, No. 24) - Tchaikovsky - RCM Celebration Series Piano Etudes Level 5


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1. Satie, Gnossienne no.3
2. Mark Tanner, Zebra Crossing (Pianist magazine no.90)
3. Harburg and Arlen, Over the Rainbow
4. Mendelssohn, Kinderstuck op.72 no.1
5. Granados, La Mendiga (The little beggar girl), from "Stories for the young".
6. Nielsen, En lille langsom Vals, Humorous Bagatelles op.11 no.3
7. Shostakovich, Prelude no.7 from 24 Preludes, op.24.
8. Granados, Valses poeticos no.6 in F# minor.
9. Satie, Gymnopedie no.3.
10. Grieg, Solitary Traveller,Lyric Pieces op.43
11. Grieg, Little Bird, Lyric Pieces op.43
12. Nielsen, Snurretoppen (Spinning top), Humorous Bagatelles op.11 no.2
13. Nielsen, Spillevaerket (Musical clock) Humorous Bagatelles op.11 no.6.
14. Joplin, Bethena: A Concert Waltz.
15. Beethoven, Bagetelle in Bb, op119 no.5.
16. Grieg, Solveig's Song - his own piano transcription.
17. Granados, El hada y el nino (The fairy and the child),from Bocetas
18. Chopin, Prelude in B minor, op.28 no.6
19. Chopin, Mazurka in G minor, op. 67 no.2
20. Shostakovich, Prelude no.6 from 24 Preludes, op.24.
21. Porter, Night and Day, arranged by Pam Wedgwood, After Hours Jazz, book 3.

My latest pieces:

22.Piazzola, Milonga del angel. I didn't know this at all until I discovered it in a thread here. Gorgeous!
23. Schubert, Ecossaise in B minor. I love Schubert but as I've been pretty busy lately I chose something short. It's charming and with Schubert's unmistakable harmonies.
24. Niels Gade, Elegie, from Akvareller, Op.19 no.1. Gade was a 19th century Danish composer who today is practically unknown outside his own country. I found the Elegie in an anthology and was immediately attracted to it. It's one of 10 short pieces, available from IMSLP. If you like Mendelssohn I can recommend trying Gade.

Last edited by Malone; 05/27/18 04:03 PM.
Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2739984
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Thanks Malone, always looking for new composers to explore!

http://imslp.org/wiki/Akvareller,_Op.19_(Gade,_Niels)

Opus 19 and 57 were merged by Schirmer later on to make 15 "tone poems":

http://imslp.org/wiki/Aquarelles,_Opp.19,_57_(Gade,_Niels)

plus I found a YouTube recording of "Elegie in E Minor" - it is a lovely piece. It sounds like you learn pieces fast!

Do you ever record your pieces? I have similar taste - Granados, Satie, Waltzes, plus this year am starting to learn Jazz.


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