Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.7 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)
Best of Piano Buyer
 Best of Piano Buyer
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Find a Professional
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

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

Advertise on Piano World

(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Who's Online Now
114 registered members (astrotoy, alexk3954, anotherscott, awesome10, beeboss, 36251, 29 invisible), 1,689 guests, and 7 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
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
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Pieces you keep coming back to #2795904
12/27/18 07:45 PM
12/27/18 07:45 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 6,164
JoelW Offline OP
6000 Post Club Member
JoelW  Offline OP
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2012
Posts: 6,164
I probably listen to Mozart 23 two or three times a month. I've never gotten tired of it.


Piano & Music Gifts & Accessories (570)
Piano accessories and music gift items
Re: Pieces you keep coming back to [Re: JoelW] #2796196
12/28/18 02:28 PM
12/28/18 02:28 PM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 22,599
Victoria, BC
BruceD Offline
Gold Subscriber
BruceD  Offline
Gold Subscriber

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 22,599
Victoria, BC
From a performer's rather than a listener's point of view, there are many pieces that I come back to and I hope, when I do, that I bring something more to them than I did when I worked on them in the past.

This month, I am revisiting the Brahms Op. 117 Intermezzi. I performed them in a recital perhaps three years ago, but there is such depth to these pieces that they merit revisiting. Building on my past experience with them, I can still find elements that can be further refined or can be approached in a different manner.

That's the wonder of great music; it never palls.

Regards,


BruceD
- - - - -
Estonia 190
Re: Pieces you keep coming back to [Re: JoelW] #2796226
12/28/18 03:27 PM
12/28/18 03:27 PM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 25,146
New York City
pianoloverus Online content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
pianoloverus  Online Content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 25,146
New York City
I think one of the most important criterion for greatness in a piece of music is how many times one can listen to it and still enjoy it/never get bored.

Last edited by pianoloverus; 12/28/18 03:28 PM.
Re: Pieces you keep coming back to [Re: pianoloverus] #2796290
12/28/18 06:06 PM
12/28/18 06:06 PM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,722
Danville, California
F
Furtwangler Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Furtwangler  Offline
1000 Post Club Member
F

Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,722
Danville, California
Originally Posted by pianoloverus
I think one of the most important criterion for greatness in a piece of music is how many times one can listen to it and still enjoy it/never get bored.


thumb


Amateur Pianist and raconteur.
Re: Pieces you keep coming back to [Re: JoelW] #2796314
12/28/18 08:30 PM
12/28/18 08:30 PM
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 5,767
Seattle area, WA
gooddog Offline
5000 Post Club Member
gooddog  Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 5,767
Seattle area, WA
As a listener, I never tire of the six Bach keyboard concerti.


Best regards,

Deborah
Re: Pieces you keep coming back to [Re: pianoloverus] #2796336
12/28/18 10:04 PM
12/28/18 10:04 PM
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 2,229
In the Ozarks of Missouri
NobleHouse Online content
2000 Post Club Member
NobleHouse  Online Content
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 2,229
In the Ozarks of Missouri
Originally Posted by pianoloverus
I think one of the most important criterion for greatness in a piece of music is how many times one can listen to it and still enjoy it/never get bored.


Amen to that! I do it as well all the time.


[Linked Image]
Re: Pieces you keep coming back to [Re: JoelW] #2796447
12/29/18 10:13 AM
12/29/18 10:13 AM
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 111
V
Vilhelm Moqvist Online content
Full Member
Vilhelm Moqvist  Online Content
Full Member
V

Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 111
Prokofievs 8th piano sonata, both from a performers and a listeners perspective I find to be extremely fascinating. I would describe this piece the way BruceD described the Brahms Intermezzi. It's a piece that you can revisit an endless amount of times and still find new little things and new ways to approach certain passages. The same can also be said about Beethoven's late piano sonatas.

Re: Pieces you keep coming back to [Re: JoelW] #2796979
12/31/18 03:43 AM
12/31/18 03:43 AM
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 622
Toronto, Canada
T
thepianoplayer416 Offline
500 Post Club Member
thepianoplayer416  Offline
500 Post Club Member
T

Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 622
Toronto, Canada
The first movement of the Bach Italian Concerto in F for sure. This is probably the the first keyboard piece composed in the 18th century that has dynamics written into the score. Back in those days there were keyboards (harpsichord & clavichord) with different configurations. The original was played on a harpsichord and not a piano with 2 sets of keys 1 above the other. 1 set produced a louder sound while the other produced a muted sound. There are a few p & f markings but nothing in between (mp, mf, cres. & decres.)

A holiday favorite was an arrangement of "O Holy Night" that I use regularly as warm-up piece because of the L-hand arpeggios despite the connection to Christmas.

And then there is the piano arrangement of Shostakovich Waltz #2 I found online. This piece from the 20th century has a modern sound but retains elements of a waltz by Johann Strauss a century earlier.

Re: Pieces you keep coming back to [Re: JoelW] #2797032
12/31/18 09:26 AM
12/31/18 09:26 AM
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 632
Estonia
N
NervousWreck123 Offline
500 Post Club Member
NervousWreck123  Offline
500 Post Club Member
N

Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 632
Estonia
Well, I decided to come back to this place after a long absence due to a shameful post I wrote a while ago (which was my 2nd time), so 1st piece I keep coming back to is piano world forums;

And thus I have re-emerged from my cave - like grinch, who, instead of ruining christmas, is now here to ruin new years' eve for every single person on this forum with my idiotic posts.

But, off-dee-doo with the silly-willy talk now, and onto-de-loo the thread-illy-didlly thread topic now -

from a listeners' standpoint - too much stuff for me to be able to bring out a top few; a lot of Liszt, some Chopin, Philip Glass' etudes as of recently and the final movement of Mahler's 2nd symphony-dymphony are some of the works I have been listening to a lot recently.

From a performers' stand (or sit) point - I keep coming back to this one piece of crap I wrote a while ago - It's a half-finished cack which I don't know what to make of, and it makes me depressed every time I look at it and play it again.


I need SOME sort of help; I have yet to figure out what kind.
Re: Pieces you keep coming back to [Re: JoelW] #2797037
12/31/18 09:36 AM
12/31/18 09:36 AM
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 435
Ireland
Sibylle Offline
Full Member
Sibylle  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 435
Ireland
I go through phases when I listen to music, but any piece/composer I really like, I keep coming back to. I discover new stuff all the time, but I haven't stopped listening to any particular pieces either.


Sibylle

My piano background

"Not a shred of evidence exists in favour of the idea that life is serious." -Brendan Gill
Re: Pieces you keep coming back to [Re: JoelW] #2797128
12/31/18 01:45 PM
12/31/18 01:45 PM
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 20
W
Wry Guy Offline
Full Member
Wry Guy  Offline
Full Member
W

Joined: May 2008
Posts: 20
I keep coming back to the popular intermediate and more accessible advanced classics. Beethoven's Sonata Pathetique, Debussy's Clair De Lune, Motzart's Rondo Alla Turka, that sort of thing. Also a good percentage of Chopin's catalog falls into this category.

It is very nice to be able to produce enjoyable and beautiful music without having to break too great a sweat. At this point in my life I can't devote everything to leaning new and complicated pieces, so a few dusty gems are frequently just the thing for me.

Re: Pieces you keep coming back to [Re: JoelW] #2797622
01/01/19 09:41 PM
01/01/19 09:41 PM
Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 16
A
Alpacacino Offline
Junior Member
Alpacacino  Offline
Junior Member
A

Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 16
I usually go through phases of listening to one piece over and over again.

Definitely some pieces I keep going back to are Chopin's Ballade no. 4, Brahms Op. 117, and Schumann Fantasiestucke. I've also been enjoying Grieg's Piano Concerto and would love to play some day. Not exactly a piano solo piece but one of my all-time favorite pieces is Franck's A major Violin Sonata. I can't and won't ever get over how awesome the whole piece is.

Re: Pieces you keep coming back to [Re: JoelW] #2797707
01/02/19 07:55 AM
01/02/19 07:55 AM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 529
Bristol, UK
T
timmyab Offline
500 Post Club Member
timmyab  Offline
500 Post Club Member
T

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 529
Bristol, UK
K488 is one of those pieces I keep returning to as well. Coincidentally I've been working on it for the last couple of weeks. I've been doing this every so often for the last ten years without any expectation of ever finishing it. Anyone that doesn't know the Kempff/Leitner 1960 recording of this work owes it to themselves to have a listen to it. It's coupled with an equally superb recording of K491.

Last edited by timmyab; 01/02/19 08:01 AM.
Re: Pieces you keep coming back to [Re: Alpacacino] #2797777
01/02/19 11:40 AM
01/02/19 11:40 AM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 22,599
Victoria, BC
BruceD Offline
Gold Subscriber
BruceD  Offline
Gold Subscriber

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 22,599
Victoria, BC
Originally Posted by Alpacacino
[...] Not exactly a piano solo piece but one of my all-time favorite pieces is Franck's A major Violin Sonata. I can't and won't ever get over how awesome the whole piece is.


But it's interesting, isn't it, that the title of the work (Schott edition) is: "Sonate für Piano und Violine."

Regards,


BruceD
- - - - -
Estonia 190
Re: Pieces you keep coming back to [Re: JoelW] #2798213
01/03/19 07:45 PM
01/03/19 07:45 PM
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 126
R
RmntcPianoLvr Offline
Full Member
RmntcPianoLvr  Offline
Full Member
R

Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 126
One piece I've recently been coming back to a lot is Scriabin's Sonata-Fantasy in G# Minor. It really is an amazing piece with plenty of texture, color, and emotion that I think every classical enthusiast should listen to at least once.

Re: Pieces you keep coming back to [Re: JoelW] #2798553
01/04/19 08:48 PM
01/04/19 08:48 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,083
NY
J
jon-nyc Offline
2000 Post Club Member
jon-nyc  Offline
2000 Post Club Member
J

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,083
NY
Brahms 117/2. Ravel Sonatine. Bach/Brahms Chaconne. Chopin Gm Ballade.


If you don't talk to your children about equal temperment, who will?
Re: Pieces you keep coming back to [Re: JoelW] #2801963
01/14/19 03:41 PM
01/14/19 03:41 PM
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 52
Bay area, CA
R
RogerRL Offline
Full Member
RogerRL  Offline
Full Member
R

Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 52
Bay area, CA
Over the last year - probably Philip Glass Etude #2. So simple, yet it slays me emotionally (forearms too if I don't have my relaxation under control!)

It's not a 'piece', but Horowitz's Scriabin recordings.

Bach Cello Suites play in my head every day; I don't listen to them much anymore because I don't have to.

The 5 Beethoven Piano Concertos, preferably in one long listen.

Leo Brouwer etudes (classical guitar).

Villa-Lobos etudes (classical guitar).

Perhaps king of all recordings is Stern/Zuckerman recordings of the Bach Violin Concertos. Right behind that is Harrell /Ashkenazy Brahms Sonata in E Minor.

OP did not specify piano, so I took liberties. The above is the (classical) musical landscape in my head and mind.

Last edited by RogerRL; 01/14/19 03:46 PM.

Shigaru Kawai SK-2, Kawai MP11SE
Re: Pieces you keep coming back to [Re: JoelW] #2802018
01/14/19 05:31 PM
01/14/19 05:31 PM
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 9,328
New York City
P
Polyphonist Offline
9000 Post Club Member
Polyphonist  Offline
9000 Post Club Member
P

Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 9,328
New York City
Everything by Bach.


Regards,

Polyphonist
Re: Pieces you keep coming back to [Re: BruceD] #2802020
01/14/19 05:34 PM
01/14/19 05:34 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 9,276
Phoenix, Arizona
Carey Offline
9000 Post Club Member
Carey  Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2005
Posts: 9,276
Phoenix, Arizona
Originally Posted by BruceD
Originally Posted by Alpacacino
[...] Not exactly a piano solo piece but one of my all-time favorite pieces is Franck's A major Violin Sonata. I can't and won't ever get over how awesome the whole piece is.


But it's interesting, isn't it, that the title of the work (Schott edition) is: "Sonate für Piano und Violine."

Regards,
Probably reflecting the fact that the piano part is as important as the violin's. smile


Mason and Hamlin BB - 91640
Kawai K-500 Upright
Kawai CA-65 Digital
YouTube channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/pianophilo
Re: Pieces you keep coming back to [Re: JoelW] #2802054
01/14/19 06:38 PM
01/14/19 06:38 PM
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 1,544
North Vancouver
L
Lady Bird Online content
1000 Post Club Member
Lady Bird  Online Content
1000 Post Club Member
L

Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 1,544
North Vancouver
I went back to the Schumann Arabesque,the Chopin Nocturne in Bflat minor op9 ,Beethoven Sonata op22 in Bflat , and Clair de Lune .

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  Brendan, Kreisler 

Shop Our Online Store!
Shop Our Store Online
Shop PianoSupplies.com

Did you know Piano World has an online store, and that it's loaded with goodies pianists and music lovers want?
Check it out and place your order.

Special Purchase!
Keyboard and Roses Piano Bench Cushion Keyboard & Roses 14"x30" piano bench cushions Regularly sold for $79 to $100, now only $39. (while supplies last)

(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq Bechstein
(ad)
Faust Harrison Pianos
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways
New Topics - Multiple Forums
VALDESTA GX-5 - one key not working
by heimtun. 06/15/19 01:15 PM
1994 Baldwin R226 -negotiating
by Nashash. 06/15/19 01:09 PM
Advanced Jazz Piano: Octave Improvisation
by Dfrankjazz. 06/15/19 12:57 PM
A poor old Steinway
by edferris. 06/15/19 11:55 AM
What's Hot!!
PIANO TEACHERS Please read this!
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
Forum Statistics
Forums41
Topics192,535
Posts2,838,133
Members93,617
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Please Support Our Advertisers
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways

Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

 Best of Piano Buyer

PianoTeq Bechstein
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 - 2019 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1