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Adding to my piano library
#2825460 03/11/19 03:00 PM
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Hi, I’ve been playing classical music for years since I was 11, I’m 25 now so a long time.

My current piano library consists of Beethoven Bagatelles, Bach French Suites, Chopin Nocturnes Preludes Waltzes. Mozart Piano Sonatas Volume 2, Schubert Impromptus, Clementi Sonatinas, John Field Nocturnes and a few more that I can’t think of off the top of my head!

I want new pieces to learn and also add to my library. I was thinking of getting Beethoven Sonatas, Mozart Sonatas Volume 1, Schubert Moment musicaux, Schumann Album for the Young, Grieg Peer Gynt Suites, Clementi Piano Sonatas.

Does anyone else have any more suggestions and what have you got in your piano library? Thank you 😊


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Chopin Military Polonaise
Beethoven Sonata No.6 in F Major
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scottgreen94 #2825466 03/11/19 03:15 PM
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All of that sounds like a good plan.

Maybe a selection of Scarlatti Sonatas? Brahms and Debussy?


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How about some Liszt?


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If you want some piano music by Edvard Grieg, I would suggest a collection of the Lyric Pieces. Remember that Peer Gynt was originally written for orchestra, so any edition you get for piano solo will be an arrangement. It appears that Grieg himself did arrange Peer Gynt Suite No. 2 for piano solo, but that is all I can find by the composer. Anything else will be arrangements by others.

On the other hand, the Lyric Pieces are full of wonderful gems many of which are well worth studying.

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Originally Posted by puremusic
How about some Liszt?


I’ve actually never played Liszt before! 🙄 what books would you recommend to begin with?


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Since I don't know your level of accomplishment, it's difficult to suggest what Liszt might be appropriate, since much of his piano work is very challenging. As a starter, however, you might look at the six Consolations. The three Nocturnes known as Liebesträume (of which the third is one of Liszt's best-known compositions - and which is a transcription of an original song he wrote for voice and piano) might also be possibilities depending upon your level.

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Haydn. Definitely Haydn. Particularly, the later sonatas. I am getting enormous pleasure working at these.

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All good suggestions to which I will add:
Bach- Inventions and Sinfonias, English Suites, Well Tempered Clavier Book 1
Schumann-Fantasy Pieces Op.11, Arabesque, Blumenstucke, Kinderscenen
Brahms-Waltzes, Piano Pieces Op.76, 116-119
Debussy-Preludes Book 1, Children's Corner Suite, Suite Bergamasque
Ravel- Valse Nobles et Sentimentales
Scriabin-Preludes Op. 11

Maybe be listen to some of my and others suggestions first to decide which you like better unless you can afford everything!

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Rachmaninov should never be neglected (unless you're a student of Mr Brendel, in which case, stay clear.....) - a few of his Preludes and Op.3 and Op.10 are accessible to those of less than advanced standard, including the piece Rach most detested, his Prelude in C# minor....


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