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I am addicted to buying music, whether its classical music CDs online or local stores, or Henle sheet music/books. My goal is to have a huge piano music library...growing up (my immigrant parents were poor) I only had a few piano books; a Sonatina book, Hanon, and A Dozen A Day method books, Diller Quayle for beginners, and a general Chopin Favorite Pieces book. I only discovered Schubert and Schumann in the past 2 years when I started piano lessons again..(gaspðŸ˜µ). This year so far I bought
Henle editions of - Bach WTC 1 and 2 -Chopin Preludes - Chopin Nocturnes -Chopin Ballades -Brahms Intermezzo Op 117 and Op 118 -Schumann Kinderszesen -Schubert Impromptus and Moments Musicaux
Non classical books= jazz piano favorites. Billy Joel classics, Elton John songs and sheet music from googled web sites.
I was at the Juilliard bookstore a few weeks ago and bought Mozarts Piano Concertos 21-23 w the Orchestral reductions.
My next book will likely be the Grieg Lyric pieces. I also print out various versions of the same piece from ISLMP so I have 4 fat binders on my bookshelf with printed scores.
Since I'm in to Jazz and harmony I got this book on Bach, "J.S. Bach 413 Chorales: Analyzed". I've only scanned it a bit so far but looks great. A Jazz guitarist I know of uses this with his students at the university he teaches at.
Most recent purchases: Satie: Gymnopedies, and Gnossiennes
Also: Saties complete piano works on CD.
I have never been much aware of Saties music, but after having heard it all, I feel confident that I will take it upon myself to play quite at bit of it over the coming years. His music is a weird kind of proto-minimalism meets Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.
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I rarely buy brand new scores....but I've amassed a pretty big collection over the past five years from yard sales and thrift stores...it's amazing what you can find, and honestly really fun ( thrill of the hunt! ). My latest find that I'm totally in love with is "The Three Maries" by Villa-Lobos. I'd never heard of him, so a new discovery as well
My most recent purchase consisted of selected compositions by Harald Saeverud, Dag Wiren, and Einojuhani Rautavaara. I bought them to provide submissions to the Nordic Themed Recital occurring later this year -- I'm using the Recitals as an"excuse" to investigate composers about whom I knew a little bit, but never before played. Of course, I'm using YouTube to "screen" whatever I purchase -- I've got to like what I'm working on, and there's little reason to buy "blind" anymore.
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