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Hi all, I for the last few years I have mainly been playing pieces from the romantic area, especially from Chopin. My last two pieces were Chopin's 4th ballade and Scriabin etude op 42 no 5. Now my teacher suggested that I should play some pieces from other time periods. She said I could maybe look into some Bach or Mozart. However, I cannot really enjoy all of their music to such an extent as for example Chopin's pieces. Do you have any piece recommendations that I could enjoy more genuinely, considering that I come from a romantic background?

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Bach bwv 974
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=29CVZ570r5o

Bwv 971 Italian concerto 2nd Mvt is stunning
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ghTitIMtTCM


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I was in a similar suggestion a few months ago. I had a thread which can suggest baroque pieces. I think it was suggested Scarlatti sonatas and Bach. I started with two Scarlatti sonata and Bach inventions. My teacher advised me to find music that uses a lot of left hand. This may ease you gently. Please check our videos to give an idea.

I think Mozart I have only played one piece k545 so not sure about hisusic. Maybe someone else can recommend pieces.

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I recommend you Bach f minor sinfonia

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Mozart Sonata in C minor K457
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Mozart Sonata in A minor K310
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I think if you are able to play Chopin ballade you may just able to get straight into an epic Mozart work. I found a good one

https://youtu.be/Ui9pyxdVX6Y

I don't think classical period is so different compared to baroque music where it seemed like a different language at first and had difficult from what looked initially like easy pieces. As you are advanced than me you may not have this issue. It seem to help to me to ease into baroque music.

It's just a guess that classical music is easier to understand. Im not very familiar with classical composers. I played a lot of Mendelssohn which I have heard is a classisist, whatever this means I'm not sure.

Good luck.

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Not sure if this is exactly what you're looking for but this piano piece in D minor is heavily inspired by Mozart and Bach and would appeal to anyone with romantic leanings:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7vk5keNbRc

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Originally Posted by 22138
Hi all, I for the last few years I have mainly been playing pieces from the romantic area, especially from Chopin. My last two pieces were Chopin's 4th ballade and Scriabin etude op 42 no 5. Now my teacher suggested that I should play some pieces from other time periods. She said I could maybe look into some Bach or Mozart. However, I cannot really enjoy all of their music to such an extent as for example Chopin's pieces. Do you have any piece recommendations that I could enjoy more genuinely, considering that I come from a romantic background?

With apologies for my bolding of a phrase from your post; it's pretty hard to assess what you might "enjoy more" in the Classical repertoire. Given the level of your abilities, I would suggest you just start reading through some Haydn, Mozart, early Beethoven, or Bach, Handel, and Scarlatti. You will know better than anyone what you will like when you find it.

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Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in one of his most overtly dramatic pieces although some might say that this piece should only be attempted after one has played quite a bit of Bach. Or is only recently that you haven't played much Bach?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ5IkHlKQrw

Another dramatic Bach piece is the C minor Partita:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNG8Jmz5zqI

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In addition to good suggestions above, Bach-Busoni Toccata and Fugue in Dm. Haydn Sonata #62 in Eb, Hob. XVI/52.


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You might enjoy movements of Bach’s F minor and G minor keyboard concertos as they are quite “romantic” sounding for baroque anyway.

For Mozart, perhaps the A minor rondo

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Originally Posted by Sweelinck
In addition to good suggestions above, Bach-Busoni Toccata and Fugue in Dm. Haydn Sonata #62 in Eb, Hob. XVI/52.

There also are some other piano arrangements of T & F in Dm than the Busoni arrangement that do not have the octaves added by Busoni in the Toccata (not in "Bach's" original for organ) that make rhe Busoni arrangement more difficult in some places and less true to the original.

I put Bach in quotes because, while the piece has been attributed to Bach, there are no known manuscripts that were penned by Bach himself.


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