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Re: One Piece for Your Whole Life
#352475 09/27/08 11:36 PM
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Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto

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Goldberg Variations


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Regarding the comment on the Liszt version of Beethoven's 9th symphony, I believe that he has a version for one (as well as two) pianos: I note that the one-piano version appear to be VERY difficult.

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Interesting comments. I find personally - that is playing - the most difficult pieces seem to the public at large the easiest. Any comments?

Kind regards,

ILH

PS Re the Goldberg Variations, As an aside I recall reading somewhere that Serkin when asked to do an encore in berlin in or about 1924, went and played Book 1 and 2 of the **entire** Well-Tempered Clavier. When he had finished - and I surmise it must have been well into the morning, there were only four persons left to hear him, the others having tipped out. Those remaining included Einstein and Schnabel. Obviously this was music that meant a very, very great deal to him. What other construct can one place on his actions? The relevance here, I think, is that we have both 'one piece' we would love to play perfectly, and 'one' or a collection of pieces we have equal sentiments towards.

I have never read what his reaction was when Serkin realised that the concert hall was empty!


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Liszt's Transcendental Etude No. 5 "Feux Follets"
Love this one. thanks nikola. It's an insane piece.

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hmm...there are too many pieces that i love, there are currently 2 pieces that i've kept at the performance level up to now though
Debussy "Children's corner" Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum (3& a half yrs)
Mendelssohn Andante & Rondo Cappriccioso ( less than a yr)


Mastering:Chopin Etudes op.10 nos.8&12 and op.25 no.1, Chopin Scherzo no.4 in E major op.54, Mozart Sonata in B flat major K.333& Khachaturian Toccata
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[b] The 48.1 by Chopin.

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that nocturne is easy... [/b]
That comment is cheesy...

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[b] The 48.1 by Chopin.

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that nocturne is easy... [/b]
That comment is cheesy...

Steven [/b]
And the scent of ego is pungent... not that I'm one to speak.

I'd say that it's terrifically difficult to play well. I wouldn't want to play it without the tonal control, pacing, balance, pedaling, and gorgeous sound of a Nelson Goerner.


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George Gershwin's Concerto in F
Here's the 3rd mvt.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzmsCt3zP8A

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Scriabin - Etude Op. 8 No. 12

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Still trying to sort it all out. eek

Elgar's Dream of Gerontius, or perhaps his 2nd Symphony. Those works speak to me so intensely, if you folks only knew...

Yet as a pianist I'll go for Liszt's Il lamento... but Ricordanza also works. They are so exciting... if you know what I mean.

As an organist, well then Franck's Prière is the greatest. Not very dramatic, it is one of the most profound works ever written. Find the person you love, take them into a large church with plenty of acoustical "space", and prepare to understand something that... you never did before.


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Rzewski's variations on The People United Will Never Be Defeated!


Once during a concert at Carnegie Hall, the violinist Rachmaninoff was playing with lost his place in the music and whispered to Rachmaninoff, "Where are we?" Rachmaninoff replied, in all seriousness, "Carnegie Hall".
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