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What's the most 'bombastic' piece you play? #409520 01/02/07 03:52 PM
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Mine would be Rach's C # minor prelude. Unfortunately, it qualifies as BOTH bombastic AND hackneyed...

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Re: What's the most 'bombastic' piece you play? #409521 01/02/07 04:09 PM
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Gottschalk's Union Paraphrase


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Re: What's the most 'bombastic' piece you play? #409522 01/02/07 05:20 PM
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Nothing recently; I've been playing Haydn and Schoenberg smile . If we can include self-consciously bombastic, I'd say Ravel's la Valse (2 piano arrangement.) Further back, maybe rach c# minor prelude.

Re: What's the most 'bombastic' piece you play? #409523 01/02/07 05:23 PM
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Rachmaninoff: Prelude C# minor

Re: What's the most 'bombastic' piece you play? #409524 01/02/07 05:31 PM
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Just for fun:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bombastic

Kinda strong language...based on that I don't think anything I've played qualifies. I'd like to find something that does hehe. rach's c#minor prelude is a great example. I'd like to hear more responses. The only time I've ever heard the word bombastic was in some description of some of Liszt's music.

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That's great one! Now, you're making me want to get the rustiness off "Souvenir de Puerto Rico". Gottschalk was akin to a Latino Liszt. Great Stuff.

How about Grainger's "In Dahomey" aka "Cakewalk Smasher" That's my entry.

Re: What's the most 'bombastic' piece you play? #409526 01/02/07 06:18 PM
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Hmmm... probably the Prokofiev 7th sonata's 3rd movement.


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Re: What's the most 'bombastic' piece you play? #409528 01/02/07 07:10 PM
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ironically "bombasticness" is everything I've learned real music *shouldn't* be about! I regret ever having learned that Rachmaninov myself as now I realize it is pretty much an empty showpiece...

if i had to pick a work i am playing, i would say the Beethoven Appassionata, but then, it is actually filled with so much genuine content that i guess it doesn't qualify to the term "bombastic".

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How about Grainger's "In Dahomey" aka "Cakewalk Smasher"
Good on ya. I wouldn't have thought of that. Grainger's English Waltz isn't far behind.

My candidate: Liszt's Orage from "Années de Pèlerinage". I admire Liszt very, very much, yet I've never heard any pianist make bloody sense out of it. Utterly tawdry.


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Hmmm... probably the Prokofiev 7th sonata's 3rd movement.
Hmmm... yes and no. Depends, especially when it's played like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh-Li6cXuV0


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Rachmaninoff C Minor Prelude, Op.23 no.7


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Re: What's the most 'bombastic' piece you play? #409532 01/02/07 08:19 PM
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Hmmm... probably the Prokofiev 7th sonata's 3rd movement.
Hmmm... yes and no. Depends, especially when it's played like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh-Li6cXuV0
Yes, I love that video =D

I have to perform this at a competition in Janurary for potentially a scholarship. I am almost getting it to Argerich's speed, although I don't quite have the same control =(


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Re: What's the most 'bombastic' piece you play? #409533 01/02/07 08:43 PM
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Chopin etude op.10.9 obviously, which is bombastic and intense and like crying aloud. it's perhaps the only piece i actually did pounding on keys at some spots. it also sounds impressive too when playing for others...

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Shostakovich Prelude Op. 34 No. 9


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I haven't heard a much more "bombastic" piece than Balakirev's Islamey: much sound and fury but no music.

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Re: What's the most 'bombastic' piece you play? #409536 01/02/07 09:51 PM
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I haven't heard a much more "bombastic" piece than Balakirev's Islamey: much sound and fury but no music.

Hey Bruce! I must politely -but firmly- disagree with you; I simply do not understand what you are talking about. Is there an axe to grind somewhere? I am relatively new to this board, but I have always found your posts to be of especial interest: you truly have something valuable to contribute here. But Islamey? No way.

Did the fact that Balakirev set out to compose the hardest piece after Liszt (then Ravel trying to trump it) turn you off? Try the Shostakovich 11th or 12th symphonies for sound and fury without any music in the slightest.

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I haven't heard a much more "bombastic" piece than Balakirev's Islamey: much sound and fury but no music.

Regards,
I must also disagree. I rather like the piece.

But then, the terms "bombastic" and "hackneyed" when applied to art, do not apply resolutely or absolutely. Such is the realm of opinion. smile


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Mazeppa, I suppose. It's a bit sad really but I can't seem to enjoy it as I used to. I do play it every so often for nostalgic reasons and as an exercise but it now seems very plain musically. I must have changed in five years because I remember once posting on this forum about how good I thought it was. Getting old perhaps ?


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Re: What's the most 'bombastic' piece you play? #409539 01/02/07 11:16 PM
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bombastic doesn't mean you are not allowed to like the piece. There must exist bombastic pieces because if someone didn't write them where would you turn when you wanted to hear something bombastic??
Afterall the discussion began with one of the most wildly popular piano pieces being described as bombastic =P

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