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Re: Repertoire question #435325
01/08/05 04:56 PM
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Rach prelude in C# minor of course

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Re: Repertoire question #435326
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I have several I whip out...

Brahms Rhapsody in G minor Op. 79 No. 2

Chopin Nocturne in C# minor (1830) - I believe this was featured in the pianist as one of the main songs. Beautiful melody, but slow.

Moonlight Sonata 3rd movement

Pathetique 1st movement

Chopin Ballade in G minor

Those are just my show off stuffs...


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Re: Repertoire question #435327
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Morning!
New to this place and rather like it. Helps me through the day at work.

Re: Repertoire question #435328
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Ooops! And meant to say I have trouble operating computers properly.

Anyway, in response to the question, the first Gershwin prelude seems to go down a treat. I'm not technically brilliant at playing (compared to some of you lot) but the kids don't hear how badly I'm playing and love it. Hurrah!!

PS. I managed to aquire my current girlfriend by being able to play her phone ring tone (it was La Campanella). Well the first page of it anyway, my wrist collapses after that 2hearts

Re: Repertoire question #435329
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I like modeste mussorsky's Sp? "pictures at an exhibition" there are arranged easier versions to play from. It sounds impressive and it's really neat sounding and powerful. The second movement gnomus? sp is really neat sounding but harder. I love Pathetique too and Moonlight has lots of arrangements of different playing levels. Good luck :-D pianofreak72


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Re: Repertoire question #435330
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Re: Repertoire question #435331
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I usually play the chopin etude no.3 "Tristesse". Its a great piece to warm up with because it has a slow beginning plus its showy in the middle. And its a beautiful melody. Highly Recommended.

Re: Repertoire question #435332
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Originally posted by WynnBear:

Another idea that occurred to me is any one of the Gershwin Preludes. Whadya think?
I always play the first Gershwin prelude. (I haven't learned the other two lol) it's short and has a lot of character and strong rhythm. And it's one you probably won't get sick of wink .


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Re: Repertoire question #435333
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This is what i do:

If they ask me do you play piano? I will tell them that I play classical piano. If they still want to hear me, then i usually play the following for new people:

Beethoven Tempest sonata 1st and 3rd movement
Schubert impromptu Op.90 no.1,2, Op.120 no.2
Beethoven sonata op.90 in Eminor

Once I played Schubert sonata D.960 in Bflat major (1st movement) and well.....


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Re: Repertoire question #435334
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I intend to keep every piece I learn in my repertoir. Wish me luck smile

and I don't know Fur Elise, nor am I interested in learning it. (though I can play it on classical guitar smile

-Paul


"You look hopefully for an idea and then you're humble when you find it and you wish your skills were better. To have even a half-baked touch of creativity is an honor."
-- Ernie Stires, composer
Re: Repertoire question #435335
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I am currently working on the Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. When I finish that, the mid section (where the major theme begins) is what I'd use to show off. It's cool, difficult, and fast smile


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Re: Repertoire question #435336
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I've managed to keep a significant percentage of my rep. current by playing thru a piece or two that I've already "mastered" (technically speaking of course) as part of warming up-a different piece or two each practice session eventually cycling thru everything. It really does help to keep rep. fresh and current-it can be the difference between having to completely relearn something and having to merely dust it off.

Re: Repertoire question #435337
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sounds like a good plan. Today I was trying to play through old rep and I kept having these horrendous memory slips. grrrr If I intend to play any of my old pieces in public any time soon I'll have to go through and more or less rememorize a lot. O well! at least rememorizing isn't as bad as memorizing! *whew*


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Re: Repertoire question #435338
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Originally posted by tennispro2388:
I usually play the chopin etude no.3 "Tristesse". Its a great piece to warm up with because it has a slow beginning plus its showy in the middle. And its a beautiful melody. Highly Recommended.
Yep, and if you're not ready to play the whole piece technically, the first page is very familiar and approachable, once you get used to passing the voices back and forth between left and right hands.

Another good one (courtesy of Jodi) is "Ashokan Farewell," the music from the Civil War Ken Burns documentary. There are several good arrangements out there. I like the John Coates one (John? Coates for sure). Same thing for "Over the Rainbow." Beautiful song and many wonderful arrangements are out there. In my experience, when I'm asked to play out of the blue, people prefer hearing a few short things rather than something big and unfamiliar. Maybe 2-3 pieces, including songs, 5 minutes, max.

Re: Repertoire question #435339
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Unfortunately, I only have one piece I have memorized and can really play confidently. It's Chopin's C# minor waltz. I'm going to start getting some pieces in my repertoire.

Re: Repertoire question #435340
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I play Maple Leaf Rag, or Prelude in C# Minor by . depending who i'm playing for.


-Carl
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