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What are you working on these days?
#465161 04/24/07 09:36 PM
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Just started some new music:

- Bach: French Suite No. 4 in E-Flat
- Mozart: Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331 ("Alla turka")
- Ireland: Puck's Birthday

I've been playing through a book of pieces by William Byrd, and I might pick a few of those to work on in more depth, too.

And some songs to accompany my brother at his recital next month! (Donizetti, Handel, Wagner, Les Miserables...)


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Currently on piano I'm pumping out some major Beethoven Sonata no. 25 action (sonatina in G).

Also Mendelssohn Venetian Boat Song, and the Little Shepard from the Children's Corner Suite for fun.

I think over summer I'll being doing the third intermezzo from op. 119 by Brahms and some Grieg lyrical piece... maybe To Spring.


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-Bach: Bourree I&II from second English Suite
-Ginastera: Third movement of Danzas Argentinas
-I will be choosing a third piece tomorrow...

Organ
-Couperin: Plein Jeu from Mass for the Parishes
-Buxtehude: Nun bitten wir den heilgen Geist
-Walther: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
-Dupre: Choral Prelude-Praise the Lord Almighty
-Cabanilles: Corrente Italiana
-Rinehart: Give Me Jesus
-Videro: Exercises


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Bach: Bourree I&II from second English Suite
Great piece. Which recording(s) do you like? I listened to a bunch a few weeks ago (specifically of the two bourrées)... Horszowski was interesting. Some parts I liked quite a lot, and other parts I thought were very sloppy.


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I only have one, it was from Argerich's Live From the Concertgebouw CD.


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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That was the first one I heard. That's why I was listening to other recordings of the bourrées... laugh

Even Gieseking recorded the English Suites... I was suprised to find his CD, because usually I just think of him playing Debussy and Ravel! He played these bourrées *very* fast... maybe too fast. And he skipped all the repeats. shocked wink

If you ever want to hear other recordings, Schiff, Perahia, and Levin are all quite good... I actually prefer them to Gould. (Though I only listened to the bourrées and gigue, and not the rest of the suites...) Brendan would like Levin... he actually took all the repeats for the return of bourrée 1, but played an octave higher first and then as written second.


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Bach F minor Prelude & Fugue WTCII. (Actually just finished it. Will probably look for another P&F at my next lesson.)

Mozart Variations on Gluck's "Unser dummer Pöbel meint". (Have it memorized just need to polish the very last variation. Will probably "retire" it, temporarily at my next lesson.}

Chopin Etudes Op. 10, #3 and Op. 25, #12.

Rachmaninoff Etude-Tableaux Op. 39, #5 (A very long term project.)

Schumann Either Papillons or "Das Abends" and Aufschwung" from Op. 12. (Anyone here have a vote on which ones to learn?)

Scriabin ????? Just ordered the preludes. My teacher wants me to pick out a few from Op. 11. (Any suggestions?)

All this is in preparation for a solo recital sometime early next year. I wanted to pick some old stuff but my teacher thinks it will be more fun to learn some new stuff.


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Finishing up Bach C minor fugue from WTC I. Plan to do both g minors next.

Getting close to finishing Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody 2. I'm sampling Mazeppa.

Alkan's Allegro Barbaro(much easier than it seems).

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Hmm.. well, given that my only attempt at a piano (an electric keyboard on my bed) is now broken, I suppose I should say what I was just working on, but would like to pick back up when I can find an instrument to play.

Finishing up: Liszt's Transcendental #10 "Appassionata"
Just started: Chopin Nocturne in Cm Op somebody, No somebody else (48-1 I think?)


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I'm on a Brahms kick right now. I've been working on op. 10 # 4 for a few months. Lately I've gotten involved with op. 117, # 3. It kind of captured me. Its a very beautiful, sad piece. I don't know if I can play the middle section up to speed thbough. In most recordings I've heard, it's played faster than I can manage. To me it sounds better slow anyway. Those, and a couple of Goldberg variations.

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Barber Souvenirs

And that's ALL! Thank god the semester is over. I've played 5 different programs since January.

I think I'm gonna take a month off and then learn the Goldbergs or something. I'm in the mood for a big project.


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Felix Blumenfeld Preludes Op.17 Nos.15 and 21.

Blumenfeld Impromptu in G flat, Op.13 No.2

Chopin Heroic Polonaise, Op.53

Cecile Chaminade Elevation Op.76 No.2

Francisco Mignone Valsa de Esquina No.8

Tomas Leon Ilusion y Desengano


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Solo:
Schubert : Impromptus Op 90, Nos 1 and 2
Chopin : Concerto No 2 in F minor, Second Movement: Larghetto
Schubert/Liszt : Standchen
Mendelssohn/Liszt : Auf Flugeln des Gesanges
Debussy: Suite Bergamasque: Prelude, Clair de Lune

Chamber:
Ellenwood: Fantasy Piece for Clarinet, Viola and Piano (2003)

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Just a big drive on improvisation, recording hours and hours of it; but that's nothing new.

Not much new of anything else except the Posnak transcriptions of Waller.


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Been working on for a while and now mostly in final polishing stages:
Bach: WTC I/7 in Eb major
Mozart: Sonata in Bb K333
Chopin: Nocturne Op.9/1
Chopin: Etude Op.25/9

Just starting:
Bach: WTC I/12 in F minor
Clementi: Sonata in F# minor Op.25/5
Schubert: Impromptu Op.90/1
Chopin: Etude Op.10/4

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Bach Prelude and Fugue in C# Major WTK II
Chopin Barcarolle Op 60
Beethoven Sonata in E Major 109
Prokofiev Sonata No 7
Shostakovich Piano Trio in E minor, Op 67
Faure Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor

Too much chamber music to occupy my time. ;(

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Solo:

Rachmaninoff - 2nd concerto, first movement (bitch piece)
Ravel - Ondine from Gaspard de la nuit (bitch piece)
Bach - Toccata e minor
Mozart - Sonata in D major (forgot the Köchel number, but it's the 4th sonata, or 5th, he wrote), first movement
and some chopin etudes...

Chamber music:

Brahms piano trio op 8
Poulenc violin sonata
Frank Martin - ballade for trombone and piano
plus some songs by Ture Rangström and Gunnar de Frumerie.

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Bach Prelude and Fugue in C# Major WTK II
Chopin Barcarolle Op 60
Beethoven Sonata in E Major 109
Prokofiev Sonata No 7
Shostakovich Piano Trio in E minor, Op 67
Faure Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor

Too much chamber music to occupy my time. ;(
mr. sowell, you forgot to mention your Scriabin Etude in B minor, Op 8 No 3...

i think it's time for you to stop copying MY program!!!

you know what's funny...

our chamber pieces line up together too...

i'm playing shostakovich sonata for cello & piano in D minor, Op. 40 and Faure's Dolly Suite for 4 hands... LMAO!!!

man... how strange!

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I'm 8 pages in to Liszt's "Weinen, Klagen..." variations. What an amazing piece, why didn't I start this sooner?!?!

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Played for a while but still doing:
Chopin 4th Ballade
Beethoven Op. 28
Bach Prelude and Fugue G Major WTC I
Barber Sonata

Picking up the pace:
Chopin etudes Op. 25
Chopin nocturne Op. 9 no. 3
Prokofieff 3rd Sonata
Haydn Sonata hob. XVI/23 in F Major


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