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20th Century Music #471331
08/22/08 04:55 PM
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I would like to add a bit of 20th century music into my repertoire but it seems that, whenever I listen to some, I seem only to find atonality and discordancy which I find incredibly unpleasant. The only 20th century piece I've ever played was a Promenade by Prokofiev when I was first starting to play. Does anyone have any suggestions? ( My repertoire is in my signature for reference smile )


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Re: 20th Century Music #471332
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I think you should give atonality and discord (that's the noun form) some time- say that you haven't come to appreciate it yet. Learn about the music to appreciate it much the same way that you need to understand 18th century keyboard style and form to understand Haydn.

In response to your question, there are many charming pieces in the Prokofiev pieces for children and Bartok's Microkosmos.


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Re: 20th Century Music #471333
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Originally posted by Fleeting Visions:
I think you should give atonality and discord (that's the noun form) some time- say that you haven't come to appreciate it yet. Learn about the music to appreciate it much the same way that you need to understand 18th century keyboard style and form to understand Haydn.

In response to your question, there are many charming pieces in the Prokofiev pieces for children and Bartok's Microkosmos.
Actually, I do enjoy much of Bartok. Didn't he compose a few etudes?


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Check out his Mikrokosmos Vol. 6. The last 6 pieces are especially good, Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythms (No. 6 is my fav). Quite fun!

Also, Muczynski has some great music as well, Preludes and Toccata I think are good ones to learn. Prokofiev has a lot to choose from as well, but one of my favorites is Prelude Op. 12, No. 7. I'd avoid Ginastera (and still do), as it's not a sound that suits everyone.


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Bartok's Allergo Barbaro might interest you, or various pieces by Copland. Ives is great, but I'm not familiar with much beyond his Concord Sonata, so I can't recommend anything.

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My first 20th century piece was the Scherzo by Charles Tomlinson Griffes. His music is very accessible and is mostly right within your difficulty range at this point. You won't be weirded out by the harmonies, and there are some definite impressionistic tendencies in his music.

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Originally posted by Morodiene:
Check out his Mikrokosmos Vol. 6. The last 6 pieces are especially good, Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythms (No. 6 is my fav). Quite fun!

Also, Muczynski has some great music as well, Preludes and Toccata I think are good ones to learn. Prokofiev has a lot to choose from as well, but one of my favorites is Prelude Op. 12, No. 7. I'd avoid Ginastera (and still do), as it's not a sound that suits everyone.
What about Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet?


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Mozart - Sonata K 282
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Re: 20th Century Music #471338
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Originally posted by Morodiene:
Check out his Mikrokosmos Vol. 6. The last 6 pieces are especially good, Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythms (No. 6 is my fav). Quite fun!

Also, Muczynski has some great music as well, Preludes and Toccata I think are good ones to learn. Prokofiev has a lot to choose from as well, but one of my favorites is Prelude Op. 12, No. 7. I'd avoid Ginastera (and still do), as it's not a sound that suits everyone.
What about Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet?


Bach - WTC I in C major & C minor (BWV 846-847)
Mozart - Sonata K 282
Chopin - Polonaises Op 26
Schumann - Fantasiestücke Op 12
Re: 20th Century Music #471339
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What about Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet?
It is a ballet.

Hindemith's second and third sonatas are nice.
Stravinsky wrote some nice piano pieces. The sonata and the Serenade in A are the big pieces, as well as the Three Movements from Petrushka.
Milhaud's Saudades do Brasil are a good introduction to polytonality.
Poulenc wrote a lot of interesting piano music.
If you want to look at Ginastera, I suggest that you look at the American Preludes, which are short and have a lot of variety.
Toch wrote some Capriccetti which are nice, as well as his Burlesques, from which comes The Juggler. Also there is a set of 5 x 10 etudes, from beginner to concert level.
Jean Françaix wrote a fun Scherzo, a Sonata and other stuff.
Ernesto Lecuouna wrote his Suite Española, from which comes the famous Malagueña, but his Cuban music is perhaps more interesting.

There is a lot of interesting music from the 20th Century, enough to satisfy all tastes. I suspect that you have barely scratched the surface. You might be able to find an internet radio station that specializes in it, and find some things that you will like.


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Look at piano music by Melartin, Madetoja, Cras, Mompou and Pierne. I think you'll enjoy many of their works. No atonality that I know of in there.

Here's a piece by Pierne: http://www.last.fm/music/Gabriel+Pierne/_/Etude+de+concert%2C+Op.+13?autostart


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Re: 20th Century Music #471341
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you might also like to have a look at pieces by bortkiewicz or even ravel?

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