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Repertoire Goals
#548598 10/23/07 11:12 PM
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What are some pieces that you guys want to learn at some point and keep in your repertoire??

Here are some of mine:

Beethoven Waldstein Sonata
Beethoven Les Adieu Sonata
Prokofiev 3rd Sonata
Chopin 2nd Sonata
Chopin Preludes (full)
Chopin Ballads (all 4)
Rachmaninov Marceaux de Fantasie
Rachmaninov 2nd Concerto
Ravel G Major Concerto
Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit
Saint-Saens 2nd Concerto
Schumann Papillons
Schumann Op. 12 Fantasies
Tchaikovsky Dumka


There are more, but these are some of the main ones.


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Hmm,

I share your sentiment with the Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit. It is a masterpiece that should be explored. I just picked up a complete recording of Ravel's piano works and need to listen to them all in detail. I don't intend to study these for awhile, but they include,

Liszt Transcendental etudes complete
Chopin etudes complete
Rachmaninoff preludes, Variations on Corelli
Scriabin sonatas (nos. 1, 5, and 7 mainly)
Balakirev pieces as well as his Islamey
Liszt Norma fantasy, B minor sonata
Stravinsky 3 movements of Petrushka

More currently I am looking into some Chopin etudes and Bach preludes and fugues.

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You might find such a list in my signature. wink .

But, really, I want to fill each of these:

1. A large-scale classical work
2. A Scriabin Work
3. A large-scale Chopin work
5. Play some of my other favorites...


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I want to be able to sight-read anything I run across.


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I'm a sophmore piano major, and by the time I graduate in a few years, I plan on performing these:

Beethoven Sonatas Op.7 and 28
Chopin Third Sonata, Polonaise Fantasy
Liszt Dante Sonata, TE's 10-12
Mussorgsky Pictures
Brahms First Piano Sonata, 117 or 119
Buson Carmen Fantasy
Carl Vine 5 Bagatelles
Schubert a minor D 845
Rachmaninoff Paganini Rhapsody

I think that's doable in the next few years.

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Complete Chopin Etudes
Beethoven opus 53 Sonata
Beethoven opus 57 Sonata
Various 19th and 20th century baubles laugh


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Gottschalk - Souvenir de Porto Rico
Bolcom - Raggin' Rudi
Friedman/Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze
Beethoven - Les Adieux
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Chopin and Liszt etudes
Waldstein sonata
Pavane pour le enfante defunte (Ravel)


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Originally posted by dnephi:
You might find such a list in my signature. wink .

But, really, I want to fill each of these:

1. A large-scale classical work
2. A Scriabin Work
3. A large-scale Chopin work
5. Play some of my other favorites...
What? Nothing specific?? :p


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I want to be able to sight-read anything I run across.
I guess you wouldn't really have to worry about learning music then.


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It is interesting most of the pieces listed are for solo piano. Are piano concerti viewed as less desirable? Myself, I want to tackle the rach 3 at some point in my life!

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It is interesting most of the pieces listed are for solo piano. Are piano concerti viewed as less desirable? Myself, I want to tackle the rach 3 at some point in my life!
Hey, i listed a few concerti smile


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Apart from those of you who may be piano majors, it seems that many of the goals are more idealistic than practical, along the lines of : "When I get to be a concert pianist, I want to play ..."

There's nothing wrong with that, mind you, but I would like to read what some more immediate and more realizable goals of some of you might be.

Regards,


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I don't plan to major in piano so I'm not going to pretend that the Rach 3 is a goal of mine. These are some of my goals in the foreseeable future:

Beethoven Pathtique Sonata
A few more Chopin Etudes (black key & op.10 no.3)
Debussy, L'Isle Joyeuse, Estampes, the rest of Images Book 1
Ravel - Jeux D'eau, the entire Sonatine
Schubert, Some more impromptus


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It is interesting most of the pieces listed are for solo piano. Are piano concerti viewed as less desirable?
Well, for me concerti are less desirable because I'm not a "concert pianist," i.e. I'm not ever likely to get to play with any orchestra that I'd want to play with! (Or maybe even that I wouldn't...)

So the repertoire that I'd semi-realistically like to tackle (assuming continued growth and progress) includes:

  • Schumann Carnaval (spent last night klunky-reading it through for the first time and I have the hugest crush on it, but MUST focus on current material)
    Chopin Barcarolle
    Chopin b minor sonata
    A bunch of Chopin Etudes, several in progress now
    Mussorgsky Pictures (I mean doing it more justice than the barely-hanging-on-by-my-fingernails version I did in college)
    Beethoven sonata #30 in E, op 109 (How could you resist a movement marked "Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung"?)
    Something really wild and woolly but accessible; Penderecki comes to mind bu I don't know what he's written for piano. Any suggestions?
    And then there's the chamber music repertoire.


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Here is my list.

Beethoven Pastoral Sonata, Waldstein. Well any of the last 3
Beethoven Emperor Concerto
Chopin 2nd piano sonata
Chopin Grand Fantasie on Polish Airs in A Major
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Busoni Concerto
Mozkowski Piano Concerto
Stowjoski first piano concerto
Tveitt First Piano Concerto*working on this one though*

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Originally posted by BruceD:
Apart from those of you who may be piano majors, it seems that many of the goals are more idealistic than practical, along the lines of : "When I get to be a concert pianist, I want to play ..."

There's nothing wrong with that, mind you, but I would like to read what some more immediate and more realizable goals of some of you might be.

Regards,
Well, some of the ones i listed were looking quite a bit up the road, but some i can see myself learning soon, such as the Ravel G Major, Saint-Saens 2nd, Beethoven Les Adieu, and the Rachmaninov Marceaux de Fantasie.


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Are piano concerti viewed as less desirable?

As an amateur, I can't imagine wanting to play a piano concerto. Why bother unless you plan to play it with an orchestra? I can't imagine that many amateurs have that opportunity.


Mary


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Concertos accompanied by piano reduction may not have the same magic/desirability as an orchestra accompaniment, but i think that performances with piano reduction are still enjoyable to hear.


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Actually I have played a piano+orchestra piece, but did not have an orchestra. I used digital music software to have the orchestra playback using the computer sounds and then I played along with it. The software is pretty high-tech and sounded pretty good. Not the same as playing with a real orchestra, but it was nice enough, and better than playing with another piano (and my audience didn't care too much - we weren't going to be getting a full orchestra anytime soon). I played my own piano+orchestra arrangement of Clair de Lune.


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My dad told me about a concert he went to where a guy performed the Tchaikovsky 1st Concerto but used a recording of an orchestra as accompaniment. I'm not really sure how well that worked, though.


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