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Repeated notes #567276
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A post on the piano forum where the poster complained about the repetition mechanism on his piano got me thinking about all the pieces with famous repeated note passages. I could only think of four:

Scarlatti Sonatas in d(Argerich famous encore)and the in G(recorded by Horowitz), Alaborada del Gracioso, Caprice Espagnol

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Ravel's Scarbo, Balakirev's Islamey

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Duo Concertante by Stravinsky and the Sonata by Janacek, both for violin and piano. Pasquinade by Gottschalk. Opening of the Waldstein Sonata, and the last of the Op. 33 Bagatelles.

(off the top of my head)


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The ending of La Campanella has repeated octaves, and the beginning of the "Friska" of the HR2 has some repeated c sharps which need dextrous handling...

The start of the of the Rach3 movement 3 has some treacherous repeated notes for the 'weaker' fingers...

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In my original post I was thinking more of examples of single repeated notes played with one hand(not ala Waldstein or Prok Toccata).

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One that always gives me grief: Chopin Grande Valse Brilliante.


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I have a book with ten of Domenico Scarlatti's sonatas, and yeah, he has many parts where he plays one note over a measure repeatedly.

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Ravels Toccata from Tombeau de Couperin, Liszts Tarantelle from (the 2nd?) Annees De Pelerinage, Debussys "Repeated Note" Etude (I have no idea what number off the top of my head...4? 5?)

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The first movement from the Appassionata, right before the Ab major theme first appears.

I love that passage too. Quite tense and chilling when it's played well.

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Variation 5 in Liszt's Totentanz, also his 'Les Huguenots' paraphrase has several repeated-note passages scattered throughout.

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Not sure how famous but just mentioning a rather simple piece to learn: Bach's, English Suite No.3, Gavotte I. The sound of the repeated note portion in the l.h. is one the things that attracted me to the piece when I first heard it.

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Albeniz's Layenda

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Debussys Prelude "Minstrels" has a little drum like repeated note passage.

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How about Alkan's Concerto for Solo Piano. The first movement has several pages of relentless repeated notes that go on for miles and miles.

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Liszt's HR 6!

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How about Alkan's Concerto for Solo Piano. The first movement has several pages of relentless repeated notes that go on for miles and miles.

John
:t: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! :t:

Im scared to even look at the sheet music for that piece.

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isnt there a part of gershwin's rhapsody in blue where there is a rapidly repeated note?


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isnt there a part of gershwin's rhapsody in blue where there is a rapidly repeated note?
Nice one, one of my favorites
i am a huge fan of repeated notes .. gives me this wierd neurotic feeling

Although my top fav is the repeated notes of Hungarian rhapsody no.2
and those of the rach3 too

bach also used repeated notes, in his organ works i think

debussy serenade interrompue

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[b] How about Alkan's Concerto for Solo Piano. The first movement has several pages of relentless repeated notes that go on for miles and miles.

John
:t: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! :t:

Im scared to even look at the sheet music for that piece. [/b]
Exactly... I've read through it while listening to Marc Andre Hamlin playing. Geeze is that a hard piece to tackle. I tried a little bit of the second movement, and that was do-able, but barely with all of the polyrhthyms.

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Hehe, there's a bootleg video of Hamelin playing this piece, and as the master technician that he is (possibly the greatest of our day) even he starts to lose control at some points, and has to hold on for dear life. But is it ever exciting; what a ride! wink

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I've always had problems with repeated notes. Does the coda to Chopin's Ballade No. 2 in a-minor count? It used to (still does!) give me fits.

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isnt there a part of gershwin's rhapsody in blue where there is a rapidly repeated note?
Apparantley, when he premiered his Rhapsody, there was a blank page in the orchestral score with the words, "Wait for the nod!"

This is where he improvised the quasi-cadenza. Lots of repeated c sharps and g sharps

It is one of my favourite parts of the piece. Wayne Marshall plays it superbly, with a couple of his own flourishes for good measure...

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Opening of Chopin Ballades no. 2 and 4 smile .


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How about Prokofiev's Toccata, Op.11?


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Hehe, there's a bootleg video of Hamelin playing this piece, and as the master technician that he is (possibly the greatest of our day) even he starts to lose control at some points, and has to hold on for dear life. But is it ever exciting; what a ride! wink
I'll have to look around for it. I'd love to watch and take the ride of my life. smile

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Opening of Chopin Ballades no. 2 and 4 smile .
slow repeated notes don't count laugh


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