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#591276 - 10/23/01 08:08 AM All-time favourites  
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Which pieces are the most famous/popular/beautiful for piano?

To get the list started:
-Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)
-Für Elise (Beethoven)
-Liebestraum (Liszt)
-Clair de Lune (Debussy)
-The Entertainer (Joplin)

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#591277 - 10/23/01 08:23 AM Re: All-time favourites  
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Ah, those are such average choices. (And played out.:rolleyes smile Those pieces have performed so much that most people have lost the ability to recognize the actually meaning behind them. This is comparable to uttering the phrase "I love you," too much. After awhile, it begins to lose it's meaning because the person speaking the phrase becomes immune to it.

:p


Glenn Gould in regards to music:

The problem begins when one forgets the artificiality of it all, when one neglects to pay homage to those designations that to our minds-to our reflect senses, perhaps-make of music an analyzable commodity. The trouble begins when we start to become so impressed by the strategies of ours systematized thought that we forget that it does relate to an obverse, that it is hewn from negation, that it is but a very small security against the void of negation which surrounds it.
#591278 - 10/23/01 08:25 AM Re: All-time favourites  
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Grammatical error:

"those pieces have been performed"

not " those pieces have performed"


Glenn Gould in regards to music:

The problem begins when one forgets the artificiality of it all, when one neglects to pay homage to those designations that to our minds-to our reflect senses, perhaps-make of music an analyzable commodity. The trouble begins when we start to become so impressed by the strategies of ours systematized thought that we forget that it does relate to an obverse, that it is hewn from negation, that it is but a very small security against the void of negation which surrounds it.
#591279 - 10/23/01 10:32 AM Re: All-time favourites  
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Average is the name of the game! smile Popular, famous...methinks the above fulfil those criteria, at least?

Do thousands of prints of say, the Mona Lisa (or whatever), diminish its beauty? How many times have you heard Amazing Grace?

Though admittedly, Fur Elise as a doorbell chime is probably not what Beethoven had in mind.

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#591280 - 10/23/01 11:34 AM Re: All-time favourites  
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Originally posted by tina:
Average is the name of the game! smile Popular, famous...methinks the above fulfil those criteria, at least?

Do thousands of prints of say, the Mona Lisa (or whatever), diminish its beauty? How many times have you heard Amazing Grace?

Though admittedly, Fur Elise as a doorbell chime is probably not what Beethoven had in mind.


Ha! Or a cell phone ring. That's the worst.


Glenn Gould in regards to music:

The problem begins when one forgets the artificiality of it all, when one neglects to pay homage to those designations that to our minds-to our reflect senses, perhaps-make of music an analyzable commodity. The trouble begins when we start to become so impressed by the strategies of ours systematized thought that we forget that it does relate to an obverse, that it is hewn from negation, that it is but a very small security against the void of negation which surrounds it.
#591281 - 10/23/01 04:26 PM Re: All-time favourites  
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I agree with Tina and I'd like to add Scriabin etudes op. 2 no. 1 and op. 8 no. 12.
I'd put them at the top of the list (specially if they are played by Horowitz).

Regards.

#591282 - 10/23/01 04:39 PM Re: All-time favourites  
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I don't have any all-time favorites, but I really do not like the 'popular' pieces. Partly, I think that some they are too popular, too 'mainstream' and trivialized by the non-classical musician public. (does this make sense?) Of course, they're still beautiful, but I scringe every time the Turkish Rondo of a certain Mozart sonata is used as a cell phone ringer.


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#591283 - 10/23/01 05:09 PM Re: All-time favourites  
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I have heard the Rach 3 EVERYWHERE lately!


"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music." ~Rachmaninoff
#591284 - 10/23/01 05:34 PM Re: All-time favourites  
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Quote
Originally posted by ZeldaHanson:
Grammatical error:

"those pieces have been performed"

not " those pieces have performed"


Which is why the edit icon is our friend.
laugh

#591285 - 10/23/01 11:04 PM Re: All-time favourites  
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Speaking of obnoxious cell phone ringers featuring classical tunes, some of the new ones have Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto #1 as an option. Sheesh.


Josh
#591286 - 10/24/01 03:00 AM Re: All-time favourites  

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Another all time favourite I think is Bachs Toccata in D major.
Also heard as a cell phone ringer very often - uuugggh.


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