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Posted By: Moo :) Schumann - 08/15/18 10:25 PM
My teacher suggested to try some Schumann.

I have found this I really like it but I think I will only be able to play the introduction as it gets to hard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruV4V5mPwW8

Any other suggestions pieces or similar that can be suggested ?

Thanks.
Posted By: dynamobt Re: Schumann - 08/15/18 10:30 PM
The Schumann Arabesque is a lovely piece. And some movements of Kriesleriana are approachable.
Posted By: Moo :) Re: Schumann - 08/15/18 10:43 PM
Thanks.

Is this one approachable , what you think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrZn9HyIwEU&t=1825s
Posted By: Lakeviewsteve Re: Schumann - 08/15/18 11:10 PM
Moo, you have done this before about Rachmaninoff and Scarlotti as I recall. Why doesn't your teacher recommend a piece?
Posted By: Moo :) Re: Schumann - 08/15/18 11:13 PM
Ah... we dont have lessons every week and then we go down this road we spend about 20 minutes in a lesson choosing a pieceas I am big mr fuzz pot. I dont think is is a great use of lesson time so I normally bring the piece. I played scarlatti cat fugue and learning elergie rachamonioff so I find it better lilke this way. I also dont have very good knowledge of musicians so find suggestions helpful. I did find a nice Schumann piece in abott 5 mins with pianoworld forum so it was good thumb
Posted By: PianogrlNW Re: Schumann - 08/15/18 11:17 PM
How about Warum from Schumann’s Fantasiestucke. It’s not very difficult by Schumann standards and is fun to play.

Posted By: dynamobt Re: Schumann - 08/15/18 11:23 PM
Originally Posted by Moo :)
Thanks.

Is this one approachable , what you think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrZn9HyIwEU&t=1825s


Yes, I learned this movement. It’s fun to play.
Posted By: Qazsedcft Re: Schumann - 08/16/18 11:08 AM
We now have two different threads with the same title. Would you guys mind making your title a bit more specific when starting a new thread?
Posted By: dumka1 Re: Schumann - 08/16/18 12:54 PM
Originally Posted by dynamobt
The Schumann Arabesque is a lovely piece. And some movements of Kriesleriana are approachable.

I'm a huge fan of Arabesque, too (submitted it to one of the online recitals a year ago or so). Beautiful, with lots of variety (despite the repetition of the arabesque itself), somewhat challenging but quite playable.
Posted By: CadenzaVvi Re: Schumann - 08/16/18 02:31 PM
Could it help you if I share with you the repertoire lists I have for my exams (which are not with RCM wink )?
Posted By: bSharp(C)yclist Re: Schumann - 08/16/18 03:56 PM
How about the Wild Horseman ...
Posted By: Keselo Re: Schumann - 08/16/18 10:30 PM
What about his Kinderszenen, Op. 15? To me, that's Schumann's magnum opus, and it's not too hard at that. (Not too hard compared to his Fantasias, other scenes, Carnaval, sonatas, etc.)
Posted By: malkin Re: Schumann - 08/17/18 12:28 AM
I am working on Knecht Ruprecht which I call "Bad Santa." My teacher suggested thinking of it as a technique exercise and then left town for a summer gig, leaving me and Bad Santa with a substitute for a few weeks. Then I went away for a few weeks, then the substitute went away for a few weeks, leaving me and Bad Santa on our own.
Posted By: Carey Re: Schumann - 08/17/18 01:26 AM
If you've never played any Schumann, here are some good places to start....

Romance, Opus 28 no. 2
https://youtu.be/wzq31W94HmU

Vogel als Prophet Opus 82 no. 7
https://youtu.be/GT_q5d84cVY

Novellette Opus 21 No. 1
https://youtu.be/aBz7i9gVa20

Grillen Opus 12 No. 4
https://youtu.be/xQBeXCigw3A

Aufschwung Opus 12 No. 2
https://youtu.be/KJsKpS3gczo

Nachtstucke Opus 23 No. 4
https://youtu.be/RKg76FS4CF4

Arabeske Opus 18
https://youtu.be/ZeAf_Sdw2ow
Posted By: Moo :) Re: Schumann - 08/17/18 09:58 PM
Thank you for the suggestions, it is always interesting to hear the music.

I did not realise but I have played two pieces by Schuman before as a child many years ago so I'll put them up incase anyone is interested to learn.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxdLBfyC7Fk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5gMQH7pJbg&t=130s

I have tried to sight read piece suggested before originally. It is doable. I was a bit worried about the speed but the other versions are played at a manageable tempo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L16yD3HbBZI&t=1567s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S91cK2Z3z2I&t=1805s

I want to go onto play doable faster mendelssohn pieces later where I need to develop an accurate light touch and lots of control so I think the piece would be helpful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKEi-U8-_oo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--Uypp02_Ww
Posted By: Moo :) Re: Schumann - 09/20/18 06:30 PM
In the end I decided to learn only the introduction to the sonata. It is a really fun piece to play so I'd recommend it. Thank you for the other suggestions, I hope to play some more later !

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