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Mompou has two - a Prelude (I forget the number) and one of the Chopin variations.


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Originally Posted by toyboy
Mompou has two - a Prelude (I forget the number) and one of the Chopin variations.
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I’ve just got to learn the Tchaikovsky-Hamelin! The score is very hard to read but I going to give it a try.


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Originally Posted by gooddog
I’ve just got to learn the Tchaikovsky-Hamelin! The score is very hard to read but I going to give it a try.


Deborah:

Where did you find the score?

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I’ve just got to learn the Tchaikovsky-Hamelin! The score is very hard to read but I going to give it a try.


Deborah:

Where did you find the score?

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One of the YouTube videos shows the score so I kept pausing, using the snipping tool, copying and pasting. Not sure about the ethics of it but it was in the public domain.


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I’ve just got to learn the Tchaikovsky-Hamelin! The score is very hard to read but I going to give it a try.


Deborah:

Where did you find the score?

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One of the YouTube videos shows the score so I kept pausing, using the snipping tool, copying and pasting. Not sure about the ethics of it but it was in the public domain.


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FYI, Just because it appears in a YT video, in public, does not make it "Public Domain." Unless the composer specifically makes it so, the CR lasts between 70 and 80 years AFTER they die. Hamlin is still very much alive and desirous of selling copies of his compositions I am sure.

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FYI, Just because it appears in a YT video, in public, does not make it "Public Domain." Unless the composer specifically makes it so, the CR lasts between 70 and 80 years AFTER they die. Hamlin is still very much alive and desirous of selling copies of his compositions I am sure.

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Looks like you'll have to sellotape it all together and send it back to him in the post, Bad Dog!

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Originally Posted by gooddog

Mike, I've only worked on the first page of 25/12 so far. It's not too bad as long as I remember to hop instead of reaching for notes. My biggest obstacle so far is memorizing the patterns of the arpeggios going up. The ones that go down are much easier. Shaping it and getting it up to tempo will be its own challenge.


I think of the piece as a collection of cruel variations on Op. 10 No. 1 for the left hand, far moreso than Godowsky's actual left hand transcription of the work, and I really do think it works better around that tempo as well.

For me, that makes it nearly impossible.

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Originally Posted by gooddog
Thank you everyone for the recommendations.

Ben your rendition of the Blumenfeld is, as usual, beautiful. Thank you for the offer to lend the book but I think I've found what I need on IMSLP including your Blumenfeld, which I will take a serious look at.

For now, besides the Chopin-Godowsky 25/12, I think I'm going to give Bruce's "Norma" and Ben's Blumenfeld a try.

Thanks for all the help!


Thanks! That Hamelin/Tchaikovsky transcription is very impressive - somehow I hadn't heard it before. I started working on Rachmaninoff's transcription of the same piece recently though. I think learning two transcriptions of the same piece would just confuse me.

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There are several concertos and concert pieces besides the Ravel. Prokofiev, Hindemith, Britten, Richard Strauss, Bax, Korngold, and some others. You can also try music for other solo instruments, like the Bach violin and cello pieces.


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There are several concertos and concert pieces besides the Ravel. Prokofiev, Hindemith, Britten, Richard Strauss, Bax, Korngold, and some others. You can also try music for other solo instruments, like the Bach violin and cello pieces.
I assume they are transcribed for piano?

I think I've settled on the Chopin-Godowsky 25/12 and the Tchaikovsky-Hamelin for sure. It's still a tossup between the Blumenfeld and the Norma transcription.


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Originally Posted by gooddog
I am recovering from surgery to fix a torn ligament in my right wrist. I started working on the Chopin-Godowsky etude 25/12. I worked on the Bach-Brahms Chaconne in the past. I don't have an orchestra so the Ravel concerto is out. I've been searching YouTube and IMSLP for other left hand ideas but nothing has grabbed me yet. Does anyone have any suggestions for music you love that is just for the left hand? I've got to keep myself entertained for 6 weeks. (And by the way, avoid putting in screws with your wrist in an awkward position!)

If you can get BBC Radio3 online then tonight UK time you can hear Ravel's piano concerto for the left hand.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01s931q

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HI everybody!
I hope you like my video playing Blumenfeld etude for the left hand op.36

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFOxCF1Y4MM

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Originally Posted by Batmat
HI everybody!
I hope you like my video playing Blumenfeld etude for the left hand op.36

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFOxCF1Y4MM
Very nicely done! And welcome to the forum!

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Don't know if this is an option for you, but certain digitals have pre-recorded pieces in which you can turn off either hand. After right hand surgery a few years ago, I was able to play long with the righthand part using left hand alone. It kept me playing during recovery.

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Why don't you transcribe some pieces into left hand only yourself? You can do it! I think you will learn a lot in the process.

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