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That you play. Your level. It's all good.

I just picked out 5 of about 10. The list varies. Here it is today:

- Bach BWV 974
- Liszt Consolation 3 in Db
- Debussy La Fille Aux Cheveau De Lin
- Piazzolla Milonga Del Angel
- Chopin Prelude E min


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Today's list? grin


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Shoot .... I forgot October. Maybe I'll replace the Chopin.

- Bach BWV 974
- Liszt Consolation 3 in Db
- Debussy La Fille Aux Cheveau De Lin
- Piazzolla Milonga Del Angel
- Tchaikovsky October


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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
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Originally Posted by cmb13
Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
Today's list? grin

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Next up - top five lists

I'd love to oblige but there is literally nothing I actually play after I've learned it and moved on. frown I don't know if this says something about me! shocked

On to the next contestant's top 5!


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Tough to choose only top five (I have something like top twenty at present), but I'll settle for those pieces which have been in my performing rep for many years, and which I first learnt in my teens (all of them by myself), and which I never lost my enjoyment in playing. For me, the key to "longevity" is that not only should they sound nice (to my ears, at least smirk ), they should also be enjoyable to play, i.e. they leave my hands & fingers in a state of ecstasy after playing them wink . I left out sonatas because I usually prefer only one movement over the others, even if I have learnt the whole sonata, so my choices are all short self-contained pieces.

In no particular order:

Schumann/Liszt: Widmung
Mendelssohn: Rondo capriccioso
Chopin: Etudes in C minor, Op.10/12 & A flat, Op.25/1 (they are inseparable wink - don't ask me their nicknames.....)
Paderewski: Minuet in G, Op.14/1
Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances


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Ok more to go listen to!! (Or better yet try to play ... although I suspect I couldn’t )


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Originally Posted by cmb13
Ok more to go listen to!! (Or better yet try to play ... although I suspect I couldn’t )

If you're looking at my list, I'd say you can definitely play the Bartók, as long as you don't try to play the last movement too fast.

The Paderewski is doable too, if you can manage LH octave scales.


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Originally Posted by cmb13
That you play. Your level. It's all good.


* Piazzolla "Milonga del Angel" (John Mortensen's arrangement)
* Joplin "Gladiolus Rag"
* Lamb "Cottontail Rag"
* Joplin "Magnetic Rag"
* Joplin "Solace, a Mexican Serenade"


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1. CPE Bach “Solfeggietto”
2. Chopin Waltz Op 18 (Grande Valse Brilliante)
3. Chopin Waltz Op 69# 2 (some days better than others)
4. Brahms Intermezzo Op 118#2 (only because Ive been obsessed with it lately)
5. Bach Prelude and Fugue in F minor from WTC 2 BWV881

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Today's list, top 5, all of them more or less works-in-progress:

Bolcom, "Little Song"
Brubeck, "Chorale," Nocturne no. 8
Brubeck, "Going to Sleep," Nocturne No. 24
Granados, "Valse Sentimentale," no. 6 from Valses Poéticos
Piazzolla, "Invierno Porteño" (Winter), from Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)


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Originally Posted by Qwerty53
Today's list, top 5, all of them more or less works-in-progress:

Wait, we can nominate works-in-progress? Because of course, I have works-in-progress. I just don't play any of the pieces I already finished.


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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
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Today's list, top 5, all of them more or less works-in-progress:

Wait, we can nominate works-in-progress? Because of course, I have works-in-progress. I just don't play any of the pieces I already finished.

I'm not sure I ever consider things "finished"! Three of these I will be performing next weekend; the other two I performed last winter and spring, so they were "finished" then, but they get shinier every time I bring them out to polish them! And all are enjoyable to play.


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Great lists! Chris and I share the Piazzolla, and there’s another Piazzolla there too! Liz, you shared that Brahms in one of the recitals, correct? And there’s some Brubeck!

Lieutenant, share your list!


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Originally Posted by cmb13
Lieutenant, share your list!

Well the 5 pieces I am playing now are the ones I am working on for my RCM 4 exam: Bach, Minuet in G Major, BWV Anh. 116, Diabelli, Sonatina in F Major, op. 168, no. 1, Schumann, The Happy Farmer, op. 68, no. 10, Joyce Grill, Solitude, and Bartok, Mikrokosmos 3, Little Etude.

When I'm done with a piece, it's gone - I just haven't mustered the interest to keep a piece alive. I just haven't been so interested in any of the pieces I've learned so far.

The closest to at least temporary repertoire which I have to keep for a while is my recent quarterly recital piece, Einaudi's Cold Wind var. 1, which my wife wants me to play for her. So in a few weeks, I'll revisit that one and see if I can play it better - for example, try to voice it properly, get the tenutos right, do some shaping, etc.

But that's not really repertoire I'm choosing for myself. There's really no repertoire I'm choosing myself to play, yet. I've really not encountered any pieces which I am able to play which I am interested in keeping as repertoire.


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That’s okay - you’ll stumble on one sooner or later. The Euinaldi is a real piece and you payed it well. And it’s only been a year or two.


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You never know, Lieutenant: one of those might grow on you! Last year I heard Andras Schiff play a program of Schumann and Janacek on his gorgeous Bosendorfer. For an encore, he played an entire Beethoven sonata (I think it was no. 24, Opus 78). And, then, called back for a second encore, he gave us "The Happy Farmer"! It made the pianists in the audience giddy with happiness. I'll never hear it the same way again, even when it is more like the Stumbling Farmer under my hands!


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Most recent things, first 4 from RCM 7. Last one was suggested by my teacher and I have yet to look at the last page. It's still a work in progress.

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Chopin Prelude E Minor
Bach Invention F Major
Consolation, Op. 30, No. 3 – Felix Mendelssohn
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Tuxedo Junction
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The Entertainer
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