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Great to see Joplin represented on that list smile Curiously, Schumann's beautiful Kinderszenen Op. 15 No. 1 isn't there though. I'd have thought that would be a shoo-in.

Apart from that though, no real surprises on that list. So many enduring classics there, no wonder so many folks want to play them. I'd like to record at least half of them in the future.

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There are technically 2 c# minor nocturnes from Chopin… I’m guessing the one listed here is the posthumous one? Or perhaps it is both of them counted together? Neither of those are “easy” pieces so seeing them represented here - and so frequently - is definitely an achievement!

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Guess Beethoven "Fur Elise" is probably on the list. Every student who played the slow section of the piece would tell everybody they played their first Beethoven piece. And there is the Bach WTC #1 Prelude in C. It's a Bach piece and every lower intermediate student would play it. Once I heard the piece performed by a Suzuki student at his grandfather's funeral... how appropriate...

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Originally Posted by psyche23
Curiously, Schumann's beautiful Kinderszenen Op. 15 No. 1 isn't there though. I'd have thought that would be a shoo-in.
Of course it's on the list. I knew I forgot about some obvious ones. And also Clair de lune.

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Those are some of the most beautiful pieces, leading to the popularity on the forum. As to the Chopin prelude in E min, it’s not only beautiful, but accessible after just a few years to most of us.


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Wow I was expecting to see some Czerny etudes, but I guess the idea is it's what you like to play grin

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Originally Posted by cygnusdei
Wow I was expecting to see some Czerny etudes, but I guess the idea is it's what you like to play grin

I think that Czerny etudes generally are not the type of pieces to record for a recital. Not that nice, not very interesting.


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Does any pop or jazz music appear in any of the recitals?

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Originally Posted by fatar760
Does any pop or jazz music appear in any of the recitals?
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A little. You can browse by composer

http://recitals.pianoworld.com/byComposer.php


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Originally Posted by fatar760
Does any pop or jazz music appear in any of the recitals?

We used to have more people playing pop/jazz. It all depends on the performers - there are no restrictions on what you can play. The themed recitals have periodic Great American Songbook recitals - see the subforum.

All it takes is for someone willing to record and play to step forward and participate...

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Originally Posted by fatar760
Does any pop or jazz music appear in any of the recitals?

We used to have more people playing pop/jazz. It all depends on the performers - there are no restrictions on what you can play. The themed recitals have periodic Great American Songbook recitals - see the subforum.

All it takes is for someone willing to record and play to step forward and participate...

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Hey Sam,

Yeah, I found the sub-forum pretty soon after posting and listened to some of the GAS pieces - what a wonderful idea!

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Originally Posted by KevinM
Who decides if it is just played or overplayed?
Maybe it's 'overplayed' in a sense that while these are beautiful pieces, it's unfair that other, equally beautiful pieces do not get airtime.

(maybe I should sign up with a Czerny etude ha)

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Originally Posted by cygnusdei
(maybe I should sign up with a Czerny etude ha)

If you have found a beautiful Czerny etude, that would certainly be great to hear!


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These "overplayed pieces" threads appear quite frequently on PW. I don't see why anyone is concerned about a piece being studied by many piano students. It's not as though one has to listen to every pupil practicing one of these pieces. Even if one attends teacher's student recitals, that's usually a few times/year so how repetitive can things get? Many overplayed pieces are appealing, pedagogical sound, and very good music.

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