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a HARD decission

Postby ruata on Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:31 am

lets suppose that you have to choose wich Chopins pices to play for the rest of your life ..but, you have to choose between the Nocturnes,mazurkas,waltzes,preludes,etudes,etc...wich series will you choose and why..remember FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE... only one..i know its a hard decission but i would stay with the mazurkas, not only for the musical and technical quality, i think you can perform them in a different way each day...i love the nocturnes.. but for the rest of my life, i rader play the mazurkas...
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Postby citrine_peridot on Mon Apr 24, 2006 5:11 am

guess what, I am not even gonna make that decision cuz if there is someone who asks me to do it :

*punch that person* "what the heck is wrong with you?! only one set and one composer!? "

Chopin is amazing, but I still like other composers...not being my favorite dosen't mean they are not as cool (plus, it's way too early to decide what to play for the rest of my life...)

but again, if you just wanna ask which set of Chopin work I like the best
1.polonaise
2.sonata/nocturne
3.prelude/etude
4.all the rest that I am too lazy to touch...hold on, gotta mention the f-minor fantasie

there is already such topic somewhere

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Postby PianistSk8er on Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:23 pm

Études or mazurkas for me... perhaps I will flip a coin... :|
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Postby lol_nl on Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:36 pm

Nocturnes or Etudes for me.
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Postby juufa72 on Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:32 pm

mazurkas then waltzes
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Postby PJF on Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:26 am

Although I'd never limit myself to one set of compositions, the Mazurkas or the Polonaises would be my choice. I feel they are most capable conveying Chopin's vision. They are decidedly Polish and were close to Chopin's heart.

The etudes would be my last choice. Brilliant as they are, each is relatively singular, with the purpose of creating art through a technical pattern taken to the extreme.

I could also find reason to choose the nocturnes, waltzes, or preludes. Each piece makes a unique impression on both player and audience alike.

A pianist should know all of Chopin...

and Beethoven, Bach, Mozart and.... you get the point.
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Postby elvenpianist on Tue Jul 11, 2006 3:24 pm

Hah, Mazurkas, def. 8)

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Re: a HARD decission

Postby pianola on Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:50 pm

im different from you guys. i choose the etudes and nocturnes. :lol:
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