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Music composed between 1815 and 1910, excluding Chopin: Liszt, Mendelssohn, etc.
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Postby PianistSk8er » 28 Nov 2004, 20:50

Max wrote:Anyway, has anyone here played the Toccata? (obviously going to be one of you quasi Ziff type people, heh) It sounds a nightmare to play, and it doesnt look so good either.


The Toccata looks and sounds impossible, but I definitely will be trying to learn it next year or sometime when I happen to find extreme virtuosic skills hidden in my closet. ;)

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Postby Max » 29 Nov 2004, 19:01

I've played the first page or so, its very awkward. I have a Richter recording somewhere thats really good.
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Postby aMaDeUs » 02 Feb 2005, 16:21

schumann=genius.
one of the ten greatest masters of music.
very personal man
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Postby Helling » 09 Feb 2005, 21:50

The toccata is helpful in training finger independence and is rather tiring to play. It's awkward like someone said, which does not make it much different than most Schumann.

For another awkward Schumann piece, try the paganini movement from Carnival. Schumann is generally not a composer that provides a good effect/difficulty ratio. Still one of my favourites though
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Postby SteinwayModelD » 01 May 2005, 19:48

check out his Fantasy
one of the best work ever written for piano.

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Postby Jeliness2 » 01 May 2005, 20:14

I have to play his fantasie op.17 this year....
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Postby SteinwayModelD » 01 May 2005, 20:15

Jeliness2 wrote:I have to play his fantasie op.17 this year....


good for u
it's awesome

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Postby sweet_angel » 25 Aug 2005, 22:05

U guys talkin about Robert Schumann or Clara Schumann. I was checking out a few sites and am looking for music by Clara Schumann. Piano music that is. I think Robert is a little bit ...ummm... wat do u call it? 18 yr old Robert was checking out Clara and met her when she was NINE-YEARS-OLD for god's sake. Personally I think thats a little on the yuck side. Anyway, anyone have Clara music. Email me ok? it's .

CHEERS! :D

PS. This doesn't mean I don't like his music or anything. Great music, weird man!
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Postby Chozart » 25 Aug 2005, 22:25

heh, not saying I approve, but consider the times
Poe, for example, married his cousin (who was 14 years his minor; 13 when she wed him) o_O
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Postby virtuoso_735 » 25 Aug 2005, 23:55

Jeliness2 wrote:I have to play his fantasie op.17 this year....


Have you started it yet, Jeliness?
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Postby Jeliness2 » 26 Aug 2005, 17:02

Nope, I'm still doing the the symphonic etudes. I think I might do the fantasie towards next summer.
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Postby PianistSk8er » 26 Aug 2005, 21:51

Chozart wrote:heh, not saying I approve, but consider the times
Poe, for example, married his cousin (who was 14 years his minor; 13 when she wed him) o_O


Exactly, heh, and let's not forget where good 'ole Robert spent the last few years of his life. He was indeed very mentally bizarre and perhaps this is the reason I love his music for it's extreme originality.

Jeliness - good luck on that awesome Fantasie. 8)

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Postby Jeliness2 » 29 Aug 2005, 18:35

PianistSk8er wrote:Jeliness - good luck on that awesome Fantasie. 8)

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Postby virtuoso_735 » 29 Aug 2005, 18:38

Jeliness2 wrote:Nope, I'm still doing the the symphonic etudes. I think I might do the fantasie towards next summer.


Cool. Good luck. :)
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