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Postby PianistSk8er on Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:00 am

That's right! The impossible, insolvable and much-feared question is now being entreatly (pfft) raised! You must be as omniscient and judgmental as possible with all of your musical knowledge. They can be performance- or composition-wise. I have quite a few, in Chopin pieces alone.

#4. Cadenza of Rach 1st PC.

#3. Fiorentino playing (=owning) the Mendelssohn Spinnerlied 67/4 at unsurpassable speed, he reaches climax and then closes with a large humoristic pause and soft chord. The audience is impressed to the extent of which finds no words. They almost forget to clap.

#2. About seven minutes into Chopin's second PC, when the orchestra reaches a climax and then there's absolute silence. The French Horn plays a broken chord twice and then the piano jumps in with a very Polish and brilliant theme. Ahh I just love it.

#1. Horowitz at Carnegie Hall playing the Carmen Fantasy Transcription. Dayum, the piece alone is enough, but to add to that, he plays the entire thing and finishes. He then stares at the piano as if senseless, performs an odd spasm with his head and then smiles to it. Haha, weird.

What are yours?

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Postby Jeliness2 on Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:23 am

my personal (some over clichéd) moments musicaux. (lol musical moments!)

1. Piano Concerto no.2 in C minor Op. 18 by Rachmaninoff, Mve. 2 - The Climax:

I just thought this was awesome with that great string melody.


2. Symphony no.5 by Beethoven- The transition between mves. 3 and 4 is one of the greatest imo.


3. Prelude from the WTK I in C Minor by Bach and Ballade no.2 by Chopin- The Presto parts. These caught me off guard.

4. Rhapsodie for Clarinet by Debussy- The ending is great!

5. Sonata in B minor- The whole thing but I loved that part around 9 minutes in where it goes to the major section with the acending octaves.
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Postby Chozart on Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:50 am

because I'm obsessed with it, from Bach's E minor Toccata BWV 914:
- the ending of the Adagio
- pretty much, the entire Fugue

spectacular work in itself, but those sections are just like mindblowing to me.. ah, baroque pwnz 8)

and like all of mozart's second movements to any multi movement things, lol.. like in the c minor sonata, and in his piano concertos no.9, 23, and 24
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Postby Max on Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:53 pm

Rach C minor Piano Concerto, 3rd movement, bar 264. Love that.

Bach WTC book 1 #17 - this prelude is awesome
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Postby PianistSk8er on Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:00 pm

Due to recent obsession: 1st movement of Chopin's second Sonata.

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Postby Goldberg on Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:19 pm

No kidding! Same here, PS..

Another one is the octave climax 3/4 of the way through the Spanish Rhapsody (which I'm learning now)--you know, the one with those interlocking scales up and down followed by this absolutely monsterous explosion...eeeh, yeah it's a cheapy Lisztian passage, but it's so much fun!! Plus, the very end of that piece is a blast. Yay, Liszt..
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Postby PianistSk8er on Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:42 pm

Goldberg wrote:No kidding! Same here, PS..


Cziffra plays it best. 8)
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Postby Nocturneguy on Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:23 pm

One that so quickly comes to mind:

1. The Finale of Chopin's sonata 3...THE GREATEST CALL TO ARMS EVER!!!

others:

2. Already said, DA HORO playing carmen var in carnegie hall...*twitches head*

3. When Ballade 4 was finished...nuff said...

4. DA LISZT OWNING chopetop. 25 no. 2 beoctaved... :shock:

5. DA HORO (again...ahhhh da one and only horo) owning Tchai octaves in American debut... :shock:
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Postby Goldberg on Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:45 am

PianistSk8er wrote:
Goldberg wrote:No kidding! Same here, PS..


Cziffra plays it best. 8)


You're all right, bro. Lemme buy you a stiff, cold lemonade. A Man's beverage!
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Postby Max on Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:24 am

Hows about the finale of the Cziffra/Rossi Bartok 2. Electric.
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Postby Debussy on Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:36 pm

Jeliness2 wrote:2. Symphony no.5 by Beethoven- The transition between mves. 3 and 4 is one of the greatest imo.


That's freakin' awesome.

I remember listening to it for music history this year and I was thinking, "Christ, the third movement is taking forever" and I look at Winamp and it says it's playing the fourth movement. I just love how it crescendos and then "BAM!" you're in the fourth movement.

Same with the transition between the second and third movements of Rach's third concerto; not as cool as the transition in Symphony No.5.

As for my music list, I'll get back to you on that later, as I must run off to the gym.
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Postby citrine_peridot on Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:00 pm

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first movement of his first sonata, I just love the "classical' LH part (kinda Beethovenian) and the grace notes...and the diabolic part of his Op35 2nd movement.

F-minor polonaise op71n3 ---when things start to sound "polonaise" (the rhythm) same things applies to the polonaise fantasie...

the cello sonata ...after a few chord when the cello begins to sing(cry)

intro of Rach3 third movment, it gets boring after that~~~~~~~~~~

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Postby PianistSk8er on Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:47 am

Goldberg wrote:
PianistSk8er wrote:
Goldberg wrote:No kidding! Same here, PS..


Cziffra plays it best. 8)


You're all right, bro. Lemme buy you a stiff, cold lemonade. A Man's beverage!


Heh, thanks, then again, as long as Cziffra has recorded a work, it's almost safe to assume that the latter can be justly applied. ;)

Speaking of that Sonata, has anybody ever heard Argerich's rec? I'm sad to say that it was disappointing. I'd class it down with Kissin's. =S

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