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Postby Nocturneguy » 25 Jan 2005, 22:00

Chopin Prelude 2
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Postby Jeliness2 » 26 Jan 2005, 10:43

Le Gibet From GdlN seems really boring to play... Most people just want to skip it and get to Scarbo.
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Postby Helling » 26 Jan 2005, 13:59

Jeliness2 wrote:Le Gibet From GdlN seems really boring to play... Most people just want to skip it and get to Scarbo.


Or others may want it to last as long as possible so they don't have to get to Scarbo. ;)At least that's how it was for me the only time (and I won't do it again) when I played all three live.

Otherwise, playing too much Bach in a row can be rather taxing. His g minor toccata is probably the most frustrating thing ever to learn and memorise.
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Postby Max » 26 Jan 2005, 18:21

I'm adding Debussy Poissons d'or to a list of pieces never ever to be played live again.
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Postby Helling » 26 Jan 2005, 18:34

Also, if you play Prokofiev's toccata live, do not wear bulky clothes / watches / chains around the arms that prevent efficient crossing of hands (like ahem someone did once). That is one of the top ten lists of my worst piano moments so far.
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Postby An!ma` » 27 Jan 2005, 17:04

Jeliness2 wrote:Le Gibet From GdlN seems really boring to play... Most people just want to skip it and get to Scarbo.



What? Not at all.
I haven't played it yet, but I'd LOVE playing it, I'm sure. Favourite piece of Ravel.
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Postby PJF » 12 Jul 2006, 23:54

Very few things scare me on the stage, except... I would be petrified to open a recital with Chopin etude Op10 No1, No2 or No5; Chopin's Scherzos or Beethoven's Hammerklavier.
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Postby johnmar78 » 16 Jul 2006, 16:13

pete, look the date on the last reply....24 jan2006, it seems only few people are on this site.
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Postby PJF » 17 Jul 2006, 12:21

Yes, I see that. Maybe our input will liven things up a bit. 8)
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