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Postby elvenpianist on Sat Dec 23, 2006 6:17 pm

Brewtality wrote:here's my summer rep goals:

albeniz- sevillas from suite espanola (done)
- El Albaicin from Iberia (about 3/4 of the way there)

Chopin- Barcarolle (perfecting)

Liszt - benediction de dieu (just started)

Schubert - D 960 (this is a more long term goal, which might be dropped)


everything else I've started in the past has been dropped until motivating picks up again. But with these current pieces I'm determined to finish them. I hope to play the barcarolle and el albaicin in a comp in september.


Wow, gorgeous stuff there, Brew! Any chance of your recording them?

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Postby PJF on Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:38 am

Scarlatti Sonata #12,875,326 in h. :lol:

Seriously, he fills up an entire shelf in our music library!
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Postby Brewtality on Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:10 am

elvenpianist wrote:
Brewtality wrote:here's my summer rep goals:

albeniz- sevillas from suite espanola (done)
- El Albaicin from Iberia (about 3/4 of the way there)

Chopin- Barcarolle (perfecting)

Liszt - benediction de dieu (just started)

Schubert - D 960 (this is a more long term goal, which might be dropped)


everything else I've started in the past has been dropped until motivating picks up again. But with these current pieces I'm determined to finish them. I hope to play the barcarolle and el albaicin in a comp in september.


Wow, gorgeous stuff there, Brew! Any chance of your recording them?

-elf

yes, but not for a bit. I don't think I do any of them justice just yet, hopefully can improve the barcarolle in the next few weeks and get that one up. Probably ought to get a mic too and record on my teacher's piano.

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Postby Jeliness2 on Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:48 pm

I've been playing:

Dave Smith:
The Mozart Defect (2005)
I've had enough (2005)
Milhaud - Socoraba from Saudades do Brazil
Bach - Prelude and Fugue no.7 Bk. II wtc in E-flat Major
Haydn - Sonata HOB XVI: 50 in C major
Chopin - Impromptu Op. 51 (I haven't played this in like a month... I should be practicing it for an upcoming competition, too)
Beethoven - Piano Concerto no.1 Mve. 1
Paolo Longo - Etchings IV
Mozart Sonata in F Major for 4 hands one piano K. 498
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Postby trinapiano on Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:42 pm

Just got a new teacher almost three months ago, and a new piano about a month ago. :)The pieces I am supposed to be practicing at the moment are...
Arne - some sonata...
Bach - partita in g major
- partita in e minor
- jesu joy of mans desiring arr. hess
- beloved jesu we are here arr. I dunno
Beethoven - sonata op.111
Mozart - sonata k330
Chopin - polonaise in c minor op.40 no.2
- Ballade no.4 in f minor
Field - sonata no.1
Liszt - La campanella
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Postby elvenpianist on Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:50 pm

Bach- P&F wtc bk. 2, no. 15 GM

Beethoven- some of his c minor variations (for technique, so says my teacher)

Mompou- Cancion y Danza No. 6 (almost done)

Debussy- Minstrels (preludes, book 1)

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Postby zeniyama on Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:57 am

I'm "officially" playing:

-Gnomus from Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
-Asturias (Leyenda) from Suite Espanola by Isaac M. F. Albeniz
-Misty by... I dunno, but it's a jazz standard
-Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin
-Etude op. 4 no. 1 by none other than... me! (I like this song, but it's ending is way too abrupt... here's a MIDI recording of it: http://www.freewebs.com/jacob12123/Etud ... namics.mid)

and I'm playing these songs on my own:

-Drei Klavierstucke no. 1 by Franz Peter Schubert (just started that a couple days ago)
-La Cathedrale Engloutie from First Book of Preludes by Claude Debussy (I know the first few pages of it really well, but it's still really rough and needs alot of work.)
-Fur Elise by Ludwig van Beethoven (I've known this song for so long, and everytime I sit down to play a piano I start off with this song. I've found that this is a good song for impressing people... somehow.)
-Nuages Gris by Franz Liszt (Just like Fur Elise, except I rarely play it in public.)
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Re: What are you playing now?

Postby ruata on Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:41 pm

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Re: What are you playing now?

Postby Jeliness2 on Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:20 pm

It's time for me to pick new repertoire so, I made a list of some options to choose from, but this could change in the future...

Bach
WTC II: D major or f-sharp minor- I like to play D Major more, but f# might be more helpful
French Suite no.5 (G) or 6 (E)

Beethoven
32 Variations in c minor, WoO 80 - I really like these variations
Sonata Op. 10 no.3 in D Major - Sounds beautiful

Chopin
Etudes: 25/1, 25/2, 25/5? (I've never learned a Chopin etude w/ a teacher... haha)

Rachmaninoff
Moments Musicaux Op.16 no.1 (b-flat) or 4 (e) - Kind of intimidating lol

Poulenc
Mouvements Perpetuels- really like them, but my teacher wants me to get something on a larger scale.


These are just some pieces I came up w/ in a brainstorm.
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Re: What are you playing now?

Postby Drummer06 on Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:35 pm

Im Learning Chopins Etude no.4 op.10 in C# Minor. Call me Crazy but It has to be one more of the easier Etudes.
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Re: What are you playing now?

Postby zeniyama on Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:33 am

This is the latest stuff I'm working on

1st Promenade and Baba Yaga from Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky

Barcarolle by Alexander Glazunov

Petite Ouverture a Danser by Erik Leslie Satie

Georgia on My Mind by Hoagie Carmichael

The Funeral March by Frédéric François Chopin

Sonata no. 13 Finale by Franz Joseph Haydn
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Re: What are you playing now?

Postby Jeliness2 on Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:17 am

I chose-
Bach: Prelude and Fugue in f-sharp minor, from WTC II
Beethoven: 32 Variations in c minor, WoO 80
Liszt: Sonetto 104 del Petrarca, from Années de Pelerinage

I love all of these pieces!
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Re: What are you playing now?

Postby aout4 on Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:57 am

finally can post something "decent" cos I have always been playing practice pieces.

Now currently doing:
Bach Sinfonia no.11
Chopin mintue waltz
Beethven sonata no.5
debussy The Snow is dancing

So many pieces, so little time! : (

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Re: What are you playing now?

Postby PianistSk8er on Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:45 pm

aout4 wrote:So many pieces, so little time! : (

I know the feeling, lol. I haven't touched a piano for over three weeks now. I'm still too busy to do the paperwork required in order for me to have access to the piano practice room in my residence. Soon, hopefully, I'll get that done! I'm going through 88 deprivation...

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Re: What are you playing now?

Postby aout4 on Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:38 am

PianistSk8er wrote:
aout4 wrote:So many pieces, so little time! : (

I know the feeling, lol. I haven't touched a piano for over three weeks now. I'm still too busy to do the paperwork required in order for me to have access to the piano practice room in my residence. Soon, hopefully, I'll get that done! I'm going through 88 deprivation...

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yeah...and considering i'm working... sometimes one piece can take up to more than a month to complete and that's only trying to do it note-perfect, without dynamics etc etc...

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