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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 10:14 pm    Post subject: Difficulty Ratings Reply with quote

Amnesia, make this a sticky please. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool What would you rate Chopin's concerto no. 2 in F minor? I really love that piece Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amnesia wrote:
Cool What would you rate Chopin's concerto no. 2 in F minor? I really love that piece Smile


Analogized to other concertos? Not that difficult, if compared to Rach 2 and 3, etc. But compared to other solo works, difficult. I would say at least 9 out of 10.

How about Rach 3? Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ummm, i can't answer this, ori won't answer this, because, if i actually tried to test this piece, my finger would fall off!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably very difficult though, considering it is one of the most difficult pieces in the piano repertoire. Probably 10/10 at least. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How would you rate Schumann Piano Concerto?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beethoven wrote:
How would you rate Schumann Piano Concerto?

I'd rate it somewhere between 8-9 out of 10.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How would you rate Beethoven's sonata op.26 in Ab major?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachmaninov's Third Concerto is very tough, but the difficulty of the piece lies (nowadays) in playing a decent interpretation that will stand out amongst the other gazillion recordings of this piece, moreso than just playing the notes themselves.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flaming Buttocks of Doom wrote:
Rachmaninov's Third Concerto is very tough, but the difficulty of the piece lies (nowadays) in playing a decent interpretation that will stand out amongst the other gazillion recordings of this piece, moreso than just playing the notes themselves.



Very true, lots of people play that concerto, but only a handfull of good interpretations are available.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about difficulty of Debussy's "Bruyeres" from preludes book II?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2004 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which is harder, Chopin etude op. 25 no. 1 or Schubert impromptu no. 3?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2004 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are somewhat different in difficulty and techinique, so it is hard to compare.

The general idea and strucuture is the same, having accompanient and melody in the same hand. Bringing out the melody. I would say the etude is harder because of the speed. I dont' realy know though. There are trills in the left hand for the schubert which are difficult. Just sight-read through both and see!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2004 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've said this before, and i'll say it again:

DIFFICULTY RATINGS are 100% USELESS, unless you clearly state the level of SPEED and ACCURCY you desire to achieve.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2004 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EXACTLY!

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