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#1007642 - 09/27/07 08:11 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
Mr Super-Hunky Offline
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Originally posted by Monica K.:


I put it in my pile of "good things to leave propped open on my music desk to impress visitors senseless but which I have no prayer of learning this decade." \:D [/b]
Monica, that is brilliant!, I love it. I think I will go out and buy the most difficult piece known to mankind and prop it up on the fallboard of my piano just for *show*. I mean we've all heard of people who go out and buy a tier one piano just to use as a piece of furniture right?, what's the difference?.

Or how about the people who put a player system on a tier one piano....[looks up the definition of blasphemy!!]. ;\)

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#1007643 - 09/27/07 09:21 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
Mike White Offline
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I'm one step ahead of you SH. I don't have to go out and buy any difficult music, I have plenty of it laying around already.

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#1007644 - 09/28/07 12:07 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
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I think I will go out and buy the most difficult piece known to mankind and prop it up on the fallboard of my piano just for *show*.
Mike beat me to it Mr SH...but on the off chance you might be serious, let me know & I'll mail you some.

...if I could play only a fraction of the sheet music I have I would be in heaven!
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#1007645 - 09/28/07 12:07 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
gravy Offline
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Registered: 09/07/07
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Loc: california
I do the opposite. When I'm done ploughing through Bach, I cover it up with my 5-year-old's piano exercises - nice big notes with maybe four measures per page - and I feel like that's about right for anyone's expectations of me!

Someday I'd like to get through Debussey's Claire de Lune. It's a tough read - five flats in the key signature, then it switches to five sharps, then back to five flats again. At least it's not as long as some of the concertos some of you aspire to. This thread is also making me realize I need to buy more piano music...

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#1007646 - 09/28/07 12:24 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by gravy:
I do the opposite. When I'm done ploughing through Bach, I cover it up with my 5-year-old's piano exercises - nice big notes with maybe four measures per page - and I feel like that's about right for anyone's expectations of me!
[/b]
:D LOL! That's a good strategy, too, gravy! With my technique, there's always the danger that some guest might actually ask me to PLAY the difficult decoy piece I propped up there.

Welcome to the forum, btw. \:\)

Opus45, the Emperor Concerto would've been my second choice, if Strat would've let us name more than one piece, but he didn't. ;\)
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#1007647 - 09/28/07 12:45 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
Opus45 Offline
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the Emperor Concerto would've been my second choice, if Strat would've let us name more than one piece, but he didn't.
At the office, we have all the radios tuned to NPR (none of us can tolerate radio commercials) and today our local station played someone performing this very concerto and my ears locked in on it playing in the background & I wasn't able to concentrate on our work related lunch conversations and this didn't go unnoticed and I had to explain myself.

Fortunately, I help them make alot of money & they forgive me my occasional eccentricities (sp? will they ever get the spell check working here?).
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#1007648 - 09/28/07 12:51 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
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If I could play L'Isle Joyeuse perfectly from beginning to end, that's all I would ever need.
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#1007649 - 09/28/07 12:55 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
Opus45 Offline
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If I could play L'Isle Joyeuse perfectly from beginning to end, that's all I would ever need.
...it's reading comments like this that cause me to buy so much sheet music!

Moderator, would you PLEASE lock this thread!!
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#1007650 - 09/28/07 02:09 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
Concerto40 Offline
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Tough to narrow down to one.

Tie between Chopin's Fantasie Impromptu and Chopin Etude No. 1 in C major.

C

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#1007651 - 09/28/07 02:17 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
stefflo Offline
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Registered: 03/08/07
Posts: 15
Loc: Serbia
Fantasie Impromptu Op.66 by Chopin

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#1007652 - 09/28/07 02:40 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
Lisztener Offline
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Franz Liszt

La Campanella played like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpnM1ahqzdw
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#1007653 - 09/28/07 03:08 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
Mr Super-Hunky Offline
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Loc: Arizona.
Lisztener: I just watched your video and was going to make some stupid comment as usual but the only problem I had was at the end of that video, I was..........stuck!. I could'nt move, for like a minute or so.

Did this happen to anyone else? Are there words for what I just watched??

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#1007654 - 09/28/07 03:38 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
NancyM333 Offline
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Registered: 11/06/06
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Loc: Roswell, Georgia
Wow, it's performances like the one Lisztener posted that make me simultaneously discouraged and inspired.

The piece I wish I could play: Chopin's Revolutionary Etude.

I'm with Jeff about locking this thread. Or at least limit your dream pieces to ones I already have the music to--I'm going to the poorhouse!

Nancy
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#1007655 - 09/28/07 03:39 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
pianist.ame Offline
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Registered: 05/18/07
Posts: 1164
Loc: Singapore
can't narrow it down

for me
Chopin-Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brilliante
Beethoven- Emperor Concerto
Prokofiev Concerto in D major No.1 I think...
Rachmaninoff Piano concerto in c minor

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#1007656 - 09/28/07 03:55 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
Lisztener Offline
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Hunk,

He's my favorite concert pianist. I believe he's the greatest virtuoso in the world today.

Hey man, what happened to you? Looks like the Mrs. must have got hold of you and flattened your face out a little. \:D I'm just teasing, but I had to make a comment on your new avatar. I see she gave you a perm in the process. :p

You're still the original ABF Joe Kewl, so don't let me rattle you, OK? ;\)

Regards,

Lisztener
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#1007657 - 09/28/07 04:07 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Lisztener:
Franz Liszt

La Campanella played like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpnM1ahqzdw [/b]
The solo right hand part at 2:30 is absolutely amazing! His hand looks completely relaxed, his fingers are a blur and he's playing loudly enough to be heard throughout Albert Hall.

I've got the DVD of this performance and I never tire of watching it.
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#1007658 - 09/28/07 04:09 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Opus45:
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If I could play L'Isle Joyeuse perfectly from beginning to end, that's all I would ever need.
...it's reading comments like this that cause me to buy so much sheet music!

Moderator, would you PLEASE lock this thread!! [/b]
Didn't you know? We moderators get a kickback from sheet music publishers \:D

I wish....
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#1007659 - 09/28/07 04:12 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
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Loc: Florida
 Quote:
Originally posted by Lisztener:
I believe he's the greatest virtuouso in the world today. [/b]
I agree 100%.

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#1007660 - 09/28/07 04:15 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
signa Offline
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Registered: 06/06/04
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Loc: Ohio, USA
this is another amazing one, probably even better than Kissin's:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5f4dULwo6s&mode=related&search=

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#1007661 - 09/28/07 04:22 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
IpsoPhatso Offline
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Registered: 03/03/05
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For me, Chopin's G Minor Ballade. It's a piece of music that I totally get from a listening stand point. It really is an emotional rollercoaster for me, and I see what Chopin was thinking with each and every note. Unfortunately, I am not much of a piano player, and I struggle through a large majority of it.

Being able to play it properly for a very special lady to me, with the passion that I have when I listen to it, would be my greatest goal! \:\)

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#1007662 - 09/28/07 04:39 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
YD Offline
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Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 590
Loc: San Francisco Bay Area
Liszt Transcendenta Etude No. 12 in B-flat minor, "Chasse-Neige"
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#1007663 - 09/28/07 08:03 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
Ragnhild Offline
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I've had one wish since I was a little girl, to play one of the late Mozart concertos with an orchestra, but I learned very early that it would never happen.... ;\)

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#1007664 - 09/28/07 10:37 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
Patty39 Offline
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Loc: Germany, near Cologne
But Ragnhild, never say never....

For me it's Debussy's Clair de Lune, and for what my sister-in-law-concert-pianist says, only 4-5 years away from it (and it would still be tough, but never mind).

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#1007665 - 09/28/07 10:58 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
Ragnhild Offline
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OK, Patty - you are right.
It will by 99,99 % chance never happen... ;\)

But Clair the Lune is beutiful too...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgRbp_EznTI

Ragnhild

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#1007666 - 09/28/07 11:44 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by HouseHead78:
 Quote:
Originally posted by I played it better at home:
Chopin Etude Opus 10 No. 3 [/b]
Good choice - this piece is so beautiful. I think it's doable as well, but in a few years...not yet. [/b]
I carry this piece around with me all the time - have for about 3 years now. Learned the first two pages (main theme) although needs much polishing. Have tackled the next couple of measures but it's about 3 years of reach I figure....
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#1007667 - 09/28/07 12:11 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
Mike White Offline
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For those of you who need more sheet music:

http://imslp.org/wiki/Main_Page

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#1007668 - 09/28/07 01:05 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
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Registered: 11/24/05
Posts: 131
Loc: Virginia Beach, VA
Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody". I have a good start on it, another couple years and I should have it down.

I sure wish stupid stuff like work and eating wouldn't interfere with my piano practice.
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#1007669 - 09/28/07 02:05 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
SEODave Offline
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Registered: 05/29/07
Posts: 108
Loc: Athens, Ohio
Chopin's Etude 10/3.

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#1007670 - 09/28/07 02:18 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
Euan Morrison Offline
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The Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brilliante, by Chopin.

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#1007671 - 09/28/07 02:46 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
Cornelia Offline
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Posts: 49
Loc: Europe
Bach's 1st Piano Concerto(ok,actually it's his 1st Harpsichord Concerto).

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