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#1007672 - 09/28/07 03:24 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
Minaku Offline
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Registered: 07/26/07
Posts: 1226
Loc: Atlanta
Chopin's 4th ballade, Beethoven sonata op. 110. I'm working on both now slowly but sometimes I just wish I had them in hand already!
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#1007673 - 09/28/07 03:47 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
BWV846 Offline
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Registered: 05/08/07
Posts: 29
Loc: New York, New York
To get everyone's attention about how well I control my fingers and tone: a Bach WTC fugue

To get everyone crying about my intensity of pianistic emotion: a Chopin Ballade

To get everyone standing and cheering at the end about my amazing and overwhelming musical ability: the Rachmaninov 3rd piano concerto

When will this happen: only in my dreams but it is a lot of fun to keep trying--so far I can do the first Prelude of the WTC book 1 but once there was a time when I could not even do that.
This forum has given me a lot of inspiration and very helpful comments and direction. Thanks to all.
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#1007674 - 09/28/07 03:57 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
Aduke Offline
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Registered: 01/31/07
Posts: 53
 Quote:
Originally posted by Lisztener:
Franz Liszt

La Campanella played like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpnM1ahqzdw [/b]
I was going to say this was the piece I wish I could play but, the piece is so out of reach it is beyond "a wish". It would be a miracle!

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#1007675 - 09/28/07 04:26 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
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Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 284
Loc: Virginia
Rachmaninoff's Prelude in G-sharp minor.

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#1007676 - 09/28/07 05:54 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
Rodney Offline
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Registered: 10/28/04
Posts: 735
Loc: Caledon ON, Canada
I don't have a specific piece I'd like to learn but I do wish that I could effortlessly harmonize any melody at will (think Sir Elton John).

When mr.SH writes that awsome melody, I'd like to take a shot at the accompaniment.

Rodney

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#1007677 - 09/28/07 05:58 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
vanityx3 Offline
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Registered: 10/17/06
Posts: 269
Any Rach. or Clair de lune
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#1007678 - 09/29/07 08:59 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
LiszThalberg Offline
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Registered: 03/13/06
Posts: 3288
 Quote:
Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:
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*.

[/b]
What if someone came to your house and wanted a listen to mankinds most difficult piece ;\)

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#1007679 - 09/29/07 09:04 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
gmm1 Offline
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Registered: 06/03/06
Posts: 1674
Loc: Spokane WA
 Quote:
Originally posted by Debussy20:
 Quote:
Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:
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*.

[/b]
What if someone came to your house and wanted a listen to mankinds most difficult piece ;\) [/b]
I fall back on my standard answer - "I'm so far beyond that now, go listen to some 14 year old kid if you want to hear it".

And then make them listen to Matt's version and just hope they buy it.
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#1007680 - 09/29/07 09:12 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
Albanypark38 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/05
Posts: 56
O Well. "In a Mist" tonal piano piece by Bix Biederbecke. Main theme "Concerto in F" George Gershwin.

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#1007681 - 09/30/07 12:24 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
synthman Offline
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Registered: 02/23/07
Posts: 55
Loc: Montreal, Canada
Chopin's Polonaise in Ab maj...

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#1007682 - 09/30/07 02:26 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
Schubertian Offline
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Registered: 09/11/06
Posts: 937
Loc: Dallas, TX, US
Yes - the Chopin Scherzo #3 -

(that's the one with the celestial ripples - the one my teacher refers to as the How Dry I Am Scherzo - Do I have a sign around my neck saying "Spoil Chopin for me please" ? - my parents would sing "I'm always chasing rainbows" whenever that came on the radio - now I can never listen to that - thanks Dad)
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#1007683 - 09/30/07 02:59 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
LiszThalberg Offline
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Registered: 03/13/06
Posts: 3288
 Quote:
Originally posted by gmm1:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Debussy20:
 Quote:
Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:
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*.

[/b]
What if someone came to your house and wanted a listen to mankinds most difficult piece ;\) [/b]
I fall back on my standard answer - "I'm so far beyond that now, go listen to some 14 year old kid if you want to hear it".

And then make them listen to Matt's version and just hope they buy it. [/b]
haha! \:D If i messed up, I'll just reply "well, thats the way gmm1 taught it to me"

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#1007684 - 10/01/07 01:19 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
I almost forgot about this piece

to add to my list Brahms Piano Concerto No.2

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#1007685 - 10/01/07 02:20 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
melissa d Offline
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Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 113
Loc: Cibolo, Texas
Fantaisie-Impromptu by Chopin. One day maybe...
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#1007686 - 10/01/07 02:29 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
DragonPianoPlayer Offline
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Registered: 12/12/06
Posts: 2368
Loc: Denver, CO
 Quote:
Originally posted by Debussy20:
 Quote:
Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:
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*.

[/b]
What if someone came to your house and wanted a listen to mankinds most difficult piece ;\) [/b]
Of course we all know that this is "Faerie's Aire and Death Waltz" by John Stump. Here is the sheet music:
http://www.well.com/user/bryan/waltz.html

This is hanging on the wall at the studio I take lessons at. I'm not sure if this is one I want to play or conduct. Of course, if the program also included “String Quartet No. 556(b) for Strings In A Minor (Motoring Accident)”, it would be a definite program to conduct. LOL

Rich
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#1007687 - 10/01/07 11:14 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
TLuvva Offline
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Registered: 02/24/07
Posts: 394
Loc: Athens, Georgia
Chopin's Scherzo No. 2 - still the classical piece that blows me away most. Perfect combination of beautiful melody, and urgent virtuosity!

There's only one lifetime and why is it that I'm not already working on it? Remind me to drop noodling around with anything that isn't one the great pieces that I've always wanted to learn.

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#1007688 - 10/01/07 11:43 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Registered: 04/13/05
Posts: 3195
Loc: Canton, MI
 Quote:
Originally posted by DragonPianoPlayer:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Debussy20:
 Quote:
Originally posted by mr_super-hunky:
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*.

[/b]
What if someone came to your house and wanted a listen to mankinds most difficult piece ;\) [/b]
Of course we all know that this is "Faerie's Aire and Death Waltz" by John Stump. Here is the sheet music:
http://www.well.com/user/bryan/waltz.html

This is hanging on the wall at the studio I take lessons at. I'm not sure if this is one I want to play or conduct. Of course, if the program also included “String Quartet No. 556(b) for Strings In A Minor (Motoring Accident)”, it would be a definite program to conduct. LOL

Rich [/b]
gave a copy to my teacher...he about fell of the stool...used it on his better pupils for a laugh..

Would love to play Bumble Boogie, Bob Seeley style... Bumble Boogie you really need to see this guy play in person...he's in his 70's...WOW
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#1007689 - 10/01/07 11:48 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
LaValse Offline
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Registered: 02/21/07
Posts: 1224
Loc: Mumbles, Wales
It almost looks as hard as Finnissy's English Country Tunes - but not quite... \:\)
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#1007690 - 10/01/07 02:18 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
DinoCow Offline
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Registered: 05/10/07
Posts: 59
Loc: New York City
Chopin's Fantasie Impromptu

I tried playing this a few years ago... failed miserably. That whole thing with playing 3 notes with the right hand while playing two notes with the left... that kicked my butt hard. And then the speed of the whole piece and the range of octaves it encompasses... haha. Yea, it might be a couple of years before I touch this one again. But I did play the fake version of this piece, and it impressed my mom. :-D

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#1007691 - 10/01/07 07:09 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
193866 Offline
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Registered: 08/02/06
Posts: 777
Loc: Manassas,Va
George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue." All 31 pages. This is "What If?" Am I still dreaming and asleep? Good question to ask me. Thank you, Sandy B
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#1007692 - 10/01/07 07:20 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
NancyM333 Offline
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Registered: 11/06/06
Posts: 1547
Loc: Roswell, Georgia
Rich, I had seen that Faerie's Aire and Death Waltz" before, but I had never bothered to read everything written on the page. I'm still wiping my eyes from laughing--that thing is great. I want to print it out, but I think you have to have great resolution on your printer to see everything.

Thanks for posting it.

Nancy
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#1007693 - 10/01/07 07:25 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
HouseHead78 Offline
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Registered: 07/16/06
Posts: 276
Loc: Austin, TX
 Quote:
Originally posted by TLuvva:
Chopin's Scherzo No. 2 - still the classical piece that blows me away most. Perfect combination of beautiful melody, and urgent virtuosity!

There's only one lifetime and why is it that I'm not already working on it? Remind me to drop noodling around with anything that isn't one the great pieces that I've always wanted to learn. [/b]
It's a tossup for me between Scherzos 1, 2, and 3. I'm going to wait about 5 or 10 years before I even try, just because I don't want to get too frustrated. My repertoire is getting more advanced but these are virtuoso pieces that not many people can rightly claim that they play well.

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#1007694 - 10/01/07 07:31 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
193866 Offline
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Registered: 08/02/06
Posts: 777
Loc: Manassas,Va
Donna R...Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini 18th variation." I believe I copied this from the Reader's Digest hard cover piano music book series, this is from the classical book. It is a very beautiful arrangement. Double check me on this if you are interested. I just looked and no references to where the copy came from. Maybe you can go into a music store and check this book to see? If you can read and play intermediate level classical music this will not be difficult for you. If you cannot find this I will get it to you somehow. Let me know. Sandy B
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#1007695 - 10/01/07 07:39 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
gerg Offline
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Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1651
Loc: Houston, TX
 Quote:
Originally posted by TLuvva:
Chopin's Scherzo No. 2 - still the classical piece that blows me away most. Perfect combination of beautiful melody, and urgent virtuosity!

There's only one lifetime and why is it that I'm not already working on it? Remind me to drop noodling around with anything that isn't one the great pieces that I've always wanted to learn. [/b]
Hear, hear!

This is the piece that, when I was eight years of age, made me a lifelong Chopin fan. I do intend to learn it - and can play the first three pages or so, but first plan to finalize and polish Op. 47 to which I've already devoted hundreds of hours.
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#1007696 - 10/05/07 12:44 AM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
Rick Brown Offline
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Registered: 05/13/07
Posts: 6
Loc: Vancouver, Washington
For me, I would like to learn to play Dan Fogelberg's "Paris Nocturne"....it's simply one of his most beautiful pieces.

Rick
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#1007697 - 10/08/07 10:42 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
IThinkIKnowIMean Offline
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Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 5
I agree with the people that said Fantasie Impromptu- Chopin. That would be incredible.

Though, I'd also like to go off the beaten path here, and list a pop song- Philosophy, by Ben Folds, which I WILL learn to play...eventually.

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#1007698 - 10/08/07 11:45 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
Playmisty4me Offline
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Registered: 06/23/07
Posts: 46
Loc: Ozarks
I'm with Saundra - Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue", but I don't think I have enough life left.

Meanwhile, I'll keep working on this bugger of a Bach Invention.........
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#1007699 - 10/09/07 02:07 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
Oxfords Gal Offline
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Registered: 11/21/06
Posts: 1553
Loc: Jacksonville, Florida
Look at this 7 year old playing Fantasie (My dream piece). droolllll

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKQmoZURbLY&mode=related&search=
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#1007700 - 10/09/07 05:59 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
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#1007701 - 10/09/07 09:16 PM Re: What is *the* piece you wish you could play?
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Posts: 150
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Memphis Stomp from the movie The Firm by Dave Grusin.
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