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#1012673 - 07/19/04 08:40 AM Are there any "easy" Scriabin's?
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I am not familiar with Scriabin's work and was wondering what anyone would recommend as a good starting work? I am an intermediate pianist.
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#1012674 - 07/19/04 01:02 PM Re: Are there any "easy" Scriabin's?
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if you post this in 'pianist corner', i am sure you will get answers. most beginners here have no idea of Scriabin anyway.

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#1012675 - 07/19/04 01:07 PM Re: Are there any "easy" Scriabin's?
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Check out the 24 preludes in Opus 11. Some of these are sweet and not too difficult.

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#1012676 - 07/19/04 02:24 PM Re: Are there any "easy" Scriabin's?
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Thanks Kathy.
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#1012677 - 07/19/04 07:12 PM Re: Are there any "easy" Scriabin's?
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If you are a good intermediate pianist, you might take a look at his Etude in C# Minor Op 2 N0 1. It is one of the two Etudes that Horowitz always used to put on a lot of his programs. The other one is the D# minor which I wouldn't recommend. It's really difficult and requires a pro.

The C# Minor one is slow and with a bit of practice an intermediate level pianist(in my opinion) shouldn't have too much of a problem.
It's three pages long, one of his most popular pieces, it's dramatic and you'll have a lot of fun with it.

If you can handle that one, next look into his Nocturne for the Left Hand Alone Op 9 No 2. It's also a very beautiful piece and the most difficult part is a short,very tricky cadenza at the end of the second page.

My suggestion would be to look at the score in a music store, and if you think you can handle it, buy it --- if not, then let it go. That's what I always do.

Good luck.

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#1012678 - 07/19/04 09:00 PM Re: Are there any "easy" Scriabin's?
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Thanks for the info Zongora. I will look them up.
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#1012679 - 07/20/04 06:39 AM Re: Are there any "easy" Scriabin's?
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Prelude Op. 22 No. 3 in B major. It must be easy because I played it after three years of lessons! There were some fingering challenges - a couple of measures have a fingering on every note. It's a beautiful piece.

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