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#1342604 - 01/06/10 06:24 PM Can anyone recommend a dark evocative piece?
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I'm looking to learn a new piece, about 4-8 pgs long, similar in difficulty to a Chopin Nocturne or Beethoven's Pathetique. I would like the piece to be really dark and full of sturm and drang. Can anyone suggest a piece?
With much appreciation,
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#1342611 - 01/06/10 06:38 PM Re: Can anyone recommend a dark evocative piece? [Re: pianogal37]
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Rach prelude in c# minor might be nice.
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#1342632 - 01/06/10 07:11 PM Re: Can anyone recommend a dark evocative piece? [Re: pianogal37]
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How about.....Chopin's Waltz in A minor:



It happens to be played by a guy I know from the amateur piano competition in Boston (he's been a judge there a few times), but I didn't pick this performance because of that. I picked it because he plays it at a slow tempo (with lots of rubato) that I think makes it really fit your description.

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#1342648 - 01/06/10 07:29 PM Re: Can anyone recommend a dark evocative piece? [Re: Mark_C]
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#1342654 - 01/06/10 07:35 PM Re: Can anyone recommend a dark evocative piece? [Re: Ted]
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#1342662 - 01/06/10 07:41 PM Re: Can anyone recommend a dark evocative piece? [Re: Damon]
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Le Gibet from Gaspard De La Nuit.

It's maybe abit harder than what you asked for, but you can't get much darker or more evocative :P

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#1342684 - 01/06/10 08:21 PM Re: Can anyone recommend a dark evocative piece? [Re: pianogal37]
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#1342741 - 01/06/10 09:36 PM Re: Can anyone recommend a dark evocative piece? [Re: timmyab]
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#1343136 - 01/07/10 11:31 AM Re: Can anyone recommend a dark evocative piece? [Re: ChopinAddict]
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MacDowell's "Scotch Poem" it a good one. You can really envision the waves crashing against the rocky Scottish shore, and interlude, than back to stormy. Easier than it sounds too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87hT4NJBK90&feature=related

The Oxcart (Bydlo) from Mussorgsky's Pictures is maybe a little short, but really builds to a great climax with the oxen struggling mightily under the whip as they pass by.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzUIhR1l6nI
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#1343154 - 01/07/10 12:01 PM Re: Can anyone recommend a dark evocative piece? [Re: Stanza]
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Good picks, Stanza.

Reminded me off Brahms 0p 10, no1 (Edward Ballade)
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#1343184 - 01/07/10 01:00 PM Re: Can anyone recommend a dark evocative piece? [Re: Damon]
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#1343437 - 01/07/10 07:41 PM Re: Can anyone recommend a dark evocative piece? [Re: BDB]
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Thank you for all the wonderful suggestions so far - I've had a great time youtubing them. Really interesting and varied (and dark and evocative!) choices. Thank you for taking the time to provide guidance.
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#1343438 - 01/07/10 07:42 PM Re: Can anyone recommend a dark evocative piece? [Re: pianogal37]
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Etude Op. 25 No. 7 by Chopin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvxzN6xy7y8

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#1343451 - 01/07/10 08:02 PM Re: Can anyone recommend a dark evocative piece? [Re: cast12]
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Carl Vine Bagatelle No 1 will be suitable as well if you are into modern pieces. In fact the piece is marked Darkly.
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#1343469 - 01/07/10 08:23 PM Re: Can anyone recommend a dark evocative piece? [Re: CWPiano]
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the first thing that comes to mind is Rach's Prelude in C# minor, as Morodiene suggested.
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#1343562 - 01/07/10 10:49 PM Re: Can anyone recommend a dark evocative piece? [Re: Philip Lu]
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Prelude in C# minor by Rachmaninoff
Elegie in Eb minor by Rachmaninoff

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#1343585 - 01/07/10 11:44 PM Re: Can anyone recommend a dark evocative piece? [Re: pianojosh23]
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#1343618 - 01/08/10 12:47 AM Re: Can anyone recommend a dark evocative piece? [Re: ChopinAddict]
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You might want try the g minor rhapsody by Brahms. It's dark, mournful, and certainly evocative.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr2q8-Sr__A
Here's a recording of Argerich performing this sorrowful rhapsody...
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#1343636 - 01/08/10 01:03 AM Re: Can anyone recommend a dark evocative piece? [Re: Elizabeth_Bennet]
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I'll second the Edward Ballade by Brahms. I learned it 5 or 6 years ago. Pretty dark, mournful and and full of suspense - not really my cup of tea but it might be yours. laugh

If I can recall correctly, it's depicting a mother questioning her son who turns out to have murdered his father. Dark and evocative indeed.

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#1343809 - 01/08/10 09:50 AM Re: Can anyone recommend a dark evocative piece? [Re: Frozenicicles]
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I'm not sure if this is dark and evocative, but it's something like that: Bach Prelude No. 8 in E-flat minor from WTC I.
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