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#2069975 - 04/24/13 01:10 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Ondine and Chopin's 3rd Ballade!
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#2069982 - 04/24/13 01:25 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Mozart C minor sonata frown

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#2070484 - 04/25/13 08:12 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: GeorgeB]
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Originally Posted By: GeorgeB
Mozart C minor sonata frown


Um...why the frown? It's a wonderful piece.
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#2070581 - 04/25/13 11:19 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Just got new repertoire, my Junior recital was a success.

Bach Adagio after a concert from Marcello
Toccata in E minor

Beethoven Sonata in F-Sharp Major Op. 78

Samuel Barber Interludes I+II

Scriabin Prelude In B major Op. 11 No. 11
Etude in C sharp minor Op. 2 no 1
Etude in C sharp minor Op 42 no. 5

Chopin Andante Spianato Et Grande Polonaise

Plus jazz standards, it is going to be a busy and fun summer.


Edited by jdhampton924 (04/25/13 11:19 AM)

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#2070768 - 04/25/13 03:58 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Been working on Bach WTC Book 1 prelude and fugue in C-minor. Got it memorized and pretty well under my fingers and am working on smoothing out the rough edges, figuring out an interesting interpretation and on speeding up the presto part of the prelude.

Just started Schubert Op 90 #3- the G-flat impromptu after seeing it posted on this forum in several places. Doesn't look to be as difficult as #2, which I used to play sorta' badly.
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#2071077 - 04/25/13 11:07 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Liszt - Au bord d'une source
Chopin - op.10 no.4
Yes - Roundabout
ELP - Karn Evil 9
Genesis - Abacab
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#2071165 - 04/26/13 01:36 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: jdhampton924]
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Originally Posted By: jdhampton924

Scriabin Prelude In B major Op. 11 No. 11
Etude in C sharp minor Op. 2 no 1
Etude in C sharp minor Op 42 no. 5


I LOVE these pieces, I should go back and revisit them!! The op. 42 etude and the prelude always give me the sensation of flight...
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#2071343 - 04/26/13 09:30 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Kuanpiano]
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Originally Posted By: Kuanpiano
Originally Posted By: jdhampton924

Scriabin Prelude In B major Op. 11 No. 11
Etude in C sharp minor Op. 2 no 1
Etude in C sharp minor Op 42 no. 5


I LOVE these pieces, I should go back and revisit them!! The op. 42 etude and the prelude always give me the sensation of flight...


Yeah, they are amazing pieces for sure! Though I am considering switching out Op. 2 No. 1. It is in the same key as the Op. 42, and there is this lovely Etudes, Op. 8 No. 8 in A flat.

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#2071976 - 04/27/13 07:49 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Currently I am learning/practicing Beethoven's Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10 No. 1.

I usually do five minutes of scales and Mozart's Andante in C major, K. 1a for warmup.

In my daily upkeep, I practice (so as to not "lose it"):
Chopin - Nocturne No. 13 in C minor, Op. 48 No. 1
Mozart - Fantasy No. 4 in C minor, K. 475
Beethoven - Sonata No. 19 in G minor, Op. 49 No. 1
Liszt - Consolation No. 3 in D-flat major, S. 172

And after finally coming to terms with the fact that I'm not capable of playing Beethoven's Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 ("Appassionata"), I now only play certain parts of it - my favourite parts and the parts I can play.

This is, more or less, my daily routine.

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#2072000 - 04/27/13 08:47 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: maestro57]
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I'm currently practising these pieces :








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#2077891 - 05/05/13 08:56 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Spent 30 minutes practicing earlier and got this little excerpt so far:

https://www.box.com/s/b7b3hc55vjdw4cub0hxj

Alkan Symphony for solo piano 3rd movement. This is physically demanding. For some reason, in the section from 0:09 to 0:14 (and in the repeat), it doesn't sound like I'm playing the correct inversions of the b flat minor chords, but trust me, I am. Must be because I used my laptop's built-in microphone, haha... More to come soon!! Thank goodness for summer laugh


Edited by Orange Soda King (05/05/13 08:58 PM)

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#2077903 - 05/05/13 09:14 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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#2077916 - 05/05/13 09:39 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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A live gig with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra recently put the fear of God in me so as partial preparation I worked a bit on some old pieces that I used to be able to play:

Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata
Chopin Scherzo in Bb minor
Assorted Bach inventions and preludes
Also read through some new preludes and fugues and some Chopin to improve my sight reading.

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#2077950 - 05/05/13 10:31 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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I FINALLY have time to practice my own rep! Just finished my last collaborative recital for the month. I spent 6 hours today on Rachmaninov 1st sonata today. The recital I'm playing it in got rescheduled for 10 days earlier so it's now next week........ hurray....
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#2077953 - 05/05/13 10:38 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Pogorelich.]
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Originally Posted By: Pogorelich.
I spent 6 hours today on Rachmaninov 1st sonata today.
And what would your English teacher say?
Originally Posted By: Pogorelich.
...it got rescheduled for 10 days earlier so it's now next week........ hurray....
I love poetry! grin
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#2077987 - 05/05/13 11:42 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
Originally Posted By: Pogorelich.
I spent 6 hours today on Rachmaninov 1st sonata today.
And what would your English teacher say?


Her English teacher says, "Tutoring and nitpicking will commence after your recital. Until then, do not darken my door. Practice piano, not ESL."
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#2077988 - 05/05/13 11:43 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
Originally Posted By: Pogorelich.
I spent 6 hours today on Rachmaninov 1st sonata today.
And what would your English teacher say?
Originally Posted By: Pogorelich.
...it got rescheduled for 10 days earlier so it's now next week........ hurray....
I love poetry! grin


He would say I suck at proofreading. Plus, he'd probably be forgiving considering the fact that English is not my first language. And then he'd say, "Still, you managed to obtain an English minor after only speaking the language for 5 years".

And then he'd shut up.

(also, spending 8 hours in the practice room on a Sunday does something quite special to your brain)


Edited by Pogorelich. (05/05/13 11:46 PM)
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#2078059 - 05/06/13 02:09 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Loc: Hawaii
Beethoven Op. 111

Prokofiev Sonata No. 6

couple smaller things
Those big ones will take a while sigh.. smile

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#2079372 - 05/08/13 03:08 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Loc: Singapore
For competition& exam:
Mozart Sonata in c minor K.457
Bach Toccata in c minor BWV 911
Liszt Transcendental Etude no. 3 'Paysage'
Mozart Piano Concerto no.25 in C major

For auditions& add rep:
Czerny op.299
Bach Prelude& Fugue in C# major BWV 848
F.Mendelssohn Andante and Rondo Cappriccioso op.14
Ravel Jeux d'eau
Moszkowski Etude op.72 no.2 in g minor
Khachaturian Toccata
Prokofiev Sonata no.3
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#2079424 - 05/08/13 04:56 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Halfway through The People United!
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#2079704 - 05/09/13 07:56 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Loc: SC Mountains
Learning Samuel Wesley's rondo/variations on God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. Polishing Chopin's 9/3 and 28/24.

(And Pogo's English is perfectly fine.)
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#2079841 - 05/09/13 01:20 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Bach P and F in G minor WTC1
Beethoven Waldstein op.53, and Andante Favoori
Brahms op.118
Chopin Sonata no.3 (sort of), and Op.22 andante spianato and grande poloniase brilliante
Mendelssohn rondo capriccioso
Liszt second petrarch sonnet
Albeniz Iberia book.2
Selected Chopin, Liszt etudes
Liszt Piano Concerto no.2
Saint-Saens Piano concerto no.2
Mozart piano concerto no.12
And a couple of liszt song transcriptions

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#2201443 - 12/22/13 03:10 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Bump!! Better than making a new thread.

I guess I'll jump on the Kapustin Variations train, too.
https://app.box.com/s/4r8fdu78axle690k6gai

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#2201471 - 12/22/13 04:00 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Practice? What's that?
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#2201485 - 12/22/13 04:32 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Sibelius' Impromptu No.5 in b minor,

Scriabin's etude op.2 no.1 in c# minor, and

a 1-page Bach/Siloti arrangement of a Bach e minor prelude (though nowhere near as good as the b minor Siloti arrangement played by Gilels on YouTube).

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#2201500 - 12/22/13 05:09 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Dwscamel]
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Chopin first Scherzo
Ravel Sonatine
Schumann Kinderszenen
Rachmaninoff Prelude op 32 no 10
Guarnieri Ponteios No. 48/49

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#2201523 - 12/22/13 05:34 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Chopin ballade F minor
Mozart sonate kv333
Tchaikovski op. 72 no 14 & 15
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#2201552 - 12/22/13 06:45 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: chopinoholic]
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Scarlatti k30 and k296
Beethoven op 109 andante
Chopin nocturne op 9 no 1
although it is hard not to work on Scarlatti k466 and k426 at the same time also
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#2201593 - 12/22/13 09:29 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Chopin Ballade 4, Op. 52
Chopin Concerto 1, Op. 11
Chopin Etudes, Op. 10 Nos. 3, 4, 5 & Op. 25 No 11

Janacek In the Mists
Beethoven Sonata Op. 90

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#2201611 - 12/22/13 10:39 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Chopin Impromptu 1
Etudes 10/4, 25/9, 25/12
Polonaises A maj and Cmin

Bach B Maj P&F WTC1

Getting ready for Xmas services...


I know I'm getting some Henle Chopin for Xmas, I think the Ballades...so I'll be working on No4 if that's the case... smile
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