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#1920349 - 06/29/12 01:06 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Karn Evil 9 - Emerson Lake, and Palmer
Toccata - Prokofiev
Wedding day at troll-whatever - Grieg
Land of Confusion - Genesis
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#1920505 - 06/29/12 10:26 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Mozart's 21st Concerto Mov. 3
The Entertainer (arranged and adapted by Gunther Schuller)
Arranging hymns
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#1920948 - 06/30/12 05:13 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Brendan]
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Originally Posted By: Brendan
I'm almost ready to go on my jazz/rock/improvisation-themed recital program for next year:

Radiohead/O'Reily: Karma Police, Subterranean Homesick Alien, and Let Down
Kapustin: Variations, op. 41
Miguel del Aguila/Kinsella: Conga Line in heck
Bach: Toccata in c minor, BWV 911
Rzewski: Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues
David Cutler: Superpower (hilarious piece!)

The Bach, Radiohead, and Cutler are good to go. Rzewski will take some reviving, and I've just got to learn the last variation of the Kapustin. I might sub out my transcription of Conga Line in heck for Vine's First Piano Sonata (a golden oldie for me) because I'm not sure if I can play it or not. smile



I'm confused about the del Aguila - is that the same piece (or something close to the same piece) that started life as solo piano piece by him simply called "Conga"?

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#1920983 - 06/30/12 08:21 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Yeah, that's it. The solo piano piece is pretty sparse, so I'm basically fleshing it out based on the orchestral score. smile
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#1921003 - 06/30/12 09:17 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Brendan]
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Originally Posted By: Brendan

An excerpt:

Very interesting. Have you done any other transcriptions?

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#1921171 - 06/30/12 04:51 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Brendan]
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Originally Posted By: Brendan
Yeah, that's it. The solo piano piece is pretty sparse, so I'm basically fleshing it out based on the orchestral score. smile


Cool! Reminds me somehow of Busoni doing a transcription of the orchestral Mephisto Waltz. It's nice to see some interest in del Aguila - his 2nd piano sonata is a great fun, too.

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#1921203 - 06/30/12 06:11 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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a quick review of Bach/Liszt fantasy and fugue in g, Szymanovsky op.4 and Reger op.134, thought is would be a walk-over, it wasn't..
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#1921393 - 07/01/12 10:30 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Damon]
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Originally Posted By: Damon
Karn Evil 9 - Emerson Lake, and Palmer......


All 3 movements?....that's so cool.....


On the jazz side: Duke Ellington's Caravan & Jaco Pastorius's Liberty City.

Otherwise yesterday, it's all final movements of:

Schubert's Sonata, D959, Mozart's Sonata K310, & Schoenberg's 3 piano pieces, Op 11 (just started - it's been roughly 30 years since I touched it. I figure that I'd do the last - hardest - piece first.....Help......)


Edited by Gerard12 (07/01/12 10:32 AM)
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#1921440 - 07/01/12 01:29 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Gerard12]
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Originally Posted By: Gerard12
Originally Posted By: Damon
Karn Evil 9 - Emerson Lake, and Palmer......


All 3 movements?....that's so cool.....




No, the rock stuff is for my band, so it will be the 2nd half of the first movement (the part that got radio airplay). I already know the second movement and part of the third but won't be playing it in front of people.
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#1921480 - 07/01/12 03:08 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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I am stuck on that Arabesque.. it really is just gorgeous and i can already play it pretty well... might as well get it performance ready just in case.

Always working on the Goldbergs.

A couple Bach/Lizst prelude and fugue transcriptions.. these are great pieces.. particularly the A minor and the E minor,

Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah.. i am trying to teach the teenagers to sing.

Prelude 14, Book 2 WTC.. i just love this piece.. dreamy yet hard.
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#1921817 - 07/02/12 02:28 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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As of yesterday, Bach's Sinfonias.
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#1922470 - 07/04/12 05:45 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Mostly, for the Unsung Heroes e-cital, the last seven of Koechlin's first set of Esquiesses (the first five were on the program last year).

On the back burner, some pieces that may or may not end up getting added to this year's Unsung - an etude by Bacewicz, a skazka by Medtner, an etude by Friedman, a Gavot by Thuille, and Alkan's Nocturne op. 57, no. 1 and maybe a prelude or two of his. Some of them feel close to "ready".

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#1923245 - 07/06/12 02:07 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Haydn Sonata in A flat major XVI:48
Haydn Variations Hob.6
Bach Toccata BWV 911
Beethoven 32 variations
Liszt Paysage from Transcendental Etudes
Mozart Piano Concerto no.25
Czerny op.299
supposed to find more to fill in my time if needed...have been practicing but not really practicing, doing short sessions where I focus intensly but was so used to my previous teacher dumping pieces on me whenever I voiced that I had time...currently for my teacher now we are only working on the Haydn and he takes his time which is bad for me cause I do end up doing the same, the rest is for my LRCM exam next June. My mentor said it's because I'm at a transition stage


Edited by pianist.ame (07/06/12 02:10 AM)
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#1923250 - 07/06/12 02:28 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Practicing what is in my sig, as well as other non-classical pieces, eg. anime theme songs, pop songs, etc. wink
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#1932538 - 07/26/12 06:22 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: wr]
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Originally Posted By: wr
Mostly, for the Unsung Heroes e-cital, the last seven of Koechlin's first set of Esquiesses (the first five were on the program last year).

On the back burner, some pieces that may or may not end up getting added to this year's Unsung - an etude by Bacewicz, a skazka by Medtner, an etude by Friedman, a Gavot by Thuille, and Alkan's Nocturne op. 57, no. 1 and maybe a prelude or two of his. Some of them feel close to "ready".


Some of the back burner items have fallen by the wayside for now - the Friedman, for sure, and probably the Medtner. Too bad about the Medtner (it's op. 34, no. 2) - it would be the perfect thing to honor Tozer, but man, that left hand part is so hard (for me, anyway)!! Still working on the other stuff - it is coming along.

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#1932739 - 07/26/12 02:17 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Bach-Busoni Chaconne. laugh

Ibert Saxophone Concerto accompaniment. crazy

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#1932748 - 07/26/12 02:39 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Orange Soda King]
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Bach-Busoni Chaconne. laugh

This piece is amazing when played well laugh

@wr sorry to hear about the Medtner, it's a shame Medtner is so hard to play! I still dream of doing Sonata Minacciossa someday, but Hamelin said it was one of the hardest things he ever recorded...so who am I, a low life, to be playing that? frown

Working on Mazeppa, Scriabin 5. Need to revive Scriabin 2 before it's too late, I have to perform it soon. Teacher told me to learn WTC Book 1 no.4, Beethoven op.2 no.3, haven't gotten around to those. Wanted to start Liszt Sonata but Mazeppa is really bothering me.


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#1933122 - 07/27/12 11:42 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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For an upcoming recital: (Have performed all but the Muczynski before)
Bach: Fantasy in c minor
Schubert: Sonata in A major, D. 664
Muczynski: "Desperate Measures"
Chopin: 2nd Scherzo

Learning:
Bach: e minor Toccata
Mozart: Sonata in D major, K. 576
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#1933430 - 07/28/12 12:00 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Since I just recently upgraded to a grand from a spinet, I'm planning a piano party, asking friends to come and play something prepared. I'm working on a few pieces:

Bach Invention #8
Chopin Minute Waltz
Brahms Intermezzo in A
Joplin Bink's Waltz
My Funny Valentine, arr. Doug McKenzie

Once the party is past, I'll be tackling a Schubert Impromptu, Debussy's Clare de Lune, and the second Gershwin prelude.
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#1933466 - 07/28/12 02:34 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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identifying the different church modes by ear eek

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#1933467 - 07/28/12 02:36 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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The piano.

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#1933488 - 07/28/12 05:03 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Prokofiev 2nd Concerto
Scriabin Sonata No. 2
Liszt Mephisto Polka

On the side: Bach Inventions and Scarlatti Sonatas
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#1941416 - 08/12/12 01:21 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Right now I am working on perfecting Scarlatti's Sonatas K 159 and K 309 for a performance next week.
I am also working on Seguidillas by Albeniz, all movements of Beethoven's Sonata op. 14 no. 1, I'm teaching myself some Antheil pieces which I am preparing to record in the next few days for the Unsung Heros III E-cital and I am working on several ragtime pieces.

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#1941437 - 08/12/12 02:09 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: ruvido]
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Originally Posted By: ruvido
Prokofiev 2nd Concerto
Scriabin Sonata No. 2
Liszt Mephisto Polka

On the side: Bach Inventions and Scarlatti Sonatas



Scriabin 2 <3

Working on Mazeppa, and starting to learn Bach WTC book 1 no.4 BWV 849. Love the fugue.

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#1941440 - 08/12/12 02:11 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Bach-Fryer:Sarabande, R.Strauss-Reger:Morgen, Brahms-Brahms:Hungarian Dance No.10, R.Strauss-Fiorentino:Waltzes from der Rosenkavalier, Faure-Attwood:Les Berceux

Maybe I should change may name to Pi-a-no-lov-er-us.


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#1941858 - 08/13/12 09:48 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Focusing on Rachmaninoff 1st sonata. 1 page left from the 1st movement.... such a pity that people choose to ignore this great, great (and massive) sonata...
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#1941865 - 08/13/12 10:04 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Pogorelich.]
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Originally Posted By: Pogorelich.
such a pity that people choose to ignore this great, great (and massive) sonata...


It's certainly a masterpiece that is sadly overshadowed by the 2nd sonata. I've grown to enjoy the 1st far more.

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#1941896 - 08/13/12 11:31 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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I'm focused on removing all unnecessary tension, controlling my tempo and eliminating my tendency to speed up. I am working uncharacteristically slowly and the metronome is getting a workout. I've also developed a slight case of tendonitis in one of my thumb extensors, (darn small hands), so I'm being very careful, especially when I play anything over a 7th.

Rachmaninoff Etude Tableaux Op 33 #6 (or 7) E flat major
Chopin Ballade #3
Chopin Etude 10/5

To reward myself at the end of a slooooow practice session, I'm reviving old pieces. Now: Schumann's Aufschwung.
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#1942305 - 08/14/12 12:31 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: ScriabinAddict]
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Originally Posted By: ScriabinAddict
Originally Posted By: Pogorelich.
such a pity that people choose to ignore this great, great (and massive) sonata...


It's certainly a masterpiece that is sadly overshadowed by the 2nd sonata. I've grown to enjoy the 1st far more.


Me too! But I've only played the revised second.. studied the original a lot too, though. But there is something almost perishing in the first sonata... It's very intriguing.
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#1942306 - 08/14/12 12:32 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Trying to wrap up Rachmaninoff's 2nd concerto, but the second movement fast part and half of the third movement are proving to be extremely tricky...
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