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#1982501 - 11/04/12 07:16 AM Need help identifying music from The Piano Teacher
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I recently saw the movie the Piano Teacher (we won't get into a discussion of the non-musical merits of the film) and would like to identify a piece heard in the movie. It is played by Erika's student/lover, Walter during a lesson in the latter half of the movie and I believe it is probably a Schubert waltz. I've never been a big Schubert fan but found this piece quite appealing. Can anyone identify it for me?

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#1982564 - 11/04/12 10:57 AM Re: Need help identifying music from The Piano Teacher [Re: jehalliday]
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Haven't seen it in a while, but I do remember him playing the Scherzo from Schubert's A major Sonata, D. 959.
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#1982601 - 11/04/12 12:43 PM Re: Need help identifying music from The Piano Teacher [Re: DameMyra]
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Yes - he does play that earlier in the movie at a recital. The one I'm trying to identify happens later on when he is alone with the teacher at a lesson. It is in a minor key, and I'm sure it's one of the waltzes.

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#1982668 - 11/04/12 03:21 PM Re: Need help identifying music from The Piano Teacher [Re: jehalliday]
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If I remember he also plays the second movement from the same sonata.
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#1982762 - 11/04/12 07:55 PM Re: Need help identifying music from The Piano Teacher [Re: jehalliday]
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I undoubtedly have the Waltz you are looking for in my supposedly complete collection of Schubert Dances. Unfortunately, however, I have not seen the movie, and going through the 164 Waltzes Schubert composed (under different titles) to isolate those in minor keys would be quite a challenge without further clues to the work.

That said, the credits for music in the film list the Schubert Sonata in A major, D.959, and the Piano Trio in E-flat, D.929.

The soundtrack CD La Pianiste
lists only those two works by Schubert, as well.

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#1982889 - 11/05/12 07:48 AM Re: Need help identifying music from The Piano Teacher [Re: BruceD]
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I re-watched the scene in question and now believe it could be a piano transcription of one of the Winterreise songs, the vocal version of which was featured earlier in the movie. I found the CD soundtrack on Amazon which lists all of the tracks and there is a reference to a piano version of Der sturmische morgen. But I don't think it is a Liszt transcription. Did Schubert write piano transcriptions of his own lieder?

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#1982923 - 11/05/12 09:01 AM Re: Need help identifying music from The Piano Teacher [Re: jehalliday]
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I watched the movie again. This is the only scene I could find with Walter getting a lesson from Erika. The music is the slow movement (Andantino) from the Sonata in A major, D. 959.

Here is the clip:
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#1983060 - 11/05/12 02:08 PM Re: Need help identifying music from The Piano Teacher [Re: jehalliday]
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Yes, the andantino from 959 it is, the saddest piece of music ever written, in my opinion.

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#1983061 - 11/05/12 02:10 PM Re: Need help identifying music from The Piano Teacher [Re: jehalliday]
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And the following movement, the scherzo, is one of the happiest.

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#1983075 - 11/05/12 03:07 PM Re: Need help identifying music from The Piano Teacher [Re: tomasino]
jehalliday Offline
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Thank you all! While I'm not a big Schubert fan, that one merits a place on my things to learn one day list.

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