Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps and more.

Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
65 registered (Andrei Kuznetsov, AndrewJCW, Andre campana, Albunea, bananasushi, 19 invisible), 987 Guests and 6 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#2306551 - 07/24/14 03:38 PM E.Tubin - "Ballade on a theme of Mart Saar"
Svenno Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/25/14
Posts: 294
Loc: Estonia
It's a very unknown, but a fantastic, breathtaking piece by the estonian composer E.Tubin. I don't think anyone on this forum has even listened to it before, but i really, really recommend to do so:


My teacher gave me this to learn for a competition in january. It's a very difficult, monumental piece, and to me it reminds Rachmaninoff a Lot, with it's big, fat chords during the first culmination, and the complex and unique harmonic structure. It's based on a folk tune, which another great estonian composer, Mart Saar, composed into a choral song "Seven Moss clad tombs". Tubin heard the melody when he was young, and later, wrote this epic ballad based on it.

It's been my teacher's favorite piece for a long time, and now, it's definitely among my top favorites as well, if not the most favorite one.

That's it. That was the purpose of this thread, to get more people familiar with this amazing piece, which deserves millions of views on Youtube, not a thousand...

Edited by Svenno (07/24/14 03:39 PM)
Currently learning:

Chopin - Etude op. 25 no. 6 (thirds)
Beethoven - Sonata no. 26 "Les Adieux"
Beethoven - Sonata for violin and piano no.3, 1st mvt.
Prokofiev - "Suggestion Diabolique"
Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
Schumann - Toccata op. 7'
Me, myself - Constructions, op. 1

Piano & Music Gifts & Accessories (570)
Piano accessories and music gift items
#2306608 - 07/24/14 04:55 PM Re: E.Tubin - "Ballade on a theme of Mart Saar" [Re: Svenno]
Nikolas Online   content
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 6004
Loc: Europe
Your love for Estonian composer is brilliant! And your passion for making various pieces of music heard is also awesome!

Thanks for introducing me to this piece. I'll be honest that I didn't go nuts over it, but that's my own personal preferences chiming in, so there's no reason to go further on this.

The performance is great, btw!

Again thanks.


Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad) Yamaha CP4 or CP40 Free Bag
Buy a CP4 or CP40 Get a Free Bag
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
Ad (the Piano Store)
the Piano Store - Restored Steinway Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
First Impressions a good guide?
by peterws
Today at 04:51 AM
At exactly what level does one need to start sight reading?
by bananasushi
Today at 02:59 AM
How much sight reading material do you need to own?
by bananasushi
Today at 02:28 AM
SF10 Bridge Separation
by McKnight
Today at 01:50 AM
My new Casio AP-650
by FrankCox
Today at 01:02 AM
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
Forums Rules & Help
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
Forum Stats
81,585 Registered Members
44 Forums
168,648 Topics
2,470,647 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |

copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission