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#2310955 - 08/04/14 11:20 AM New Themed Recital suggestions
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I had resurrected the Tchaikovsky thread and really should have created a new one. I'd love to hear some more suggestions. Here's what's been said so far:

Originally Posted By: Morodiene
So I haven't seen any discussions come up about the next Themed Recital. I know on PC there's the Suites one, but I really enjoy these that are surrounding one composer - perhaps one that I haven't had a chance to explore too much.

So any thoughts? Anyone interested in starting a new one, and which composer will it be?


Originally Posted By: wimpiano
Schumann!!!!


Originally Posted By: Greener
There has been plenty of interest and some discussion about it, but no consensus arrived at. We had talked about moving towards the 20th century and various genres discussed, including POP (Beatles or other) Standards/show tunes (Gershwin or other) and the like. The trouble was with adequate choice, interest, and/or limited, or no availability of non-copyrighted material. Each time, the discussion faded away. But, I agree that now (or by September) would be a good time to pick a winner for next March 15th, 2015 recital date.

There is such a broad array of preferences, seems to be part of the challenge too. Why not hit some composers we know many people like to play, with plenty of non-copyrighted material available, and all really great. Like ...

Chopin

The more obscure ones of course can be really great, but tougher to get going it seems.

I would be happy to help get it started, once we know what we want.



Originally Posted By: Morodiene
I think with Chopin we would be excluding a lot of the beginners here since he has very few simpler pieces. Schumann, however, has his Album for the Young and difficulty level goes up from there. I think Schumann is a great suggestion.

Another good choice would be Bartok (and would accommodate the 20th century idea). Perhaps doing ALL of the Mikrokosmos would be a hugely ambitious endeavor - one where I think many people would have to take on several pieces at once, but it's all accessible on IMSLP. I think there are 153 pieces in Mikrokosmos, but even if we got a good representation of them it would be fine. Kind of like what we did for Tchaikovsky, not really able to get everything he wrote completed, but a respectable representation. Perhaps with Bartok we could allow stuff outside Mikrokosmos too.

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#2310959 - 08/04/14 11:26 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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Another vote for Schumann. One of my favorites and for some reason I don't play any of his stuff.

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#2310968 - 08/04/14 11:37 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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+1 for Schumann. I'm learning Kinderszene no. 1, but I don't think it will be ready any time soon, so I may pick up something from Album for the Young.
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#2310971 - 08/04/14 11:47 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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Originally Posted By: sinophilia
+1 for Schumann. I'm learning Kinderszene no. 1, but I don't think it will be ready any time soon ...


+ 1 - Bach
+ 1 - Beethoven
+ 1 - Chopin

I'm still on the fence with Schumann, pending investigation forthcoming. + 0 for now.

New ...

+ 1 - Clementi
+ 1 - Schubert

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#2310974 - 08/04/14 11:57 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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Another vote for Schumann wink Oh no I already did laugh

When it will be Chopin I think the only piece I might be able to play is the Posthumous Valse in A Minor.. Not that much choice and I would probably do really bad since Chopin is musically even more difficult than technically.

Bach and Beethoven have a broader repertoire for Adult Beginners.
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#2310975 - 08/04/14 12:00 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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Greener: I'll respond to your post in the other topic here. Regarding unfamiliar composers, I have learned so much having participated in these recitals. I didn't know any Grieg pieces, nor had I really worked on Much Mendelssohn except for 1 or 2. Tchaikovsky, I knew some of the easier pieces but it was neat to learn a lot more about his more difficult works.

Personally, I think there's a charm to these recitals when some of the music is a little off the beaten path. I love Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, etc., but I also finding new loves. So for me there's a new discovery of repertoire that I enjoy so much.

I'm in the same boat as you for Schumann. I know several of his art songs, but I haven't explored any of his piano beyond rep for students. I would love to see why people seem to love his piano works. There's just so much music out there, it's hard to take time away from the standards of Bach, Beethoven, etc. to try them out. So it's a bit of expanding one's horizons.
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#2310976 - 08/04/14 12:01 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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I agree that even the "easy" Chopin (isn't that a contradiction in terms?) is beyond many of us (including myself)......

My vote would be for Schumann or Bach (any of the Bach's)

I like Clementi - but truly have no clue as to how much material he might have at an approachable level.

What about Heller?
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#2310978 - 08/04/14 12:07 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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Forgot to comment on Clementi. Personally, I find his music pretty average musically, so I probably wouldn't participate in something like that.

Also forgot to mention that since I'm instigating this, I'm offering to "run" it, but I'd need lots of help from those who have done these before as to the format. wink

Heller, I don't know much about him apart from a few etudes, but it seems he had a respectable output. This would be an interesting choice. I'm listening to some of his stuff on youtube and finding it quite beautiful. I encourage people to listen and see what they think. He does have some intermediate works for which he is better know, I think.
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#2310979 - 08/04/14 12:07 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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I would love to learn some Schumann. So +1 for me.

Also prokofiev could be a good choice. I played a prelude from opus 12 once. Nice music!
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#2310981 - 08/04/14 12:12 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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So the options so far:

Schumann
Bach
Beethoven
Chopin
Clementi
Schubert
Heller
Prokofiev
Bartok


Edited by Morodiene (08/04/14 12:12 PM)
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#2310999 - 08/04/14 01:32 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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Dmitry Kabalevsky,
Aram Kachaturian,

From extremely easy to very difficult.... and different from the usual soup. :-)
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#2311000 - 08/04/14 01:34 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Ataru074]
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Originally Posted By: Ataru074
Dmitry Kabalevsky,
Aram Kachaturian,

From extremely easy to very difficult.... and different from the usual soup. :-)


Ooo, a couple of great suggestions! Really, I'd be up to doing any of them (except Clementi) wink
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#2311018 - 08/04/14 02:35 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Ataru074]
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Originally Posted By: Ataru074
Dmitry Kabalevsky,
Aram Kachaturian,

From extremely easy to very difficult.... and different from the usual soup. :-)


I would vote for either, but their stuff is still under copyright. *edit* I think it is, I should say. Not sure how to check...

I'd be happy with a choice that has some early intermediate-level-friendly pieces- Schumann would be fun I think.


Edited by ajames (08/04/14 02:37 PM)
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#2311024 - 08/04/14 02:43 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Ataru074]
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Originally Posted By: Ataru074
Dmitry Kabalevsky,



Yes! Or why not Shostakovich, he also has wonderful pieces that range from easy to...well you know smile

Does it have to be just one composer btw? We could also have a soviet theme... Any composer who lived and worked in the Soviet Union...?

OH, and has there ever been a Scarlatti recital? There would surely be something for everybody there!


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#2311034 - 08/04/14 03:14 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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Schumann.
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#2311036 - 08/04/14 03:15 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: outo]
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Don`t bother with a German Theme . . . .we could have one composer each . . .
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#2311040 - 08/04/14 03:28 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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Originally Posted By: outo

... why not Shostakovich, he also has wonderful pieces that range from easy to...well you know smile

There are many excellent composers that could likely fill the bill. As we open up more possibilities, so do we open up more discussion and challenge towards deciding on one.
Originally Posted By: outo

Does it have to be just one composer btw? We could also have a soviet theme... Any composer who lived and worked in the Soviet Union...?

Great idea too. But, as above, not sure where we might go with that before deciding.
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#2311048 - 08/04/14 03:52 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Greener]
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I'm just desperately trying to come up with suggestions, so that it won't be Schumann or Bach...anything else, pretty please... smile

Or Mozart or Beethoven...I think anyone else will do... laugh


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#2311051 - 08/04/14 03:57 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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I think let's keep it simple and stick to one composer for this. Something about studying one composer's works like this I find to be very enlightening. Not a bad idea, but we do have to draw a line somewhere smile

It is looking like a lot of interest for Schumann.
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#2311053 - 08/04/14 04:03 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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Originally Posted By: Morodiene
I think let's keep it simple and stick to one composer for this. Something about studying one composer's works like this I find to be very enlightening. Not a bad idea, but we do have to draw a line somewhere smile

It is looking like a lot of interest for Schumann.



Sigh... But I'm sure you're right, one composer is interesting.

One question from a newbie, is only one recording of a piece allowed? So if something is already picked, then others cannot do it?

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#2311066 - 08/04/14 04:44 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: outo]
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Originally Posted By: outo
Originally Posted By: Morodiene
I think let's keep it simple and stick to one composer for this. Something about studying one composer's works like this I find to be very enlightening. Not a bad idea, but we do have to draw a line somewhere smile

It is looking like a lot of interest for Schumann.



Sigh... But I'm sure you're right, one composer is interesting.

One question from a newbie, is only one recording of a piece allowed? So if something is already picked, then others cannot do it?


The way we've done these in the past is that duplicates of the same piece are not permitted, but a person can do several different pieces. Usually we let people go through a round of picking one piece, and then once that slows down we let people pick duplicates.

At this point, however, no one is selecting anything until we officially figure out what we're doing smile.
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#2311086 - 08/04/14 05:26 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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Great American Song Book

Ravel

Debussy

(can you tell I'm in my "French Period?" grin


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#2311089 - 08/04/14 05:30 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: JimF]
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Great American Song Book

Ravel

Debussy


Ravel and Debussy don't have simpler pieces, but I do love them. American Songbook - great stuff, but not really along the same lines as what we've done before due to it not being all one composer.
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#2311112 - 08/04/14 06:12 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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I'd try to participate if the theme were any of the following:

Standards/Show Tunes
Bach
Schumann
Chopin
Prokofiev
Bartok
Scriabin
Latin American compositions

I'm with Morodienne on Clementi; I'd rather not.

I've played very little Beethoven on piano (lots in the orchestra); does his work provide a spectrum of pieces available to players of different ability levels?
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#2311115 - 08/04/14 06:15 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: ClsscLib]
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I'd try to participate if the theme were any of the following:

Standards/Show Tunes
Bach
Schumann
Chopin
Prokofiev
Bartok
Scriabin
Latin American compositions

I'm with Morodienne on Clementi; I'd rather not.

I've played very little Beethoven on piano (lots in the orchestra); does his work provide a spectrum of pieces available to players of different ability levels?
Yes, he has a few intermediate pieces. I'm not sure how many, though.
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#2311118 - 08/04/14 06:20 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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A broad selection of pieces at different levels is appealing for many. And Schumann qualifies. I extracted Schumann's pieces that are included in the "graded pieces" repertoire (can be found on this forum by searching) and then came up with the following. I didn't research any of this and did not attempt to edit anything below.

Opus 68 (Album for the Very Young) has 40 pieces, not listed here.
And, of course, Opus 15 is the delightful Kinderszenen series.

Difficulty levels are from 1 (easy) to 8 (advanced)

1 Melody, Op 68 No. 01
2 Stckchen, Op 68 No. 05
2 The Poor Orphan, Op 68 No.06
2 Doll's Cradle Song, Op 68/?
3 The Wild Horseman, (Wilder Reiter), Op 68 No.08
4 Sonata in G, Op 118 No. 01 Allegro, 2nd mvt
4 Reaper's Song, Op 68 No. 18
4 About Strange Lands and People , Op 15 No 1
5 A Strange Story
5 Glckes genug, Op 15 No. 05
5 Kind im Einschlummern, from 'Kinderscenen', Op 15
5 Reiterstck, from 'Album for the Young' Op 68 No. 23
5 Lento, from 'Album for the Young' Op 68/?
5 Abendlied, Op 118, no 2/3
5 Slumber Song, Op 124 No. 16
6 Arabesque Op. 18 Beautiful haunting melody
6 (Untitled piece) Op 68/30
6 Catch Me if You Can, Kinderscenen, Op 15 No. 03
6 Dreaming
6 Einsame Blumen (Lonely Flowers), from Waldscenen, Op 82
6 The Entreating Child, Kinderscenen, Op 15 No. 04
6 Waltz, Op 124 No. 15
6 The Wayside Inn, Waldscenen, Op 82 No. 06
7 Romance in F#, Op 28 No. 02
7 Charming Landscape, Op 82 No. 05
7 Canon, from Sonata, Op 118 No. 02
7 Davidsbundlert nz, Op 6, no 2
7 Novelette in B minor, Op 99 No. 09
7 Impromptu, Op 124 No. 01
7 Sonata in D, Op.118 No.2 2nd mvt, Canon
7 Albumblter III, Op 99 No. 06
7 Novelette in D, Op 21 No. 04
8 Abschied no 9 from Waldscenen, Op 82
8 Eintritt no 1 from Waldscenen, Op 82
8 Vogel als Prophet no 7 from Waldscenen, Op 82
unrated Bunte Blatter Op. 99 (I particularly like nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, and 10) No. 9
unrated Album Blatter Op. 124 "(I particularly like nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 16, 17)"

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Level 4 but varies widely: Album for the young op. 68
There are over 40 exceptional pieces in this set, but only the first ten or so are really for beginners. The cycle is a totally shattering profile of spiritual development, beginning with the innocently naive and childish nos. 1 & 5, where no shadows are yet to be found. With no. 6 comes the first small cloud (The poor orphan)[?] with nos 12 and 13 the cycle leaves behind the child's world. In the second section, the tone changes, with a contrast between the friendly A major of nos. 20, 22, 24, and 28 and the intervening pieces like the sad no. 19, the magnificently inspired nos. 21 and 26 the sinister no. 23 the excited no. 25. The last ten numbers are wonderful examples of the uniquely introverted worlds of late Schumann.
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#2311121 - 08/04/14 06:23 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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Schumann
Bach
Beethoven
Chopin
Clementi
Schubert
Heller
Prokofiev
Bartok

Of this list, my favs would be:

Schumann, Beethoven, Chopin (hard though!), and Bartok. Others are probably fine but I'm less familiar with them.


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#2311168 - 08/04/14 07:54 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: peterws]
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Don`t bother with a German Theme . . . .we could have one composer each . . .


And I thought Edward German was a single English composer.
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#2311174 - 08/04/14 08:02 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: AZ_Astro]
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Of this list, my favs would be:

Schumann, Beethoven, Chopin (hard though!), and Bartok. Others are probably fine but I'm less familiar with them.


I could manage these except for Chopin. I'm at least two years away from the easiest Chopin. Don't imagine you guys putting off the recital until 2016....
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#2311177 - 08/04/14 08:13 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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I'm listening to Schumann just to see what I could potentially be getting myself into, and I'm not really liking it. I can see the appeal of the harder pieces to virtuoso pianists, but musically...meh.
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#2311181 - 08/04/14 08:23 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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I'm the Great American Songbooks/Show tunes kind of person smile

But I'd guess the next one is likely to be classical, so carry on! On the other hand, if 2 show up at once or something I'd do the above.

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#2311183 - 08/04/14 08:32 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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I'd vote for Schumann. His music is so gentle and subtle that it takes a while for the beauty to sink in. He's not at all in your face like Liszt or Chopin. Better for the knowing so to speak.
Also his technique is quite tricky but very pianistic and so well worth taking the time and effort to learn.

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#2311185 - 08/04/14 08:37 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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If it were Schumann, it would be a very simple choice. I would simply dust off this old piece from my teacher's book from 2011 and re-learn it for the recital. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2N7ycBfLzo. I don't know anything else interesting I could possibly manage from Schumann. I am certainly not interested (musically) in the Happy Farmer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKmpQjjQOBA. I'm not sure re-learning The Wild Horseman up to tempo is worth the effort.
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#2311200 - 08/04/14 09:02 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: 8 Octaves]
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I could manage these except for Chopin. I'm at least two years away from the easiest Chopin. Don't imagine you guys putting off the recital until 2016....


Not quite true, I thought the same until recently but Chopin is accessible to someone of your level.

Extract from a graded list I have

OrSor Grade Composer Composition
285 -4- Chopin Cantabile in Bb major
288 -4- Chopin Mazurka in F major, op.68. 3
291 -4- Chopin Preludes Op. 28. no. 04
292 -4- Chopin Preludes Op. 28. no. 07
290 -4- Chopin Preludes Op. 28. no. 20
293 -4- Chopin Waltz no. 17 in A minor


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#2311202 - 08/04/14 09:07 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: earlofmar]
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Not sure about the others, but Chopin Op. 28, no. 4 is RCM Level 7. I imagine I should be able to learn it if I push myself a little, but I'm not in any hurry, as my current level is challenging enough for me. smile
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#2311217 - 08/04/14 09:50 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: 8 Octaves]
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Not sure about the others, but Chopin Op. 28, no. 4 is RCM Level 7. I imagine I should be able to learn it if I push myself a little, but I'm not in any hurry, as my current level is challenging enough.


Actually No 4 might be the easiest of the bunch, I can't understand the RCM rational but have stopped trying to make sense of how grading varies so widely.
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#2311250 - 08/04/14 11:12 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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Does it have to be a composer?

How about a theme for a theme?

Springtime or Animals or Nature or ?
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#2311253 - 08/04/14 11:26 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: malkin]
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Does it have to be a composer?

How about a theme for a theme?

Springtime or Animals or Nature or ?
lullabies, nocturnes, dreaming, or night music?
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#2311255 - 08/04/14 11:27 PM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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I need to push myself to learn some more modern music. I vote for Bartok.
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#2311261 - 08/05/14 12:54 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: AZ_Astro]
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Schumann
Bach
Beethoven
Chopin
Clementi
Schubert
Heller
Prokofiev
Bartok



Chopin is the only one on this list that I have never had any interest to play (except for Bach, but there are other reasons for me to avoid him). But I don't think it's good to choose Chopin. His music tends to set one up for a bunch of bad habits unless one is ready for it and studying with a teacher. We can't all do the e minor prelude...

I guess I could open the Prokofiev book that has been sitting on my shelf for a long time and actually try to study something from it, although I never understood what people hear in his music... So I vote for him if these are the final choices.

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#2311268 - 08/05/14 01:32 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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@Morodiene, what about Op. 18 Arabesque? To me it is quite musical? Or something from Kinderszenen? That's about kids, not for kids smile
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#2311272 - 08/05/14 01:40 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: wimpiano]
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what about Op. 18 Arabesque? To me it is quite musical? Or something from Kinderszenen? That's about kids, not for kids smile


I wouldn't say Schumann lacks musicality. Mainly there are 3 reasons why I don't like to play him:
I do not care for "program music"
I don't like music that is overly dramatic, sentimental or too literal
He's music is often very awkward to play, at least for my hands.

He was a fine composer, just not someone for my taste.

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#2311277 - 08/05/14 01:57 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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It's ironic because it took me an entire month to learn Schumann's easiest piece, Melody - I couldn't memorize it for the life of me, and my reading was too slow. And sometimes harder pieces seem to stick more easily, it's all so subjective.

As for Chopin, I still don't understand how some beginners can learn some of his pieces and play them quite well too... I've only managed to learn the first page of Waltz in A minor on my third attempt in a year and now I'm stuck in the middle and have to put it aside for a few more months. And the preludes... not easy either. Also, although I love almost all of Chopin's work, I find many pieces upsetting, unbearably deep and emotional.
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#2311278 - 08/05/14 01:57 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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#2311282 - 08/05/14 02:14 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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Chiming in again -----I don't like Bartok and Beethoven somehow throws me for a loop every time I try him......I'd love to do Chopin if I were able smile

I've still got Schumann at the top of my list, out of the new ones that have cropped up Haydn caught my eye.

What about Schubert? I don't know much about his music (but then I knew little about Other composers chosen for themed recitals)

I'd vote no to a themed recital of all one type of music - meaning all lullabies or all nocturnes amd so on.....It is hard to listen to a lot of music that is so similar. (The Joplin recital was wonderful but speaking for myself, it was a bit too much of a good think in one dose.)

On the other hand, a theme of Nature, water, animals --- that could be amusing and might bring up a lot of obscure music that could be really interesting.


But ....Schumann..... smile


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#2311284 - 08/05/14 02:43 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: casinitaly]
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Haydn?


Originally Posted By: casinitaly


What about Schubert?




Now what's the obsession with all these Germans? I must admit I am less inclined to like German composers in general...

If we will expand the list I think Scarlatti is still a great choice for such various skill and taste levels.


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#2311288 - 08/05/14 03:19 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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John Field?

Many of his nocturnes and rondos are really nice. Also, I've never played a piece of his.


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#2311289 - 08/05/14 03:22 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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Haydn has some beginner stuff but Schubert?
I only know him from the most complex (but o so beautiful) pieces..

I think that (in alphabetic order)
-Bach
-Bartok
-Beethoven
-Prokofiev
-Scarlatti
-Schumann

Have the most accessible repertoire.

For me out of these Schumann is a favourite. His music is so human. Every piece seems to tell a story.

@outo, I don't think there is an obsession with the Germans, there are just so much brilliant German (and Austrian) composers (And even with accessible repertoire).

I would love to try something different though. I just don't know very much composers with easy repertoire.

@Noobpianist, not too much (available) repertoire I'm afraid?



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#2311293 - 08/05/14 03:32 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: timmyab]
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I'd vote for Schumann. His music is so gentle and subtle that it takes a while for the beauty to sink in. He's not at all in your face like Liszt or Chopin. Better for the knowing so to speak.
Also his technique is quite tricky but very pianistic and so well worth taking the time and effort to learn.

Very well said!

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#2311296 - 08/05/14 03:34 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: wimpiano]
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@outo, I don't think there is an obsession with the Germans, there are just so much brilliant German (and Austrian) composers (And even with accessible repertoire).




There are many brilliant non-German/Austrian composers as well and also with accessible repertoire. I think the German tradition is just often over represented in classical piano when it comes to choosing teaching literature, so the others are undeservingly left in the shadows smile

More names with lovely music and accessible pieces:

Purcell
Handel (maybe he was already mentioned?)
Franck
Diabelli
Hummel
Satie
Casella

Hey, I even got a German and an Austrian in there!


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#2311297 - 08/05/14 03:36 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: noobpianist90]
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John Field?

Many of his nocturnes and rondos are really nice. Also, I've never played a piece of his.


I really like his Nocturnes (and I am in fact working on one now) but I don't think there's enough variation and easy pieces there...

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#2311298 - 08/05/14 03:37 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: casinitaly]
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smile


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#2311299 - 08/05/14 03:38 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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Satie was already done - his Gnossiennes and Gymnopedies at least.

And personally, if it had to be a Baroque composer I would choose Bach over all the others. Tons of material for every level - maybe even too much!
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#2311300 - 08/05/14 03:42 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: sinophilia]
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Satie was already done - his Gnossiennes and Gymnopedies at least.


OK

Originally Posted By: sinophilia

And personally, if it had to be a Baroque composer I would choose Bach over all the others. Tons of material for every level - maybe even too much!


And I very respectfully disagree and vote for Scarlatti! More variation in musical style there. Bach is always so...Bach grin

There is one Bach piece I will definitely want to learn, just not sure if it's too early...

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#2311301 - 08/05/14 03:43 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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I think Handel is a great suggestion..
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#2311302 - 08/05/14 03:44 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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How about a self composition themed recital?

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#2311308 - 08/05/14 04:55 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: noobpianist90]
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I can see us having multiple recitals going on at once. . mind you, it's hard to motivate myself without them. . . I've been going over some old Beethoven, and I find it boring (shrug).

Guess the recital is next best to playing in public. . . I suppose it IS playing in public really. It's been good.


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#2311309 - 08/05/14 05:04 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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So many interesting comments on the various composers. Maybe we can have a poll to decide what the next themed recital will be?
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#2311310 - 08/05/14 05:08 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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My vote goes to:
-Scarlatti (more than 500 sonatas!!)
-John Field (beautiful nocturnes)
-Schumann
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#2311311 - 08/05/14 05:16 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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Ok, let's vote smile Please add your vote to the below (only one vote per person wink ):

Schumann - I
Bach
Beethoven
Chopin
Clementi
Schubert
Heller
Prokofiev
Bartok
Handel
Kabalevsky
Kachaturian
Shostakovich
Mozart
Ravel
Debussy
Great American Song Book
Bartok
Scriabin
Haydn
Scarlatti
John Field
Purcell
Franck
Diabelli
Hummel
Satie
Casella


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#2311318 - 08/05/14 05:40 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: wimpiano]
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Ok, let's vote smile Please add your vote to the below (only one vote per person wink ):

Schumann - I
Bach
Beethoven
Chopin
Clementi
Schubert
Heller
Prokofiev
Bartok - I
Handel
Kabalevsky
Kachaturian
Shostakovich
Mozart
Ravel
Debussy
Great American Song Book
Bartok
Scriabin
Haydn
Scarlatti
John Field
Purcell
Franck
Diabelli
Hummel
Satie
Casella
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#2311322 - 08/05/14 05:46 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: wimpiano]
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Isn't there a poll function on this forum? We cannot edit your post (and quoting will soon become a mess if several people post at the same time), so someone should just be counting the votes as they come in, do you volunteer? smile

My vote:

Scarlatti


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#2311325 - 08/05/14 05:58 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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@outo unfortunately there isn't..
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#2311326 - 08/05/14 06:00 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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@outo, I added your vote.
Let's not quote but copy, like in the previous themed recital thread.

Schumann - I
Bach
Beethoven
Chopin
Clementi
Schubert
Heller
Prokofiev
Bartok - I
Handel
Kabalevsky
Kachaturian
Shostakovich
Mozart
Ravel
Debussy
Great American Song Book
Bartok
Scriabin
Haydn
Scarlatti - I
John Field
Purcell
Franck
Diabelli
Hummel
Satie
Casella
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#2311332 - 08/05/14 06:12 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: wimpiano]
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@outo, I added your vote.


Thanks!

We'd need to watch out for people copying different versions of the list then...

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#2311334 - 08/05/14 06:18 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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Indeed, I'll try to keep an eye on it (Cheaters have won't stand a chance wink ).


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#2311341 - 08/05/14 07:16 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: jotur]
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I'm the Great American Songbooks/Show tunes kind of person smile

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Me too - there's a veritable wealth of great music - short and sweet or upbeat and exciting - in that incredibly extensive and delightful Songbook, the easiest arrangements of which are obtainable by even the earliest, fumble-fingered beginner...

Why not go non-Classical for a very welcome change?

After all, this is the Adult Beginner's Forum (genre unspecified), and not the Adult Beginner's Classical Music Forum...



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#2311342 - 08/05/14 07:21 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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If it is Schumann that we're picking, I'd probably only choose the arabesque. I haven't listened to all his pieces, but the huge works and the very small ones (Album for the Young) are not for me. And I'm sure other people would do a better job with kinderzennen.

So basically, if it's schumann, the arabesque is probably my only choice, kinda.
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#2311343 - 08/05/14 07:25 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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voting is the only diplomatic solution

Schumann - II
Bach
Beethoven
Chopin
Clementi
Schubert
Heller
Prokofiev
Bartok - I
Handel
Kabalevsky
Kachaturian
Shostakovich
Mozart
Ravel
Debussy
Great American Song Book
Bartok
Scriabin
Haydn
Scarlatti - I
John Field
Purcell
Franck
Diabelli
Hummel
Satie
Casella


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#2311345 - 08/05/14 07:27 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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My vote goes to Scarlatti. Good thing about the Scarlatti sonatas is that they range from the very technically simple to those that contain virtuosic display of fireworks. smile

Schumann - II
Bach
Beethoven
Chopin
Clementi
Schubert
Heller
Prokofiev
Bartok - I
Handel
Kabalevsky
Kachaturian
Shostakovich
Mozart
Ravel
Debussy
Great American Song Book
Bartok
Scriabin
Haydn
Scarlatti - II
John Field
Purcell
Franck
Diabelli
Hummel
Satie
Casella


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#2311346 - 08/05/14 07:28 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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@Pover, there's more to Schumann than that!!
Have you looked over Bunte Blatter, Album Blatter, Waldszenen?

And, btw, is that a vote?


edit: pikapianist, saw you aligned it. thanks!


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#2311347 - 08/05/14 07:31 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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Hmmm not yet, don't count that. I'm interested in Haydn, Schubert, and bach/scarlatti since I haven't done much of any except bach. But still don't put in a vote for me, this is going to need some thinking :P
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#2311348 - 08/05/14 07:31 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: wimpiano]
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I prefer Schumann but could go with Scarlatti or Bach

please copy the list and add your vote

Schumann - III
Bach I
Beethoven
Chopin
Clementi
Schubert
Heller
Prokofiev
Bartok - I
Handel
Kabalevsky
Kachaturian
Shostakovich
Mozart
Ravel
Debussy
Great American Song Book
Bartok
Scriabin
Haydn
Scarlatti - III
John Field
Purcell
Franck
Diabelli
Hummel
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#2311349 - 08/05/14 07:33 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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@casinitaly, did you vote for two composers? Not saying you can't, I am not in charge, just want to give people equal chances. It might be easier to track the voting if we vote for one composer?


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#2311350 - 08/05/14 07:37 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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Prokofiev!

please copy the list and add your vote

Schumann - III
Bach I
Beethoven
Chopin
Clementi
Schubert
Heller
Prokofiev - I
Bartok - I
Handel
Kabalevsky
Kachaturian
Shostakovich
Mozart
Ravel
Debussy
Great American Song Book
Bartok
Scriabin
Haydn
Scarlatti - III
John Field
Purcell
Franck
Diabelli
Hummel
Satie
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#2311355 - 08/05/14 07:58 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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I'm not in favour of the democratic option here; surely whoever organises this should call the shots. I'll abstain and go with the flow unless it's Chopin (had enough of him) . .cos my fingers aren't too clever right now!

Come to think of it, who'd vote for tvhaikovsky? Darned glad we did it.


Edited by peterws (08/05/14 08:07 AM)
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#2311366 - 08/05/14 08:51 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: peterws]
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From the current list I would vote for either Great American Songbook, or Scarlatti.

Themed recital idea - The Great Polyrythmn Recital
(all composers,genres...as long as there is a least one measure of polyrythmns)
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#2311375 - 08/05/14 09:08 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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@JimF, I have incorporated both your votes is that ok?:

please copy the list and add your vote

Schumann - III
Bach I
Beethoven
Chopin
Clementi
Schubert
Heller
Prokofiev - I
Bartok - I
Handel
Kabalevsky
Kachaturian
Shostakovich
Mozart
Ravel
Debussy
Great American Song Book - I
Bartok
Scriabin
Haydn
Scarlatti - IIII
John Field
Purcell
Franck
Diabelli
Hummel
Satie
Casella

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#2311377 - 08/05/14 09:13 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: AZ_Astro]
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Originally Posted By: AZ_Astro
A broad selection of pieces at different levels is appealing for many. And Schumann qualifies. I extracted Schumann's pieces that are included in the "graded pieces" repertoire (can be found on this forum by searching) and then came up with the following. I didn't research any of this and did not attempt to edit anything below.

Opus 68 (Album for the Very Young) has 40 pieces, not listed here.
And, of course, Opus 15 is the delightful Kinderszenen series.

Difficulty levels are from 1 (easy) to 8 (advanced)

1 Melody, Op 68 No. 01
2 Stckchen, Op 68 No. 05
2 The Poor Orphan, Op 68 No.06
2 Doll's Cradle Song, Op 68/?
3 The Wild Horseman, (Wilder Reiter), Op 68 No.08
4 Sonata in G, Op 118 No. 01 Allegro, 2nd mvt
4 Reaper's Song, Op 68 No. 18
4 About Strange Lands and People , Op 15 No 1
5 A Strange Story
5 Glckes genug, Op 15 No. 05
5 Kind im Einschlummern, from 'Kinderscenen', Op 15
5 Reiterstck, from 'Album for the Young' Op 68 No. 23
5 Lento, from 'Album for the Young' Op 68/?
5 Abendlied, Op 118, no 2/3
5 Slumber Song, Op 124 No. 16
6 Arabesque Op. 18 Beautiful haunting melody
6 (Untitled piece) Op 68/30
6 Catch Me if You Can, Kinderscenen, Op 15 No. 03
6 Dreaming
6 Einsame Blumen (Lonely Flowers), from Waldscenen, Op 82
6 The Entreating Child, Kinderscenen, Op 15 No. 04
6 Waltz, Op 124 No. 15
6 The Wayside Inn, Waldscenen, Op 82 No. 06
7 Romance in F#, Op 28 No. 02
7 Charming Landscape, Op 82 No. 05
7 Canon, from Sonata, Op 118 No. 02
7 Davidsbundlert nz, Op 6, no 2
7 Novelette in B minor, Op 99 No. 09
7 Impromptu, Op 124 No. 01
7 Sonata in D, Op.118 No.2 2nd mvt, Canon
7 Albumblter III, Op 99 No. 06
7 Novelette in D, Op 21 No. 04
8 Abschied no 9 from Waldscenen, Op 82
8 Eintritt no 1 from Waldscenen, Op 82
8 Vogel als Prophet no 7 from Waldscenen, Op 82
unrated Bunte Blatter Op. 99 (I particularly like nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, and 10) No. 9
unrated Album Blatter Op. 124 "(I particularly like nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 16, 17)"

Also:
Level 4 but varies widely: Album for the young op. 68
There are over 40 exceptional pieces in this set, but only the first ten or so are really for beginners. The cycle is a totally shattering profile of spiritual development, beginning with the innocently naive and childish nos. 1 & 5, where no shadows are yet to be found. With no. 6 comes the first small cloud (The poor orphan)[?] with nos 12 and 13 the cycle leaves behind the child's world. In the second section, the tone changes, with a contrast between the friendly A major of nos. 20, 22, 24, and 28 and the intervening pieces like the sad no. 19, the magnificently inspired nos. 21 and 26 the sinister no. 23 the excited no. 25. The last ten numbers are wonderful examples of the uniquely introverted worlds of late Schumann.


Great post! I also enjoy reading about his life and putting his style of composing in context. An example,

Quote:
It has been related that Schumann, as a child, possessed rare taste and talent for portraying feelings and characteristic traits in melody,ay, he could sketch the different dispositions of his intimate friends by certain figures and passages on the piano so exactly and comically that everyone burst into loud laughter at the similitude of the portrait.


I think Schumann is an acquired taste and I'm still developing an appreciation for his music.

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#2311378 - 08/05/14 09:16 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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@Pathbreaker, can we note that as a vote for Schumann? wink
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#2311380 - 08/05/14 09:24 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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Lots of great ideas here, but it seems like many have been OK with Schumann even though not everyone officially voted. I'm not terribly fond of what I've heard, I just find him too repetitive, but after a lot of listening I like his fugues and maybe one or two of the Novelettes, maybe the Carnival from Vienna (which would be quite a challenge).

So let's say we will do Schumann, and what are we thinking, March 15th, 2015 as the recital date?
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#2311383 - 08/05/14 09:34 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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Wimpiano - I did actually vote for two ---- I didn't think it would be a problem....and actually Morodiene has just called in with the decision so... my second vote is a moot point now smile

Schumann March 15th it is !

So...anything by Schumann?
Same rules as usual? Meaning that we can sign up for one piece to start off with and then add a second that is not a copy later on once folks have settled on their choices (not that I'm terribly likely to sign up for 2, but I know others are!)
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#2311385 - 08/05/14 09:41 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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Perhaps we should have gone with a Russian composer?

But really, Schumann is fine, and I would like to participate. Will start listening to his music tomorrow and hopefully find a nice one that I could learn to play.
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#2311386 - 08/05/14 09:42 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: casinitaly]
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Wimpiano - I did actually vote for two ---- I didn't think it would be a problem....and actually Morodiene has just called in with the decision so... my second vote is a moot point now smile

Schumann March 15th it is !

So...anything by Schumann?
Same rules as usual? Meaning that we can sign up for one piece to start off with and then add a second that is not a copy later on once folks have settled on their choices (not that I'm terribly likely to sign up for 2, but I know others are!)


Yes, I'll start a new thread for signing up. Would you be able to assist me (or anyone else who has done these recitals)? There is a format that is used for submissions, right?
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#2311389 - 08/05/14 09:46 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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I will help with whatever I can --- Andy Platt and Greener , or obviously Monica K! would know about the software. I just helped with the ones that had to be launched in order where the software wasn't helpful because submissions come in any which way, rather than per opus or chronological history.

Start the new thread and then I will lock this one up with a forward to the new thread so that the conversations stay where they need to be!
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#2311391 - 08/05/14 09:50 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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Arabesque for me then :P haha when do we get to pick what pieces we play?
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#2311393 - 08/05/14 09:54 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Pover]
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Can we already make reservations? Since it's Schumann I must find something short and not too difficult (and pleasing to my ears) and I think I found it:
Romance, op. 124-11


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#2311406 - 08/05/14 10:11 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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March 15th? So much time? Then it's Kinderszene no. 1 for me! Pretty please?

Ok let's wait for the specific thread smile
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#2311407 - 08/05/14 10:12 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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Hey in March 2015... that was unexpected. But Schumann! Great!!
The date that far in the future makes me consider not to "claim" a piece yet since that leaves (in theory) quite some time for practice and "progress" wink.

I guess Kreisleriana or Humoresque will do just fine. grin crazy
Right now I'm working on Op 68. No 14 and for the ABF Quarterly I was intending to submit 1,3,4 and 5 but I suppose I'll do just one in order not to ruin the Schumann Recital.
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#2311412 - 08/05/14 10:24 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: wimpiano]
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Guess I'd better get listening to Schumann! I don't know his work at all, although I have a vague idea that I learned something of his as a teenager. I'll have to have a rummage through my old sheet music and see if I can find it.

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#2311413 - 08/05/14 10:25 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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#2311417 - 08/05/14 10:39 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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Is March 15 too much time? I thought someone had suggested that so I ran with it. We could certainly do earlier, but I'd want to avoid the holiday season, so perhaps February or mid- November.
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#2311419 - 08/05/14 10:41 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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March 15 is fine.
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#2311421 - 08/05/14 10:41 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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No! No! February and November are the quarterly recitals!

I think March is fine - we had a lot of themed recitals over the past year ...and by giving a bit of lead time folks may be inclined to tackle more interesting /challenging pieces.
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#2311423 - 08/05/14 10:44 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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I signed up smile

I can also learn something from Album from the Young if needed to complete the opus, but we'll see later on!
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#2311424 - 08/05/14 10:44 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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^^^ Henle level of difficulty are a little deceptive compared to ABSRM or RCM. the Henle "intermediate" ( 4 - 6 ) levels can be very difficult for people that haven't had years of formal piano instruction.

most of bach inventions and sinfonias are around difficulty 3 or 4... most fugues from the well tempered clavier are around 5 or 6...

This is according to Henle and makes sense for professionals or aspiring professionals or formally trained amateurs.
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#2311426 - 08/05/14 10:46 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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Let's see - it's either Schumann or Rogers & Hammerstein - Ha! Really tough choice - both equally so very appealing?
Which would you rather listen to on a long road trip?

I wonder - how many actually know the music of R & H? Were you sadly born too late? Do you know what you're missing?

Maybe next time...
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#2311429 - 08/05/14 10:49 AM Re: New Themed Recital suggestions [Re: Morodiene]
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The new thread for signing up has been created - make sure to get on over and grab your choice!


Schumann Recitial Sign Up
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