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#465954 - 07/26/01 08:42 PM Works for the Left Hand
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Registered: 06/02/01
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A twist in the thread on Ravel's piano works has got me thinking about piano works for the south paw. It's not an area of piano literature I know well. I'm familiar with some of the standard works most pianists know (or know of)--Ravel, Britten, and so forth. Of this group, a favorite of mine is Brahms' l.h. study on the Bach Chaconne --I just really enjoy this work. Santiago Rodriguez's recording on the Elan label is incredible. I also like Korngold's piano concerto for the LH --I don't understand why it's not performed more often.

I am wondering what are some piano LH works others here might recommend (for listening or performing)?

[ July 27, 2001: Message edited by: netizen ]
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#465955 - 07/26/01 09:37 PM Re: Works for the Left Hand
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I'm aware of a Schirmer collection of works for one hand--I've never actually seen this publication or played any of these works:

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Piano Music for One Hand (Lewenthal) ED2773 Contents: Alkan -- Fantasy in A Flat, Op. 76, No. 1; C.P.E. Bach -- Klavierstuck-Solfeggietto; J.S. Bach -- Gavotte in E; Bartok -- Etude for the Left Hand; Berens -- 9 Etudes (from the Training of the Left Hand, Op. 89); Berger -- Etude for the Left Hand, Op. 12, No. 9; Blumenfeld -- Etude, Op. 36; Bonimici -- Etude No. 3, Op. 273; Chopin -- Etude in E Flat minor, Op. 10,No. 6; Czerny -- Etude for One Hand; Ganz -- Capriccio in E Flat, Op. 26, No. 2; Godowsky -- Elegy-Meditation; Greulich -- Etude for the Left Hand (from Etudes de Salon, Op. 19); Kalkbrenner -- Four-Voiced Fugue; Kohler -- Exercise in Arpeggio-Melody from Weber's Freischutz-Rhythmic Studies-Three Folk Songs for the Left Hand; Liszt -- Hungary's God; Marxsen -- La Ricordanza; Moskowski -- Etude, Op. 92, No. 4; Reger -- Four Special Studies; Reinecke -- Finale (from Sonata for the Left Hand, Op. 179); Saint Saens -- Moto Perpetuo, Op. 135, No. 3; Scriabin -- Nocturne, Op. 9,No. 2-Prelude, Op. 9, No. 1; Tappert -- 2 Exercises (Nos. 22 and 45 from 48 Exercises for the Left Hand); Zichy -- Viennese Pranks
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#465956 - 07/26/01 10:43 PM Re: Works for the Left Hand
Mat D. Offline
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Registered: 05/29/01
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Loc: Sterling Heights, Michigan
Leopold Godowsky transcribed several of the Chopin Etudes (Imagine) for L.H.

The best recording that I know of is the recent Marc Andre Hamelin recording of all the Godowsky/Chopin Etudes (51 studies on 2 discs)

Mat D.

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#465957 - 07/27/01 08:20 AM Re: Works for the Left Hand
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I would add Scriabin's Prelude and Nocturne for the Left Hand. They're technically approachable yet exceedingly beautiful.

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#465958 - 07/29/01 09:54 PM Re: Works for the Left Hand
netizen Offline
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Posts: 1926
Loc: New York
Good old Schirmer !! I'll track this volume down -- looks like an interesting grab bag of things. Thanks for reminding me of the Scriabin works. Yes, they are very beautiful and manageable. As for Godowsky's sorcery, I look forward to hearing the Hamelin recordings. BTW, I came across these links while doing an internet search:
"Playing Left Handed Piano Music" http://www.unconservatory.org/articles/lhpiano.html
There is also an article for Jazz left hand: http://www.unconservatory.org/articles/lhjazz.html
(In general, the whole website is worth spending a bit of time surfing)
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