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#532378 - 07/27/01 07:31 AM Water music for piano
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I've always been interested in pieces imitating water or water related things. Here is my quickly composed list. Can anyone
think of others to add?

Debussey; Reflets dans l'eau, Ondine, To give thanks to the morning rain, Jardins sous la pluie

Ravel; Ondine, Jeux d'eau, A ship on the ocean

Liszt: Au bord d'une source, The Fountain at the Villa d'Este

Grieg: The Brooklet

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#532379 - 07/27/01 08:23 AM Re: Water music for piano
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Hmmm. I don't know. I usually disregard the titles and such. I usually just let the music take me to whatever place, color, event, or such that it wants to take me.

One work that I do associate with water is the first of the Chopin preludes -- both sounds and all that rolling of the wrist (at least my wrist). And just about anything by Liszt --it's always so "runny" if you know what I mean ;\)
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#532380 - 07/27/01 08:37 AM Re: Water music for piano
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Does Chopin's "Rain Drop" Prelude count?

Didn't Liszt write a piece called "St. Francis Walking on Water" or something like that? Forgive me on this because I'm not too hot on Liszt. I do not care for most of his compositions hence a little fuzzy about titles, etc.

#532381 - 07/27/01 09:09 AM Re: Water music for piano
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debussy's "la mer" is pretty explicitly a portrait of water in sound. however, it is not written for the piano. :rolleyes:

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#532382 - 07/27/01 12:23 PM Re: Water music for piano
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How about Debussy's En Bateau? \:\)

#532383 - 07/27/01 02:09 PM Re: Water music for piano
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Here's one that I know:

Air from Water Music by Handel

#532384 - 07/27/01 05:46 PM Re: Water music for piano
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Also, Debussy's "Le cathedrale engloutie" ("Sunken Cathedral") from the preludes. I just love this one.
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