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#549600 - 01/28/08 01:39 PM Suggestions similar to...
Zwischenzug Offline
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Registered: 01/28/08
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Hey everyone,

New to the forum. Seems like a wonderful place!

I'm just starting out teaching myself piano and composition. I've been listening very actively to classical music for about 6 months right now and am looking to expand that to include some peices I might not have come across yet.

One of my favorite peices I'm listening to is one I'm sure everyone is very familiar with. The 3rd Movement of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. I love the awesome ferocity in this peice and would love to find some others that might have that same feeling. Any suggestions would be great.

I can only hope to one day play it hehe :p

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#549601 - 01/28/08 02:08 PM Re: Suggestions similar to...
pianojerome Offline
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Hello!

You might enjoy some of Chopin's Etudes:

Op. 10 No. 12

Op. 25 No. 11

Also, Op. 25 No. 12, Op. 10 No. 4...


Do you know Prokofiev's music?

I tend to think of some of his music as a combination of "awesome ferocity" and mysteriousness. For example:

Toccata

Suggestion Diabolique

Etude Op. 2 No. 1
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#549602 - 01/28/08 02:27 PM Re: Suggestions similar to...
Zwischenzug Offline
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Thanks for the suggestions Sam, I will have to check out your links when I get home tonight. I haven't explored Chopin too much yet, but I am aware of his greatness. I am not familiar with Prokofiev at all so I'm looking forward to checking him out.

Another peice that just came to mind, although not strictly Piano, is:

Johann Sebastian Bach's Keyboard Concerto No 1 in D min BWV 1052

Love that peice as well. Especially the 1st movement.


Also I really like:

Johannes Brahms' Capriccio "Morning Butterfly"

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#549603 - 01/28/08 06:15 PM Re: Suggestions similar to...
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Try to have a listen at Chopin's Ballades, Scherzos, Etudes, and Sonatas - they are quite good.

Also, you might like the Rachmaninov Concertos, Preludes, and Etude-Tableux.
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#549604 - 01/29/08 10:37 AM Re: Suggestions similar to...
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if you like Moonlight 3rd, you might also like Appasionata op.57 1st and 3rd movement, and Waldstein sonata op.53.

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#549605 - 01/29/08 10:54 AM Re: Suggestions similar to...
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Originally posted by Zwischenzug:

The 3rd Movement of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. I love the awesome ferocity in this peice and would love to find some others that might have that same feeling. Any suggestions would be great. [/b]
I recommend 'The Chase', the last movement of Bartók's 'Out of Doors' suite. 'awesome ferocity ', energy, frenzy or whatever you call it from start to finish.
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.. it seems to me that the inherent nature [of the piano tone] becomes really expressive only by means of the present tendency to use the piano as a percussion instrument - Béla Bartók, early 1927.

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