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!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

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

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* 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
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#575291 - 01/16/02 08:27 PM How Much of a Reach Are These?
Kurwenal Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/16/02
Posts: 14
Loc: New York
Hi, I'm new here. I'm a sophomore in college and I have been playing the piano for quite some time now.

Anyway, I just heard for the first time some pieces which I might consider learning for this semester. They are:

Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy Opus 15
Schumann's Fantasy Opus 17
Scriabin Piano Concerto Opus 20
Saint-Saens Piano Concerto Opus 103 (F major)

I just want to know how much of a reach would these pieces be for me. To give an estimate of my accomplishments and capabilities, I won honorable mention at a Chopin competition during high school playing the Opus 39 Scherzo and I got excellent reviews from the judges when I played Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody Number 12 in a festival.

Thanks.

Top
Ad 800 (Pearl River)
Pearl River World's Best Selling Piano
#575292 - 01/16/02 09:00 PM Re: How Much of a Reach Are These?
Brendan Offline



Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 5315
Loc: McAllen, TX
Ask your teacher; he/she knows your playing.
_________________________
http://www.BrendanKinsella.com

Top
#575293 - 01/16/02 10:12 PM Re: How Much of a Reach Are These?
Kurwenal Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/16/02
Posts: 14
Loc: New York
I guess what I meant to find out was an idea of the technical difficulty of these pieces as well as the maturity level required and so on. And then I would use what I find out here to determine whether or not considering any of these pieces as goals is realistic.

Top
#575294 - 01/17/02 12:08 AM Re: How Much of a Reach Are These?
JS Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/14/01
Posts: 306
Loc: Lubbock, TX
I'd opt for Schubert or Saint-Saens, unless of course your temperment matches the Schumann, in which case I think you'll find it's not quite the finger busters that Schubert and Saint-Saens can be.

The Scriabin is, in my opinion, a bit of an odd bird. If you can handle the Chopin concerti ok and can get into Scriabin's earler style (3rd + 4th sonatas and fantasy), then it's probably fine, but I do think it's the more elusive of the four choices.

Top
#575295 - 01/17/02 01:24 PM Re: How Much of a Reach Are These?
PianoMuse Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/04/01
Posts: 902
Loc: Philly, PA
Yes, Scriabin is a bit odd. Some of his music is fairly difficult to handle.
I would say go for the Saint-Saens, That's a great piece.
By the way, i am also a sophomore in college \:\)
_________________________
"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music." ~Rachmaninoff

Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
ad (Casio)
Celviano by Casio Rebate
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Canon in D in 2+ parts/voices
by kobethuy
09/21/14 02:50 PM
Advice on Hammer purchase.
by plns
09/21/14 01:37 PM
Light Hammers- Computer Analysis of 4 Grand Piano Actions
by chernobieff
09/21/14 01:12 PM
Kawai AT-120 47" From 1995?
by johnntran123
09/21/14 01:11 PM
Marche Funèbre d'une Marionette
by Minnesota Marty
09/21/14 10:09 AM
Who's Online
135 registered (accordeur, ando, Adypiano, acortot, 45 invisible), 1512 Guests and 19 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76260 Members
42 Forums
157669 Topics
2315904 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
(ads by Google)

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 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission