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
#580054 - 09/23/05 10:06 PM Wow! Short piece...
pianojerome Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/01/05
Posts: 9868
I never realized that Bach's Invention No. 1 in C Major is only 22 measures long!

Have you played a piece shorter than 22 measures?

What's the shortest piece you've played?

(excluding music from method books... ;\) )
_________________________
Sam

Top
(ad) Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#580055 - 09/23/05 10:12 PM Re: Wow! Short piece...
TheAsianPianist Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/17/05
Posts: 129
Loc: Michigan
how fast does it play? like 10 seconds?

Chopin's Prelude Op. 28 No. 7 is also very short, but im not sure about the measure count.
_________________________
Asian Invasion

Top
#580056 - 09/23/05 10:41 PM Re: Wow! Short piece...
pianojerome Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/01/05
Posts: 9868
 Quote:

how fast does it play? like 10 seconds?
[/b]
Well, it depends on how fast you play it. Glenn Gould plays it at Q=60. Andras Schiff plays it at Q=120.

Gould's recording is 1:30, so I guess Schiff's would be around 0:45, and then everyone else is probably somewhere in between. ;\)
_________________________
Sam

Top
#580057 - 09/23/05 10:48 PM Re: Wow! Short piece...
ChatNoir Online   content
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/19/05
Posts: 1471
Loc: Encino, California
The fastest piece in the world is Chopin's minute waltz played by me in the cold winters of Norway where I would do it in 20 seconds so I could get back to the warm kitchen. \:D
_________________________
Some men are music lovers. Others make love without it.

Top
#580058 - 09/23/05 10:50 PM Re: Wow! Short piece...
pianojerome Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/01/05
Posts: 9868
 Quote:
Originally posted by TheAsianPianist:
Chopin's Prelude Op. 28 No. 7 is also very short, but im not sure about the measure count. [/b]
Indeed. 16 measures!
_________________________
Sam

Top
#580059 - 09/23/05 10:53 PM Re: Wow! Short piece...
prismsplay Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/28/05
Posts: 169
Loc: Kansas City area
"Epilogue" from the 1901 edition of MacDowell's "Marionettes" is also only 22 measures long:
http://www.angelfire.com/ks/landzastanza/em388.mid

Top
#580060 - 09/23/05 10:54 PM Re: Wow! Short piece...
pianojerome Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/01/05
Posts: 9868
The Prelude Op. 28 No. 2 is 23 measures.

Op. 28 No. 9 is 12 measures!

Op. 28 No. 20 is 13 measures.

Op. 28 Nos. 10 and 14 are each 19 measures.
_________________________
Sam

Top
#580061 - 09/24/05 12:12 AM Re: Wow! Short piece...
8ude Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 2050
There's a short Beethoven piece in G-minor that's only 13 measures long and it's charming. It's one of the WoO ones, forget the number off the top of my head. There's also a Beethoven Bagatelle from the Op. 119 set that's pretty darn short, though I'm not sure how many measures it is.
_________________________
What you are is an accident of birth. What I am, I am through my own efforts. There have been a thousand princes and there will be a thousand more. There is one Beethoven.

Top
#580062 - 09/24/05 12:19 AM Re: Wow! Short piece...
8ude Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 2050
Just looked up the Beethoven Bagatelle - it's Op. 119 No. 10 and it's 13 measures (though with a repeat). Played at Allegramente, it's almost over before you realize it even started...
_________________________
What you are is an accident of birth. What I am, I am through my own efforts. There have been a thousand princes and there will be a thousand more. There is one Beethoven.

Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
What's Hot!!
Our latest Issue is available now...
Piano News - Interesting & Fun Piano Related Newsletter! (free)
-------------------
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.
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
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
Who's Online
163 registered (36251, accordeur, A Guy, 45 invisible), 1724 Guests and 11 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
75574 Members
42 Forums
156253 Topics
2294756 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Piano Around The World
by karmanathan
07/29/14 11:55 AM
Brahms
by mellifluous
07/29/14 11:04 AM
The process of shopping / buying a new piano
by Eric5238
07/29/14 10:53 AM
Viennese vs sustain vs DOA tuned unisons and temperament
by gynnis
07/29/14 10:35 AM
casinitaly! Many happy returns of the day!
by malkin
07/29/14 08:30 AM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
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