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#603719 - 07/12/02 02:23 PM What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
CherryCoke Offline
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Registered: 07/11/02
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I'm still pretty new here, so I guess I'm still kinda trying to get to know everyone here a bit. What are your current projects, and what are some things you hope to start working on soon?

What I'm working on now:

Beethoven-Pathetique Sonata (C Minor)
Rachmaninov-Prelude in E-Flat Major
Bach-Prelude And Fugue in D Minor (book 1 of WTC)
Brahms-Intermezzo in A Major (Op 118 no 2)

I'm also keeping the Schubert Imromptu in E flat, Chopin Etude in C Minor (revolutionary) and Bach P&F in F# Major under my fingers a bit-my teacher wants me to perform them soon (which frankly, I'm sick of performing them).

Soon, I hope to be working on:

Liszt-Un Sospirro (how do you spell that?)
Prokofiev-Diabolical Suggestion
Rachmaninov-Prelude in G Minor (I know, everybody does it, but still)
Chopin Scherzo in B minor
Chopin Ballade in G Minor
Beethoven-Waldstein Sonata

Not all at once, obviously, but it's still stuff I want to play soon enough.

Ok, your turn! This is a cool board so far, by the way. \:\)

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#603720 - 07/12/02 03:04 PM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
sandman Offline
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Loc: toronto
Bach - partita #4
Chopin Ballad # 1
Chopin Noctun e-flat major op55#2
Scriabin - etude op. 8 #12
Scriabin - etude op 43 #5

and im also keeping the bach p/f in F#major under my fingers...its one ive always liked a lot even though its not the most complex or deepest one, it has a nice light character to it that i think is very endearing...it could almost be cute depending on how your play it.

future projects...they'd have to be quite a bit in the future...

Scriabin - Vers La Flamme
Ravel - jeux d'eaux
Beethoven - Op. 111

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#603721 - 07/12/02 03:14 PM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
Mr. Gould Offline
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I am working on

Beethoven - Bagatelle op. 119, no.1
Mendelssohn - Venetian boat song
Beethoven - Sonata Pathetique

I should be able to finish the bagatelle and the venetian boat song in about a month!
The beethoven I have no idea when I will finish!
Right after I finish the bagetelle and Venetian boat song I will learn:

Rachmaninoff - prelude C# minor
Bach - 2 part invention 13 a-
Brahms - Rapsody Op.79 N.2 ( I love this piece!!)

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#603722 - 07/12/02 03:16 PM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
ryan Offline
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Bach Italian Concerto
Beethoven Op. 53 Sonata
Brahms Op. 118 Piano Pieces (complete)
Chopin Op. 20 and 31 Scherzi

After I polish these up a bit more, I am planning on adding Chopin's Op. 39 and 54 Scherzi to round out the set.

Ryan

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#603723 - 07/12/02 04:15 PM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
CherryCoke Offline
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Classical Player[/b], which Venetian Boat Song are you working on? I've played two of them, but I don't recollect ever even reading the third one.

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#603724 - 07/12/02 04:24 PM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
Elaine617 Offline
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Due to time constraints, I'm only working on one piece:

1. Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Molto Vivace (Peters Edition - Klavier/Piano)

Lyn

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#603725 - 07/12/02 04:37 PM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
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I am working on Chopin etudes
Op10#12
Op25#1
Op25#2
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#603726 - 07/12/02 04:45 PM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
StanSteel Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by ryan:
Bach Italian Concerto
Beethoven Op. 53 Sonata
Brahms Op. 118 Piano Pieces (complete)
Chopin Op. 20 and 31 Scherzi

After I polish these up a bit more, I am planning on adding Chopin's Op. 39 and 54 Scherzi to round out the set.

Ryan[/b]
I love the Op20 Scherzo. It's a piece that I want to learn in the future.
How would you rate it's difficulty compared to the others. What would be the order of these scherzi from the least to the most difficult?
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#603727 - 07/12/02 04:49 PM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
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Brahms, Concerto #2
Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time

Fortunately, the Brahms isn't as hard as it is long for the most part. It's the type of piece where if you plan on practicing it for four hours, you will spend two of those hours working on 5-10 measures.

I've gotta pick up some solo pieces for my Jury in fall - I was thinking of some more Messiaen and maybe the Bach E minor toccata.
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#603728 - 07/12/02 04:53 PM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
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Classical Player, which Venetian Boat Song are you working on? I've played two of them, but I don't recollect ever even reading the third one. [/b]

Sorry its Op.30, No. 6 in F# -
Its a really lovely piece!

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#603729 - 07/12/02 04:55 PM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
Nina Offline
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Loc: Phoenix, AZ
 Quote:
Originally posted by Brendan:
[QB]Brahms, Concerto #2
Messsiaen, Quartet for the End of Time
QB]
Good luck on the Messaien... I can't even spell it, much less play it. One of my faves.

Nina

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#603730 - 07/12/02 04:59 PM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
Nina Offline
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It's summertime, so I'm goofing off with no "heavy" items in my play list...

My real focus is on:

Brahms Op. 117 Intermezzi (complete)
Haydn Sonata in e minor Hob XVI:34

Also goofing around with:
Ashokan Farewell (thanks for the tip,Jodi!)
A few Disney pieces

And noodling on Moussorgsky's Pix at an Exhibition. Not sure if this will really hold my interest long enough to put it on my study list, but I'm having a blast playing it now and enjoying my new piano's performance on the bass lines... really fun, although my solo performances around the house by myself are pretty far over the top. \:D

Great stress release!

For the fall when kids go back to school, I'd like to pick up a few more pieces, but don't have a clue. Any ideas out there, based on my current stuff? (I'd say I'm full-out to my highest capability on something like LvB's Pathetique, FWIW.)

Thanks!
Nina

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#603731 - 07/12/02 05:34 PM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
April Offline
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Loc: Great Lakes State
I've got a pretty light load this summer...I'm working on:

1. A Mark Hayes arrangement of "Song for the Nations"

2. Schumann's "Almost too Serious" (No. 10 from Scenes From Childhood)

3. Mozart's A Major Sonata K. 331 - right now just the variations, working backward from #6 ;\)

April

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#603732 - 07/12/02 05:45 PM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
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You previous posters intimidate me!

Like Nina, I thank Jodi on the Ashokan Farewell suggestion. That and Mozart Fantasia in Dm are the summer projects. That and trying to take in more theory, which just seems to escape me...

I skim thru an edition of Shubert dances for sight reading practice and my 12 year old son and I are working on two Robert Vandall duets.

After school begins again and my youngest enters school, I hope to work on a Mozart Sonata and would love to do some Brahms.
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#603733 - 07/12/02 05:50 PM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
Tyulan Offline
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Registered: 07/08/02
Posts: 24
Loc: UK
Hi all - pieces I'm working on at the moment:

Rachmaninov Piano Sonata No.1
Mendelssohn Rondo Capriccioso
Prokofiev Toccata

Playing some Rach preludes on the side, but the above are keeping my fingers VERY busy for now...

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#603734 - 07/12/02 06:09 PM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
jeffylube Offline
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Registered: 06/26/02
Posts: 716
Loc: Weatherford, Texas
Currently studying:

Bach 2 part Inventions
Mozart K576 Sonata
Beethoven Op.27, No.2 Sonata
Chopin Etudes Op.10, No.12 and Op.25. No.1
5 Rachmaninoff Preludes
Poulenc Toccata
The complete music of 1 of my teachers (Actually this is an ongoing process that I've been doing for several years and will be doing for several more)

Future Works:

Whichever is given to me by my professor. I may finish some works that I started a while ago, such as the Chopin 1st Scherzo, 1st Ballade or Fantasy in F minor, Schumann Scenes from Childhood, or Balakirev's Islamey.

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#603735 - 07/12/02 06:17 PM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
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hey classical player, i think we have similar taste. I am working on almost the same line-up of pieces. what are some of the pieces you would like to someday play but right now you consider them out of your league ?
I'm thinking of rach prelude Gminor, Beethoven Waldstein, Tempest sonatas, Weber Invitation to a Dance
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#603736 - 07/12/02 06:31 PM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
ryan Offline
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StanSteel, I am not sure how I would rate Op. 20 against the other Scherzi. They each have their own unique technical problems that you have to solve, so in that respect I would tend to rate them pretty equally. I have heard people say that Op. 31 is easier than the others, and it does tend to get played more often. However, I think it's difficulty depends on how you play it. Same with the others.

Sorry I don't have a better answer. Part of the problem is that I have played a lot of Chopin, so I was actually able to to learn these pretty quickly - Op. 20 took two weeks and Op. 31 took two, working on them part time. Of course, the polishing process took much longer and is still continuing \:\)

Ryan

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#603737 - 07/12/02 08:23 PM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
Mr. Gould Offline
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hey classical player, i think we have similar taste. I am working on almost the same line-up of pieces. what are some of the pieces you would like to someday play but right now you consider them out of your league ?[/b]

Hi!

Yes I also wanted to learn Beethovens Waldstein.
I was thinking more Chopin, maybe some of his etudes!
Also liszt hungarian rapsody N.2..
And I was going to learn Rachmaninoff's 2nd piano concerto in a year or 2!

But after I finish all of the pieces I listed above in my previous post, I will either learn Bach's keyboard concerto N.5, or Mozarts piano concerto 21.....

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#603738 - 07/12/02 08:44 PM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
Marquis de Posa Offline
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Registered: 03/01/02
Posts: 157
Loc: New York
What I'm working on right now:

Beethoven Piano Sonata Opus 10 Number 3

Mendelssohn Rondo Capriccioso

Bach Prelude and Fugue in C major from Book II of the Well-Tempered Clavier

Chopin Polonaise Opus 44

What I hope to work on one day:

Beethoven Piano Sonata Opus 53 (has been my goal since I was twelve.)

Chopin Polonaise-Fantasie Opus 61

Beethoven Piano Sonata Opus 111 (one day...)

Liszt Benediction of God in Solitude

Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit (one day...)

Liszt Totentanz

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#603739 - 07/12/02 09:13 PM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
mkesfahani Offline
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Registered: 02/26/02
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Loc: Irvine, CA
I guess pieces that I work on fall into 3 categories:

What I can currently play...

Chopin-Nocturne in EbM, op.9
Rachmaninoff-Prelude in C#m, Gm, and Am
Debussy-Prelude and Sarabande from Pour Le Piano

What I'm currently working on...

Bach-P&F in Dm, WTC1
Debussy-Toccata from Pour Le Piano
Chopin-Waltz in C#m op.64, Preludes in GM and Gm.
Schubert-Moment Musicaux No. 3 in Fm.
Liszt-Concert Etude No. 3 in Db (Un Sospiro)
Mozart-Sonata K331 and Concerto No. 21

What I plan on working on...

Rachmaninoff-Etudes-Tableaux in EbM and Am (op.39-4)
Liszt-Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 (pray for me ;\) )
Beethoven-Piano Concerto No. 5

I guess I have a lot of time on my hands...

Mike

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#603740 - 07/12/02 10:18 PM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
PianoMuse Offline
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What i am working on now:
Chopin Scherzo in C-sharp minor op. 39
Bach English Suite 5
Rachmaninoff Etude-Tableux op.33 no.4
Rachmaninoff piano concerto #2
Liszt Paganin variations etude

I hope to have these done by the end of the summer so that i can play them for my prof come fall.
I would like to work on next:
Prokofiev toccata
Prokofiev piano concerto #1
Rachmaninoff Chopin variations
Something else Bach.
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#603741 - 07/12/02 11:54 PM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
aznxk3vi17 Offline
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Loc: Johns Hopkins University
Let's see...

Polish up Ondine from Gaspard de la nuit by Ravel

Scarbo (yeah right)

Fantasie in F minor by Chopin

Berceuse by Chopin

I want to see something by Messaien. I've never seen any of his works, and by what Brendan has raved about, I want a piece of it too! ^.^ Although, I don't know if I'm capable...

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#603742 - 07/13/02 12:00 AM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
Aaron Offline
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Registered: 07/09/01
Posts: 53
Loc: Oklahoma City
Nina- I sang at a Diamondbacks game! (I just noticed the "Go Diamondbacks" at the bottom of your post). It was just a spring training game, so you might not have been there, but still. It was fun. \:\)

Anyway, pieces that I'm working on:
- Prokofiev: Impulse (Op. 4 no. 2)
- A Haydn Sonata (It's in F major. I don't know any other classification, but I like it alot!)
- Chopin: Ballade no. 1 (One of my favorite piano pieces ever!)

Hope to work on:
- Debussy: Masques
- Chopin: Sonata no. 1 (all of it.)
- Prokofiev: Sonata in A minor.
- A piano concerto. I don't have any particular one picked out. Maybe a Beethoven or a Mozart since everything else I've listed is more recent (as in after the Classical period). The only concertos I'm well familiar with are Prokofiev 1 and 3, and Shostakovich 2.
- Barber: Excursions. (Just for fun. \:\) )
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#603743 - 07/13/02 12:41 AM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
magnezium Offline
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Loc: Singapore
working on:
Schubert: D. 946 (complete)
Schubert: D. 935 No. 3
Ravel: Jeux d'Eau

will work on:
Beethoven: Op. 53
Ravel: Une Barque sur l'Ocean
Brahms: 2 Rhapsodies, Op. 79
Debussy: L'isle joyeuse

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#603744 - 07/13/02 12:54 AM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
MD Offline
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working on:
chopin scherzo op. 39, liszt 'un sospiro', a few bach prelude and fugues, and putting the finishing touches on the debussy pour le piano suite.

as for the order of difficulty of chopin's 4 scherzi, and of course it will be different for each individual, i find the c# and b minor (1 and 3) considerably more difficult than the b-flat and e-major. but that's just me...

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#603745 - 07/13/02 01:10 AM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
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Loc: Yonkers, NY
Hi there!

Right now, I am working on the following:

Chopin's Etude no. 10, op. 25
Chopin's "Revolutionary" Etude
Gershwin's Prelude no. 3
Rachmaninoff's "W.R.'s Polka"
Liszt's Campanella
Mozart's Sonata K.330
Brahms's Fantasies op. 116

and much more! What I wish to work on are these:

Rachmaninoff's Prelude in G minor
Gershwin's 1st and 2nd Prelude
Mozart's 21st concerto
and finally, Rachmaninoff's Concerto no. 4 and 2! \:\) \:\)
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#603746 - 07/13/02 02:54 AM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by MD:
working on:
chopin scherzo op. 39, liszt 'un sospiro', a few bach prelude and fugues, and putting the finishing touches on the debussy pour le piano suite.[/b]
Wow, for a second I thought I was reading my own post. Not many people are familiar with Debussy's Pour Le Piano suite, but I think it's a masterpiece. The Toccata is one of the most beautiful pieces I've ever heard for piano and easily the hardest piece I've ever tried. What do you think of it MD? Do you think I'm just exaggerating the technical challenges? Quite frankly, I feel that if I can master the Toccata, I can play even some of the most virtuosic repetoire. I'd like to get feedback from someone who has actually tried it.

Thanks,
Mike

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#603747 - 07/13/02 04:57 AM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
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I'm actually working on 2 Bach Preludes in C, one from WTC and the other from 12 Little Preludes. I'm also going to start on Fantasy Impromptu Op 66.

My dream would be Beethoven's Piano Sonata 8. Not to mention Moonlight Sonata, and Mozart's Rondo from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.
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#603748 - 07/13/02 10:24 AM Re: What are you working on, what do you hope to work on soon?
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Does anyone else here believe in quality, not quantity? Just noticed that some people are listing 5-8 works in their current practice routine.
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