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#31 worov

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 22:32

Currently working this Scarlatti sonata :

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=7GsSrfXbJUo

 

I like it very much.


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#32 fsharpminor

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 10:06

Currently working this Scarlatti sonata :

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=7GsSrfXbJUo

 

I like it very much.

Ooh dont know that one, must try it.  I usually have a few Scarlattis on the go, my current favourites are the pair in D major  K491 and K492

...  Heres K492 played by Isata Kanneh-Mason, (the sister of last years Young Musician winner)..............https://www.youtube....h?v=r_GMMdL4yJQ


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 19:18

Op 2 No.1 Beethoven

WTC II P+F Bach

 

 

They're taking me a lot of time but I see progress now and again. Technical hurdles have been overcome. 


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 20:47

my current favourites are the pair in D major  K491 and K492

 

I have played K491 in the past and Iove it very much. It's very addictive.


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 20:52

About to start Bach French suite in G.
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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:07

E-flat's the key for me

Brahms Op 4 Scherzo - his first piece earlier than ops 1-3. Young man's music with foretastes of the maturer composer

 

Carl Vine Threnody - the 5th Bagatelle

 

Beethoven the E flat sonata that's paired with the moonlight Op 27 No 1


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 14:15

 

my current favourites are the pair in D major  K491 and K492

 

I have played K491 in the past and Iove it very much. It's very addictive.

 

Those downward broken chords can be a bit tricky until youve practised them.  Theres a bit where I use LH rather more than you migh expect.


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Posted 04 March 2017 - 17:14

Working on Grade 6 pieces.JS Bach A minor invention BWV 784, Not really a fan of Bach but thought it could only help my playing with the technical aspects etc.

Merkanto "Valse lente" which is a delightful waltz.

and, "Masquuerade" by Japanese composer Karen Tanaka,a quirky,different  piece.

3 varied pieces. Also on the list is Scriabin Prelude No 9 (Op 11).

I love the Op 11 preludes and some are playable for my standard and some are impossible at the moment. The No 9 in E Major I think I can slowly learn so I am using this as a"relaxation" piece!!


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Posted 05 March 2017 - 22:08

Revisiting Rachmaninov Etudes-tableaux Op 33 no 8 and Op 39 no 2.


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:51

My new ABRSM G5 pieces
Just started the Chopin Sostenuto in Eb and the Kabalevsky Novelette - absolutely fallen in love with them
Haven't chosen the A piece yet, don't really like any of them oh


I've just started the Sostenuto, too!
Previous goal was G5 this session, but I had to be away from home so much in the past year, so much time with no practice, I was never going to be ready, or at least not for more than a 'maybe scrape through'.
I love the Sostenuto, but am finding it quite hard.
I don't particularly love any of the A pieces, either, but am going for the Waltz in A.
Haven't decided on C yet.

I'm finding both A and B pieces harder than the ones I liked best in the previous syllabus! And there was a very jolly C piece I really liked, which came relatively easily, so I'm still a mite upset about having to 'waste' them from exam POV.
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Posted 03 April 2017 - 14:09

Currently working on this:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=DRrxOXTzhLA

 

The polyrhythms are killing me !


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 17:36

I've just started piano lessons again with a view to (finally!) taking my Grade 8. I'm working on the JS Bach Prelude and Fugue in D minor (WTC Book 2), the Presto movement from the Haydn sonata in E minor and the Brahms Intermezzo in A minor (from op. 76). I didn't intend to choose three minor pieces; it just worked out that way. :D


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Posted 04 April 2017 - 11:41

Being immediately post-grade 2, I've bought myself a couple of the Schott anthologies - the Romantic and the Classical and am working on one or two pieces from them, notably Gurlitt's Allegro non troppo and Schumann's Stuckchen, both from the Romantic Anthology vol 1. Also Sarah Watts' Gloriette by way of a contrast.


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Posted 07 April 2017 - 22:10

Schumann concerto 1st mvt, Rachmaninov Prelude in B minor, Knussen Prayer Bell Sketch, Bach Italian Concerto, Liszt Un Sospiro (but mostly Schumann at moment as it's a lot of learning).
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Posted 08 April 2017 - 08:09

Finally decided on my G5 C piece - the Shostakovich Gavotte. It didn't particularly appeal at first, but it's very jolly and I'm finding it comsiderably easier than my A or B. Phew for that, as a daughter used to say.
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