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#241 agricola

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 08:48

I think hymns are great for sight-reading!  You can improve your understanding of harmony and practise your legato pedalling at the same time -- my old piano teacher made all her pupils do this.


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#242 lois

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 13:26

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All 6 Satie Gnossiennes

Bartok 3 Rondos

Satie Pieces in Pear Form - a duet that should be good fun

 

I'm still polishing the Chopin Nocturne Op 72, 1 E minor, seems to be taking forever..............

 

I break up from work today so looking forward to lots of piano time whilst I'm off biggrin.pngpiano.gif


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Posted 19 December 2018 - 16:40

The Gnossiennes are really good, albeit very odd! I performed 1-4 in concert last year. I like 5 and 6 but they do feel a bit like outliers!


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Posted 20 December 2018 - 11:54

I got an amazing Secret Santa pressie yesterday: Einaudi's The easiest original pieces book! I can't wait to start exploring it. 


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#245 gav_1988

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 17:47

I'm just coming back to the piano and have made a start on

 

'Nightbook' and 'I Giorni' by Einaudi

'Avril 14th' by Aphex Twin
The main theme from 'Super Mario' tongue.png


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#246 fsharpminor

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 18:50

Working on 'Faschingschwank aus Wien'  by Schumann. Performing some of it next Saturday.


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 13:44

Having a meander into Michael Nyman pieces (borrowed a Michael Nyman Collection from a friend). Intending to play Candlefire and Diary of Love at piano groups for this month. 


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 04:39

Final Fantasy 12 soundtrack

 

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 14:25

I had my first lesson of the year yesterday and have officially started my 40 Piece Challenge for 2019. To start, I am working on Traumerei, the first movement of Mozart K.545, and Willie Wagglestick’s Walkabout.
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Posted 17 January 2019 - 01:54

In addition to my 3 exam pieces, I am currently working on:

  1. Sonata in G - Hob. XVI/8 (Haydn)
  2. Impromptu (Farrenc)
  3. Your Song (John, arr. Cornick)
  4. Le Coucou (Daquin)
  5. Waltz in A Flat (Brahms)
  6. Sonata in C - Hob. XVI/1 (Haydn)
  7. Promenade (Beach)
  8. Swing Low (Traditional, arr. Cornick)
  9. 1st Movement - Sonata in C K545 (Mozart)
  10. By the Brook (Karganov)
  11. Tambourin (Gambarini)
  12. Espagnol (Cornick)
  13. Fantasia in D Minor (Mozart)
  14. Waltz (Beach)
  15. Solfeggietto (CPE Bach)
  16. Vivace Assai (Haydn)
  17. The Song of the Lark (Tschaikowsky)
ADHD. So I need to work on 20 at once...

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 09:18

I'm chiefly working on the Mozart sonata in Bb major, K. 333, Peter Sculthorpe's Night Pieces and some of the Mendelssohn Songs without Words. I'm also dipping into the Tchaikovsky Seasons and anything else that takes my fancy. I'm enjoying the freedom now I'm released from the exam shackles. :)


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 12:42

I am having a bit of a run on Schumann in conjunction with reading a new biography of him which was a Christmas present . I performed part of 'Faschingssschwank aus Wien' last week end, so I am now going to look at some of the 8 'Novelletten'. Anyone know them ?


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 13:09

F# minor Novelletten Op 21 no 8 is the one to go for. i did some serious and mostly enjoyable work on it a year or 2 ago. ultimately disappointed that i never got it the whole way through to the 'play to my teacher' level. the best bits are brilliant but I'm not sure every bar is equally inspired. good luck


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 16:09

F# minor Novelletten Op 21 no 8 is the one to go for. i did some serious and mostly enjoyable work on it a year or 2 ago. ultimately disappointed that i never got it the whole way through to the 'play to my teacher' level. the best bits are brilliant but I'm not sure every bar is equally inspired. good luck

Thanks the first one is pretty straightforward, but I haven't looked at the others yet, will have ago at No 8 this evening


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 16:12

I'm chiefly working on the Mozart sonata in Bb major, K. 333, Peter Sculthorpe's Night Pieces and some of the Mendelssohn Songs without Words. I'm also dipping into the Tchaikovsky Seasons and anything else that takes my fancy. I'm enjoying the freedom now I'm released from the exam shackles. smile.png

I have played all Mozarts Sonatas for over 50 years, and K333 is one of my favourites. Often go back to it . Favourite Songs without Words are Op38 Nos 5 and 6 and Op53 No3


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