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.
What's everyone learning/playing?
Posted 14 December 2018 - 13:26
Loads of new rep for me
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
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!
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.
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'
Posted 08 January 2019 - 18:50
Working on 'Faschingschwank aus Wien' by Schumann. Performing some of it next Saturday.
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.
Posted 13 January 2019 - 14:25
Posted Today, 01:54
In addition to my 3 exam pieces, I am currently working on:
- Sonata in G - Hob. XVI/8 (Haydn)
- Impromptu (Farrenc)
- Your Song (John, arr. Cornick)
- Le Coucou (Daquin)
- Waltz in A Flat (Brahms)
- Sonata in C - Hob. XVI/1 (Haydn)
- Promenade (Beach)
- Swing Low (Traditional, arr. Cornick)
- 1st Movement - Sonata in C K545 (Mozart)
- By the Brook (Karganov)
- Tambourin (Gambarini)
- Espagnol (Cornick)
- Fantasia in D Minor (Mozart)
- Waltz (Beach)
- Solfeggietto (CPE Bach)
- Vivace Assai (Haydn)
- The Song of the Lark (Tschaikowsky)