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#1 adultpianist

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 17:41

what is the longest piece you have played?

 

play two pages but never together.  Now I am doing two pages together.    


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#2 barry-clari

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 19:12

what is the longest piece you have played?
 
play two pages but never together.  Now I am doing two pages together.

Interested in any pieces other than piano? :)
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 19:56

Probably the last Schubert Sonata, in B flat D960 . Took me a long time to learn all 4 movements (some of it I studied at Pro Cordas adult Piano course over 2 years!). Its about 45 mins.


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#4 adultpianist

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 20:23

 

what is the longest piece you have played?
 
play two pages but never together.  Now I am doing two pages together.

Interested in any pieces other than piano? :)

 

I do not quite understand your question.  This is a music forum for musicians and as I play the piano then naturally I would be interested in piano pieces with regards to playing.   I like the flute and have got a flute but I do not take is very seriously.   I have not really progressed to any standard simply because I do not have time to purse it properly


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#5 barry-clari

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 20:35

what is the longest piece you have played?
 
play two pages but never together.  Now I am doing two pages together.

Interested in any pieces other than piano? :)
I do not quite understand your question.  This is a music forum for musicians and as I play the piano then naturally I would be interested in piano pieces with regards to playing.   I like the flute and have got a flute but I do not take is very seriously.   I have not really progressed to any standard simply because I do not have time to purse it properly
I was wondering if you want any replies from non-pianists. My guess from that reply is that you probably don't, so I will withdraw. :)
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 21:22

I started learning Colours of the Wind which was 8 pages (it included a vocal line so the piano part alone would have been less than that).  After I'd got about half way through, my teacher introduced me to another piece and somehow I never finished it.  I think we'd both got a bit bored with it :D

 

I suppose mostly my pieces are 2 pages long.  Occasionally 3 or 4 but not very often.


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 21:32

I've played some between 8 and 10 pages.


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:29

Most of the pieces I've learned have been no more than 3 or 4 pages. I find page turns really disrupt my flow.


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 09:04

Anyone learned a whole concerto part?


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 13:03

Anyone learned a whole concerto part?

Years ago I learned Beethoven 3rd, and more or less learned the Schumann and the Grieg. Any

Grade 8 pianist should be able manage Beethoven 3.   Never actually played one with an orchestra though


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 13:21

On piano, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. 9 pages. Challenging in places, not to be underestimated! My son currently wants me to learn Stairway to Heaven so he can play along on guitar, 12 pages but very repetitive! Trying to avoid currently.... Have played lots of 4 page classical pieces, too many to list.

On cello, 4 pages. I'd be exhausted after any more than that, mainly because I don't breath enough!
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 14:31

Bruckner 5 - not sure how many pages but about 1hr 20 mins in concert performance.  Double bass section paused to share out the Kendall Mint Cake before the last movement.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:57

1hr 20 mins!!!  I did Bruckner 4 recently (violin) and found that exhausting at 1 hour. Though the way Bruckner writes all the time in 4-bar phrases doesn't help - I find Mahler not nearly so tiring.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 14:03

what is the longest piece you have played?

 

play two pages but never together.  Now I am doing two pages together.    

 

Hi Adultpianist - just wondering if there's any specific reason for your query?

 

I ask because I was listening to Chopin's Preludes (Op 28) the other day and many of those take less than a minute to play, but are stupidly fast (well they are on my recording!) and even if only a page long, I am confident even the best pianist would need a lot of time to get them to a good standard! Length isn't everything!

 

Some very interesting replies BTW!!

 

As for me, I'm still learning mostly Gr 3 ish pieces, so two pages would be the maximum, but I also gave Mozart's D minor Fantasy a go (4 pages but can't do the last bit to speed yet so will revisit it in a year or so), The Entertainer (4 pages) and Fur Elise which is 6 pages but of course a lot of repetition, probably three pages ignoring them.

 

I think playing longer pieces does introduce another difficulty - concentration! One thing keeping it for the 45 second it takes to play through a Grade 2 piece, but another skill again when it starts taking three minutes, five minutes, 45 minutes ... 1 hr 20!! :lol: 


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