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    Default The TC Top 100 Most Recommended Keyboard Concerti

    Welcome to the TC Top 100 Most Recommended Keyboard Concerti!


    This is part of a project that includes The TC Top 100 Most Recommended Operas and The TC Top 150 Most Recommended Symphonies threads.

    To recap, here is a brief outline of the project:

    - the TalkClassical members with a wide variety of interests and experiences can reach a consensus on the top works from a variety of musical forms
    - this process should lead to some interesting debate and discussion regarding these various specialized areas of music
    - these lists may be used as reference points for both newcomers and long-time classical listeners to the world of classical music and to specific areas of classical music as defined by these lists

    Those of us who run this project understand and respect the fact that not all of us enjoy lists and polls, but we ask that you refrain from criticisms here in respect for those of us who do. This project has been successfully tested and tried in both of the threads mentioned above, and it is our hope that the Keyboard Concerti thread can be just as successful as the Opera and Symphony ones and continue to foster the same sort of friendly environment created there. We hope that the the result will turn out to be the most satisfactory compromise for all the participating members of this forum and the best possible reference for both old and new listeners who desire to learn more about piano and keyboard concerti!



    Round 0 (Pre-nomination Discussion)

    Before the nomination round begins, let us proceed into a time of comments, questions, or suggestions - it's time for you as a member of TalkClassical to make your voice heard!

    We would like everyone to contribute to this process as all of your opinions are valuable to the end result of this forum recommended list and it is also an effective way to gauge expected participation for the remainder of the project.

    So, who's in?
    Last edited by Air; Mar-06-2011 at 07:27.
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    For the record, I'm allowing "Keyboard Concerti" to include all concerti for piano, harpsichord, and other keyboard instruments (including organ) as well as others works for keyboard and orchestra that are similar to concerti (refer back to this Wikipedia article) concerning the roles between the soloist and the orchestra. Thus, works like Weber's Konzertstück, Liszt's Totentanz, and de Falla's Noches en los Jardines de España are qualified for this project.

    Concerti for two instruments and orchestra are not to be included unless both instruments featured are keyboard instruments (such as Poulenc's Concerto for two pianos in D minor).
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    Well, I'm going to be rooting for Brahms's Second, and I'll see how high I can get Schoenberg's, Mozart's 27th, and Beethoven's first two.

    Edit: Oh, and Prokofiev.

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    Thanks for your PM Air, if all goes as smoothly as previously this should be a very enjoyable/educational experience. If you have any more questions on the procedure I used please dont hesistate to ask.

    I should start reviving my listening of these concerti in preparation. I advise it!

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    Dont forget to check out the DDD list:

    http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/page...-concerto.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by emiellucifuge View Post
    Dont forget to check out the DDD list:

    http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/page...-concerto.html
    I hate digitaldreamdoor and their stupid lists.

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    This is going to be fun. I'm in.

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    Yes yes yes I will definitely do this one. Piano concertos are some of my favorite pieces of music.
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    If it is to be keyboard concertos, that means we can dip into the baroque as deeply as we want. I'm ready! Of course my first nominations will be quite predictable, so don't expect Ginastera right off the bat from me.

    Keyboard concertos would be my next logical choice for this exercise as they are formally similar to symphonies, something that makes it easier for me to judge whether I like a piece or not, how it plays with the form.

    Hope you give a bit of time to get warmed up.

    (begins compiling a list)

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    Thanks in advance. I enjoyed the symphonies exercise, picked up a (for me) new masterpiece along the way (Myaskovsky 6), and look forward to this one.
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    I feel that my knowledge of keyboard concerti is lacking compared to many other members here, but I have a good idea of what I like. If this isn't a problem for you I would still like to participate.

    (Listening to Schumann's piano concerto in preparation)
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    I've run into a confusing problem and need your opinions. I'm going through the concertos in my collection and found that some of them have interchangeable instruments. Several of Bach's keyboard concertos can also be violin or oboe concertos depending on the setting. Also, Beethoven turned his own violin concerto into a very nice piano concerto. How are we to consider these?

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    Sounds fun.

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    For what it's worth, I've discovered I have a little less than 100 pieces that might fit the criteria. Of those 100 I can only clearly remember about 10, and only one of those is a Beethoven.

    I guess those will be my first nominations when the time comes.

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    I'll at least try to be in, and we'll see as we progress further along.

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