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    Default Breaking out of my shell.

    I typically play Debussy, I have many many things of sheet music, from Schumann, to Mendelssohn, to, Brahms, and barber, and what not. I was looking for something a little more tonal to play once I finished the Gershwin preludes, I was thinking maybe Schumann, maybe something else. I don't exactly know. Again the idea is tonal, I have a good many of the Schumann works for piano, and Mendelssohn as well. Rachmaninoff is another favorite. I also want a decent challenge. So if you've got an idea. Let me hear it.

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    Ever played Schumann's Blumenstück?

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    Play Alkan or Sorabji. They offer a fairly decent challenge.

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    No but I am familiar. I'll have to give it a listen again. Edit: replying to the Schumann question.

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    Faure is generally underplayed by pianists. The nocturnes and barcarolles are very lyrical, beautiful pieces; not virtuosic but still very difficult to play. The first half-dozen or so from both the nocturnes and barcarolles are tonal, so check those out.

    Probably the two most rewarding Schumann pieces to play are Carnaval and Kreisleriana. Give them a try if you want.
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    How 'bout some Bach?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kv466 View Post
    How 'bout some Bach?
    I think he's aiming for some pleasurable music; not self-flagellation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravellian View Post
    Probably the two most rewarding Schumann pieces to play are Carnaval and Kreisleriana. Give them a try if you want.
    Unfortunately, they are also two of the most difficult. But, hey, you said you were looking for a challenge.
    Last edited by Klavierspieler; Oct-25-2011 at 22:27.

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    How should we know how well this person plays anyways. I mean "playing Debussy". Clair de Lune over and over again? The little Negro? Estampes? Etudes?

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    Well, I know a few of the preludes, (the first 5 + no. 10), Pour le Piano, (the prelude, kinda learned part of the sarabande) and a few other half learned Debussy paces.

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