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    I am looking for some new and interesting piano repertoire, about Grade 8 Standard. I like Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, Debussy, Schumann, Rachmaninoff. Any Suggestions?

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    Schubert

    You need to wait for those Liszt freaks for more opinon, though.
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    Chopin's Revolutionary √Čtude (Op. 10, No. 12)

    I am working on it right now and it is a very interesting piece to study. Especially because it's in my favorite key, Cm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opus67 View Post
    You need to wait for those Liszt freaks for more opinon, though.


    Unfortunately, I can't play anything on the piano except a few dismembered melodies, so I can't reccomend anything when it comes to studying. When it's about listening, though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisztfreak View Post


    Unfortunately, I can't play anything on the piano except a few dismembered melodies, so I can't reccomend anything when it comes to studying. When it's about listening, though...
    I didn't realise it was an academically oriented question when I posted that.
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    Yeah-Beethoven Sonata in E flat Opus 7, or Pathetique Sonata Chopin waltz in B Minor opus 69, Bach Invention No. 8, Bach Solfeggietto, Schumann Knight Rupert. Hope this helps!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisztfreak View Post


    Unfortunately, I can't play anything on the piano except a few dismembered melodies, so I can't reccomend anything when it comes to studying. When it's about listening, though...
    As most people know, a lot of Liszt is unplayable by amateurs. It's mostly 8+ except for a few less interesting pieces.

    The questioner might try Mozart Piano Sonata, No 10, C Maj, K 330. It's about level 6/7. I can just about manage it just about, but it doesn't sound much like Christian Zacharias' version, which is really nice.

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    I would heartily recommend J.S. Bach, not only for the fantastic music, but it's also great for developing precise technique, and for solidifying sound musical skills and thinking. The inventions (in 2 parts) and sinfonias (in 3 parts) are natural places to start, since Bach composed them as pedagogical tools. But you may also want to delve into some of the English suites, French suites, and partitas, which contain some beautiful and quite accessible music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leporello87 View Post
    I would heartily recommend J.S. Bach, not only for the fantastic music, but it's also great for developing precise technique, and for solidifying sound musical skills and thinking.
    Agreed! Bach is wonderful but it frustrates me every time. But with struggle comes learning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notserp89m View Post
    But with struggle comes learning.
    Wise words! If one is new to playing Bach, it can be quite frustrating to make sure the main theme of the piece is clearly audible in whichever voice it happens to occur (not so difficult in 2 voices, but harder in 3 or 4 voices), not to mention articulated in a way that is precise and consistent with the articulation done when the theme occurs in "easier" voices, like the top or bottom voice. But undergoing this struggle is invaluable. Not only does it encourage the pianist to follow the evolution of the main theme and the whole structure of the piece, but also to become keenly aware of balance and how to coax out of one's fingers and hands just the right tones, shades, volume, and effect.

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    Yeh I have played one or two of Bachs English Suites, Pathetique sonata, i like bach but i really like romantic style music with rich texture and melodies. Thanks f or the help everyone

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