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    I'm sure some of you got some pieces you want to play badly, youre probably day dreaming about playing them. But either your not skilled enough or you don't have time for it.

    So which is it and what is it?

    I'm looking forward to the day i can play Gaspard De la Nuit. One of my favourite pieces Id also like to play Danse Macabre.. But i'm just not there yet!
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    I think playing Chopin etudes 1, 2 and 4 (op.10) nicely at full tempo would give me real sense of technical achievement. Even though I feel like their within my reach if I just practice enough, whenever I do work on them progress seems to be slow.

    In a non-classical style, it would be awesome to be able to play Fats Waller's Handful of Keys with the ease and speed he does it (well, more or less). I have a transcription of it, but that crazy jumping left hand with tenths and what not is going to take a little work..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIFoAwJPtm4
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    Handful of keys sounds fun If i had the time i would have played Allegro Barbaro by Bartok, but i have so much else to get trough starting soon with 3&4 movement of Grandmother's Tales by Prokofiev.
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    Prokofiev's 8th sonata finale! It is so sick. I really recommend watching this video.


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    Another that really captures me; the finale to Brahms 3rd piano sonata and its 3rd mvt. as well.




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    Another, Rachmaninoff Etude Tableau, op. 39 no. 3. This thing seems like a monster to play, both technically and interpretively. But it is so unrestrained and completely wild.


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    After some thinking, I've decided I like the Brahms piece the best out of the pieces I posted. Maybe I should try to learn it, eh? Its that finale. So much emotional territory covered with the gruffest of the Brahmsian style.

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    The 32, the 48, Scriabin's sonatas and etudes aaaand... Berg's piano sonata!
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    Quote Originally Posted by clavichorder View Post
    Another, Rachmaninoff Etude Tableau, op. 39 no. 3. This thing seems like a monster to play, both technically and interpretively. But it is so unrestrained and completely wild.

    hehe. what about this one

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    Ravel - Miroirs, Le Tombeau de Couperin

    Bach - Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor

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    Playing the Passacaglia and Fugue on a massive organ would be something... I'd feel like Thor.

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    I am actually a sucker for the Heroic Polonaise by Chopin, who isn't? By the way, thank you Ravndal for this thread. It has become a deciding ground for me; do I want to embark on a project unlike any I ever have before?

    Also, Rachmaninoff has the ability to really hit, and he also has the ability to technically awe. Not all of his pieces really hit, and higher percentage technically awe. I like the piece you linked, but I've found that my taste in Rachmaninoff, save for the famous G minor and C sharp minor which I really like(yes I know that Rachmaninoff himself got to hate these pieces because he was made to play them so much), doesn't correspond exactly to what is most commonly played. The F sharp minor etude tableaux I linked is one of my favorites, and I really had to route around on youtube to find it...then again, youtube might not be the ultimate indicator of what's what.
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    I love Horowitz's transcription of The Stars and Stripes Forever. I'm not usually into the whole patriotic march kind of thing but I do like this piece in particular, and I love the transcription. If I was going to pick something a bit more traditional I guess I'd lean towards a piano concerto either by Rachmaninoff or Rubinstein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clavichorder View Post
    I am actually a sucker for the Heroic Polonaise by Chopin, who isn't? By the way, thank you Ravndal for this thread. It has become a deciding ground for me; do I want to embark on a project unlike any I ever have before?

    Also, Rachmaninoff has the ability to really hit, and he also has the ability to technically awe. Not all of his pieces really hit, and higher percentage technically awe. I like the piece you linked, but I've found that my taste in Rachmaninoff, save for the famous G minor and C sharp minor which I really like(yes I know that Rachmaninoff himself got to hate these pieces because he was made to play them so much), doesn't correspond exactly to what is most commonly played. The F sharp minor etude tableaux I linked is one of my favorites, and I really had to route around on youtube to find it...then again, youtube might not be the ultimate indicator of what's what.
    Np. If it were up to me, i would have chosen the g minor prelude instead of polonaise. But id rather play Etude-Tableaux Op. 39 No. 2

    Amazing piece...



    ^not my favorite version
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    ^^^^^^^^^That piece IS really good.

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