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    The c-minor nocturne, op. 48 nr. 1

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    Waltz in Eb for me.

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    Either the 'raindrop' Prelude in Db or the Nocturne in Bb minor Op. 9 No. 1.

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    I like Chopin's Nocturne in Eb Major Op.9 no. 2

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    Chopin is my favourite composer of the Romantic period. I like the Grand Valse Brilliante, the Revolutionary etude, Nocturne no. 19, all of his works really!

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    I cannot decide between the Nocturne No.2, Op.27 and the Ballade No.2 . Both are most masterfully written piano works!
    ''Oh, the String Quartet - oh, the Divine Scratching!''

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    Love the Preludes. Individually or as a set, really remarkable pieces.

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    Ballade in Gm, it is one of the greatest piano pieces ever written. My favorite piano piece and my favourite example of classical music behind 1812 Overture.

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    I also love the Ballades and Scherzos, especially the Ballade No. 1 in Gm and the Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor

    The Nocturnes are wonderful also! Eventually I'd love to get Chopin's Preludes.

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    The works performed by Arthur Rubinstein are my favorite...
    Last edited by Alnitak; Jun-15-2007 at 15:35.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alnitak View Post
    The works Arthur Rubinstein performed, are my favorite...
    Those are the ones I have as well.

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    To play - the easier ones: Prelude Op28 No 4 (it isn't easy to play beautifully, awkward left hand unless you cheat a lot with the pedal and make it sound like mud); Nocturne in E flat; the beautiful and desolate posth. Mazurka in F minor (which I play probably far too slowly, I bracket this with the E minor prelude). I've had a crack at the Fantaise Impromptu (it's a pretty good study for playing "3s against 4s") and the black keys study Op10 No5.

    To listen to? The preludes, studies, waltzes, nocturnes...less fond of the erudite stuff!
    If I had to pick one piece it would be the Nocturne in Eflat played by Michaelangeli or Pollini...or me, because then I've only got myself to blame if things go wrong.

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    I will always love---
    Andante Spianato & Grande Poloniase Brillante.
    I very much like Liszt, Debussy and Rachmaninoff, but this might be my favorite post-Beethoven solo piano piece.
    The hardest knife ill us'd doth lose his edge. Shakespeare- Sonnet 95

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    Nocturne No 10 in A flat major and Prelude in E minor (I also like the latter when arranged for piano, violin and cello).
    "Look here, I have given up my time, my work, my friends and my career to come here and learn from you, and I am not going to write a petit menuet dans le style de Mozart." - Ralph Vaughan Williams to Maurice Ravel

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    impromptu op. 66 and op. 29, and mazurka in F minor

    I really love to hear that pieces and also to play it, although i still cannot manage the pedal to avoid it sounds like mud ... or maybe my left hand is too strong

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