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    while we are on the chopin subject, is there any really good complete works recordings out there. I have the one by Idil Biret but i am less than overwhelemed with emotion with some of his interpratations and the piano sounds very "tingy," i like Chopin on a mellow sounding piano, more of a european style. Any sugesstions? Also if there are recordings of specific songs that are AMAZING and nothing short of it, you might as well mention them. But once i get done with summer school i want to get some "red hot" (hahaha) recordings to draw some compisitional insperation from. I mean everyone has to treat themselves once in a while....... right?

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    My favourite works are the Nocturnes, all of them. I was deeply moved when I heard them for the first time, and this still happens when I hear them today.

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    Default What is/are your favourite Chopin work(s)?

    Aside from sharing the same birthday, Chopin is really one of my favourite composers in the Romantic Period. I’m not familiar with all his works though, but his music really touches my heart. My favourite Chopin’s works are his Etudes and Ballades. The Revolutionary Etude, Op. 10, No.12 and Ballade No. 1 in Gm, Op. 23, for example, are 2 of my favourites. I’ve listened to many pianists perform these pieces and each of them has his own unique interpretation.

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    Just found a new one recently while listening to my full works collection.

    Waltz in A minor, Op. 34, No. 2

    It is wonderful and i am not sure if it is a well known piece. It very well could be but i have never heard anything about it before.

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    I like his Heroique Etude

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    Third sonata. A marvel.

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    Hmmm...this is a tough one. Im going to refrain from going out on a limb and say Military Polonaise, Op. 40.

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    There are so many but I heard Piano Concerto No.1 E minor Op.11 and think its amazing. Its like the Piano was made for the music instead of the other way around!

    Does anyone know the difficulty of this piece? Grade 6,7,8 etc?

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    @Pianoforte: I don't think that that concerto can be graded by that system. It's far above anything you'll find in the grade 8 ABRSM pieces.

    If I had to choose one, I think it would be the first Ballade, but I'll put down my top five:

    1. Ballade in G minor
    2. Ballade in F minor
    3. Barcarolle
    4. Nocturne Opus 48 no. 1
    5. Both of the Nocturnes Opus 55(I'll pretend that it counts as one...)

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    Is it such a difficult piece that it couldn't be sightread by even the most talented sightreader and is there a difficulty grading system for musical pieces that can only be recited acurately by gifted performers?

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    Polonaise in A flat for me.

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    To choose one piece, not sure I can.

    I just love Chopin.


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    My favorite is definitely Piano Scherzo # 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notserp89m View Post
    while we are on the chopin subject, is there any really good complete works recordings out there. I have the one by Idil Biret but i am less than overwhelemed with emotion with some of his interpratations and the piano sounds very "tingy," i like Chopin on a mellow sounding piano, more of a european style. Any sugesstions? Also if there are recordings of specific songs that are AMAZING and nothing short of it, you might as well mention them. But once i get done with summer school i want to get some "red hot" (hahaha) recordings to draw some compisitional insperation from. I mean everyone has to treat themselves once in a while....... right?
    Have you ever listened to Brilliant Classics's version?

    They are very broad. They take many different experienced performers from all over Europe and it always makes for a good compilation.

    I don't have the Chopin Edition, but I have both Bach and Mozart and I hope to get Chopin pretty soon. His works aren't voluminous (at least compared to Mozart, Bach, Mendelssohn, etc.)

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    i love all his work, especially his waltz...
    i really crazy about them

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