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    Quote Originally Posted by Schoenberg View Post
    I started a couple of weeks ago learning Beethoven's 31st sonata. It's a lot easier than I expected, so much so that I would consider it much easier than even some of his sonatas that are considered "beginner" sonatas such as the opus 2 set and pathetique. Since fugues come along really nicely I have been mainly focusing on the 1st movement which I have gotten around 75% of the way, but I have also been working on the 3rd movement, though not as much and I have learned about 50 percent of the movement. The 2nd movement will probably be where the real challenge is, especially the second section.
    Enjoy. That sounds like an awesome piece to play.

    I’ve been learning Bach’s C major invention. I recently learned the first piece from Schumann’s Kinderszenen and Chopin’s C minor Prélude. Obviously, I am a beginner.

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    Working on Ginastera's Danzas Argentinas and Rzewski's Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues.
    I can't play Debussy étude

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    Having to learn a load of music hall sing-a-longs, things like Down at the old Bull and Bush, My Old man, Lilly of the Laguna, Lambeth Walk, etc.etc...about 30 songs in total...that'll teach me to volunteer to play piano for a gig at the village hall, let that be a lesson to you all.
    Driving the wife (and myself) nuts with the practice and missing Chopin.
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    Liszt Reminiscences de Don Juan

    Chopin Etude 10-2, 25-6

    Beethoven Sonata No.27

    Schumann Toccata

    Kapustin Etude No.1

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    Quote Originally Posted by chu42 View Post
    Liszt Reminiscences de Don Juan

    Chopin Etude 10-2, 25-6

    Beethoven Sonata No.27

    Schumann Toccata

    Kapustin Etude No.1
    Nice, at least four of the six are among the most technically demanding pieces in the cannon... Could you post your playing when you're ready?

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    I worked through the first movement of Rachmaninoff's piano sonata no.2 but haven't play it for a long time I think most of it is gone now. Gotta pick it back up and soldier on to the other movements.
    Went through first few pages of his op.23 no.5 prelude but too lazy to finish the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiscuityBoyle View Post
    Nice, at least four of the six are among the most technically demanding pieces in the cannon... Could you post your playing when you're ready?
    Haha, I've posted before but not on this site. I do have part of a Hungarian Rhapsody on Youtube and I'm working on getting a good Toccata recording after I move into my university (my phone isn't great with sound and my current piano is out of tune and missing strings). Don Juan and Chopin will have to wait, lol.

    You can listen to my madman rendition of part of Schumann's Toccata though. Don't have the resources to put a nice, artful, rendition yet.
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    I'm working my way through Mendelssohn's Songs without Words (a lot of them make great church preludes, which is what I'm learning them for). Currently playing op. 62 no. 1 "May Breezes."

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    As the season will soon be upon us, I thought I'd start on this.......




    Hands jumping everywhere at present...slowly.

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    After a very long break from piano playing (for no particular reason) I started playing again. A little bit every day and I'm enjoying it a lot.
    Today I can only play the beginning of every little piece I used to play by heart. Which is frustrating to say the least. But I know it will come back to me, once I gradually "relearn" these pieces.
    The first one I started working on, again, is Scriabin's Etude Op. 2 No. 1. Wonderful piece. I'm going to give it everything I've got and once I'm done I'll make a recording of it.
    I've been playing keyboard/synthesizer and digital piano for longer periods of time throughout my life and I think I can achieve a lot, if I set my mind to it. Sadly, playing well on a digital piano doesn't necessarily translate to being able to play well on an accoustic piano.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeh375 View Post
    As the season will soon be upon us, I thought I'd start on this.......




    Hands jumping everywhere at present...slowly.
    A nice piece, but this arrangement is a little bit too complex for my taste (the first 52 seconds or so I love). It looks very difficult!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdc View Post
    A nice piece, but this arrangement is a little bit too complex for my taste (the first 52 seconds or so I love). It looks very difficult!
    It is tricky tdc. I'm getting there with it, but haven't practiced as much as I would like to on it. It took a while to work out what's going where and at what point with the tune and counter melodies in the left and right hands, so it's now just a question of slowly ramping up the bpm and not screwing up the stride leaps.
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    I'm trying to play Berg's Sonata No.1. Man, the densely contrapuntal writing and rhythmic complexities are quite daunting. It's such a beautiful piece though, so I shall try to persevere.

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    Ploughing my way through these little gems.....


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    Piano:

    Chopin- Ballade No. 1 (kinda, sorta...)
    Debussy- Suite Bergamasque
    Brahms- 3 Intermezzi Op. 117
    Haydn- Sonata in D Major H. XVI No. 37

    Organ:

    Buxtehude- Prelude, Fugue, and Chaconne in C Major
    Bach- Little Prelude and Fugue in F Major
    Lemmens- Fanfare in D
    Liszt- Adagio in D Flat

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