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    Default Favourite Solo Piano Works

    My favourite style of classical music is solo piano. I have produced a "playlist" of my favourite 20 pieces, maximum of 10 minutes each. It's in very rough order.

    Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata comprises three sections so if I select say the first section it will be shown as: Beethoven Piano Sonata 14/1 (Moonlight). See item 5 below.

    Here goes. The total run time is about 140 minutes, so on average 7 minutes per item.

    1. Beethoven Piano Sonata 23/2 (Appasionata)
    2. Schumann Op.17/3 (Fantasie)
    3. Schumann Op. 28/2 (Romance in F Maj)
    4. Schubert Impromptu D 889/3
    5. Beethoven Piano Sonata 14/1 (Moonlight)
    6. Schubert Piano Sonata 21/2
    7. Chopin Ballade No 1
    8. Schubert Piano Sonata 20/2
    9. Schubert Impromptu D 899/4
    10. Beethoven Piano Sonata 8/2 (Pathetique)
    11. Schubert Impromptu D 935/2
    12. Liszt Liebestraum No 3
    13. Chopin Nocturne Op. 27/2
    14. Chopin Etude Op. 10/3
    15. Chopin Prelude Op. 28/15
    16. Brahms Waltz Op. 39/15
    17. Brahms Op. 119/2
    18. Debussy Clare de Lune
    19. Beethoven Piano Sonata 21/3 (Waldstein)
    20. Beethoven Fur Elise

    Anybody else got a favourite list? This should hopefully draw some piano enthusiasts! Remember 10 minutes maximum per item.

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    Last edited by Topaz; Nov-29-2006 at 23:04.

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    Now you're talking my language, Topaz You have a fine list there. But the 10 minute limit is a bit disappointing. A bunch of my favorites are excluded due to those paramaters. Here's mine, though:

    1. Liszt - Fantasy and Fugue on a Theme of Meyerbeer S624/1 (Fantasy)
    2. Chopin - Etude Op. 10 No. 12 'Revolutionary'
    3. Alkan - Etude Op. 39 No. 12 'Le festin d'Esop'
    4. Liszt - Fantasy and Fugue on a Theme of Meyerbeer S624/3 (Fugue)
    5. Liszt - La Lugubre Gondola No. 2
    6. Schubert - Impromptu Op. 90 No. 4
    7. Liszt - Operatic Paraphrase on Meyerbeer's L'Africaine
    8. Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor 'Tempest' Op. 31/3 (Allegretto)
    9. Alkan - Souvenirs Trois Morceaux dans le genre pathetique Op. 15 No. 2 "Le vent"
    10. Liszt - Glanes de woronince S249 "Ballade ukraine"
    11. Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor 'Moonlight' Op. 27/3 (Presto)
    12. Liszt - Harmonies Poetiques et Religieuses "Andante lagrimoso"
    13. Chopin - Ballade No. 3 in A flat Op. 37
    14. Rachmaninov - Prelude in C sharp minor
    15. Liszt - Transcendental Etude No. 4 "Mazeppa"
    16. Thalberg - Casta Diva (Paraphrase on Bellini)
    17. Liszt - Transcendental Etude No. 6 "Vision"
    18. Mendelssohn - Prelude and Fugue Op. 35 No. 1
    19. Henselt - Poem d'amour Op. 3
    20. Chopin - Polonaise in C minor Op. 40

    Run time - 2 hours and 24 minutes.

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    Let's not forget Greig - Wedding day at Trodhaugen!
    When all the paint has been dried, when all the stone has been carved, music shall remain, and we shall work with what remains.

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    That's not good enough, Elgar... come on, where's your Top 20 list?

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    Default In no particular order

    Schubert: Impromptu for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 4 in A flat major
    Chopin: Fantaisie-Impromptu, Op. 66
    Beethoven: Rondo a capriccio
    Mozart: Variations for Piano in D major on a Minuet by Duport, K 573
    Bach: Italien concerto
    Gottschalk: O ma charmante, épargnez-moi, RO 182/Op. 44
    Czerny: Overture Charactéristique et brillante for Piano 4 hands in B minor, Op. 54
    Schubert: Divertimento for Piano 4 hands in G minor, D 818/Op. 54 "à l'hongroise"
    Mozart: Sonata for 2 Pianos in D major, K 448 (375a)
    Rachmaninov: Prelude in C sharp minor, Op. 3 no 2
    Liszt: Overture from Rossini's "Guillaume Tell" for Piano, S 552
    Brahms: Sonata for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 1

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    Just as my nickname shows, you'll see a lot of Liszt now! There's no special order here:

    1. Liszt - Valse mélancolique
    2. Liszt - Consolation no.4
    3. Liszt - Elegy no.2
    4. Chopin - Nocturne Op.27, no.2
    5. Alkan - Prélude Op.31, no.25
    6. Alkan - Impromptu Op.32, no.1
    7. Chopin - Ballade no.2
    8. Liszt - Fünf Klavierstücke: no.2
    9. Debussy - La cathedrale engloutie
    10. Debussy - La fille aux cheveux de lin
    11. Debussy - Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir
    12. Debussy - Clair de lune
    13. Debussy - Arabesque no.1
    14. Liszt - Hungarian rhapsody no.4
    15. Liszt - Csárdás macabre
    16. Schumann - Träumerei
    17. Brahms - Intermezzo no.1
    18. Liszt - Les jeux d'eaux a la Villa d'Este
    19. Liszt - Liebestraum no.2
    20. Chopin - Fantasie-Impromptu
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisztfreak View Post
    Just as my nickname shows, you'll see a lot of Liszt now! There's no special order here:

    1. Liszt - Valse mélancolique
    2. Liszt - Consolation no.4
    3. Liszt - Elegy no.2
    4. Chopin - Prélude Op.27, no.2
    5. Alkan - Prélude Op.31, no.25
    6. Alkan - Impromptu Op.32, no.1
    7. Chopin - Ballade no.2
    8. Liszt - Fünf Klavierstücke: no.2
    9. Debussy - La cathedrale engloutie
    10. Debussy - La fille aux cheveux de lin
    11. Debussy - Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir
    12. Debussy - Clair de lune
    13. Debussy - Arabesque no.1
    14. Liszt - Hungarian rhapsody no.4
    15. Liszt - Csárdás macabre
    16. Schumann - Träumerei
    17. Brahms - Intermezzo no.1
    18. Liszt - Les jeux d'eaux a la Villa d'Este
    19. Liszt - Liebestraum no.2
    20. Chopin - Fantasie-Impromptu
    Lisztfreak, you and Hexameron must be related!

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    Perhaps Liszt is our common ancestor...
    ''Oh, the String Quartet - oh, the Divine Scratching!''

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    hmm. I like your selection. Although, I don't think I've ever heard of Alkan. Liszt is awesome!

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    I should come up with the list...

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    Any of John Cage's pieces for Prepared Piano
    Beethoven's 17th Piano Sonata
    Chopin's Fantaisie Op 49 In F Minor
    Pierre Boulez- Notations (although, now I think about it, its for two pianos)

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    I'm going to assume that "keyboard" equates to piano for the purposes of this thread:

    1. Bach - Well Tempered Clavier
    2. Bach - Goldberg Variations
    3. Schumann - Davidsbundlertanze
    4. Chopin - Op. 28 Preludes
    5. Shostakovich - Op. 87 Preludes and Fugues
    6. Schumann - Humoreske
    7. Beethoven - Hammerklavier Piano Sonata
    8. Brahms - Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel
    9. Schumann - Sym. Etudes
    10.Schumann - Kinderszenen
    11.Ravel - Gaspard
    12.Beethoven - Diabelli Variations
    13.Bach - Keyboard Partitas
    14.Bach - English Suites
    15.Bach - French Suites
    16.Beethoven - Waldstein Piano Sonata
    17.Debussy - Etudes
    18.Scriabin - Etudes
    19.Scriabin - White Mass Piano Sonata
    20.Bach - Italian Concerto

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    Sorry, I didn't notice the 10 minute limit. By the way, why is there a limit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don View Post
    Sorry, I didn't notice the 10 minute limit. By the way, why is there a limit?
    This guy, Topaz, enjoyed discussions about music.
    But it seems his most enjoyment came from defining the terms in which we are going to discuss music.

    Anyway, he left the board some time ago.

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    Boy, postings on this board are quite infrequent. That needs to change, and I'll do what I reasonably can to help it grow.

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