This question has always come up while I'm learning new music. How many pieces do pianists learn every year? I've seen recordings of great pianists like Vladimir Ashkenazy who has recorded
Rachmaninoff solo and concerti
Shostakovich P&F Op87
All Beethoven sonata and concerti
All Mozart concerti
all Scriabin sonata
Liszt Transcendental Etudes
And much much more.
Then there's Jeno Jando who's got
All Mozart sonata and concerti
All Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert Sonata
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody, transcendental etudes, sonata, years of pilgrimage
While I'm here struggling to learn these pieces, pianists like Ashkenazy among the other greats, knock these pieces out of the park.
All I have is
Chopin 4 Scherzi, 4 Ballades, Fantaisie Op49, 3 Etudes
Scriabin 12 Etudes Op8 (close to finishing), Sonata no2
Liszt Transcendental Etudes (getting 6,7,8,11), 6 Paganini Etudes, 6 Consolations, Nocturne in Ab, Ballades, sonata
Mozart Sonata K330,332
Then there's the random stuff like a few Debussy Preludes, Burgmuller op100
It's not a big accomplishment at 27 years of age. I've seen people at this age have twice this amount of pieces in their repertoire.
Is there a way to accumulate a massive piano repertoire in a period of the next 10 years?