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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:16 am 
Hello, maybe anyone don't know me since I'm new here. I'm 15, and currently learning Rondo Capriccioso (F. Mendelssohn). Do you have any idea what pieces should I learn after this?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:28 am 
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reddevil wrote:
Hello, maybe anyone don't know me since I'm new here. I'm 15, and currently learning Rondo Capriccioso (F. Mendelssohn). Do you have any idea what pieces should I learn after this?

Hello, welcome.
But what a strange question... You must have some idea of which other pieces you would like to play ! What composers do you like ? Look at what they wrote for piano. That rondo is quite an advanced piece - if you are up to that level there is so much you can do. Whatever you like, I'd say. Or, ask your teacher for advice !

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:09 am 
I like the pieces from the romantic composers, especially chopin and lizst . . . But I don't know many pieces, so can you tell me some good pieces to play?


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If you play through Mendelsohn's Rondo Cap., then I think you would enjoy the following:

Liszt - Annees de Pelerinage: Italy
- Hungarian Rhapsodies No. 17, No. 18,
- Transcription of Bach's Prelude and Fugue in C-minor BWV 546
- Transcription of Beethoven's Mignon
- Transcription of Chopin's Fruhling
- Buelow March

Chopin - Any of his Mazurkas
- Any of his Nocturnes
- Bolero (though this might be difficult, you will have to ask Techneut)
- Polonaise op40/ no. 2 in C-minor
- Any of his Preludes
- 3 Waltzes op.64
- Waltz op. 18
- Etudes such as "Revolutionary", "Winterwind", "Butterfly" (forgot the exact numbers)


But ultimately the choice is yours to make. There is a lot of great music and you should not limit yourself to what we suggest. Listen to your teacher and pick something that interests you; record it and then share it with us :D

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juufa72 wrote:
- Etudes such as "Revolutionary", "Winterwind", "Butterfly" (forgot the exact numbers)

Ah yes, the Winterwind... a logical step after the Mendelssohn Rondo. And luckily, not difficult like the Bolero :P

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:14 am 
Thanks for all the pieces . . .

Oh yea, can you guys tell me in which grade Rondo Capriccioso is? Because I've never join a piano exam or a standard course ( I join a private course), so I don't know anything about the grades . . .


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techneut wrote:
juufa72 wrote:
- Etudes such as "Revolutionary", "Winterwind", "Butterfly" (forgot the exact numbers)

Ah yes, the Winterwind... a logical step after the Mendelssohn Rondo. And luckily, not difficult like the Bolero :P



Sarcastic? I can't tell. :roll:

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Sarcastic? I can't tell. :roll:

Sarcastic... me ? How dare you even suggest it :o

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techneut wrote:
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Sarcastic? I can't tell. :roll:

Sarcastic... me ? How dare you even suggest it :o



Why must you play games? The Dutch are noted for their seriousness. :wink:

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juufa72 wrote:
Why must you play games? The Dutch are noted for their seriousness. :wink:

Play games ! Me never, I am much too serious for that. Gotta keep up that well-earned reputation so firmly established in the U.S of A.....

But of course I was being sarcastic ! The Dutch are noted for that. Recommending the Winterwind etude and at the same time suggesting that the Bolero might be a bit difficult, just struck my funnybone.

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Pardon me. I never played the pieces (and doubt I ever will--I hit a plateu and am going no where fast); these were mere suggestions and when I hear the Bolero it sounds difficult to manage musically.

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reddevil wrote:
Hello, maybe anyone don't know me since I'm new here. I'm 15, and currently learning Rondo Capriccioso (F. Mendelssohn). Do you have any idea what pieces should I learn after this?


I really would advise you to take your time learning this piece and not rush to the next one.

For Rondo Cappriccioso, to play the rondo well and with precision, very light and agile/quick fingers are needed which is what makes this piece difficult to master. Besides this, the mood of the piece changes so you have to be able to make the switch without causing interuptions in between.

I do wish that I myself had an extra month or 2 more before my exam that i took in June but my parents wanted me to finish off my exam and move back to singapore.

Anyway these are the 2 romantic pieces that my teacher wants me to learn next:
Schumann Abegg Variations
Schumann Papllions

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