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Oh, I'm sure we all have our strengths and weaknesses, Jennifer! Spectrum is quite an accomplishment! You don't suck.

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I decided to put off CPE Bach's sonata in F until I have access to a real piano (because it sounded like crap on my dinkey keyboard--but what doesn't right :lol: :wink: :( )

So now I am starting with the first piece from Tchaikovsky's Album for the youth.

And Stephen Foster's "Tioga Waltz"

Foster had huch a tragic life. He is considered the "father of Ameican music" and wrote pieces like "O! Sussanna" (However you spell it). He was bedridden and tried to call for a maidservant when he fell out of bed and hit his head on a washbin. Couple hours later he died from his injuries at the age somewhere between 28-35 (forgot exactly).

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Juufa, I’m glad you’re going to do the Stephen Foster piece. I don’t think I have ever heard that one so I’m looking forward to it. Maybe after that you can record 'My Old Kentucky Home'? I love that song and always get choked up when they sing it at the start of the Kentucky Derby. I also laugh when I remember when I was little and was on vacation with my family. We went to Kentucky and my dad kept saying how we were going to visit ‘my old Kentucky home. When we got there I asked my dad, “When did you move out of here?” He replied, “What do you mean, move?” I asked again, “How old were you when you moved from your old Kentucky home?”
I still get teased about that.
Shame about Foster's tragic death. He was one year younger than Chopin when he died.

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pianolady wrote:
Juufa, I’m glad you’re going to do the Stephen Foster piece. I don’t think I have ever heard that one so I’m looking forward to it.


Take a look, it's only 3 pages without any key changes (only a few times is there a F#). What is giving me the most trouble is the lack of dynamics and pedal markings. Perhaps that is left up to the player. So I am trying to play it as many ways as I can and go from there. (But when I do that I mess up in places where I never messed up :x )

Here is a link to a rather dry midi file of the waltz: http://www.pdmusic.org/foster/scf39a.mid

So according to that website Foster was only 13 when he composed the waltz. Not too shabby for a 13 year old :wink:

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Wow, it looks like everyone here are playing very difficult pieces. :(
Right now I'm playing:

Chopin Ballade no.1
Chopin Etude Op. 10 no.1 and Op.25 no. 12

Beethoven Sonata Appassionata 1st mvt.

Of course I play many different pieces but these three are the only pieces I practice at the moment.


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hunwoo wrote:
Wow, it looks like everyone here are playing very difficult pieces. :(
Right now I'm playing:

Chopin Ballade no.1
Chopin Etude Op. 10 no.1 and Op.25 no. 12

Beethoven Sonata Appassionata 1st mvt.

Of course I play many different pieces but these three are the only pieces I practice at the moment.



Don't do that. I hate when people say "oh my repitoire is nothing to be proud of...I am only playing Liszt's sonata in B, Chopin's Bolero, Rachmaninov prelude 3/2, and Mozarts sonata k.333....I know it's not that special"

:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: gah!

Do not think that I am venting my wrath at you because I am not. I just felt like venting. So please do not think that I am causing menace to you or anyone else. But there are a few "thickheaded" people whom I had conversations with and they try to lower themselves but in the end they are coming off as arrogant fools.

Thank you for bearing with me :wink:

p.s. Nice repitoire. Will you record them?

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i recorded my chopin ballade and i put it up in audition room, you can listen to it. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:15 pm 
Currently I'm working on getting all my conservatory audition repertoire together, which consists of

Bach Prelude and Fugue No.6 in D minor, Well-Tempered Clavier II
Beethoven Sonata Op.13 in C minor, "Pathetique"
Liszt "Funerailles" from Poetic and Religious Harmonies
Chopin Etude Op.25 No.12, "Ocean"
Rachmaninoff Prelude Op.23 No.5 in G minor


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i wish u the best of luck on ur audition and wut n where is the concervatory, the name i mean?


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romanza wrote:
i wish u the best of luck on ur audition and wut n where is the concervatory, the name i mean?

What's this language ? :?

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 Post subject: Re: What works are you learning?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:01 pm 
[quote="joeisapiano"]Had to revive pianosociety's most popular topic!

Already ready recordings (some are on the site, others I'll send soon), and I
play actually these pieces too:

Bach 4 preludes and fugue from WTK
Scarlatti 3 Sonatas
Beethoven op.27/2 and 31/2
Schubert D959
Chopin 3 Mazurkas, nocturnes 48-1 and 55-2 , Polonaise 26-2 and Polonaise-Fantaisie
Liszt-Schubert Soireé de Vienne n.7 ,Aufenthalt, Litanei
Liszt-Schumann Widmung
Liszt- Mendelssohn Auf flugeln des gesanges
Scriabin 2 Impromptu and 2 Preludes
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet before parting
Bach-Friedman Wachet auf..

I'm working to

Bach Concerto from Alessandro Marcello
Scarlatti other 4-5 sonatas
Chopin Polonaises op.40 etudes op12-12 and 25-12 Nocturne op.62-2
Mendelssohn 3-4 Lieder ohne worte
Schumann two between Variations on a Beethoven's theme, Variations on Clara Wieck' theme,
Novelletta n.6
Liszt-Mendelssohn Suleika (WONDERFUL), Neue Liebe
Bach-Friedman Saecular cantata
Scriabin 2-3 Mazurkas op.3
Korngolg Passacaglia from I Sonata
Slow movement of III Sonata
Pieces op.3


Bye to all,
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after one week practising almost done with the lark of balakirev :)

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after one week practising almost done with the lark of balakirev :)


Very nice. Can't wait.

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thank you. I'm really working hard to impress my teacher. yesterday I worked till 3 in the night... on more pieces also.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:04 pm 
I'm playing at the moment-:Chopin's first ballade, polonaise op. 53, prelude no. 16 "Hades"
And i'm just about to start Liszt's Hungarian rhapsody No. 2 (a fun sounding piece, though quite difficult :()


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