baroque and classical pieces

baroque and classical pieces

baroque and classical pieces    21:36 on Tuesday, March 18, 2008

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im sixteen years old and am applying to a summer piano program this summer

most of what im playing right now is romantic or 20th century
so i thought i should probably learn something baroque and classical.
any ideas?

just for the record.
i HATE baroque.
i think its boring..
so i was wondering what your favorite baroque and/or classical pieces were
and if there really is a baroque piece out there that i would like

some of the pieces ive been playing lately are:
fantasy and caprice scherzo in e minor by felix mendelssohn
la fille aux cheveux de lin by claude debussy

so something around that difficulty, possibly a bit harder

thank you so much!! :]

Re: baroque and classical pieces    18:02 on Wednesday, March 19, 2008

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J. S. Bach's Fantasia in C minor is a popular Baroque piece... as are his preludes/fugues, suites, and inventions. From the classical era, however, you could try Schubert's Impromptus, Beethoven's bagatelles and rondos, and Mozart's Fantasia in D minor or sonatas. I have played both Schubert's Impromptu Op. 142/D935 No. 2 in A-flat (very lovely; demanding pedal work and balance in voicings needed) and Beethoven's Rondo in C Op. 51 No. 1 (quaint and savory; the real treat is near the end with a wonderful transformation to an arppegiated D-flat major section). Don't neglect the Baroque era, though, it is important as a pianist to have a good sense of all realms of the repetoire.

Re: baroque and classical pieces    09:24 on Sunday, March 23, 2008

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(I can't seem to edit my original post)

If you wish to try more classical, I should also suggest Mozart's Rondo in D K. 485. I think it is a rather witty piece (also quite humorous, in a way) that isn't all that difficult. There seems to be some confusing trills and turns in some places (the edition I came across didn't spell these out) and some of the fingerings were at times questionable, but I think a better-quality edition may solve these problems.

Re: baroque and classical pieces    16:49 on Sunday, April 13, 2008

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Toccata in c minor - Fugue
Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
Toccata in e minor
Prelude and Fugue in c minor

Re: baroque and classical pieces    16:52 on Sunday, April 13, 2008

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That was for baroque..
and for classical...
Beethoven sonatas "appassionata", No. 32, "Moonglight" 3rd movement
Polonaise in c major
Haydn sonata in e flatt major

Re: baroque and classical pieces    23:37 on Sunday, April 13, 2008

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I don't play piano, I play guitar. So forgive that most of my suggestions are from the guitar repertoire. There a couple of songs that were transcribed for the guitar that were orinally piano; like Erik Satie: Gymnopedie No.1, 2, & 3 I heard them on guitar and I always thought that they were nice pieces. (Satie isn't from the Baroque Period, he from the turn of the 20th century, he had his own style really)

Maurice Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess (Pavane pour une infante défunte)
François Couperin: Les Barricades
J.S. Bach: BWV 999 Prelude in D minor
J.S. Bach: Chaconne in D minor
J.S. Bach: BWV 1007 Prelude in D
J.S. Bach: Two Part Inventions (No. 4)
Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Beethoven: Sonata No 8 'Pathetique' (Adagio Cantabile)
Georg Philipp Telemann:

Frank G.


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