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One and Only One Solo Piano Piece
« on: March 10, 2018, 04:12:35 PM »
The title is self-explanatory.

My pick: Emmanuel Chabrier - Habanera

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Re: One and Only One Solo Piano Piece
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2018, 04:25:12 PM »
Robert Schumann - Humoreske.  Do you have any plans concerning these one and only pieces?

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Re: One and Only One Solo Piano Piece
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2018, 04:32:31 PM »
Do you have any plans concerning these one and only pieces?

No.

Just post "the one and only solo piano piece" you would listen to ad nauseam, including whatever arrangement you wish... I do stand by Chabrier's Habanera.
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Re: One and Only One Solo Piano Piece
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2018, 04:34:15 PM »
If I choose Incises would that also include Sur Incises depending on how broadly we are defining 'arrangement?' ;D

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Re: One and Only One Solo Piano Piece
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2018, 04:53:25 PM »
And also, I guess you are talking about solo piano, but to what extend would you allow manipulation of the piano's sound whilst the music is being performed? Would a piece like this still be considered primarily a solo piano piece as the electronic component is completely derived from the piano itself, rather than, say, a tape track?

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Re: One and Only One Solo Piano Piece
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2018, 04:54:11 PM »
There are too many questions I have about this thread to be able to pick anything at the moment. Could you explain a bit further what you mean?

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Re: One and Only One Solo Piano Piece
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2018, 04:59:03 PM »
Could you explain a bit further what you mean?

Just post "the one and only solo piano piece" originally written for solo piano you would listen to ad nauseam, including whatever arrangement you wish...
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2018, 05:06:26 PM »
Just post "the one and only solo piano piece" originally written for solo piano you would listen to ad nauseam, including whatever arrangement you wish...

Ok right. In your view does Sur Incises count as an 'arrangement' of Incises from piano solo to larger forces, or does the fact that Boulez further expanded the score to draw on thematic ideas from the original versions as well as orchestration from the new ensemble make it a different composition and therefore not count?

I would be happy to choose Incises if it meant that I can alternate with Sur Incises ad nauseam, but if I can't I might just pick his second piano sonata.

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Re: One and Only One Solo Piano Piece
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2018, 06:20:17 PM »
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Re: One and Only One Solo Piano Piece
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2018, 06:21:48 PM »
Robert Schumann - Humoreske.  Do you have any plans concerning these one and only pieces?

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Re: One and Only One Solo Piano Piece
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2018, 11:20:25 PM »
Reflets dans l’eau  :)
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Re: One and Only One Solo Piano Piece
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2018, 11:31:54 PM »
Some candidates would be the Hammerklavier Sonata, Liszt Sonata in b, Scriabin's 10th ... I might pick the Liszt then.

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Re: One and Only One Solo Piano Piece
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2018, 12:02:29 AM »
Chopin: Piano Sonata #3 In B Minor, Op. 58

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Re: One and Only One Solo Piano Piece
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2018, 12:58:22 AM »
The title is self-explanatory.

Just post "the one and only solo piano piece" originally written for solo piano you would listen to ad nauseam, including whatever arrangement you wish...

The title is self-explanatory, but, as we all know, there's always someone acting obtuse in order to do some unwarranted embedded marketing.  :D


My pick:

Beethoven: Piano Sonata in E minor, op.109

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Re: One and Only One Solo Piano Piece
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2018, 01:27:16 AM »
Beethoven Op.7.

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Re: One and Only One Solo Piano Piece
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2018, 01:29:06 AM »
Medtner: Sonata Romantica Op 53/1
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Re: One and Only One Solo Piano Piece
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2018, 01:48:11 AM »
As we're only allowed one, let's go big: Sorabji's Opus Clavicembalisticum. A solo piano work that's as long as a Wagner opera. Imagine the cadenza of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2, then beef it up further.

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« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2018, 03:30:57 AM »
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Re: One and Only One Solo Piano Piece
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2018, 03:31:22 AM »
As we're only allowed one, let's go big: Sorabji's Opus Clavicembalisticum. A solo piano work that's as long as a Wagner opera. Imagine the cadenza of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2, then beef it up further.

I need to set aside a weekend to tuck into this  :)
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Re: One and Only One Solo Piano Piece
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2018, 03:38:09 AM »
Medtner: Sonata Romantica Op 53/1

Sorabji's Opus Clavicembalisticum.

Great choices!


I need to set aside a weekend to tuck into this  :)

Just go on a roadtrip: it makes a perfect soundtrack.  8)