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Old 03-23-2015, 08:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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You appreciate and recognize good piano music and love the piano, you are more musically savvy then you think. Do you happen to enjoy organ and harpsichord as well?
yes, I love Bach, and the organ is my second favorite instrument. The concerto for organ, strings and timpani by Francis Poulenc is really nice.
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yes, I love Bach, and the organ is my second favorite instrument. The concerto for organ, strings and timpani by Francis Poulenc is really nice.
It truly is, as are most of Poulencs works. For the Boroque period my favorites for organ are Bach and Buxtehude, and I have a lot of their works in my repertoire. That said, my favorite works for organ are French Romantic literature - Cesar Franck, Louis Vierne, Charles Marie Widor, Alexandre Guilmant, Eugene Gigout, Leon Boehlmann. A favorite of mine, (and fiendishly difficult) is "Tu Es Petra" by Henri Mulet. I also like Felix Mendohlson, and Max Reger.


Have you ever listened to Cameron Carpenter? On YouTube he gives a performance almost exclusively on the pedals playing Chopins "Revolutionary Etude"? Check it out.

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Thanks for these awesome recommendations!! I love the Carpenter performance!! I can't believe I didn't know this guy, he's amazing. Another great organ piece:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnuq9PXbywA

Speaking of modern classical music, do you like Max Richter? My favorites are On the Nature of Daylight and Written on the sky.
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Old 04-19-2015, 10:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Default Schoenberg - "Three Piano Pieces, No. 1"

Schoenberg is known for his 12-tone scale and much of his music's atonal quality. I have played the piano for a little over ten years, and I am at an intermediate skill level. I have had many hopes of being able to play a lot of different pieces that I have heard over the years. I have succeeded in learning some of my 'dream songs' but once I heard this one, I thought there's no way anyone could ever play that! It's beautiful in its own twisted way, and I applaud anyone who tackles this one!
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lisztomaniac,

Max Richter is talented. He is good at infusing post minimalist classical with contemporary genres of music. He received acclaim for decomposing Vivaldi 's Four Seasons. My favorite composition of his is Sarajevo. He is also an accomplished pianist.
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