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    Quote Originally Posted by plsoong View Post
    Moonlight was my exam piece

    Chopin was the 2nd piece ..........

    they both "sound emotive" but are to be treated with a complete different approach.
    Which piece of Chopin may I know?

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    not sure if you heard piano or violin or orchestra or opera etc, but some of my favourite piano pieces are below. currently 3/4 way through the liszt one. (btw, i'm suprised no one linked their songs to youtube, would be helpful to ts i think)

    Liszt Transcendental Etude No. 4 in D minor, Mazeppa

    Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 in G minor

    Rachmaninoff Morceaux de Fantaisie Opus 3 No 4, Polichinelle

    Alkan Grand Etude Op 76, Hands Reunited

    Alkan Etude Op.27, Le Chemin de Fer

    Debussy Preludes Book 1 No.4, Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir

    No particular rankings, all my favourites, though trying very hard to perfect the first and fifth one.

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    best source of classical music (or any music!) online = youtube.

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    I m more of a chopin fan... not so much baroque...


    my favourite song(s) thus far is still the planets by holst...

    it has generated a lot of inspiration for all the space sci- fi fiction movies soundtracks for a long time...

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    Johann Strauss

    TV series 'The Strauss Dynasty'

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    Rachmaninoff Piano Sonata No. 2

    Copland Appalachian Spring

    Chopin Scherzos, Nocturnes, Ballades, Piano Conertos, Sonatas, Preludes, Etudes

    Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2

    Scriabin Fantasy Op. 28

    Beethoven Piano Sonata Op. 22

    Anything played by Ivo Pogorelich, Mikhail Pletnev, Yevgeny Sudbin, Arthur Rubinstein

    These are my favourites but the list will never end. Seriously, do sample them first especially compliations so as to know where and when to start listening to full works. Can borrow or listen to them at Esplanade Library. Things like "Romantic Adagio" etc. where the more famous movements are being heard, before sourcing for performers, conductors, or orchestras. Penguin Guide, Grammophone are good sources for reviews too, though always subjective.

    Need any help, just pm me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henessy View Post
    Which piece of Chopin may I know?
    nocturnes......erm......quite a few to choose from.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henessy View Post
    Yup, but the 3rd movement for moonlight is quite difficult. How long did you get to master it, as in similar to those recorded piantist's standard. Any idea on how to master it?
    moonlight the toughest movement is the very first...

    my Grade 8 exam piece was the 3rd movement, but i had to learn the whole piece for my teacher.

    3rd movement is technically difficult, but all technical stuff is just a matter of practise...the more u practise the better u become....its like photography to a certain aspect.

    1st movt, although technically easiest to learn, most of it is creativity, emotions, feelings that has to be expressed thru the music that comes out from the piano. so while its really easy to be precise, its not easy to make music thru the emotions and feelings.

    again, i draw the parallel to photography.

    techniques are easy to master...its the creativity that is not "masterable"

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    long long long long time ago when i was still very young, i had the audacious chance to perform Rachmaninof's piano pieces in the very old Victoria concert hall...

    The piece:-

    Variations on the theme of Paganini.

    even till today, i think the violin version is still the best.

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    Canon by Pachelbel

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    Quote Originally Posted by plsoong View Post
    moonlight the toughest movement is the very first...

    my Grade 8 exam piece was the 3rd movement, but i had to learn the whole piece for my teacher.

    3rd movement is technically difficult, but all technical stuff is just a matter of practise...the more u practise the better u become....its like photography to a certain aspect.

    1st movt, although technically easiest to learn, most of it is creativity, emotions, feelings that has to be expressed thru the music that comes out from the piano. so while its really easy to be precise, its not easy to make music thru the emotions and feelings.

    again, i draw the parallel to photography.

    techniques are easy to master...its the creativity that is not "masterable"
    the third movement needs a lot of passionate angst too :P its dynamic, frustrating etc but the funniest thing is that most people who play it tend to be bothered abt the speed.. but i think the dynamics are more important.

    best version i've heard so far is by don dorsey, on synthesizers. to me its.. perfect.
    chezburgr i can haz?

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    The Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto

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    Quote Originally Posted by plsoong View Post
    moonlight the toughest movement is the very first...

    my Grade 8 exam piece was the 3rd movement, but i had to learn the whole piece for my teacher.

    3rd movement is technically difficult, but all technical stuff is just a matter of practise...the more u practise the better u become....its like photography to a certain aspect.

    1st movt, although technically easiest to learn, most of it is creativity, emotions, feelings that has to be expressed thru the music that comes out from the piano. so while its really easy to be precise, its not easy to make music thru the emotions and feelings.

    again, i draw the parallel to photography.

    techniques are easy to master...its the creativity that is not "masterable"
    You practise segment by segment for the 3rd movement? Or whole piece at once?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plsoong View Post
    long long long long time ago when i was still very young, i had the audacious chance to perform Rachmaninof's piano pieces in the very old Victoria concert hall...

    The piece:-

    Variations on the theme of Paganini.

    even till today, i think the violin version is still the best.
    v tough pieces indeed. u must be an excellent pianist.

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    Pierre, must give me a chance to listen to you play.

    Thanks for the your tube link.. Very useful... Think really have to write down these name and start looking around.

    Keep them coming.. Hope I can get to listen to 20% of these classical mentioned here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysterio506 View Post
    Canon by Pachelbel
    youtube has got an interesting version of pachelbel's canon played on guitar by funtwo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    youtube has got an interesting version of pachelbel's canon played on guitar by funtwo.
    alreadi linked in post #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by CYRN View Post
    alreadi linked in post #7
    ahh.....missed it.

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    not really classical..more contemporary, but anyone heard of this composer tan dun? chinese fellow...quite awesome his music...might have heard it in crouching tiger, hidden dragon or hero

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    Quote Originally Posted by agentmonkey View Post
    not really classical..more contemporary, but anyone heard of this composer tan dun? chinese fellow...quite awesome his music...might have heard it in crouching tiger, hidden dragon or hero
    yah, his compositions are very 3-dimensional

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