Grand, flowing, and fast. There is something to be said about an intricate melody, where a person can bang on the piano.
When I shared my favourite piano solos, readers shared their beautiful favourites– here are some of the most popular piano solos from the community. Would you play any of these?
Polanaise in F Sharp Minor – Chopin
A Polanaise never disappoints. The first thing I’d do is practice the arpeggios– the fun part–I’d be closer to banging on the piano. Thanks, Thomas, for sharing!
Isolde’s Liebestod – Wagner (Transcribed by Liszt)
A theatrical piece, fitting the love story of Tristan und Isolde. I won’t be performing this anytime soon–I can’t reach beyond a 9th. Thanks, Thomas, for sharing!
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Musical Moment No 4 in E minor – Rachmaninoff
Quite the blur of notes here. Thanks, Janis, for sharing!
Concerto #1 in C – Beethoven
Marla broke the rules by suggesting a concerto, but I like that. Martha Argerich plays the piece below; she’s like the Atwood of piano and waits out 30 seconds of applause for stepping onstage. Thank you to Marla for sharing! She’s been in the community since the beginning.
Prelude in C# Minor – Rachmaninoff
This is a project for when I have enough time and patience, after my other Rach pieces. Hugo says, “I hope to play [this piece] in my high school Catholic Performing Arts Festival next year.” I hope you got it!
Toccata in E flat minor – Khachaturian
Lucilla, a reader, says this Toccata is hypnotic to play. It’s also meditative to listen, too. Thanks, Lucilla, for sharing!
Rhapsody in B minor – Brahms
This isn’t as dissonant or mushy as Brahms is, normally. Thanks for sharing, Lucilla!
Auf Flugeln Des Gesanges – arranged by Liszt
A great, dreamy piece. On Wings of Song is a poem and song by Heinrich Heine. Thanks for sharing, Austin!
Prelude No. 5, Op. 23 – Rachmaninoff
In case you’re wondering, I’m still working on this in the cracks of my schedule. Now that I don’t practice everyday, progress is chugging; you get what you put in.
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Great web site have you any recording of leopold godowsky chopin etudes on you’re web site
Is there a particular etude you’re looking for?
Hi Grace – such beautiful music – you have great taste! I am interested in the sheet music for Auf Flugeln Des Gesanges – arranged by Liszt but cannot see it at the link you provided. I can’t tell from the Amazon link which book it may be in. Help! Thank you!
Hi Cathy, I’ve updated the link.
It should be in “Sechs Lieder von Felix Mendelssohn : fur Pianoforte zu 2 Handen” or “Franz Liszt Original compositions and Transcriptions (Auf Flugeln Des Gesanges) S146”
Does that help?
I’m working on chopin’s etude op 25 no 1, it’s been a challenging one. But it is a beautiful piece of music =)
Lovely! The more challenging, the better your reward.
An interesting melange. Brahms has never struck me a mushy and dissonant, I must say, but what has me wondering is the comparison of Argerich with, I assume, (Margaret) Atwood. I shall be puzzling over that for a while.
Hey Grace! I love your blog so much and it’s so relatable. I am also playing the Prelude in G minor. Here is the link of me playing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9I5Ws3GBcU I’ve improved quite a bit from the video but it’s such a fun piece to play and I am preparing it for CMC now.
Thank you Senaida! That’s lovely playing. :)