Post your favorite piano pieces.
I'm soon going to take a large dose of tryptamines and phenethylamines. What should I listen to while tripping? About 97% of all classical music I've listened to was piano music so I'm not very familiar with orchestral pieces. Only romantic, post-romantic and modern recommendations please.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H509PDE6RCI (no recording of this one)
This dude looks like the McPoyles from It's Always Sunny
Alkan is based
oh and liszt:
i'm a faggot
all about schumann
gesange der fruhe
Beethoven, Debussy, Schoenberg, the big 3 when ranked by importance
Bourlier Piano Sonata
Roger Sessions Piano Sonata No. 1
Berg Piano Sonata No. 1
Speaking of Glazunov, what's his best symphony in you guys' opinion
im really enjoy his 3th, but dont know which other to look into next
you have my attention. might have to check that out
favorite piano piece eh?
Auerbach's preludes are pretty cool
or probably just some Bach suites
So what do you guys think of cunts who try to conduct from the piano in a piano concerto? I don't even care if they have bona fides as a conductor, it just looks stupid and irresponsible to me. What is the orchestra supposed to look at, your head?
>No op. 10
>No op. 31
>No op. 39
They stop playing classical music after 8pm (ish) UK time, so get a proxy and listen to programmes from earlier in the day that you like the look of
That's how it was done in those days. Same with organ in church, Bach would sit at the organ and play, conducting minimally and relying on (probably) good communication with his head chorister who would then act as a sort of conductor
>Bach would sit at the organ and play, conducting minimally
>In his youth and until the approach of old age, he played the violin cleanly and penetratingly, and thus kept the orchestra in better order than he could have done with the harpsichord
>Gesner describes him . . . attending to everything at once and, from a group of thirty or even forty musicians, reminding one of the rhythm and beat by nodding his head, another by stamping his foot, and a third by wagging his finger; giving the right note to one with the top part of his voice, another with the bottom, and a third with the middle; moreover, though he is but one man, with the hardest role of all, while the performers combine to make a great deal of noise, nonetheless noticing immediately if anything sounds wrong, and what is wrong; and holding them all together in due order, stepping in at any point and putting right any unsteadiness, carrying the rhythm in every limb; one man testing every harmony with his sharp ear, one man producing every voice from the confines of his one throat.
>sit at the organ
Can you at least do some minimal research before spouting obvious nonsense?
it is related but in a more abstract way.
you can think as the elements being related to each other in a pure timbral sense, on a spectrum of super noisy to pure tones. the score looks like it's in a proportional notation. also, it seems like the score is more related to the actions of the performer rather than the actual sound. so it is structured, but in a less exact way.
also, since it's a solo piece, it's naturally going to be freer and more exploratory in one sense. lachenmann's chamber works are pretty rhythmic and each part plays off of each other a lot.
>Except for Luigi Nono, leading composers of yesterday have exhausted their resources ... They are celebrating the comeback of the bourgeois concept of beauty ... a form sickening to anyone who sees in art – or in beauty – more than just a masquerade (Lachenmann, 1980, p. 21)
hear that you bourgeois pigs
if you want to really go by its original usage, "romantic" WAS a term used to describe Mozart's music by his contemporaries. There was an old saying (paraphrased): "Haydn speaks to your head, Mozart speaks to your soul"
Yeah, >>54833681 is right, Haydn and Mozart were considered the original Romantics, and the latter features prominently in Romantic literature. The "A" in ETA Hoffmann stands for "Amadeus".
>idk in stuff like mozart or bach, it's definitely feasible. the more complex the tempi, the more a conductor would be needed
Actually, Mozart's more symphonic concerti profit more from a dedicated conductor than lots of later concerti where the orchestra plays a lesser role (like Mendelssohn's or Hummel's).
On the other hand I know stories where the concertmaster/voice leaders actually had to take over giving the cues because the conductor was so incompetent. Minkowski (who, like countless other HIP "conductors", has zero conducting training) was utterly incapable of conducting the finale of Brahms' 1st piano concerto (which is really difficult rhythmically), so the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, who do have a lot of experience playing without conductors, took over.
Schubert's Piano Sonata in A minor, D. 845 is really cool, especially the circle progression that veils the start of the first movement's recapitulation
Yeah the chart does lack Schoenberg players, though there's a great Piano Concerto with Brendel and Maderna.
I managed to hear a live performance of the B-flat sonata recently. It's the first time I've really sat through an entire one of his sonatas...I don't know why but they've never really grabbed me. I enjoyed the performance but I still feel like the Sonata lacked a sort of latching interest throughout, but rather just at certain points.
Somehow the juxtaposition of that serious main theme and the march reminds me of Mahler
Yeah, I also think the last sonatas in particular meander more than is good for them. I prefer the smaller piano pieces, where he doesn't distend sonata forms in that manner. The A minor sonata is a lot more compact though, give it a try: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvta3QA5A7c
Wow, and the coda, how the march is turned sinister. Really Mahlerian. It also has something rondo-like, due to how frequently the main theme returns verbatim.
Believe the hype
such lush nuanced playing from Hahn...
saxophone choirs/quartets are the worst combinations of instruments generally. solo/duos are usually okay though. I'm probably going to learn it for classical guitar, but I might learn on electric guitar or cello idk
I actually don't have too terrible thoughts towards the sax choir itself. They've played some neat stuff. I enjoyed Festive Overture by them.
That being said arranging a solo violin work for saxophone choir of like 20-30 people pretty much fits into my preconceived stereotype of classical saxophonists being egotistical, anti-art instrumentalists rather than musicians.
I bet it would sound very interesting on electric guitar.
>saxophone choirs/quartets are the worst combinations of instruments generally.
not him but I think anyone (CLT) who says Schubert isn't a Romantic is somehow wholly ignorant of his clearly Romantic tendencies and innovations in the composer as interpreter as in the Artsongs.
If you accept the conventional notion of Romanticism in music, certainly.
In more neutral terms his music is both typical of the early 19th century and greatly influenced later musicians, especially in his less "dramatic" treatment and expansion of sonata form.