Could you help me find some piano pieces?
Hello all! I've been playing piano for six years now, and I need some pieces to play. I've recently played a few of Scarlatti's sonatas, (Most recently in B Minor L.449) Mozart's Sonata in A Major, K. 331 Movement One, Clair de Lune and Prelude in C Sharp Minor Op. 3 #2 from Morceaux de Fantaisie, and I'm kinda working on Kabalevsky's Piano Concerto #3 "Youth."
I've also been sight reading a few pieces like Chopin's Ballade in A Flat Major and Prelude in G Minor by Rachmaninoff to entertain myself.
Although I prefer impressionistic, romantic and classical, I'm open to baroque and modern (Not pop stuff, I mean Copland, Kabalevsky, etc) :)
Thank you in advance!
I've played a few of Chopin's Nocturnes (E minor, F Minor, E Flat Major and C Sharp Minor), a few Joplin Rags, and all three movements of the Moonlight sonata. Yeah... I'm a bit crazy... LOL :p
- HitechLv 49 years agoFavorite Answer
Haydn Piano Sonata No.50 Hob.XVI:37, D major: http://imslp.org/wiki/Piano_Sonata_No.50_Hob.XVI:3... It's utterly delightful. Don't be fooled by the seemingly simple look of it; it's a genuine challenge to play it well.
Ravel Sonatine, 1st or 2nd movt: http://imslp.org/wiki/Sonatine_(Ravel,_Maurice). Luscious and gorgeous!
Debussy, La plus que lente: score: http://imslp.org/wiki/La_plus_que_lente_(Debussy,_... Quite lovely.
If you are up to it, try:
Brahms Op. 118 No. 5: http://imslp.org/wiki/6_Klavierst%C3%BCcke,_Op.118... This is one of Brahms' most serenely beautiful pieces ... sweep-you-away type stuff.
I hope you embrace your Kabalevsky concerto; I did it when I was young and had enormous fun with it.
(Edit: whatever you do, PLEASE, don't do Moonlight Sonata or that ridiculous Mozart Rondo; people here are obsessed with those pieces, and there are many more that are worth your time and effort)
- pigpenguin91Lv 79 years ago
Asking your piano teacher is the best way to go, but here are some pieces I've enjoyed playing or listening to.
Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven (first movement, but all movements are nice)
Mozart's Sonata in A Major, K. 331 - Alla Turca
I'd also recommend checking out some of Chopin's nocturnes. They vary greatly in difficulty, and a lot of them are incredibly gorgeous. Also, if you want to explore a bit more modern, I'd suggest looking at Bartok 'Sketches, Op. 9'. I recently played 'portrait of a girl' from it, which was a very fun piece. And his sketches are hardly ever played.Source(s): pianist for 11 years
- 9 years ago
I think you should purchase a book of intermediate/advance classical pieces. I personally used James Bastien's but any should work. If you don't mind syncopation, Scott Joplin rags are fun and relatively easy. My favorite Romantic composer is Louis Moreau Gottschalk; he isn't very popular but I love his pieces and I think they'll be at a challenging but decent skill level. Here's one of my favorites: http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=68L-4Np8gVo . Good luck finding new pieces!