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    Your favourite Chopin piano work

    Well (slightly with reverence to Mat) I'd have to say one of my favourite piano pieces of this sublime master would have to be the wonderous Fantasy Impromptu. What's yours?
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
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    I too like this one for Technical disply:But for good listening I like Nocturne Op.9-2. I guess because of the flowing melodic line and I enjoy playing it....Also Etude Op.10-3 "Chanson de L'adieu " is a favorite
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    The nocturnes. If I have to choose, then the op9 set.

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    It's almost impossible to pick just one, but I'd probably go with one of his ballades - in f minor. Or with his c# minor etude op. 25, or the two-four waltz, or...
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    I agree

    Quote Originally Posted by Mat View Post
    It's almost impossible to pick just one, but I'd probably go with one of his ballades - in f minor. Or with his c# minor etude op. 25, or the two-four waltz, or...

    It is difficult to pick just one...I bought his complete works...they are AWESOME! But I also like Scriabin...his spiritual son who goes a bit more modern...When I was 5 and I started learning to play piano I dreamt about playing Chopin...Now, an adult who cannot play piano well...I just listen to these enormous works and I am amazed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    The nocturnes. If I have to choose, then the op9 set.
    OH Art - yes, of course the Noctures are just sublime. No other composer wrote so beautifully for the piano with such a diversity of styles whilst still keeping the essence of his homeland firmly seasoned on each pearl.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    anything if its played by Oscar Levant!!
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    That was refreshing. Thanx for the link, CMB.
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    Oscar Levant is a revelation to me ... I need to broaden my horizons, seemingly. CMB, thank you soooooooooo much for the link: exquisite playing.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Enjoyed the performance. Very talented fellow.THanks
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
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    Impossible to pick just one...but I think that Ivan Moravec is one the best Chopinists out there, at least on recordings.
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    mathetes - love your Bach/Ellington signature, so deliciously contrasted.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contratrombone64 View Post
    mathetes - love your Bach/Ellington signature, so deliciously contrasted.
    Why, thank-que sir--
    “The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.”
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    Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante - A most perfect gem by Chopin.
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    Hey Corno - yes, the Andante Spianato is great - I agree (as is the grand brilliant polonaise).
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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