Alright, guys. There’s a stack of piano repertoire I’ve been intending to knock out for a few years now and just haven’t gotten around to. (Can anyone else relate?)
So I decided to issue a repertoire challenge for myself to take on this summer & fall. And, just so I’ll take myself seriously, I’m gonna make it official with a repertoire liszt!
I mean list. *cough*
I’ve divided my list into two sections.
- Pieces to learn for the first time.
- Pieces I have learned in the past and need to bring back.
Many of them are easy classics – like Für Elise, the Moonlight Sonata mvt. 1, and Brahms’ Waltz in A-flat (you know, the lullaby one) – that I never got around to perfecting but really should… at least if I’m going to call myself a real classical pianist. ;D There are hard ones, too, like Chopin’s Fantasie-Impromptu in c# minor, Mozart’s a minor Sonata K. 310, and a couple of Chopin’s etudes.
Then there are doozies like Ravel’s Jeux d’Eau and Liszt’s La Campanella. Oi.
Here’s the complete run-down:
Current Progress: 12/12
Scarlatti Sonata K. 141 (12/22)
Bach Fugue No. 2 in c minor (11/23)
Clementi Sonata in D Major, Op. 4, No. 1, Mvt. 1 (12/27)
Beethoven Fur Elise (8/30)
Schubert Impromptu Op. 90, No. 2
Brahms Waltz in Ab, Op. 59, No.15 (7/25)
Chopin Etude Op. 10, No. 2 “Revolutionary”
Chopin Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2 in Eb (12/31)
Chopin Waltz Op. 69, No. 1 “L’adieu”
Chopin Waltz Op. 69, No. 2 (12/30)
Greig Arietta, Op. 12, No. 1 (12/13)
Dvorak Humoresque, Op. 102, No.7 (11/25)
Glinka L’Alouette “The Lark”
Granados The May Song, Op. 1, No. 3 (12/14)
Debussy Arabesque 1 (9/10)
Debussy Clair de Lune
Debussy Golliwog’s Cakewalk
Ravel Jeux d’Eau
Current Progress: 12/12
Bach Italian Concerto, Mvt. 1 (10/3)
Bach Italian Concerto, Mvt. 3
Bach Prelude No. 2 in c minor
Bach Prelude No. 6 in d minor (12/19)
Mozart Fantasy in d minor, K. 397 (8/27)
Mozart Sonata K. 310, Mvt. 1 in a minor (12/31)
Mozart Sonata K. 331, Mvt. 3, “Alla Turca” (7/30)
Beethoven Sonata Op. 13 “Pathetique”, Mvt. 1 (12/20)
Beethoven Sonata Op. 13 “Pathetique”, Mvt. 2 (11/15)
Beethoven Sonata Op. 13 “Pathetique”, Mvt. 3
Beethoven Sonata Op. 27, No. 2 “Moonlight”, Mvt. 1 (8/18)
Chopin Nocturne in c# minor (8/25)
Greig Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (12/27)
Liszt La Campanella
Pieczonka Tarantella in a minor (9/3)
Joplin Magnetic Rag
Joplin Maple Leaf Rag (9/24)
My goal is to have 12 pieces from each list learned and performance-ready by Christmas. Basically, that translates into four pieces a month between now and the end of the year.
Ambitious? Probably. (read: “Oh, my mad graciousness, what am I thinking?!?”) I mean, I have an 11-week-old, people.
But it’s worth a try, right? :D
I’ll update this post at the end of each month with my progress to keep myself accountable.
So that’s it! My Summer / Fall Repertoire Challenge.
So tell me, what are y’all working on this summer?
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