Repertoire Challenge 2014: Finis!

 

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It happened. The last day of 2014 has arrived, as well as the last day of my Repertoire Challenge. And I’ve finished the last piece.  IT IS DONE!

I’ve learned 24 pieces of music in the last 24 weeks… 112 pages, to be precise.  I’ve spent a lot of hours with Bach, Scarlatti, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, and many other wonderful composers…  and I loved it.

Here’s what the final 24 looked like:

LEARNED || 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)
Brahms Waltz in Ab, Op. 59, No.15 (7/25)
Chopin Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2 in Eb (12/31)
Chopin Waltz Op. 69, No. 2 (12/30)
Greig Arietta, Op. 12, No. 1 (12/13)
Dvorak Humoresque, Op. 102, No.7 (11/25)
Granados May Song, Op. 1, No. 3 (12/14)
Debussy Arabesque 1 (9/10)
Debussy Clair de Lune (7/29)

RE-LEARNED || 12

Bach Italian Concerto, Mvt. 1 (10/3)
Bach Prelude No. 6 in d minor (12/19)
Mozart Fantasy in d minor, K. 397 (8/27)
Mozart Sonata K. 310, Mvt. 1 (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. 27, No. 2 “Moonlight”, Mvt. 1 (8/18)
Chopin Nocturne in c# minor (8/25)
Greig Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (12/27)
Pieczonka Tarantella in a minor (9/3)
Joplin Maple Leaf Rag (9/24)
My goal for this “challenge” wasn’t mainly to see if I could learn 24 pieces in 24 weeks with a newborn. It was to get rid of the “I don’t really have any pieces finished right now…” syndrome when I sat down at the piano. And you know what? It’s gone. It has been SO MUCH FUN to sit down and just play so many of my favorite pieces one after the other.
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Now my bigger goal is to keep these pieces the rest of my life and add to them every year. If I can do that, I should be able to have all of Bach’s preludes & fugues, all of Beethoven’s sonatas, AND all of Chopin’s nocturnes by the time I’m 50, right?
Oh well, we’ll see. :D
I will now go celebrate with some hot chocolate and, um… well, cold chocolate.  :)
Have a Blessed New Year my friends! Persevere!
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