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I really love Valentina Lisitsa's Rachmaninoff and Chopin interpretations. I've been listening to her etudes ever since.


I definitely agree with you! 3nodding she plays Chopin's Etudes phenomenally! I just need to find more videos of her playing more pieces from Rachmaninoff. I think I'v found like 3 so far.


Hm, how about Rachmaninoff's Little Red Riding Hood? emotion_dowant


Yep that was one of the ones I'v already seen. In fact I even posted it in on of my earlier posts on this topic page.
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I really love Valentina Lisitsa's Rachmaninoff and Chopin interpretations. I've been listening to her etudes ever since.


I definitely agree with you! 3nodding she plays Chopin's Etudes phenomenally! I just need to find more videos of her playing more pieces from Rachmaninoff. I think I'v found like 3 so far.


Hm, how about Rachmaninoff's Little Red Riding Hood? emotion_dowant


Yep that was one of the ones I'v already seen. In fact I even posted it in on of my earlier posts on this topic page.


Oops, didn't see that. lol
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I really love Valentina Lisitsa's Rachmaninoff and Chopin interpretations. I've been listening to her etudes ever since.


I definitely agree with you! 3nodding she plays Chopin's Etudes phenomenally! I just need to find more videos of her playing more pieces from Rachmaninoff. I think I'v found like 3 so far.


Hm, how about Rachmaninoff's Little Red Riding Hood? emotion_dowant


Yep that was one of the ones I'v already seen. In fact I even posted it in on of my earlier posts on this topic page.


Oops, didn't see that. lol



Haha don't worry about it. It most certainly would have been an amazing suggestion if I hadn't have seen it yet. 3nodding
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Hey, hey, how about this? I forgot to tell you about it. It's superb! emotion_dowant
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Hey, hey, how about this? I forgot to tell you about it. It's superb! emotion_dowant


mrgreen Actually I have seen this one as well/ But I completely agree with you! It is fantastic! It is really interesting how it keeps changing and almost sounds like its a completely different piece.
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Hey, hey, how about this? I forgot to tell you about it. It's superb! emotion_dowant


mrgreen Actually I have seen this one as well/ But I completely agree with you! It is fantastic! It is really interesting how it keeps changing and almost sounds like its a completely different piece.


I know right. Liszt is such a badass.
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I know right. Liszt is such a badass.


Absolutely! Have you heard any of his transcendental etudes? they are freaking amazing! Just in case you haven't, here is one of my favorites;

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I know right. Liszt is such a badass.


Absolutely! Have you heard any of his transcendental etudes? they are freaking amazing! Just in case you haven't, here is one of my favorites;


Well, some.. I haven't heard all of them yet except for this and 10. This one is also my favorite. 8D
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I know right. Liszt is such a badass.


Absolutely! Have you heard any of his transcendental etudes? they are freaking amazing! Just in case you haven't, here is one of my favorites;


Well, some.. I haven't heard all of them yet except for this and 10. This one is also my favorite. 8D


3nodding They are definitely fantastic. I hope to one day play this piece. (given another 10 years of practice anyways...)
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I know right. Liszt is such a badass.


Absolutely! Have you heard any of his transcendental etudes? they are freaking amazing! Just in case you haven't, here is one of my favorites;


Well, some.. I haven't heard all of them yet except for this and 10. This one is also my favorite. 8D


3nodding They are definitely fantastic. I hope to one day play this piece. (given another 10 years of practice anyways...)

Yup, I guess we're on the same boat. Whenever I practice a new piece, I stop halfway then start another piece again. I better change that habit of mine. classified_fu
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I know right. Liszt is such a badass.


Absolutely! Have you heard any of his transcendental etudes? they are freaking amazing! Just in case you haven't, here is one of my favorites;


Well, some.. I haven't heard all of them yet except for this and 10. This one is also my favorite. 8D


3nodding They are definitely fantastic. I hope to one day play this piece. (given another 10 years of practice anyways...)

Yup, I guess we're on the same boat. Whenever I practice a new piece, I stop halfway then start another piece again. I better change that habit of mine. classified_fu


Crap. I do that too. Generally I get the first page down pretty quickly. Then I move onto the second page and I lose some motivation and it takes longer to get down. ><
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I know right. Liszt is such a badass.


Absolutely! Have you heard any of his transcendental etudes? they are freaking amazing! Just in case you haven't, here is one of my favorites;


Well, some.. I haven't heard all of them yet except for this and 10. This one is also my favorite. 8D


3nodding They are definitely fantastic. I hope to one day play this piece. (given another 10 years of practice anyways...)

Yup, I guess we're on the same boat. Whenever I practice a new piece, I stop halfway then start another piece again. I better change that habit of mine. classified_fu


Crap. I do that too. Generally I get the first page down pretty quickly. Then I move onto the second page and I lose some motivation and it takes longer to get down. ><

I know what you mean. emotion_facepalm
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Haven't heard enough of Chopin beyond his "Funeral March" to draw an opinion on him, but Tchaikovsky holds a special place in my heart, if only because of BioShock (there's a sequence involving blowing enemies away to "Waltz of the Flowers" ).

Granted, I hated The Nutcracker when I saw it, but a few of the songs are favorites of mine. Not to mention you can't go wrong with the "1812 Overture" with black powder cannons in the background- I joke around that if I ever join an orchestra, my instrument will be the howitzer.
Chopin is like God to me. To create "technical pieces" and compose them in a way that they'd stand out as songs in their own right. Chopin's a genius with incorporating his own soul into his melodies. He didn't create the nocturne manner of compositions, but he revolutionized it. He pioneered the Legato/Rubato style of playing. His Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante, I'm performing soon. I could listen to this piece for days. The 2nd movement to his 1st Sonata, Op $ is so soothing. Around 1:43, I get the chills when he deploys poly-rhythm .
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Though, at the end of the day, I could never compare Chopin with Tchaikovsky. Their styles and reasons for composing are too different. Tchaikovsky composed for Orchestra's, whereas Chopin's main focus was solo piano.
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