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im sixteen years old and am applying to a summer piano program this summer most of what im playing right now is romantic or 20th century so i thought i should probably learn something baroque and classical. any ideas? just for the record. i HATE baroque. i think its boring.. so i was wondering what your favorite baroque and/or classical pieces were and if there really is a baroque piece out there that i would like some of the pieces ive been playing lately are: fantasy and caprice scherzo in e minor by felix mendelssohn la fille aux cheveux de lin by claude debussy so something around that difficulty, possibly a bit harder thank you so much!! :]
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  • Countryman

    I don't play piano, I play guitar. So forgive that most of my suggestions are from the guitar repertoire. There a couple of songs that were transcribed for the guitar that were orinally piano; like Erik Satie: Gymnopedie No.1, 2, & 3 I heard them on guitar and I always thought that they were nice pieces. (Satie isn't from the Baroque Period, he from the turn of the 20th century, he had his own style really) Maurice Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess (Pavane pour une infante d

    9th June, 2017

  • PlayerGT

    That was for baroque.. and for classical... Beethoven sonatas "appassionata", No. 32, "Moonglight" 3rd movement Polonaise in c major Haydn sonata in e flatt major

    9th June, 2017

  • yiyi

    Toccata in c minor - Fugue Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue Toccata in e minor Prelude and Fugue in c minor

    9th June, 2017

  • BOBsmile

    (I can't seem to edit my original post) If you wish to try more classical, I should also suggest Mozart's Rondo in D K. 485. I think it is a rather witty piece (also quite humorous, in a way) that isn't all that difficult. There seems to be some confusing trills and turns in some places (the edition I came across didn't spell these out) and some of the fingerings were at times questionable, but I think a better-quality edition may solve these problems.

    9th June, 2017

  • KatieKitty

    J. S. Bach's Fantasia in C minor is a popular Baroque piece... as are his preludes/fugues, suites, and inventions. From the classical era, however, you could try Schubert's Impromptus, Beethoven's bagatelles and rondos, and Mozart's Fantasia in D minor or sonatas. I have played both Schubert's Impromptu Op. 142/D935 No. 2 in A-flat (very lovely; demanding pedal work and balance in voicings needed) and Beethoven's Rondo in C Op. 51 No. 1 (quaint and savory; the real treat is near the end with a wonderful transformation to an arppegiated D-flat major section). Don't neglect the Baroque era, though, it is important as a pianist to have a good sense of all realms of the repetoire.

    9th June, 2017

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