Great piano music

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  1. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

  2. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

    And of course the late, great Dave Brubeck.

  3. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

  4. Left

    Left aimless

    I find it very hard to relate to the sound of the harpsichord. I like it in ensembles (concertos) but I struggle with solo harpsichord.
  5. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    Like Spinning Plates, played forwards with a backwards melody - lyrics also sung with a backwards melody forwards. Not the prettiest of songs but technically brilliant IMO.
  6. Left

    Left aimless

    Twelve tone special!

    Unsung genius of 20th century music Milton Babbitt

    Boulez's second sonata, one of the greatest piano works of all time

    Gould playing Webern - he plays it a bit choppy for me but it's still great
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  7. existentialist

    existentialist Apprentice bachelor

    *nods* I know what you mean - I'd have settled for an original fortepiano recording, but it doesn't look like there are any of those on YouTube (the fortepiano postdates Bach somewhat - the original fugues would have been played on clavichord or harpsichord, or organ).

    This is a different fugue being played on a fortepiano - you'll hear that the sound is less "bright" and in your face.

    ETA: I once went to a recital of Scarlatti harpsichord music at the Wigmore Hall - it's probably the only classical concert in my life where I wanted to bale out half way through, one million pingy little notes in!
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  8. existentialist

    existentialist Apprentice bachelor

    Ignore the first 2 minutes of rather dire Jools Holland impression, and move straight on to "Mrs Mills plays Vidor":

  9. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    very special that - thanks for posting

    michel camilo is my piano hero

    and this the show stopper
  10. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Alice Coltrane's final album was all on the piano..............

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  11. Albert Ammons is where it's at. Jools Holland can fuck off!
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  12. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Davos T Funk

  13. existentialist

    existentialist Apprentice bachelor

    This stuff just makes me want to grin and tap my feet :)
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  14. existentialist

    existentialist Apprentice bachelor

    D flat fucking major!

    Anyone who writes in that key is clearly not a string player.

  15. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

  16. starfish

    starfish No dialogue. Just plot.

  17. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

  18. Left

    Left aimless

    Shostakovich playing his first piano concerto at a ridiculous tempo
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  19. Left

    Left aimless

    Gershwin meets Schoenberg for two pianos
  20. sunnysidedown

    sunnysidedown caput mortuum



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  21. Left

    Left aimless

    Very nice! Properly woke me up this morning.
    That Lutoslawski is amazing, I only wish I could follow the score without getting lost.
  22. existentialist

    existentialist Apprentice bachelor

    Not easy, is it? :) Works for me if I kind of follow it one beat to the bar. But I've a feeling that's the kind of piece you use the music to learn from before you perform it at speed - not something I'd want to sight-read, anyway! (and anyway, playing anything off two staves at once is just unnatural, in my view :) ).
  23. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

  24. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Mark Springer from Rip Rig and Panic

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  25. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    The Rachel's ( but with marvellous cello and violin)

  26. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    which reminds me, this is a nice LP
  27. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    John Cale La Naissance de L'Amour

  28. existentialist

    existentialist Apprentice bachelor

    I know this has a violin accompanying the piano (hem hem hem), but still a beautiful piece of minimalist music - Arvo Pärt, Spiegel im Spiegel.

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  29. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    He's not considered as cool as some jazz greats but Oscar Peterson was a glorious pianist at his best. Sadly, this tune (his own composition 'Hymn To Freedom') has a little glitch near the end....

  30. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    The great Mark Hollis and piano


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