Expanding my repertoire
September 5, 2013 7:28 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for classical piano sheet music recommendations.
posted by mammary16 to media & arts (15 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm an amateur classical pianist. I've played since I was eight years old.
I like the following:
Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier, English Suites, Goldberg variations
Chopin: his entire works (nocturnes, mazurkas, preludes, waltzes, impromptus, etc.)
John Adams: Phrygian Gates
Alban Berg: Sonata No. 2
Shostakovich: Preludes and Fugues op. 87
Milhaud: Saudades do Brazil
Schubert: Die Forelle
Takemitsu: Rain Tree Sketch
I feel a little trapped by my repertoire. I discovered that I liked Bach recently and I I like how it has added a bit of subtlety to my playing, as I was accustomed to banging out the romantics -- especially in my angsty teen years. The same with the Shostakovich. I just picked up some Scriabin and I'm excited to explore his music.
I also feel like I've plateaued and would like to push my playing to the next level.
I'd appreciate recommendations that:
1. expose me more to the "canon"
2. provide a new challenge and a new approach to musicality
Recommendations from any period of piano music would be great. More generally, if there's a good book (on the history of classical piano) or online forum you'd like to recommend that would also be greatly appreciated.