Da Super Mega Ultra Book of Etudes


#1

Using an etude or 2 each from Chop, Pimp, Scrib, Rock, Dapussy, Liget, etc, if you had to make up the ultimate book of say 8-12 etudes to test a pianists ability, what would yo choose?


#2

Mikey are you asking which etudes are the hardest? :wink:


#3

Ahahahaha da XMOFO inztantly kill diz topic :sunglasses:


#4

:comme:

:sunglasses:


#5

I’ll unkill it again then =)

Two of each to avoid obvious choices

Alkan: 39#1, 76#3
Chop: 10#2, 10#5
Debussy: chroms, RNs
Hamelin: Triple, Rossini
Ligeti: Warsaw, Vertige
Liszt: Feux F, Pag-4 1838 alt text :sunglasses:
Prok: 2,3
Rach: 33#5, 39#3
Scrib: 8#7, 65#1


#6

Da PUZZETZ are a really underrated sheeyat, and really teach how to work da vulv. :orgy:


#7

Yeh but in a cool, non 88ztreet way.
And has it not been settled 1000 times that the hardest chopet is 10/2?

Pandora: :sunglasses:


#8

Puzzets?


#9

C’mon man.


#10

Oh, I read it as puzz…
Yes, they get very little attention around here.

I was comparing Haas and uchida the other day. Uchida won but Haas was very good in the 8 fingers.


#11

:blush:


#12

Da vertigo et strangely absent. :zepp:

Can anyone think of a piece (worth playing) where that technique is used? Pozz sum zcarlatti?


#13

God dis awfully sl*w, da WIMMOFO double beat sheeyat interp:


#14

#15

I meant everyone’s favourite mereaux etude. Nick name as per the sdc Rosetta stone.

Also, Wang is nearly a minute half faster. Wtf?


#16

Da Godetz?
Also, da Stravet Op. 7/4 is a real testah. Love dat piece.


#17

I really can’t be arsed getting into the Godowsky. I’ve listened to a few and find them ok but not enough to sit through them.

Bartok op.18 are insane too.


#18

Godowsky are perhaps more fascinating to read through than to hear. His contrapuntal, technical and fingering-related innovations reveal exactly why he was worshiped so much by his contemporaries.


#19

I find the Lyapunov set quite beautiful, too - and probably some of them belong to the “most difficult” category.


#20

I really like them as music, but I don’t think the writing breaks any new ground pianistically.