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Frost 02-17-2011 04:19 PM

Solo Piano Pieces
 
There is definitely something special about the piano, it's versatile and completely ingrained in so many styles of music.

I can sit and be entertained as a musician by so many different instrumental solo pieces, but I've found that practically anyone with any kind of interest in music can get a lot of enjoyment from a great piano piece.

What are some of your favourite Piano/Keyboard solo pieces?

Funky CrÍpe 02-17-2011 04:44 PM

Re: Solo Piano Pieces
 
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Originally Posted by Frost (Post 803816)
There is definitely something special about the piano, it's versatile and completely ingrained in so many styles of music.

I can sit and be entertained as a musician by so many different instrumental solo pieces, but I've found that practically anyone with any kind of interest in music can get a lot of enjoyment from a great piano piece.

What are some of your favourite Piano/Keyboard solo pieces?

when I first listened to tis piece through I ws in a trance. It is so beautiful, I was close to being in tears near the end. Its by Brad Mehldau, a version of "my favourite things"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7fVnvJSRb4

Frost 02-17-2011 04:58 PM

Re: Solo Piano Pieces
 
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Originally Posted by Funky CrÍpe (Post 803827)
when I first listened to tis piece through I ws in a trance. It is so beautiful, I was close to being in tears near the end. Its by Brad Mehldau, a version of "my favourite things"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7fVnvJSRb4

Wow man, just wow, I mean, that was incredible. I can't believe how much that touched me, was not expecting that.

This is one of my favourites, composed by Nobou Uematsu, one of the few songs that has ever actually made me a little teary :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADWv44XFQQ8

vojtech 02-17-2011 08:12 PM

Re: Solo Piano Pieces
 
Vangelis - Memories of Green
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RDRGbZvkDI

I have always loved that song.

mediocrefunkybeat 02-19-2011 02:24 AM

Re: Solo Piano Pieces
 
'Oraison' by Olivier Messiaen. The best recording is from the original from the 1930's, played on Ondes Martenot. I am a total sucker for Piano music too (my brother is a virtuoso pianist and I was brought up with it) but I think pretty much any Messiaen takes it for me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRJmJzWibzA

Schoenberg's very early atonal work ('Drei Klavierstucke') really is something too. Especially the second piece, I much prefer the expressionism to his more traditional work.

Funky CrÍpe 02-20-2011 10:44 PM

Re: Solo Piano Pieces
 
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Originally Posted by Frost (Post 803836)
Wow man, just wow, I mean, that was incredible. I can't believe how much that touched me, was not expecting that.

This is one of my favourites, composed by Nobou Uematsu, one of the few songs that has ever actually made me a little teary :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADWv44XFQQ8

that didn't have as much of an effect as the other piece, but it is beautiful! And its some really great playing as well.

TheGroceryman 02-20-2011 11:28 PM

Re: Solo Piano Pieces
 
I'm a sucker for solo piano. one of my favorites composed by the same guy who frost recommended (genius),

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRWszFHA-Rc

I'm also a big fan of Bach's Chaconne played on solo piano. For me, the violin can get a little squeaky at times (depending on who's playing).

Frost 02-21-2011 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by TheGroceryman (Post 805100)
I'm a sucker for solo piano. one of my favorites composed by the same guy who frost recommended (genius),

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRWszFHA-Rc

I'm also a big fan of Bach's Chaconne played on solo piano. For me, the violin can get a little squeaky at times (depending on who's playing).

Nobou Uematsu is indeed a genius, one of my other favourites of his is Memory of light and waves (played by the same guy that played the first video I posted, quite an incredible player)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTMyGACAGe8


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