Classical Piano: Looking For A Certain Sound

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  1. By His Way profile image58
    By His Wayposted 6 years ago

    My musical interest is eclectic, but my recent new interest is classical piano. (There may be a better term. I'm not sure.)


    I love these popular ones:  (Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven and Nocturne? by Chopin)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nT7_IZPHHb0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nT7_IZPHHb0



    I'd like to find more that are similiar. Ones that are about this same pace, octave, feeling...that beautiful forlorn feeling. smile



    Do you know of any? What are your favorites? I like strictly piano.

    1. Jesus was a hippy profile image60
      Jesus was a hippyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Beethoven wrote that while pining over some girl that rejected him. I love that piece, I can't really think of anything that compares with it.

      Fur Elise is fairly similar. I like that too.

      I just started playing Saties Gymnopedies aswell.

      1. By His Way profile image58
        By His Wayposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Fur Elise is a little more upbeat (I think) than I'm looking for, but I agree on the sonata. It's so beautiful and it stands on its own. It fits my current mood. smile    I'll look up Saties  smile

      2. By His Way profile image58
        By His Wayposted 6 years agoin reply to this
        1. Jesus was a hippy profile image60
          Jesus was a hippyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Sometimes I think it is a shame that there are no brand new 19th century composers...

          smile

          1. By His Way profile image58
            By His Wayposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            There's not?   I was just sitting here thinking about that actually smile   I really am just a few days new into this genre. I've always loved it, but Ive never spent time getting to know it. I was thinking (not knowing if there were any modern artists)...how I don't think we have the minds to even know how to create in this way any more .....to pull from inspiration like they did. I think it's just beyond our current abilities.

            1. Jesus was a hippy profile image60
              Jesus was a hippyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Here is a modern piece by Carter Burwell that I think you will appreciate. I think it fits the genre you are searching for.

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oE2HtxOqXk

              1. By His Way profile image58
                By His Wayposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                <3  <3   I have no words...        It's my FB status for the day. smile  Thank you

                1. Jesus was a hippy profile image60
                  Jesus was a hippyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  I think I'm gonna have to get me the sheet music and learn it.

                  1. By His Way profile image58
                    By His Wayposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    Please do smile

    2. profile image0
      klarawieckposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Okay, so you're looking for piano music that sounds like Moonlight Sonata, in the sense that it's peaceful, soft, romantic... you want Chopin. Chopin is often called The Poet of The Piano. That's all he ever wrote - piano music. You might also want to check out Brahms and Schumann's piano music. You have to go for the Romantic composers, not Baroque or Neoclassical. And of course, don't forget to listen to my music (Clara Wieck's piano music - the REAL Clara Wieck Schumann, I mean).

      1. By His Way profile image58
        By His Wayposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        smile  Awesome. Will do. All of it, and yes I'm finding that's true about Chopin.  I haven't checked out Brahms yet, but I will right after this.

  2. AEvans profile image78
    AEvansposted 6 years ago

    Mozart and Schubert or Bach is similar to Beethoven. :)Quite classical with sensitivity and an electrifying performance. Enjoy. smile

    1. By His Way profile image58
      By His Wayposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you!  smile

    2. By His Way profile image58
      By His Wayposted 6 years agoin reply to this
  3. gregb4hope profile image69
    gregb4hopeposted 6 years ago

    If you want to hear some beautiful yet furious classical piano music. Beethoven and Chopin are at the top.  For sheer passion and virtuosity you must hear Beethoven's "Appassionata" Sonata (all three movements).  ON the other hand Chopin's Etudes are mini jewels of all kinds of piano techniques with wonderful melodies..they are short pieces and yet dynamic as well. Should be available on youtube...before you buy.

    1. By His Way profile image58
      By His Wayposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHru34C2 … ature=fvst


      This brought tears and I'm not a crier...sheesh smile 


      beautiful....thank you

      Edit:  I just realized this isn't what you suggested, but still a great find. lol

    2. By His Way profile image58
      By His Wayposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEptNFzLpjk     This one was fun....there's so much back and forth...almost exhausting. lol

  4. classicalgeek profile image86
    classicalgeekposted 6 years ago

    John Field was a precursor to Chopin and so his compositions are quite similar. For some of the same beautiful forlorn feeling, try Khatchaturian, Debussy, Ravel, and Rachmaninoff. You won't like everything these composers wrote, but you'll like a lot of it!

    1. By His Way profile image58
      By His Wayposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_hUBufUp2w  Love this.  Oh, and I'm really loving Debussy as well. Thank you for the variety you listed. I'm so lost in all this music at the moment. Thanks again to everyone.

  5. By His Way profile image58
    By His Wayposted 6 years ago

    Oh I can't wait to search these out! I'm going to dive in tomorrow when I'm off. Thanks to you both!!  big_smile

  6. By His Way profile image58
    By His Wayposted 6 years ago
  7. gregb4hope profile image69
    gregb4hopeposted 6 years ago

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

    TRY THIS LINK FOR THE APPASSIONATA

    1. gregb4hope profile image69
      gregb4hopeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      THIS SAME LINK I SENT HAS BOTH THE FIRST AND THIRD MOVEMENTS BUT IN SEPARATE FRAMES.

 
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