Looking for a classical song for piano?

I'm looking for a classical song for piano, something that's good for someone who has played for 9-10 years (and, like, harder than Schumann's "Aufschwung" and "Grillen"), and something that's rather fast and dramatic, that people would find amazing. Any ideas?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Plenty of stuff my friend...


    Before I continue, Might I say that your use of "song" was incorrect. A song is a work for voice that has lyrics. So, Schumann's Fantasiestuke is not a song.

    Now that that's out of the way...

    Lets start with Schumann. The 2nd piano sonata might peak your interest. It is much harder than it should be though, much more to it than just playing the notes...


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    Also by Schumann, The Kreisleriana, a fast paced 8 movement work. Some of the more impressive sounding movements are the 1st, the 3rd, 5th, 7th and 8th (if I remember correctly...)


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    There's a bunch of Liszt... Most of it too abundantly difficult... Some of his etudes are what you're looking for, although vastly difficult... Here is a play list with all of the Transcendental etudes... The 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 10th, and 12th are all very impressive sounding.


    Some Chopin etudes while were talking about etudes... Here are two play lists.


    From this one, try etudes 1, 4, 5, 7, 10, 12


    From this one, try etudes 2, 6, 10, 11, 12

    Try some of this Rachmaninoff, Moment musical 2,


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    and 4


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    Also this famous etude by Scriabin... 8,12


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    and this favorite etude of mine by Scriabin...


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    Only room for 1 more... So how about Brahm's Rhapsodies... 1 and 2, but here is a recording of the first... You can find the second in related videos...


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    I hope I helped! Good luck!


  • 1 decade ago

    Chopin etudes are great.

    Op 10: nos 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12.

    Op 25: nos 2, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11,

    All four ballades are great too. I particularily like nos 1 and 4

    The Scherzi aren't bad either. quite impressive to play them

    And the Heroic Polonaise op 53 in A flat is a great piece.

    Ravel is great too. gets me every time

    Jeux D'eau

    Alborada del Gracioso

    (Extremely difficult): Gaspard de la Nuit

    Rachmaninoff is good.

    Moment Musicaux Op 16 nos 4 and 6 are phenomenal.

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned the etude-tableux.

    Op 39: nos 1, 5, 6.

    Then there's the preludes. the one in C# minor is probably too easy. the G minor one maybe too. You may want to try the Bb major Op 23 no 2, or the C minor Op 23 no 7

  • 1 decade ago

    A "wow" piece, eh?

    Well, Chopin's g minor Ballade usually get's 'em, but it is not for the fainthearted. It is very tough. The much-played (overplayed?) Fantasie Impromptu of Chopin is, despite being butchered on a daily basis by many young pianists, still a very good piece -- and if you've done "Aufschwung", I think within your reach.

    Another responder mentioned the Brahms Rhapsodies, Opus 79. I think the 2nd one in b minor is the more impressive -- with sweeping scales and crashing chords and large dynamic shifts. And also within your technical reach I would think.

  • 1 decade ago

    Here is a sure winner for you.


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    I played this around 35 years ago. Your audience will think you are great and your neighbors too.

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  • 1 decade ago

    i think that my favourite classical composer for piano and other instruments is probably Mozart or bach

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