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Classical music that I will learn to play (more or less in sequence):
1. Turkish March
2. The Entertainer
3. Black Key Etude
4. Flight of the Bumblebee
5. Beethoven's 9th (Lizt's piano arrangement).
6. Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Good luck. It's interesting how you don't give composer names, besides for Beethoven and Liszt. I assume #1 is Beethoven, #2 is Joplin, #3 is said in the title, and #6 is Bach.
Do I have to give the composers' names?
Also, #1 is by Mozart.
You mean rondo alla turca. I've heard it called Turkish March before, but never knew why. I'd think it would be called the Turkish Rondo since it's a direct English translation. There is a piece by Beethoven called the Turkish March, so you do need to say the names of the composer. Most of them are pretty well known, although there are other toccatas and fugues in d minor besides just Bach's BWV 565.
Do you plan to play the toccata and fugue on the organ or a piano arrangement?
This is the Beethoven:
I played this one with the college orchestra in April. If you're not familar with it, it sounds easy, but it gets crazy in the middle about 4 minutes into it. (And no, that's not me)
By the way, on that Mozart, where the orchestra and piano actually start playing together a lot of people add a lot of ornamentation. I didn't add any because I read up on this work and in Mozart's time the Romance was supposed to be very simple with no added ornamentation. I'm not sure you can find a recording without the ornamentation. I've found a few, but I don't think they were on youtube.
Check out Moszkowski's Caprice Espagnole (Spanish Caprice). The repeated notes are a killer.
Best interpretation? Hofmann, hands down. Link? Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsmp8w7ycvQ
On what instrument do you plan to learn to play these songs on?
Now that doesn't have to be said!
Plus, it says Liszt's piano arrangement.
well sorry for not reading carefully enough
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