[f_minor] cheer up

michael macelletti mmacelletti at sbcglobal.net
Wed Sep 1 09:17:34 EDT 2010

take heart  pat !!        we're just having a little harmless fun with this 
current thread of conversation. i'm sure most of us know that many of the really 
difficult works, such as the fugue from hammerklavier, ALL  of prokofiev and 
boulez, and certainly godowsky and sorabji , are just garbage.  ( the sheet 
music for the sorabji would be particularly absorbent as a garbage liner because 
of all the ink ! ) .    but, be encouraged!  many of the really difficult works 
contain entry level sections, or compositions, within them which are quite 
accessible.  i.e.  the aria and a few of the  variations in goldberg ;   op.10 
no.6 in chopin etudes, numerous chopin preludes. you just have to listen to 
these works before, and get inspired to go where you were afraid to go ( before 

From: James Atkins Pritchard <jamesatkinspritchard at gmail.com>
To: pzumst at bluewin.ch; Discussion of the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould. 
<f_minor at glenngould.org>
Sent: Tue, August 31, 2010 9:32:46 PM
Subject: Re: [f_minor] Kontrapunkt Thread Of Easy Stuph

The Schumann Kinderszenen are wonderful pieces and some are quite easy to play.

On 31 August 2010 19:15, pzumst at bluewin.ch <pzumst at bluewin.ch> wrote:

My fellow Gouldians
>There is currently a short list of very difficult piano pieces doing the rounds 
>on f_minor as a fun off-topic.
>I consider this as elitist and bragging. 
>Like the blokes down at the pub talking about their engines and tractors and 
>tuning. Or like playing Quartet. I got a Chopin Sonata, you only have Satie, 
>hand over your card. GG would dissaprove of such "competitions" I reckon. At 
>least in theory he would.
>I suspect that there might be people around who are inspired by GG and who would 
>like to take piano lessons so I decided to create a Kontrapunkt Thread for a 
>short list of easy piano pieces.
>I'll start with Louie Louie and the Klavierbüchlein für Anna Magdalena. Now you 
>may go ahead. Give the beginners a go and inspire courious people to try the 
>piano or learn an instrument in general.  
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