Piano Music for Left Hand

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Piano Music for Left Hand

Post by mballan » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:06 pm

I'm surprised this thread hasn't been created yet, as there are surprisingly quite a number of works for one hand. These can vary from basic technical studies to some very beautifully crafted pieces, the left-hand Epithalame from the Op 65 set by Bortkiewicz immediately calls to mind.

Of course, many works were created through the enterprise of one-handed pianists, Wittgenstein being one of the better known.......and there has always been the challenge to create a work for one-hand that has provoked composers to create some true muscial gems, both solo works and concertos, as well as a test of the abilities of the concert pianist.

A varied assortment to begin this thread [with thanks to Mr P]....I'll post more over the weekend

Malcolm

Pauer E - Twelve Etudes for L-H.pdf
Bocca C - Ten Melodious Compositions for L-H.pdf
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Re: Piano Music for Left Hand

Post by fhimpsl » Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:24 am

Malcolm, Thank you for these wonderful left hand pieces! The Pauer etudes complement the Op. 92 Moszkowski set very nicely, and they are a bit easier on the southpaw to play. I remember hearing that Max and Emil Pauer were good friends with Moszkowski, so perhaps their mutual sets of etudes developed somewhat concurrently. In any event this is very good and very useful material! :D

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Frank

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Post by kh0815 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:04 am

mballan wrote:I'm surprised this thread hasn't been created yet, as there are surprisingly quite a number of works for one hand. These can vary from basic technical studies to some very beautifully crafted pieces, ...
We owe ilu the topic "Scores for one hand" viewtopic.php?f=31&t=298&p=2822&hilit=hand#p2822 with 13 posts up to now.

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Re: Piano Music for Left Hand

Post by mballan » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:23 pm

Thanks kh0815, I had forgotten Ilu had started a discussion around music for one hand.

A random selection of more delectable scores for left hand.

Malcolm
Walker E - Two Pieces for L-H.pdf
Ravanello O - Variations for L-H.pdf
Palmgren S - Intermezzo for L-H.pdf
De Grau D - Romance for L-H.pdf
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Re: Piano Music for Left Hand

Post by klavierelch » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:37 pm

I took the liberty to rename ilu's thread to "Performing Piano music for one hand" since in this thread there is a discussion on the way of performing left hand pieces whereas here left hand scores are posted.
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Re: Piano Music for Left Hand

Post by jamriding » Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:11 pm

mballan wrote:Thanks kh0815, I had forgotten Ilu had started a discussion around music for one hand.

A random selection of more delectable scores for left hand.

Malcolm
Many thanks for all these pieces

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Re: Piano Music for Left Hand

Post by ilu » Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:07 pm

Album for the left hand.

nms-tttos.

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Re: Piano Music for Left Hand

Post by fhimpsl » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:21 am

Hello All - I found a number of left hand works by one Ludvig Birkedal-Barford on the IMSLP site. He's a new composer for me, and happening across him somewhat by accident I thought to post the link to his scores (which are fairly good).

http://imslp.org/wiki/Category:Birkedal-Barfod,_Ludvig

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Re: Piano Music for Left Hand

Post by mballan » Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:21 pm

Further works for left hand [thank you Mr P].....ranging from Czerny to Rheinberger.

Malcolm
Rheinberger J - Six Pieces for L-H.pdf
Lynn L - A Night Song for L-H.pdf
Gurlitt C - Impromptu for L-H.pdf
Czerny C - Two Etudes for L-H.pdf
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Re: Piano Music for Left Hand

Post by fhimpsl » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:08 pm

Here attached is Raymond Lewenthal's anthology of works for piano one hand (mostly left hand). I always felt that his choice of material was outstanding both from a musical and technical point of view. One of the highlights is Blumenfeld's Etude Op. 36 which his pupil Simon Barere made a legendary recording of. Enjoy

Frank :D
Lewenthal - Piano For One Hand - Part 1.pdf
Lewenthal - Piano For One Hand - Part 2.pdf
Lewenthal - Piano For One Hand - Part 3.pdf
Lewenthal - Piano For One Hand - Part 4.pdf
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