Gavotte, piano piece

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Gavotte, piano piece

Post by LSAmadeus » Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:27 pm

I've been teaching myself to read music from the Classic Piano Course by Carol Barrat -I normally play by ear but I decided I'm missing out by not being able to read sheet. I get to practice for at least half hour each day since moving the piano and my playing is coming along!

This piece is called Gavotte-apparently a Gavotte is supposed to start on the 3rd beat but well, I'm just reading from the book.

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Re: Gavotte, piano piece

Post by jbuck919 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:19 pm

This belongs on the music board.

Congratulations (meant seriously). The convention is indeed for a gavotte to be notated to start on the third beat, but to sound as though it starts on the first. Here is probably the most famous one of all, from the Bach French Suite in G.


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Re: Gavotte, piano piece

Post by LSAmadeus » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:55 pm

jbuck919 wrote:
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:19 pm
This belongs on the music board.

Congratulations (meant seriously). The convention is indeed for a gavotte to be notated to start on the third beat, but to sound as though it starts on the first. Here is probably the most famous one of all, from the Bach French Suite in G.

Ah thanks, I put it here because I didn't think it was strictly classical music.
Since I made this recording I can play it much better. And at a faster tempo.
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Re: Gavotte, piano piece

Post by jbuck919 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:10 pm

LSAmadeus wrote:
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:55 pm
jbuck919 wrote:
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:19 pm
This belongs on the music board.

Congratulations (meant seriously). The convention is indeed for a gavotte to be notated to start on the third beat, but to sound as though it starts on the first. Here is probably the most famous one of all, from the Bach French Suite in G.

Ah thanks, I put it here because I didn't think it was strictly classical music.
Since I made this recording I can play it much better. And at a faster tempo.
Trust me, it is strictly classical music.

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
-- Johann Sebastian Bach

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Re: Gavotte, piano piece

Post by John F » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:21 am

Another gavotte, at least as famous as Bach's, is in Prokofiev's Classical Symphony. He arranged it for piano, as in this recording by Prokofiev himself, and included it in the ballroom scene of his ballet "Romeo and Juliet."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiXqqs_bAa4
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Re: Gavotte, piano piece

Post by Belle » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:27 am

According to the cover on that recording the playing is actually by Shostakovich. I love this piece and I adore the ballet "Romeo and Juliet" by Prokofiev, and prefer it with the Cranko choreography. Sorry, off topic but Cranko's lovers are doomed right from the start and more mature in this 'balcony scene', as opposed to Macmillan's passionate, playful and carefree young lovers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDloTFpoZAI

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Re: Gavotte, piano piece

Post by LSAmadeus » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:46 am

John F wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:21 am
Another gavotte, at least as famous as Bach's, is in Prokofiev's Classical Symphony. He arranged it for piano, as in this recording by Prokofiev himself, and included it in the ballroom scene of his ballet "Romeo and Juliet."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiXqqs_bAa4
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Re: Gavotte, piano piece

Post by John F » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:07 am

OK, let's try another. Unfortunately this upload cuts off the last notes.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkQDHAtBFeY
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Re: Gavotte, piano piece

Post by John F » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:32 pm

Another gavotte, though not for solo piano and so off topic: the finale of Saint-Saens's delightful septet for trumpet, string quartet, double bass, and piano.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK39CYyOORw
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Re: Gavotte, piano piece

Post by John F » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:14 pm

And yet another, from "The Gondoliers" by Gilbert and Sullivan. The Duke of Plaza-Toro is instructing Marco and Giuseppe, gondoliers who have suddenly become the kings of Barataria, how kings are supposed to behave.


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Re: Gavotte, piano piece

Post by jserraglio » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:55 pm

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