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Toccata

Piano Solo

By Aram Ilyich Khachaturian

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Piano - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Aram Ilyich Khachaturian (1903-1978). Piano Solo. 20th Century. Single piece. 13 pages. G. Schirmer #ST43240. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50286500).

Item Number: HL.50286500

9x12 inches. Key: Eb minor.

About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

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Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Anonymous
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • 2017-05-01 17:35:34.0 Wonderful, Fun Composition

    Highly recommend, an engaging composition that holds your interest, a wonderful piece well worth one's time. It's a strong, impressive composition & fun to play. Though has six flats don't let that deter you..it has lots of repetition which facilitates learning. Many parts of this piece would...

    be fun for even 'intermediate +' players with a little persistence.

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  • 5

    Lontano
    Location:
    Bethlehem, PA
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2012-03-25 00:00:00.0 Khchaturian "Toccata" for piano solo

    This is an adequate re-print of this popular Toccata. Not bad for $4. As for the work itself, I consider the piece to be less difficult than this site suggests (very advanced). I recall memorizing it some 30+ years ago but dropped it not too long after. It is...

    in A-B-A form. The 2 A sections are fast, and being in e-flat minor (6 flats) the fingers are frequently on the black keys making it relatively easy to read and play. I find the slower rhapsodic B section to be a bit more difficult. Overall it sounds more difficult than it is to play.

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  • 5

    liamviscok
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2010-06-17 00:00:00.0 A contemporary but versatile piece

    My goodness...the reviews here range from those claiming this is a beginner level piece that they played when they were 10 to those that say it is an insanely advanced song that requires "overwhelming" practice time. Neither of these are true - it is certainly a more difficult piece due...

    to its fast performance tempo and some tricky rhythm spots, but if you've played a Beethoven sonata or perhaps a Rachmaninoff prelude, its around the same technique level. An energetic, lush piece that will be received well in recitals and similar events, though i.m.o. is too "show-off"y of a song to choose for an audition.

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  • 5

    Hervin Balfour
    Location:
    Oakland-San Francisco, Bay Area
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • 2009-11-12 00:00:00.0 Great Show Stopper

    I received my first standing ovation after playing this piece when I was a little kid (14) because it sure packs a hell of a lot of excitement. But this piece is not nearly as difficult as it sounds and I do not think it should be classified as "very...

    advanced." Looking back years later this piece is still a very rewarding piece to play. The tones and harmonies are beautiful. It sounds hard as hell and if played well will knock the audience out their feet. I highly recommend this piece, especially for young pianist looking to build and expand their repertory.

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  • 5

    Carol Fuqua
    Location:
    Marion, Indiana
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • 2009-04-23 00:00:00.0 Khachaturian Toccata

    This is an excellent work by a composer whom I met years ago when he was in Indianapolis. I played this piece for my senior recital and lost the sheet music years later. So, when I ordered it from you, it was exactly the same. Wonderful and exciting to play...

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