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2016

2016.10.23.: Returning dreams

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László Leber
This is the 3. piece of my "Only hope" album, Returning dreams. I'm a hobby composer/pianist . Have a good listening!



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2016.10.23.: Franz Liszt - La Campanella

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Franz Liszt
"La campanella" (Italian for "The little bell") is the nickname given to the third of Franz Liszt's six Grandes études de Paganini ("Grand Paganini Études"), S. 141 (1851). It is in the key of G-sharp minor. This piece is a revision of an earlier version from 1838, the Études d'exécution transcendente d'après Paganini, S. 140. Its melody comes from the final movement of Niccolò Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, where the tune was reinforced by a little handbell.[1][2][3] The étude is played at a brisk allegretto tempo and studies right hand jumping between intervals larger than one octave, sometimes even stretching for two whole octaves within the time of a sixteenth note. As a whole, the étude can be practiced to increase dexterity and accuracy at large jumps on the piano, along with agility of the weaker fingers of the hand. The largest intervals reached by the right hand are fifteenths (two octaves) and sixteenths (two octaves and a second). Sixteenth notes are played between the two notes, and the same note is played two octaves or two octaves and a second higher with no rest. Little time is provided for the pianist to move the hand, thus forcing the pianist to avoid tension within the muscles. Fifteenth intervals are quite common in the beginning of the étude, while the sixteenth intervals appear twice, at the thirtieth and thirty-second measures. The two red notes are 35 half-steps apart, which is about 46cm apart on a piano. However, the left hand studies about four extremely large intervals, larger than those in the right hand. For example, in bar 101, the left hand makes a sixteenth-note jump of just a half-step below three octaves. The étude also involves other technical difficulties, e.g. trills with the fourth and fifth fingers.

This is my practice of Liszt's La Campanella. It's a really hard piece which is actually not in my skill level, because I have been playing piano only for 3+ years, but i love this piece and I learned one more part after my previous video in 2015. So here is the part1 + part2

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2016.08.13.: Fantasy in C# minor

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László Leber
This is my 12. self composed piece. I have been playing piano for nearly 3 years now.



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2016.05.30.: Chopin Nocturne - op.9 No.2

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Chopin
Chopin's famous piece.

This is my first piece from Chopin. I have been playing piano for 3 years now and I practice this piece at the moment.

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2016.05.29.: Moonlight Sonata 3rd movement

About the song:

Beethoven
Beethoven Moonlight Sonata 3rd movement - Presto agitato

This is my first hard piece, what I learned completely. It's not 100% ready, I must practice it a lot, to become more precise and faster. Presto marks really fast piece.

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2016.04.11.: Only hope

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László Leber
This is my 11. self composed piece. I have been playing piano for nearly 3 years now.



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2016.03.01.: Rhapsody I.

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László Leber
This is my 10. self composed piece. I have been playing piano for 2 years now.



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2015

2015.11.08.: Franz Liszt - La Campanella

About the song:

Franz Liszt
"La campanella" (Italian for "The little bell") is the nickname given to the third of Franz Liszt's six Grandes études de Paganini ("Grand Paganini Études"), S. 141 (1851). It is in the key of G-sharp minor. This piece is a revision of an earlier version from 1838, the Études d'exécution transcendente d'après Paganini, S. 140. Its melody comes from the final movement of Niccolò Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, where the tune was reinforced by a little handbell.[1][2][3] The étude is played at a brisk allegretto tempo and studies right hand jumping between intervals larger than one octave, sometimes even stretching for two whole octaves within the time of a sixteenth note. As a whole, the étude can be practiced to increase dexterity and accuracy at large jumps on the piano, along with agility of the weaker fingers of the hand. The largest intervals reached by the right hand are fifteenths (two octaves) and sixteenths (two octaves and a second). Sixteenth notes are played between the two notes, and the same note is played two octaves or two octaves and a second higher with no rest. Little time is provided for the pianist to move the hand, thus forcing the pianist to avoid tension within the muscles. Fifteenth intervals are quite common in the beginning of the étude, while the sixteenth intervals appear twice, at the thirtieth and thirty-second measures. The two red notes are 35 half-steps apart, which is about 46cm apart on a piano. However, the left hand studies about four extremely large intervals, larger than those in the right hand. For example, in bar 101, the left hand makes a sixteenth-note jump of just a half-step below three octaves. The étude also involves other technical difficulties, e.g. trills with the fourth and fifth fingers.

I have been playing piano for 2 years now. This is one of my favorite piece and I must learn the entire piece one time, but at the moment I just learned the first little part of it. It's very very hard piece :)

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2015.10.04.: Pathetique - 2nd movement

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Beethoven
Beethoven Pathetique sonata's 2. movement.

I have been playing piano for 1.5 years now and this is my 2. classical piece what I learned after Für Elise.

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2015.10.04.: Chopin Nocturne - op.9 No.2

About the song:

Chopin
Chopin's famous piece.

This is my first piece fro Chopin. I have been playing piano for 1.5 years now and I practice this piece at the moment.

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2015.06.29.: Pathetique - 2nd movement

About the song:

Beethoven
Beethoven Pathetique sonata's 2. movement.

I have been playing piano for nearly 3 years now.

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2015.01.02.: Ballade pour Adeline by Richard Clayderman

About the song:

Richard Clayderman
"Ballade pour Adeline" (French for "Ballad for Adeline") is a 1976 instrumental composed by Paul de Senneville and Olivier Toussaint. Paul de Senneville composed the piece as a tribute to his newborn daughter, Adeline.
The first recording was by Richard Clayderman and world-wide sales now have reached 22 million copies in 38 countries. Clayderman's version of the piece is harder than the original version.

I learned this piece for 1 years now and I got the instrumental accompaniment, so I recorded it again in a full instrumental version.

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2015.01.01.: River flows in you - Yiruma

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Yiruma
Lee Ru-ma (Korean: 이루마; born February 15, 1978), better known by his stage name Yiruma (Korean: 이루마), is a pianist and composer from South Korea. Yiruma frequently performs at sold-out concerts in Asia, Europe and North America. His alma mater, King's College London, England helped him gain European popularity and recognition. Among his most popular pieces are "River Flows in You", "Kiss the Rain" and "May Be". Yiruma's most popular album, First Love, was released in 2001

I have been playing piano for 1 years, it was the 5th piece, what I learned, and I recorded it again for the anniversary.

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2015.01.01.: Curly Sue - They cut my hair

About the song:

Georges Delerue

Georges Delerue was born 12 March 1925 in Roubaix, France to Georges Delerue and Marie Lhoest. He was raised in a musical household; his grandfather lead an amateur chorale group and his mother sang and played piano at family gatherings. By the age of fourteen he was playing clarinet at the local music conservatory. In 1940 he was forced to abandon his studies at the Turgot Institute in order to work at a factory to help support his family. He continued playing clarinet with local bands, eventually transitioning to piano under the instruction of Madame Picavet-Bacquart. He studied Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, and Grieg, and was particularly inspired by Richard Strauss. Following a long convalescence after being diagnosed with scoliosis, Georges decided to become a composer.[5]

In 1945, following his studies at the Roubaix conservatory, Delerue was accepted into the Conservatoire de Paris, where he studied fugue with Simone Plé-Caussade and composition with Henri Büsser. To help support himself, he took jobs playing at dances, baptisms, marriages, and funerals—even performing jazz in the piano bars near the Paris Opera. In 1947 he received an honorable mention for the Rome Prize, and the following year he won the Second Grand Rome Prize. That year at the Theater Festival of Avignon, Delerue conducted a performance of Scheherazade. In the 1949 Rome Prize competition, he won the First Second Grand Prize, and the First Prize for Composition.[5] He began writing stage music during the late 1940s, including for the Théâtre National Populaire, Comédie-Française and the company of Jean-Louis Barrault.[6] He also became friends with Maurice Jarre and Pierre Boulez.[6]

By the early 1950s Delerue was composing music for short films and writing theatrical music for the Théâtre Babylone and the Opéra Comique. He began collaborating with Boris Vian on a number of projects during this time, including theatrical adaptations of The Snow Knight and The Builders of Empire, an oratorio A Regrettable Incident, and a ballet The Barker. In 1952 he began directing the orchestra of the Club d'Essai for French National Radio and Television, and scored his first television drama Princes du sang. In 1954 he wrote his first compositions for historical spectacles of light and sound, Lisieux and The Liberation of Paris. In 1955 he composed his Concert Symphony for Piano and Orchestra, and on 31 January 1957 his opera The Snow Knight premiered at Nancy and was a popular success. In 1959 he composed his first score for a feature film, Le bel âge.[5]

His career was diverse and he composed frequently for major art house directors, most often François Truffaut (including Jules and Jim), but also for Jean-Luc Godard's film Contempt (Le Mépris), and for Alain Resnais, Louis Malle, and Bernardo Bertolucci, besides working on several Hollywood productions, including Oliver Stone's Platoon and Salvador.

He composed the music for Flemming Flindt's ballet, Enetime (The Lesson), based on Ionesco's play, La Leçon. During his 42 years career he put his talent to the service of nearly 200 feature movies, 125 short ones, 70 TV films and 35 TV serials. The soundtrack for war docudrama by Pierre Schoendoerffer, Diên Biên Phu (1992), was one of the late notable works.

Delerue made cameo appearances in La nuit americaine and Les deux anglaises et le continent.[6]

According to many testimonies he would do and redo some cues to fit the new editing of a sequence without any protestation. He insisted on being allowed to orchestrate and conduct himself in order to polish every detail. Georges Delerue had a great talent for melody and for creating surrounding overtones which encapsulated the spirit of the movies on which he collaborated, enhancing them often beyond the expectations of their directors.

Georges Delerue died on 20 March 1992 from a heart attack in Los Angeles at the age of 67, just after recording the last cue for the soundtrack to Rich in Love. He is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.[5] He left behind his wife, Micheline Gautron, whom he married in 1959, and his daughter Claire.[7]


You can download the sheet music from here: Curly_sue.pdf

Curly Sue is one of my sister's favorite movie. This song is composed by Georges Delerue for the movie. I searched for the sheet music everywhere, but i didn't find it, so i made my own arrangement.

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2014 - I have started to play on piano

2014.12.07.: Certamen

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László Leber
I have been playing piano for a year now, and for this anniversary, I composed my first symphonic piece, Certamen.

This piece is my best and my dream is, that one time it will be in a movie. The theme is about to struggle. To struggle in life, and in your mind.

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2014.11.02.: Welcome to Wonderland

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László Leber
This is my 6. self composed piano piece. The end of year is coming and I have a little Christmas feeling. This song reminds me to my childhood when I was waiting for the presents. This nice melody borned 3 weeks ago.

This is my 6. self composed piano piece. The end of year is coming and I have a little Christmas feeling. This song reminds me to my childhood when I was waiting for the presents. This nice melody borned 3 weeks ago.

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2014.10.14.: Pirates of the Caribbean - He's a pirate

About the song:

Kyle Landry
Pirates of the Caribbean is a Walt Disney Company franchise encompassing a series of films, numerous theme park attractions, and spin-off novels as well as numerous video games and other media publications. The franchise originated with the Pirates of the Caribbean theme ride attraction, which opened at Disneyland in 1967, the last Disney theme park attraction overseen by Walt Disney. Disney based the ride on pirate legends and folklore. This is Kyle Landry's piano arrangement.

This is my first harder piece what I have learned. I'm interested in your opinion and criticism. I have been playing piano for 9 months now. I will learn the entire medley soon, and I will improve my skills to play this piece better and better.

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2014.08.31.: Strange Dream

About the song:

László Leber
I have been playing piano for 7 months, and already have 5 own piano piece. This piece is a higher level than my other pieces. I will keep up the work and try to write better and better piano pieces in the future :)

I have been playing piano for 7 months, and already have 5 own piano piece. This piece is a higher level than my other pieces. I will keep up the work and try to write better and better piano pieces in the future :)

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2014.08.15.: Spring of sounds

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László Leber
This is my 4th own music, which composed and arranged by myself. I have been playing piano for 7 months. Just relax and feel the song :)

This is my 4th own music, which composed and arranged by myself. I have been playing piano for 7 months. Just relax and feel the song :)

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2014.07.19.: Ballade pour Adeline by Richard Clayderman

About the song:

Richard Clayderman
"Ballade pour Adeline" (French for "Ballad for Adeline") is a 1976 instrumental composed by Paul de Senneville and Olivier Toussaint. Paul de Senneville composed the piece as a tribute to his newborn daughter, Adeline.
The first recording was by Richard Clayderman and world-wide sales now have reached 22 million copies in 38 countries. Clayderman's version of the piece is harder than the original version.

I wanted to learn some really nice song, and this piece is one of the nicest in the world. This piece is harder than the original, so it's perfect to improve my piano skills.

Piano: Yamaha CLP 565 GP.

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2014.07.19.: River flows in you - Yiruma

About the song:

Yiruma
Lee Ru-ma (Korean: 이루마; born February 15, 1978), better known by his stage name Yiruma (Korean: 이루마), is a pianist and composer from South Korea. Yiruma frequently performs at sold-out concerts in Asia, Europe and North America. His alma mater, King's College London, England helped him gain European popularity and recognition. Among his most popular pieces are "River Flows in You", "Kiss the Rain" and "May Be". Yiruma's most popular album, First Love, was released in 2001

This is the 4th piece, i have learned. And I love to play the piano more and more. I have just been playing piano for 6 months. This is my new instrument: Yamaha CLP 565 GP

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2014.06.09.: Lovely June

About the song:

László Leber
This is my own music, which composed and arranged by myself. I have been playing piano for 6 months. The summer has started, and this song was born in the same time.

This is my own music, which composed and arranged by myself. I have been playing piano for 6 months. The summer has started, and this song was born in the same time. I can give music sheet if you need it.

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2014.05.18.: May fly

About the song:

László Leber
This is my own music, which composed and arranged by myself. I have been playing piano for 5 months.

I feel my instrument more and more, and this is the second song, which was born under my hands after 'Light in the forest'.

This is my own music, which composed and arranged by myself. I have been playing piano for 5 months.

I feel my instrument more and more, and this is the second song, which was born under my hands after 'Light in the forest'.

If you need the sheet music, contact me.

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2014.05.17.: Light in the forest

About the song:

László Leber
This is my own music, which composed and arranged by myself. I have been playing piano for 5 months. I feel my instrument more and more, and this is the first song, which was born under my hands. The 'May-fly' song followed it.

This is my own music, which composed and arranged by myself. I have been playing piano for 5 months.

I feel my instrument more and more, and this is the first song, which was born under my hands. The 'May-fly' song followed it.

If you need the sheet music, contact me.

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2014.05.01.: Curly Sue - They cut my hair

About the song:

Georges Delerue

Georges Delerue was born 12 March 1925 in Roubaix, France to Georges Delerue and Marie Lhoest. He was raised in a musical household; his grandfather lead an amateur chorale group and his mother sang and played piano at family gatherings. By the age of fourteen he was playing clarinet at the local music conservatory. In 1940 he was forced to abandon his studies at the Turgot Institute in order to work at a factory to help support his family. He continued playing clarinet with local bands, eventually transitioning to piano under the instruction of Madame Picavet-Bacquart. He studied Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, and Grieg, and was particularly inspired by Richard Strauss. Following a long convalescence after being diagnosed with scoliosis, Georges decided to become a composer.[5]

In 1945, following his studies at the Roubaix conservatory, Delerue was accepted into the Conservatoire de Paris, where he studied fugue with Simone Plé-Caussade and composition with Henri Büsser. To help support himself, he took jobs playing at dances, baptisms, marriages, and funerals—even performing jazz in the piano bars near the Paris Opera. In 1947 he received an honorable mention for the Rome Prize, and the following year he won the Second Grand Rome Prize. That year at the Theater Festival of Avignon, Delerue conducted a performance of Scheherazade. In the 1949 Rome Prize competition, he won the First Second Grand Prize, and the First Prize for Composition.[5] He began writing stage music during the late 1940s, including for the Théâtre National Populaire, Comédie-Française and the company of Jean-Louis Barrault.[6] He also became friends with Maurice Jarre and Pierre Boulez.[6]

By the early 1950s Delerue was composing music for short films and writing theatrical music for the Théâtre Babylone and the Opéra Comique. He began collaborating with Boris Vian on a number of projects during this time, including theatrical adaptations of The Snow Knight and The Builders of Empire, an oratorio A Regrettable Incident, and a ballet The Barker. In 1952 he began directing the orchestra of the Club d'Essai for French National Radio and Television, and scored his first television drama Princes du sang. In 1954 he wrote his first compositions for historical spectacles of light and sound, Lisieux and The Liberation of Paris. In 1955 he composed his Concert Symphony for Piano and Orchestra, and on 31 January 1957 his opera The Snow Knight premiered at Nancy and was a popular success. In 1959 he composed his first score for a feature film, Le bel âge.[5]

His career was diverse and he composed frequently for major art house directors, most often François Truffaut (including Jules and Jim), but also for Jean-Luc Godard's film Contempt (Le Mépris), and for Alain Resnais, Louis Malle, and Bernardo Bertolucci, besides working on several Hollywood productions, including Oliver Stone's Platoon and Salvador.

He composed the music for Flemming Flindt's ballet, Enetime (The Lesson), based on Ionesco's play, La Leçon. During his 42 years career he put his talent to the service of nearly 200 feature movies, 125 short ones, 70 TV films and 35 TV serials. The soundtrack for war docudrama by Pierre Schoendoerffer, Diên Biên Phu (1992), was one of the late notable works.

Delerue made cameo appearances in La nuit americaine and Les deux anglaises et le continent.[6]

According to many testimonies he would do and redo some cues to fit the new editing of a sequence without any protestation. He insisted on being allowed to orchestrate and conduct himself in order to polish every detail. Georges Delerue had a great talent for melody and for creating surrounding overtones which encapsulated the spirit of the movies on which he collaborated, enhancing them often beyond the expectations of their directors.

Georges Delerue died on 20 March 1992 from a heart attack in Los Angeles at the age of 67, just after recording the last cue for the soundtrack to Rich in Love. He is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.[5] He left behind his wife, Micheline Gautron, whom he married in 1959, and his daughter Claire.[7]


You can download the sheet music from here: Curly_sue.pdf

Curly Sue is one of my sister's favorite movie. This song is composed by Georges Delerue for the movie. I searched for the sheet music everywhere, but i didn't find it, so i made my own arrangement. I'm beginner in piano-playing(I have been playing piano only for 5 months now), but i always train myself.

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2014.03.06.: 1/3 of the full song - Hallelujah - Kyle Landry's version

About the song:

Kyle Landry
"Hallelujah" is a song written by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, originally released on his album Various Positions (1984). Achieving little initial success, the song found greater popular acclaim through a cover by John Cale, which later formed the basis for a cover by Jeff Buckley.
The piece is also re-arranged by Kyle Landry and I have learned 1/3 part of his version.

This piece was my favourite, when I have started to learning piano-playing.
First I should improve my skills to learn the entire song.

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2014.03.04.: The first "piece", I have learned

About the song:

Alecia Beth
"Fuckin' Perfect" (also known as "F**kin' Perfect" or "Perfect" in edited versions) is a song by American recording artist Pink, taken from her first greatest hits album Greatest Hits... So Far!!! (2010).
The music sheet is from onlinepianist dot com.

I have started to learn piano-playing.

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My own pieces(composed by myself):


Performance:





I have been playing piano for 1073 days :) (started in 2013.12.26.)

Top pieces:

Liszt Ferenc - La Campanella: