Theme, 3 Variations and Coda (Before “Für Elise”) by Jaak Sikk

Dedicated to my online students.

The sixth piece in the one year piano course.

The piece is especially written for playing before Beethoven’s “Für Elise”. It needs similar technical skills as “Für Elise” but is an easier version.

It would not be good and respectful in my opinion to use such great music as “Für Elise” for practicing purely piano technique and using it as an exercise. So this piece gives an oppurtinity to master the technical skills and then pay more attention to music in playing “Für Elise”.

Piano Concerto (Free Improvisation) Part 3/4


Piano concerto for piano, orchestra and choir. The phrase for the third part was rising into climax.

Piano – Jaak Sikk, orchestra conductor – Farištamo Susi, choir conductor – Kristel Marand. Sound engineer – Sven Sosnitski.

Here you can also listen to the first part (and read more info about the concert), second part and fourth part.

Piano Concerto (Free Improvisation) Part 2/4


Piano concerto for piano, orchestra and choir. The phrase for the second part was quiet chaos.

Piano – Jaak Sikk, orchestra conductor – Farištamo Susi, choir conductor – Kristel Marand. Sound engineer – Sven Sosnitski.

Here you can also listen to the first part (and read more info about the concert), third part and fourth part.

Piano Concerto (Free Improvisation) Part 1/4


Piano concerto for piano, orchestra and choir. Piano – Jaak Sikk, orchestra conductor – Farištamo Susi, choir conductor – Kristel Marand. Sound engineer – Sven Sosnitski.

Improvisation concert genre is impro-feast and it was held at the Estonian Music Academy. The piano concerto was part of a one hour long impro-feast concert called “Voices from the Future”.

The hall was dark and lighted by tens of different desk lamps that were placed among the orchestrants. Also the whole concert included dancers (Maria Uppin and Siim Tõniste) and special jewelry (artists: Kätrin Beljaev and Marita Lumi).

The concert poster by Liis Pärnapuu is here.

Special thanks to prof. Anto Pett.

Here you can also listen to the second part, third part and fourth part.

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