Mozart. Sonata in F. How do you teach it, when you don't feel as you can play it well your self? I don't feel it. I fake it. What words to use? I can't ignore the guy, but I CAN NOT relate. Perhaps I'm not mature enough or good enough - I feel totally naked, when I play. Naked and so ridiculous. And Phony! Each of my finger weights a ton! I feel like a total idiot when I get to that trill in the right hand. Only four measures after *somewhat* saves me. I can not turn the page. I can't go on after. My students are impressed, but my face cringes -- it's feels so unpleasant and humiliating. And humbling... Help! It's our recital piece. I was insane to take it. The student is extremely musical and very expressive. I doubt Mozart will ever be her "forte". This is our first Mozart piece together because I would refuse / "never came across him" in the past.
Please, do not add to my agony as a teacher. I can afford to critique my self enough. My student is 13 years old girl. What words would You use? What English words would you use to explain how to play him? Both me and my student are Russian, but we can hardly speak it to communicate well. We use English. Sincerely. Help. Please. Anything your teacher told you. Mozart is not existent in Russian education system, I think. We avoid saying much about him. Words are huge. Just help. It's a disaster! We are "falling down stairs, one step at a time". That's how Mozart should be played? Anything you have to say on a subject would be greatly appreciated and useful at this stage.
I recorded this over the weekend, at home, and since I only have a cheap headset mic and my living room isn't really acoustically suited to be a recording studio, it sounded a bit seedy. I added some reverb to make it a bit smoother and easier listening.
I'm having a hard time with mozart's k332.... I find it so difficult!!!. YEAH, DIFFICULT. I couldn't care less what other people say, mozart is extremely difficult!. At first it seems so simple but when you play for a while you realize how hard it is. Those little details, ornaments, trills... arrgh I cannot play them correctly. I personally think that someone who says mozart is easy is a complete ignorant, and probably hasn't played any of it. Anyone can play the correct notes, that's just the first step. But to actually make it sound good!!!, that's when you find out his genius and start to admire those great mozart permormers like Mitsuko Uchida or Annie Fischer. For me, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin and all the others are easier than Mozart. I mean it!!!
*sigh* Oh well I feel better now after saying that... does anyone share my opinion?
I'm about to start learning Mozart K332, sonata in F major.
In the second movement, the edition I'm using has an ornamented version and a non-ornamented version. The editorial lists that the non-ornamented is from the autograph and the ornamented from the first published edition.
Any opinions on which it's 'better' to learn - either or both? I'm leaning towards the ornamented version for personal preference, but wondering if I ought to do the non-ornamented first and then add the complications.
...which one? I've worked on K. 332 and K. 457. I really like K. 284, K. 310, K. 533, and K. 576. My reservations about each are:
K. 284 is rather long with the Theme and Variations, and therefore harder to program. K. 310 I think would be more difficult for me to interpret than the others... also fairly popular. K. 533... Somehow I don't quite feel that the last movement is as wonderful as the other two, though the entire sonata is still worth playing. K. 576 is very beautiful and concise, but very often played...
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