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Author Topic: Pedaling in Beethoven's Fur Elise  (Read 8467 times)
vmackerman
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« on: February 20, 2012, 04:21:36 PM »

Looking for pedaling suggestions for my student for Fur Elise. I have two copies, one with pedaling marked, one without. I know how I play it, but I think I often use the pedal too much for this style of music so looking for objective advice. Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2012, 02:45:10 AM »

Use the marked score.

I'm somewhat disturbed that a piano teacher wouldn't be confident teaching Fuer Elise. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012, 04:08:02 AM »

Suggest to your student to pedal during the left hand arpeggios, and no pedal when the right hand plays.
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 07:30:31 AM »

here is my 2 cents, just remember, the old classical days the piano had 2 strings, start from one-harsichord, and peopel start to pluck it too hard and it start to break. Lather, people started to invent a better keyboard-a piano with 2 strings....to get mor edynamics ff..long story..Ok you got the picture.

Now days our piano is more resonant than last decade playing with no pedals and betetr response, therefore you can imagine" back to their time", he/she maked with pedal MAY not be necessary for modern piano interpretation. Again, music is not science it is an art. Use it at your own wish. Wink
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 04:03:21 PM »

Do you have an urtext edition? Beethoven wrote pedal for mm. 2-4 and 9-11. He also wrote "con pedale" for the section at m. 59.
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