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Author Topic: Is 'Rondo Alla Turca' hard?  (Read 1365 times)
ziggy50
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« on: March 01, 2016, 11:57:07 AM »

Hey, I have an audition coming up in two months and I have to learn two songs. So I'm learning nocturne in E flat major. I was going to learn Rondo Alla Turca also but I am not sure if I will have time to learn it and get it really good. I am just finished grade five and am 13 but am good at learning new songs. So, do you think that I will have time to learn it? Is it hard? Is it too fast? Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2016, 04:28:22 PM »

I presume you are talking about the one by Mozart.

Dxmn hard if you want to play like a great master.  Not too hard if you just try to learn and play as a Gr 5er / 13 year old.

To present the "Mozart" touch is always challenging.
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2016, 05:07:21 PM »

It's subjective but I think most would consider it easier than the Nocturne.
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2016, 06:52:51 PM »

For you at thirteen and already playing /experienced at piano, sure I think you can learn it, not perfectly but the expectations of a thirteen year old in a performance is not at a critical level so go ahead and learn it.
To play it at the suggested tempo w a refined technique and proper phrasing (this piece has phrasing you need to respect/adhere to) it is a difficult piece to learn. I have learned it a year ago and will go back to it later, as it posed many challenges to me in terms of performing it in a crisp , brisk attack and clarity and accuracy w proper phrasing.
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2016, 02:39:54 AM »

In technical difficulty, no. In musical difficulty (and overall musicianship), affirmatively yes.

I hope I have been of assistance.
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