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Beethoven: Sonata 3 Op. 2 No. 3 in C Major

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Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonatas :
Sonata 3, Op. 2 No. 3
Sonata 3 Op. 2 No. 3  in C Major by Beethoven piano sheet music
Key: C Major Year: 1795
Level: 8+ Period: Classical
piano sheet music Piano score: PS Urtext (473 kB)
piano sheet music Piano score: Ruthardt edition (4472 kB)

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xx Hi! Beethoven 3rd Sonata in C-Dur [VIDEO] (:
October 15, 2009, 10:42:19 PM by bluemountain

Hi! I've just registered, so I decided
to post a thread for Hello! (:

I'm a piano student from Sofia,
And I am quite happy to see such a nice piano forum on the net!
(I just heard some improvisations and I am very pleasantly surprised!)

I play here Beethoven Sonata nr. 3 in C-major, First movement.
(I had a recital this July in "Bulgaria" chamber hall)

Enjoy! (:

xx Beethoven Sonata Op. 2 No. 3 - First Movement
July 17, 2007, 04:31:35 PM by pet

Hello all!

This sonata is a working progress, and it's not as fast as it should be, but I'm more concerned about getting the notes at this point.  As you will hear, I am struggling a lot with the arpeggios, and broken octaves (especially coming down since my hand can barely reach an octave), but I'm trying my best.

I do have a question:  I don't use a lot of pedal, and I keep a strict tempo...should I be more flexible?


P.S.  Sorry for the background noise...my dad was cooking...lol

xx Beethoven Opus 2 no 3 -- second movement
July 07, 2007, 07:21:12 PM by thalberg

Here's the second.

xx Beethoven Opus 2 no 3 -- first movement
July 07, 2007, 07:09:29 PM by thalberg

Okay here's the first  movement.  Live and unedited.  (Except that I chopped off the repeat of the exposition just to be courteous.)

xx Beethoven Opus 2 no 3 -- third and fourth movements
July 07, 2007, 06:51:39 AM by thalberg

I noticed some people on this forum are playing Opus 2 no 3, so I thought I'd offer my version for fun.  It's a recording from a few years ago--I played this piece for a recital in grad school.  There ARE wrong notes and mistakes in this--but we're all friends here, right?    Wink

Other movements are posted also--too many megabytes for one post.

xx Beethoven Sonata Op. 2 No. 3
July 03, 2007, 11:38:19 PM by pet

Hello Everyone,

I'm in the process of learning this sonata, and I have a few problems that I think some of you can help me with.

1.  The parallel thirds in the beginning....is their anyway to get those clear?  They are a pain!  If I play it up to tempo, they come out semi-clear, but when I hear recordings they are crystal clear, and I always wonder if there is a certain technique, or do I just have to do certain exercizes on thirds.

2.  The trills that both hands play together (for instance the beginning of the development) are never as clear as I want them to be because my left hand always messes them up (I think it's because the fourth finger is involved).  Is there a certain way that I should position my left hand in order to get these trills as clear as my right, or any exercizes to strengthen the 4th finger?

3. There is a particular page, I belive it is the first page of the development (about the fourth page from the beginning)....where the right hand has broken chords.  I can't get this page to save my life, and I really don't know why.  It seems my hand gets stuck after every four notes, and can't get to the next group of notes fast enough, so it's always behind.

So...any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

sad Sonate op 2 no 3 by beethoven
July 28, 2006, 01:53:39 PM by benedict park

Hi everybody! i have a minor problem with a piano sonate by haydn (view title).
i was wondering if you would be able to gikve me some tips. ive only been playing for two to three years so im not very good.

xx Beethoven Sonata - help!
April 27, 2006, 05:46:39 PM by qwerty quaver


I am currently playing the first movement of Beethoven's Sonata no.3 op.2 no.3. (the one where there are thirds* in the first two bars at the right hand, see the attachment).

from bar no.97 to 108, I experience a lot of muscle tension and cannot get through all the semiquavers*.

furthermore, I cannot practice this movement too long, because I get shoulder pain due to the partial recovery of a shoulder dislocation. Undecided

How can I practice without pain and get those bars right?

I understand that one has to know the piece to comment but I would really be thankful for any advice.  Roll Eyes


* I hope I have correctly used these terms to describe the specific places I am referring to since I study under the French system and am not familiar with them... Embarrassed

xx Beethoven's Sonata no.3 in C Major (op.2 no.3)
March 22, 2006, 06:23:26 PM by qwerty quaver

Hi Everyone!

I am currently practising Beethoven's Sonata no.3 in C Major (op.2 no.3) and am having problems with the beginning of the 2nd movement in terms of "continuity" and phrasing: I have been told both by my teacher and during a master class with JC Vanden Eyden (do anyone of you know him? he's from the Conservatoire de Bruxelles) to think of the first two lines as 2 sentences but I always seem to break them up.

the reason for this is that i am too stressed out when I play this whether in front of my teacher or with Vanden Eyden. I hope it will not be the same for my exam at the end of the year where I will have to take on quite a bit of stress as my total programme will be about half an hour.

Would anyone have any suggestions? It would be much appreciated  Smiley



(i hope i've posted in the correct place....)

xx Beethoven's Sonata No.3 in C major
October 07, 2004, 05:58:20 AM by gary712

Angry Can someone give me some advice on how to practice the opening?? (the double thirds in the first two bars)
It sure fustrates me.
The fingering i use for the first bar is.. 24 and 15 and for the second bar... 23 and 14.

xx Beethoven Op. 2 No. 3
August 20, 2003, 09:26:24 AM by Bosendorfer_214

I am learning all 4 movements of this piece and would like to hear anything that anybody has to say about it.  

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