I'm working on Haydn's Piano Sonata in D,Hob.XVI.37. Two measures are driving me crazy, because I don't see how they can be played at tempo - with the left hand. Specifically measures #9 and 10 of the development (measures # 49 and 50). I dont see how it's possible to play the 2nd half of the middle measure in the pic and the last measure of the top line with the left hand alone. In the last measure on top, is it 1-2-1-5? With 1 on the E, and 2 on the D-sharp, there's no way, with my hand, to reach the low E.
Would it be appropriate to pick those first three notes up with the right hand?
Does anybody know the difficulty of the first movement of this piece? I think the Hob number is like... 37 or 39 or something. It's the more recognizable of his sonatas. I'm considering learning it if it's not too difficult for me. Your thoughts?
I've been playing this piece for about 2 months. I have heard many different recordings of people playing it, each with their own rendition. I guess this is my interpretation of the piece but I am looking for ideas and comments on my phrasing, dynamics, and tempo.
Am I playing the piece at too slow of a tempo (120)?
Comments, questions, and criticism; any type of response is greatly appreciated as I will be performing this in a few weeks.
After considering your advice I will post another recording to listen for improvement.
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