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Haydn: Sonata Hob. 16 No. 50 in C Major

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Sonata, Hob. 16 No. 50
Sonata Hob. 16 No. 50  in C Major by Haydn piano sheet music
Key: C Major Year: 1795
Level: 8 Period: Classical
piano sheet music Piano score: PS Urtext (272 kB)
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xx Scriabin Etude Op.8 No.12 and Haydn Sonata No.60 1st mvt.
April 22, 2016, 07:44:35 PM by throwawaynotreally

Hey all,

I've been meaning to enter these two recordings for an international competition preselection round (Ettlingen, for Junior pianists) and would love your opinions - do you think they'll make it?

I also want to submit this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL_lchqGR7U but I need to clarify if they allow live recordings.


xx Haydn Sonata HobXVI:50 in C
November 09, 2010, 02:48:29 PM by mike1515

Hello everyone,
I've been asked to choose a Haydn Sonata, and I've chosen number 50 in C major.
The question is, is it appropiate for my current level? I'm currently playing Bach Prelude and Fugue in C# Major (number 3, WTC1), Brahms Rhapsody op.79 no.1, some Rachmaninoff etudes-tableaux, Debussy Danse (Tarantelle Styrienne), Rachmaninoff Prelude op.3 no.2 and some more...

Here in Pianostreet it says it has got difficulty of 8, one of the most difficult Haydn sonatas, is this true?

Thank you all!


xx Beethoven Waldstein or Haydn sonata in C
November 14, 2008, 07:53:06 AM by mingkei

I have played the first movt of Beethoven's Waldstein more than 15 years ago, then learned the 2nd/3rd movt. about seven years ago.

Indeed, the entire Waldstein is very difficult.

And my question is: I am planning on entering a competition next year, and I need to play a classical sonata. The waldstein seems to be good candidate since, as I already said, I played the whole thing and am very familiar with it. But still, I must say that all 3 movts are very difficult. (The 1st is extremely tough, but I have performed and competed in competitions and know that I can do fine. But then, the 3rd...full of challenges...yes, I played it through, but I think there're lots of room for improvement, and some of those improvments seem to be impossible to bring about...I mean, the challenges with trills everywhere, with how the Left/right hands should go together so to sound satisfactory, in a definite demand of an extremely good quality of touch, and with the big section before "Prestisimo", etc, etc...

Because of the concern I have for a satisfactory performance of the Waldstein, I started looking around for other classical sonata. I find Haydn's C Major Hob. 50. You know that light-hearted 1st/3rd movt, with a gorgeous 2nd movt??

I just want to hear people's opinion. Do you think I should work on the Haydn instead of the Waldstein for the competition? I know the Haydn should also have its challenges. But they seem more manageable. Of course, i don't think the Haydn is "easy", but considering that I don't have a teacher now to work with me in polishing the 3rd movt of Waldstein or giving me advice for the overall sonata, the Haydn seems to be something I have enough experience to make it sound very good on my own, but the Waldstein...I don't know. The only advantage of the waldstein, is I am familiar with it--I know the 1st movt so well that I won a scholarship for it, but that was 15 years ago.   

So, what do you think?

xx Haydn-Cmajor sonata-
August 22, 2007, 10:07:00 PM by s1d1f1

I dont know how to practise left hand in this sonata,and the thirds are not as shine as they should be,they are braking.Any advice for less left,and more right hand??

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