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Offline steve jones

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Mozart Recommendation
on: September 11, 2005, 04:45:55 PM

Hi all,

I would like to attempt a Mozart Sonata. Not really sure what to go for though. I have a copy of K570 mov3, and it sounds within my reach. Are there others of a similar level that you would recommend for a beginner / intermediate pianist (around gr5 standard)?

Im prepared to step up my game anf work hard on this, but I dont want anything that will be intimidatingly diffcult.

Thanks for the advice people, as always it is highly valued!

Regards,

Steve Jones
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Offline Kassaa

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Re: Mozart Recommendation
Reply #1 on: September 11, 2005, 06:27:40 PM
* Kassaa summons Bernhard.

Maybe K545, although its way overplayed.

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Re: Mozart Recommendation
Reply #2 on: September 11, 2005, 07:10:22 PM
Hi Steve

I think the K 332 (F major) or the K 283 (G major) would be very manageable for you.  Good luck!
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Re: Mozart Recommendation
Reply #3 on: September 11, 2005, 07:44:47 PM

Spendid stuff, thanks for the advice guys.

I did have a brief look at K330/300, but its to much for me right now. Shame, cuz I like that one too!

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Re: Mozart Recommendation
Reply #4 on: September 14, 2005, 02:09:03 AM
330 is easy. 332? that is one of the more difficult ones...????????

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Re: Mozart Recommendation
Reply #5 on: September 14, 2005, 11:19:24 AM
Don't try K332 yet.   It is difficult!   
I agree, the G major is lovely.  I would go for that one.

Good luck!
Teresa

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Re: Mozart Recommendation
Reply #6 on: September 14, 2005, 02:51:11 PM

Hey, thanks for all the ideas! Plenty to have a good at by the looks of things.

K330, yeh I keep hearing that this one is easy, but on recordings it seems pretty quick and I doubt I could get it upto that pace right now. Id like to do a couple of others before tackling this one.

So K332 is rough then? Maybe I shall put that on my future list  ;)

For now I will give K570 and K283 some hammer.

Cheers!

Steve J

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Re: Mozart Recommendation
Reply #7 on: September 14, 2005, 09:18:38 PM
K.283 is lovely, I'll think you'll enjoy it.
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Re: Mozart Recommendation
Reply #8 on: September 14, 2005, 11:20:15 PM
Don't try K332 yet.   It is difficult!   

Agreed.
K. 333 isn't too bad, maybe that one. 545 is lovely (and the 2nd and 3rd movements aren't overplayed at all).
There's another that would be good but the key and K. are eluding me atm, I'll get back to you on it...
[lau] 10:01 pm: like in 10/4 i think those little slurs everywhere are pointless for the music, but I understand if it was for improving technique

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Re: Mozart Recommendation
Reply #9 on: September 15, 2005, 12:28:01 PM
Gee, sorry about suggesting the 332 - - - I didn't think it was THAT bad...    :-[
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Re: Mozart Recommendation
Reply #10 on: September 18, 2005, 05:18:46 PM
Gee, sorry about suggesting the 332 - - - I didn't think it was THAT bad...    :-[

It's not that bad... I find it's hard to grade the Mozart sonatas.  They are pretty much all sight-readable, but yet hard to hold in concert.

I find the k332 quite enjoyable to play, so I agree with this recommendation even considering the nastiness of the 3rd mvt.

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Re: Mozart Recommendation
Reply #11 on: September 18, 2005, 09:59:15 PM

Thanks again for all the suggestions. Plenty to go at there!

Shasta,

Not a problem, I'll have a look at it. If its too hard it'll go in 'the' pile (you know the one I mean  ;D ).


Maxy,

Sight-readable for you mate, not for me unfortunately. I need stuff thats a challenge, but far from difficult.

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Re: Mozart Recommendation
Reply #12 on: September 24, 2005, 09:38:34 PM
Hello!

I've started the k284 a month ago... and WOW, just love it! Just heard all Mozart's sonatas over and over and they're simply gorgeous.
I agree with Shasta, it's really hard to grade the difficulty of a Mozart piano sonata. The required simpicity, or even naïveté or funny character or contrasts, are not easy tasks to accomplish. But apart from that, I believe you'll be just fine with the sonata you choose. Even if it is a little bit hard for you, all mozart sonatas have the advantage of being very good substitutes for those anoying exercices like Hanon in order to develop your technique with the musicality extra.  ;)


Good luck!


PS: I just hope you understand what I really mean to say... my english is bad! :-[
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