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Topic: Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata  (Read 5365 times)

Offline liszmaninopin

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Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata
on: August 19, 2003, 02:14:38 AM
How difficult is the full Pathetique sonata when compared with other Beethoven sonatas?  I would like to learn another Beethoven one, and am looking for a more challenging one than Pathetique.  I have been looking especially at the Hammerklavier.

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Re: Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata
Reply #1 on: August 19, 2003, 02:23:34 AM
You cant really rate the Pathetique as a whole- you must rate each mvmnt.
1 - 10, where    1= like Traumerie   10=Chopin's etudes

mvmnt 1= 6
mvmnt 2= 2.5
mvmnt 3= 5
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Re: Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata
Reply #2 on: August 19, 2003, 09:02:14 AM
I would stear clear of the Hammerklavier; try the Appassionata (it is my favourite after all) whose difficulty level is in between,
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Re: Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata
Reply #3 on: August 19, 2003, 09:55:50 AM
heres a couple more.. Tempest might be a good one... prob better than Appasionata for u... I would rank the big name sonatas in this order... Hardest to easiest Hammerklavier |Appasionata/Waldstein|Pastoral|Moonlight 3rd|Les Adieux|Tempest|Pathetique|rest of moonlight|    
im thinking something like that.
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Offline trunks

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Re: Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata
Reply #4 on: April 06, 2004, 10:32:06 AM
The British ABRSM has the following for the Op.13:

First movement : DipABRSM
Second movement: Grade 6
Third movement: Grade 7
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