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Is Mozart's Rondo all turca hackneyed? (Read 1433 times)

Offline contrapunctus

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Is Mozart's Rondo all turca hackneyed?
« on: December 12, 2005, 04:12:25 AM »
I wanted to play it at an audition till I realized it most probably is hackneyed.

What about K. 545? Even at the speed gould performs it at?
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Re: Is Mozart's Rondo all turca hackneyed?
«Reply #1 on: December 12, 2005, 04:40:35 PM »
Yes, unfortunately they are two of the most overplayed piano pieces in the repertory. Why don't you try the Sonata in F major K.280? It's not played much and it's a great piece. NO adjudicator wants to hear K.545 or Ronda alla Turca again, unless it IS Glenn Gould playing!  :)
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Re: Is Mozart's Rondo all turca hackneyed?
«Reply #2 on: December 12, 2005, 05:55:23 PM »
Yes the pieces have been murdered many times by a many a learner. Nonetheless a good performance can take you by surprise when it makes you hear the piece again.

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Re: Is Mozart's Rondo all turca hackneyed?
«Reply #3 on: December 14, 2005, 12:57:54 PM »
maybe try the volodos transcription?
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The last recording i did was Etude in A Flat. It would have sounded better in A Hall though.
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