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Topic: Beethoven op.109 - Presstisimo mvt - Advice  (Read 2676 times)

Offline twiglet

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Beethoven op.109 - Presstisimo mvt - Advice
on: May 10, 2006, 08:11:12 PM
Hello all,

I have been learning this Presstisimo movement of Beethovens Sonata 30 Opus 109 for about 2 weeks now and have got around the notes fairly well.  (By the way, I completed grade 8 about a year and a half ago and have stopped having a teacher and now teach myself as a hobby and learn new pieces regularly).

I was just wondering if anyone had any advice concerning the fast passages of 2 lots of triplets.  I can play the notes, its just the articulation and the way it sounds is quite poor.  Should I be using pedal in these passages? 

Thank you for any advice you can give me!
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Offline kriskicksass

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Re: Beethoven op.109 - Presstisimo mvt - Advice
Reply #1 on: May 11, 2006, 02:45:06 AM
1. Don't teach yourself Opus 109, please, for Beethoven's sake.

2. Half-pedal at most. This is highly contrapuntal music, and you musn't blur its lines with overpedaling.

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Re: Beethoven op.109 - Presstisimo mvt - Advice
Reply #2 on: May 11, 2006, 05:24:42 AM
Thanks.

I'm only learning the second movement for now to keep me occupied for a while  ;)
 

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