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Offline la_leggierezza

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Sonata Help!!!
« on: November 20, 2006, 10:56:47 PM »
hello!!

I have to chose a new sonata. The last sonata I played was Beethovenīs "Moonlight" (complete!!!).
I īm playing Bachs Partita nš1, Chopin etudes op10 nš5, op25 nš1,nš2 and nš7, Debussyīs "Les collines DīAnacapri", Liszt "soneto 104 del petrarca", Shumannīs Papillons and Chopinīs Nocturne op 27nš1.

So, which sonata should I play next? I have a preference for Beethoven ones...

thanks for advise :)

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Offline kreso

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Re: Sonata Help!!!
«Reply #1 on: November 20, 2006, 11:00:33 PM »
I would suggest you either op.2/3 C major or maybe E flat major op.31/3 (my favourites).. these are virtuozo sonatas but if you wish some more musicaly difficult then you can choose op.28 Pastoral or op.31/2 d minor

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Re: Sonata Help!!!
«Reply #2 on: November 21, 2006, 02:05:11 AM »
Either Appasionata, Waldstein, or Pathetique. Those are my favorites :)


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Re: Sonata Help!!!
«Reply #3 on: November 21, 2006, 02:09:56 AM »
Op.7, Op.54, or Op.90.

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Re: Sonata Help!!!
«Reply #4 on: November 21, 2006, 05:08:29 AM »
Op. 7, I concur!
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Re: Sonata Help!!!
«Reply #5 on: November 21, 2006, 03:26:40 PM »
Op. 79 in G
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Re: Sonata Help!!!
«Reply #6 on: November 21, 2006, 08:16:23 PM »
Op. 79 in G

this is too easy I think on this level...

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Re: Sonata Help!!!
«Reply #7 on: November 21, 2006, 09:11:19 PM »
Op. 27 no. 1 in Eb is very beautiful too. The sibling of the so called moonlight (Which name leads to misinterpretation btw)

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Re: Sonata Help!!!
«Reply #8 on: November 25, 2006, 08:19:27 PM »
Pathetiquel; that is what i did. :)
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Re: Sonata Help!!!
«Reply #9 on: November 26, 2006, 12:37:41 AM »
Either Appasionata, Waldstein, or Pathetique. Those are my favorites :)


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I believe that Appassionata and Waldstein are perhaps a bit much for this level.

Out of the 32 Sonatas, here are my suggestions:


Op.78 in F# major
Op.28 in D major
Op.22 in Bb major
Op.90 in E minor
Op.2 No.2 in A major
Op.31 No.1 in G major

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Re: Sonata Help!!!
«Reply #10 on: November 26, 2006, 06:13:05 PM »


Op.28 in D major
Op.22 in Bb major
Op.90 in E minor
Op.2 No.2 in A major
Op.31 No.1 in G major

Phil


those are good.  i'm doing 2/2 myself.

op.31 no.2 and 3 are musically difficult and virtuosic but are really good.  Op.7 and Op.10/3 are also good.

Either Appasionata, Waldstein, or Pathetique. Those are my favorites :)


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I wouldn't recommend those since they're a little overplayed.
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Re: Sonata Help!!!
«Reply #11 on: November 30, 2006, 12:07:02 AM »
thanks for your replies!!! :)

i ve been thinking and i ve "restricted" my choices to 8 sonatas... eheheh but... i can only chose one  :( and thatīs difficult part because i like them all...  ;D

these are the sonatas in my "restricted selection":

-op22
-op26
-op28
-op31/2
-op53
-op57
-op81a
-op91

what do you think? could you advise me? :) which are hardest/easiest etc... and of course what seems to you more apropriate for my level...

and of course you personal opinion in terms of beauty...  :)


thanks


Offline phil13

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Re: Sonata Help!!!
«Reply #12 on: November 30, 2006, 04:06:36 AM »
thanks for your replies!!! :)

i ve been thinking and i ve "restricted" my choices to 8 sonatas... eheheh but... i can only chose one  :( and thatīs difficult part because i like them all...  ;D

these are the sonatas in my "restricted selection":

-op22
-op26
-op28
-op31/2
-op53
-op57
-op81a
-op91

what do you think? could you advise me? :) which are hardest/easiest etc... and of course what seems to you more apropriate for my level...

and of course you personal opinion in terms of beauty...  :)


thanks



Opp.53 and 57 take 1st place for difficulty by far, Op.81a coming in second to them.

Op.26 is the easiest.

For your level? As I said before, go with Op.28 or Op.90, or if you want a bigger challenge maybe Op.22

Personally, I don't think that it gets any better than Op.28 and Op.90, save for possible the late sonatas and Op.7. The 'Pastorale' Sonata happens to be my favorite, and I'm learning it right now.

Phil

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Re: Sonata Help!!!
«Reply #13 on: November 30, 2006, 09:42:18 AM »
I'd go for the appassionata,, I don't think it's a big step from moonlight.

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Re: Sonata Help!!!
«Reply #14 on: November 30, 2006, 03:09:39 PM »
I'd go for the appassionata,, I don't think it's a big step from moonlight.
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Re: Sonata Help!!!
«Reply #15 on: November 30, 2006, 03:40:53 PM »

-op28


  Is a great piece to play after the moonlight sonata, a reall contrast a breath of fresh air. :)
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Offline la_leggierezza

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Re: Sonata Help!!!
«Reply #16 on: December 01, 2006, 03:50:35 PM »
and what about Tempest (op31 nš2). no opinions?

i ve narrowed once more my choices and in this moment they are:

op22
op26
op32/1
op53 (perhaps too difficult)
op57
op90

thanks for your replies

i m eager to read more opinions from you...


Offline la_leggierezza

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Re: Sonata Help!!!
«Reply #17 on: December 02, 2006, 04:28:44 PM »
and what about Tempest (op31 nš2). no opinions?

i ve narrowed once more my choices and in this moment they are:

op22
op26
op32/1
op53 (perhaps too difficult)
op57
op90

thanks for your replies

i m eager to read more opinions from you...



uppss!! not op31/1 but op31/2

sorry