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Offline chopinfan_22

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Haydn Sonata in D
« on: October 26, 2007, 12:40:17 AM »
Does anybody know the difficulty of the first movement of this piece? I think the Hob number is like... 37 or 39 or something. It's the more recognizable of his sonatas. I'm considering learning it if it's not too difficult for me. Your thoughts?
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Re: Haydn Sonata in D
«Reply #1 on: October 26, 2007, 01:18:00 AM »
38 you mean? http://www.piano.ru/scores/haydn/son/ha-son-38.pdf

it's not that difficult, its a grade 10 rcm piece.

well what's your current rep?
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Re: Haydn Sonata in D
«Reply #2 on: October 26, 2007, 08:26:30 AM »
Does anybody know the difficulty of the first movement of this piece? I think the Hob number is like... 37 or 39 or something. It's the more recognizable of his sonatas. I'm considering learning it if it's not too difficult for me. Your thoughts?

amelia is right - it is gr. 10 RCM - and, I might add, is one of the easier selections. I don't know what your current repertoire is, but most of Haydn is sight-readable - so I think you should go for it!
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Re: Haydn Sonata in D
«Reply #3 on: October 26, 2007, 02:28:52 PM »
Actually, it's this one.



And my current repertoire consists of:

Chopin Preludes Nos. 6, 7, and 15
Mozart Sonata K.545 First Movement
Beethoven Moonlight Sonata First Movement

I realize that this piece is slightly more difficult than my previous repertoire, but I really want to learn it.
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Re: Haydn Sonata in D
«Reply #4 on: October 26, 2007, 06:04:23 PM »
umm...why don't you learn another sonata or 2 before that one. I've learnt it before you you need stable technique, it has alot of fast runs etc. You should learn Bach too.
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Re: Haydn Sonata in D
«Reply #5 on: October 27, 2007, 01:16:20 PM »
What Bach would you recommend? I'll be getting a teacher in January through the university I go to. She can't take me in now because she's so busy with this semester. All we've got are November, when they have auditions all month, then our finals in December.
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Re: Haydn Sonata in D
«Reply #6 on: October 27, 2007, 05:42:16 PM »
perhaps you would like to try learning a few of his inventions as well as a few little preludes and fugues that you learn before going into his actual preludes and fugues from the well-tempered clavier. can't really reccomend any of those as I only self-learnt a couple before last time.

you can check those out at this website

http://www.piano.ru/library-e.html
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Re: Haydn Sonata in D
«Reply #7 on: October 27, 2007, 09:22:26 PM »
I had a feeling you were going to suggest those. The first six of his inventions are at the same difficulty level as Mozart's Sonata K.545. I suppose I could learn the other two movements of that Sonata, so that I would know the entire piece. Do you have any other suggestions for pieces of this level by any other composers?
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Re: Haydn Sonata in D
«Reply #8 on: October 27, 2007, 10:20:40 PM »
you could try Haydn's Sonata in F major, yes do learn the other 2 movements. You could also learn a few selections from Schumann's Album for the young, a few of the easier pieces from mendelssohn's song with words.
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Re: Haydn Sonata in D
«Reply #9 on: October 28, 2007, 01:18:19 AM »
Actually, it's this one.



And my current repertoire consists of:

Chopin Preludes Nos. 6, 7, and 15
Mozart Sonata K.545 First Movement
Beethoven Moonlight Sonata First Movement

I realize that this piece is slightly more difficult than my previous repertoire, but I really want to learn it.



Ah yes!!  The people in the prep department call that one the "Chicken Sonata."  Isn't that hilarious?  I does sort of sound like a chicken clucking and running around, I think.  Kids play that all the time, it's not hard.

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Re: Haydn Sonata in D
«Reply #10 on: October 28, 2007, 02:24:56 AM »
i'm pretty sure no.23 in F major would be more managable for you. anyway too many play that D major sonata
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Re: Haydn Sonata in D
«Reply #11 on: October 28, 2007, 04:09:01 PM »
That may be true, but that's my favorite Haydn Sonata, and that's also why I want to learn it. Though I haven't been exposed to much of any Haydn as of yet, so I guess that makes my opinion biased. I want to learn it because I like it. The same goes for the Moonlight Sonata, or Fantasie Impromptu.
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Re: Haydn Sonata in D
«Reply #12 on: October 28, 2007, 04:30:47 PM »
listen to the rest of the Haydn Sonatas then  ;)
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Re: Haydn Sonata in D
«Reply #13 on: October 30, 2007, 12:42:20 PM »
If I wanted to learn a Beethoven Sonata or two, which ones would you suggest?
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Re: Haydn Sonata in D
«Reply #14 on: October 31, 2007, 03:22:51 AM »
op.49 no.1 and 2
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Re: Haydn Sonata in D
«Reply #15 on: October 31, 2007, 05:56:53 AM »
If I wanted to learn a Beethoven Sonata or two, which ones would you suggest?
You might try Beethoven's Op. 79 as well...
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