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Topic: Alban Berg: Sonata op. 1  (Read 2267 times)

Offline Jerry

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Alban Berg: Sonata op. 1
on: April 20, 2004, 01:18:07 AM
Hi,

anybody here who already worked on this piece?

Do you know Alban Berg at all?

I would like you to give me some advice on how to play this. I'm a bit confused because I'm not sure wether it's better to play it in a "romantic" way or more "rational", like a classical piece.

Please help me! This piece is so amazing!

Greetings

Jerry

Offline matticus

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Re: Alban Berg: Sonata op. 1
Reply #1 on: April 20, 2004, 03:52:37 PM
Hi -- I've worked on the Berg sonata. I'd say you definitely need to put tonnes of melodramatic emotion into the piece -- practically all 2nd Viennese school & related music needs as much as possible to be really brought across to the audience. If there's anything else you'd like to know, ask away!

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Re: Alban Berg: Sonata op. 1
Reply #2 on: April 20, 2004, 04:11:55 PM
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Hi,

anybody here who already worked on this piece?

Do you know Alban Berg at all?

I would like you to give me some advice on how to play this. I'm a bit confused because I'm not sure wether it's better to play it in a "romantic" way or more "rational", like a classical piece.

Please help me! This piece is so amazing!

Greetings

Jerry


 Truly a marvelous work, be very careful not to play at the snail's pace that is so often the "performance practice", it seems.  The intense chromaticism is enhanced by clear contrapuntal highlights.  And good luck memorizing it... ;)

koji
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Offline Jerry

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Re: Alban Berg: Sonata op. 1
Reply #3 on: April 21, 2004, 02:14:44 AM
Indeed....memorizing it is the most difficult part ;)

But this has not to be a disadvantage... Many times you don't have really to learn a piece- your fingers just play without thinking- that's very dangerous then....

Greetings

Jerry

PS: It's the first time that I saw a "ffff" in this sonata...
How loud is this? ;D
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