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Topic: Beethoven Sonata Op. 2 No.2  (Read 1641 times)

Offline tomclear

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Beethoven Sonata Op. 2 No.2
on: April 29, 2004, 11:13:54 PM
Hi! In this sonata, there are some grace notes beginning approx. measure 182: They seem to be notated for the right hand; does anybody play them with the left, and how kosher would this be? I can't reach the 10th that quickly with my right; I prefer to sneak them in with the left.
Thanks!

Offline JeffL

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Re: Beethoven Sonata Op. 2 No.2
Reply #1 on: May 01, 2004, 10:03:04 PM
According to Josef Hofmann, Anton Rubinstein used to advise,
"Play it with your nose, but make it sound well."
I've seen Malcuzynski helping out with his right hand in some of the left-hand figures of the "Revolutionary" study, and Cortot's edition of La Campanella suggests similar "wrinkles".
Surely it's the result that matters, whatever the means.

Offline Hmoll

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Re: Beethoven Sonata Op. 2 No.2
Reply #2 on: May 02, 2004, 03:29:30 AM
Never played this piece, but...

I can't see how you would play them with the left hand. For example, in meas. 182 there's a D minor arpeggio ending in the first finger of the lh. How would you play the E following that with the rh? The next measure there is the same left hand, but an octave lower, plus the grace note is an F (10th higher than the thumb note of the lh).

If hand size, facility, etc. causes/allows you to split between the hands, all else being equal, then go for it. I don't see it in this case.

I think a quick wrists movement in the right hand is called for.
Best of luck.

Good luck.
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