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Topic: Tempest Sonata First Movement  (Read 10171 times)

Offline maddenleaman

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Tempest Sonata First Movement
on: February 01, 2011, 03:34:35 AM
Looking at the score will make answering my question much easier, so I am just using this edition as a reference:[link removed by moderator]

Is it considered cheating to do all the triplets from measure 21 to measure 40 with the right hand while using the left hand to play the treble notes?  Doing this would result in releasing the whole note below the triplets.  My teacher alternates hands with the triplets (as is implied by the score), but I've seen others do it the way I want.  Is it generally an accepted practice to use only the right hand for the triplets?  If this isn't clear please ask me to clarify.
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Offline monkeydudexd

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Re: Tempest Sonata First Movement
Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011, 05:54:36 AM
I wouldn't think so... I played the first movement of the tempest too and i switched hands. I think it's commonly played both ways (though i guess switching hands would be preferred). You can't really tell anyway with the pedal going on. I would say do whatever you're more comfortable with (not switching, though, is obviously easier for most people).
Beethoven Sonata Op. 13 'Pathetique'
Beethoven Sonata Op. 31 No. 2 'Tempest'
Beethoven Sonata Op. 90
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 17
Bach Italian Concerto

Offline kevinr

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Re: Tempest Sonata First Movement
Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011, 10:40:36 AM
Not cheating. However in bars 22 and 26 you could change the triplets from RH to LH during the bar, which will allow you to take the top note with the RH.

This has the advantage that you can keep the 3 bar long bass notes depressed and will not be dependent on the sustaining pedal to keep them sounding. This should give you more control over the sound and in particular flexibility with the pedal.

Note also that across bar lines 31/32, 33/24. 35/36 the triplet notes are repeated across he bar line. Changing from RH to LH at these points seems natural to me because is provides a "motivation" for the repeated notes, which might be awkward otherwise.

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Re: Tempest Sonata First Movement
Reply #3 on: February 01, 2011, 01:20:23 PM
Love that sonata!!!  ;D

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Re: Tempest Sonata First Movement
Reply #4 on: February 02, 2011, 06:04:11 PM
Sorry I got it mixed up. I DIDN'T switch hands (as in I crossed them) because that method in easier, but switching is preferred I think.
Beethoven Sonata Op. 13 'Pathetique'
Beethoven Sonata Op. 31 No. 2 'Tempest'
Beethoven Sonata Op. 90
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 17
Bach Italian Concerto
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