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Topic: Video: Beethoven Sonata Op. 90  (Read 5956 times)

Offline monkeydudexd

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Video: Beethoven Sonata Op. 90
on: February 26, 2011, 03:42:09 PM
This is me playing Beethoven's Sonata No. 27 Op. 90, Mvt 1. It was considered one of the transition pieces between the middle and late period and technically not that difficult besides the huge jump in the left hand at two sections (fortunately, I have pretty big hands that can stretch an 11th). Please let me know what you think! Criticism is welcome :)
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Offline ladypianist

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Re: Video: Beethoven Sonata Op. 90
Reply #1 on: February 26, 2011, 09:49:10 PM
If you can at all , try and get a better recording setup. Between the recording and the piano your playing on my poor old ears car hardly hear any tone color.  I think if you fix either one of those things it would help in listening to your playing.  My chief thought in listening to you was the balance between the two hands.  There seemed to be parts where the left hand was threating to swallow the right.  A fine effort , I think, but it was hard to tell.  Keep posting. 

Lady Pianist.
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Offline prongated

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Re: Video: Beethoven Sonata Op. 90
Reply #2 on: February 26, 2011, 11:46:17 PM
In general, the reading needs to be more accurate. The articulation in the opening line is precisely written - staccato notes, quarter notes, and eight notes. Often there is no distinction between your eight and quarter note chords throughout. Look them up again, because often your quarter note chords are way too short! And there is a spot or 2 where you start the crescendo about a bar early. The rit in the first page needs to be more gradual - you slowed down immediately after it is marked. And by the way, the development is marked pp!

After this, you need to start considering a number of timing things - where you can take time, and where you need to be very rhythmically precise. There are a few places where you need to give more time to the rests, and I personally also like to take time in the opening line when the key changes from b minor to a suspended G major.

Anyway, I'm sure you'll work on all these things with your teacher! You seem to have put in quite a bit of work into this, so keep going!

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