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Topic: which sonata?  (Read 2077 times)

Offline Tash

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which sonata?
on: August 26, 2004, 03:52:34 AM
ok so soon enough i'll be starting Amus (dunno what equlivalent to anything else that is) and i have this wonderful choice of a million different sonatas to play, but i haven't heard most of them so don't know which one to choose. i'm trying to get recordings of them, but i was just wondering, which of these sonatas do you really like and do you think would be good to play? i'm generally into the brighter pieces, ie. major keys, not too slow, etc.

BEETHOVEN
op2 no1
op10 no1
op10 no2
op14 no1 (i've played the last movement of this and like it so it's already in the running)
op27 no1
op54
op78

HAYDN
C minor hob XVI/20
F major hob XVI/23
Eb major hob XVI/28
B minor hob XVI/32
D major hob XVI/33
E minor hob XVI/34
G major hob XVI/39
Ab major hob XVI/46

MOZART
C major K279
F major K280
Bb major K281
G major K283
C major K330
Bb major K570

SCHUBERT
op120 D664
op164 D537

thanks!
'J'aime presque autant les images que la musique' Debussy

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Re: which sonata?
Reply #1 on: August 26, 2004, 05:58:29 AM
I'm doing my amus in October (I'm very scared) and I'm playing Beethoven's op. 10 no. 1. It's a good short little one. It's not that tricky to play at all, except for one or two squiggly bits in the second and third movements. Apart from that, it's plain sailing and it clocks in at about 15 minutes. The second movement conceptually is not that hard to get sounding good, as some second movements can be notoriously musically wolves in sheep's clothing. Op. 2 no. 1 is also a quite nice one. Same with op. 10 no. 2.
I wanted to avoid a Mozart one because I find him so terribly hard to play. Especially in an exam situation, if I'm the least bit shaky, the neatness of a Mozart piece always gets destroyed somewhat.
I think the Schubert ones are pretty long. If I was a better pianist, I would have liked to play one of them.
OK. I hope I helped. Good luck in your choosing.

Offline rph108

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Re: which sonata?
Reply #2 on: August 26, 2004, 09:40:28 AM
What is amus?

Offline Tash

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Re: which sonata?
Reply #3 on: August 26, 2004, 02:54:21 PM
oh good luck clare! yeah i have cmus in november (SO glad i'm not doing amus this year cos i seriously do not have time 2 put the right amount of time into it)
amus is the grade above grade 8 which is not quite the same as the whatever everyone else talks about in this forum cos it's part of the AMEB system. so for more info on what other pieces are played i put it in some other thread about different grade systems somewhere in this forum....
'J'aime presque autant les images que la musique' Debussy

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Re: which sonata?
Reply #4 on: August 26, 2004, 07:13:26 PM
I think this AMUS is somewhat the equivilent of the ARCT Royal Conservatorry Music of Canada originated in Toronto Canada.

But that's what I think.  
I'm persuing my gr 10 RCM which is the gr 8 British Standard but performing ARTC level repretoire.

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Re: which sonata?
Reply #5 on: August 26, 2004, 11:48:00 PM
Well, I dont live in Canada or Australia, nor have I ever heard of those, but thanks for trying to explain.

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Re: which sonata?
Reply #6 on: August 27, 2004, 12:28:33 AM
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