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Mozart Sonata k.282 comments needed (Read 389 times)

Offline claireliii

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Mozart Sonata k.282 comments needed
« on: January 27, 2021, 06:49:06 PM »
what are the things that could have been improved?
how did I do in general?
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I got the criticism that I had too much wrist motion, also I had bad overall shaping ...

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Re: k.282 comments needed
«Reply #1 on: January 28, 2021, 04:05:36 PM »
I think you are doing well! I'm not sure I agree you are shaping things poorly but I think you could work on playing it with more softness and grace. Right now you are playing it a bit "direct" or "literal", there is a bit of a "hardness" to it. Mozart needs some smoothness and elegance. I think you could try it just sliiiiightly slower.

You don't necessarily have too much wrist movement, but you could experiment if you can get the same musical results you want and if you can feel just as comfortable with less movement.

Perhaps this thread should be in the Audition Room subforum instead though: https://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php?board=9.0

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Re: k.282 comments needed
«Reply #2 on: January 28, 2021, 06:40:45 PM »
THANK YOU!! next time I'll post it in the audition room. Do you mean that there could have been more warmth and tenderness?

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Re: Mozart Sonata k.282 comments needed
«Reply #3 on: January 30, 2021, 11:51:15 PM »
THANK YOU!! next time I'll post it in the audition room. Do you mean that there could have been more warmth and tenderness?

You are welcome!

Yes, something like that. I'm thinking about your overall approach to your sound in Mozart, so if you had played another Mozart piece that has a different musical character in the same way, I would have made the same comment. Mozart has a certain roundness and grace to much of his music. To make an extreme example, even when Mozart gets loud and dramatic, you would never play it hard and mechanical and machine like (you didn't play this way in the recording, don't worry!). Does this make sense? I would suggest listening to many good recordings of Mozart to get a deeper feel for it!