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Topic: The most fun beethoven sonata to play?  (Read 249 times)

Offline mysteryfinger

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The most fun beethoven sonata to play?
on: May 21, 2023, 06:52:31 PM
Hello friends :) I see a lot of posts about favorites, hardest/easiest, and all of that.. but what is the Beethoven sonata (or movement of a sonata) that you've had the most fun learning and playing?

And maybe also least fun  ;D

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Re: The most fun beethoven sonata to play?
Reply #1 on: May 21, 2023, 10:01:50 PM
Hmmm, I have studied 19 of the 32 sonatas and it's really hard to choose! They are all enjoyable to play, but some less so than others :P

I have always had a soft spot for the Sonata in E major op 14, but I'm not sure if it's the most fun to play.

Appassionata feels pretty awesome to play, but it's also difficult.

My first true love in piano music was the Moonlight sonata third movement, so I think that one is up there too.

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Re: The most fun beethoven sonata to play?
Reply #2 on: May 22, 2023, 11:05:57 AM
Op 2/1, op 2/3, op 31/3 last movement.

^^ I played op 14/1 for my Grade 8!
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Re: The most fun beethoven sonata to play?
Reply #3 on: May 23, 2023, 11:27:54 AM
^^ I played op 14/1 for my Grade 8!

Wonderful! I think it, and its companion in G major, are really underrated. The material is simple, borderline banal, but Beethoven is very meticulous with all the details, performance indications etc, creating a lot of subtle details that make the sonatas interesting and full of life if you can bring them out. It's like he wanted to do something that was the polar opposite to the Pathetique sonata (which is Op 13).

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Re: The most fun beethoven sonata to play?
Reply #4 on: February 18, 2024, 03:48:19 PM
Hmmm...This may be an unpopular opinion but the most fun Beethoven sonata to play for me is a tie between:
Piano Sonata No.31 in A Major (Mostly because of the Third Movement)
Piano Sonata No.23 in F Minor (Difficult, but very fun to perform, besides the second mvmt lol)

Worst or must unfun to perform goes to:

Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor (Too Jazz Like for me to enjoy performing)
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