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Topic: Mozart Sonatas  (Read 2703 times)


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Mozart Sonatas
on: March 05, 2005, 02:00:26 AM
Bernhard, i guess this guestion is directed towards you, as your responses arealways very helpful, but what is the order of difficulty for the Mazart Sonatas.  I have recently played K300 (in f major) and was wondering which would be a good one to tackle next.  I guess any composer is okay, but i'd prefer it to be a sonata, or something equivilent to one, and NOT scarlatti.  Thanks Muchy.


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Re: Mozart Sonatas
Reply #2 on: March 05, 2005, 03:30:06 PM
Thank you very much.  I guess I should learn to use the search button...

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Re: Mozart Sonatas
Reply #3 on: March 05, 2005, 05:01:34 PM

Thanks, Steinwayguy. :)

Have a look here also for Beethoven sonatas.

(progressive difficulty list for all 32 sonatas)

What about Haydn? I actually like his sonatas better than Mozart’s. Have a look here for some discussion on them:

(grades for all of Haydn’s sonatas)

(Haydn sonatas – best recordings).

Finally, out of the well beaten path here are some interesting sonatas more or less of the same style (they are all from the Classical period):

C. P. E. Bach pretty much invented the classical sonata (and sonata form) and was a huge influence on Mozart. Almost forgotten these days and almost never played, his sonatas are real gems. Again, all of the sonatas are around grade 7-8, so you should be able to manage. I particularly like w62 in G.

Two obscure composers, Christian Latrobe (3 sonatas op. 3) and Fanciszek Lessel (3 sonatas op. 2) are also around grade 5/6 and the style is similar to Haydn.

Then there are the Clementi sonatas – not the sonatinas - (if you play K332, then these will all be doable – just pick your favourite) which are all very good.

Finally – and starting to enter the romantic territory – you could try the almost unknown John Field sonatas op. 1 (my favourite is Op. 1 no. 1 in Eb).

This should keep you busy. ;)

Best wishes,

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Re: Mozart Sonatas
Reply #4 on: March 05, 2005, 05:17:39 PM
Thanks a bunch, Bernhard.  I'll have to look around for the Haycn Sonatas, they sound interesting.  I think i'll look at K 330 or K 311(they sound... happy :) ).  Especiially  the rondo from K 311, bars 120 - 132, It sounds very "mystical".
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