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Topic: What grade would Mendelssohn's Fantasy Op.28 be?  (Read 1758 times)

Offline beethoartok

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What grade would Mendelssohn's Fantasy Op.28 be?
on: April 07, 2005, 08:16:16 AM
Or more specifically... what grade would each movement be? I, II, and III?

Offline presto agitato

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Re: What grade would Mendelssohn's Fantasy Op.28 be?
Reply #1 on: April 07, 2005, 08:27:43 PM
Mendelssohn wrote this Fantasia when he was 19 and its dedicated to Moscheles.

The second and third movements sound in a Beethovenian style IMO

I really like this piece and its criminally underrated. Get Benjamin Frith´s recording.

First Movement (I adore those arpeggios) = 8
Second = 6
Third = 9
The masterpiece tell the performer what to do, and not the performer telling the piece what it should be like, or the cocomposer what he ought to have composed.

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