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Mozart Sonata #1936244
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What's up homies,

I am going into my senior year of college, and I am looking into audition for grad school. I need a classical piece for auditions, and I really like the Mozart F Major sonata No. 12(I think). The only problem is my teacher wants me to do a more "funny/happy" type of piece because lots of my previous pieces have been more "intense" or "serious" types of pieces. Also, I think that he thinks F Major might also be a little too overplayed for auditions as well. I've looked into one in B flat Major(Can't remember which one right now), and it's nice and light and happy, but I don't like it nearly as much as F Major. Should I just suck it up and learn the B flat one, or should I learn the F Major that I like better?

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Re: Mozart Sonata [Re: DaveBloom] #1936249
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I don't get it. Your teacher doesn't want you to do Mozart 12 because you need a funny/happy piece? Mozart 12 seems like a very happy piece to my ears.

Also, I wouldn't worry about it being overplayed. If you feel it is, you can always round out your audition program with other lesser known repertoire.


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Re: Mozart Sonata [Re: DaveBloom] #1936375
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The B-flat major sonata (I'm assuming you are referring to K333) is quite a nice sonata. Still, I think both are "happy" sonatas so I would go with the one you like best as you will likely play it better. At least you will certainly enjoy learning it more.

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Originally Posted by Kreisler
I don't get it. Your teacher doesn't want you to do Mozart 12 because you need a funny/happy piece? Mozart 12 seems like a very happy piece to my ears....

Yes -- quite. As happy as they get.

Dave: No reason not to do the F major. smile

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You could always perform a transcription of "Godzilla in New York".. laugh

Or, if you want something really jubilant, ask if you can play Rachmaninoff.. wink


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Re: Mozart Sonata [Re: DaveBloom] #1936413
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Or maybe consider haydn?

Re: Mozart Sonata [Re: Derulux] #1936420
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Originally Posted by Derulux
You could always perform a transcription of "Godzilla in New York".. laugh

Or, if you want something really jubilant, ask if you can play Rachmaninoff.. wink


Funny you should mention that, I really want to learn Rach sonata number 1 for a romanticish piece, but it is way way way above my level.

Re: Mozart Sonata [Re: DaveBloom] #1936421
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By the way thanks for all the answers fellas, it was legit exactly what I wanted to hear.

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K. 330 is also lovely

Re: Mozart Sonata [Re: DaveBloom] #1936557
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They're all kind of "happy" besides the minor key ones. Try the other B-flat major one (k 281) if you don't like 333 or 309 or 311

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