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Tempest Sonata Difficulty #2724768
03/28/18 01:00 AM
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Hello Everyone,
I am determining my next piece to learn and the Tempest Sonata is on my short list.
My current repertoire includes Sonata Pathetique (all movements), Rachmaninoff's Prelude in G Minor, and currently learning Liebestraum No.3.
Is this the right piece for me or is it too much?
Any other piece suggestions would be much appreciated.
Thank you,
Chazzerz17

Last edited by chazzerz17; 03/28/18 01:01 AM.

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Re: Tempest Sonata Difficulty [Re: chazzerz17] #2724773
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You know, I wouldn't go with the Tempest. If you're clued into Beethoven, you could try one of the late Bagatelles or something like the E minor Sonata, but if I were you I'd look for some fresh meat. Get outside the mainstream. How about a Hummel etude? Check out the one in Ab (I forget the number) or the E minor one. You'll love learning them and if you ever get to perform them you will blow the audience away!


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Re: Tempest Sonata Difficulty [Re: chazzerz17] #2724805
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If you can handle the technical difficulties of the pieces you mentioned well then the Tempest is reasonable(not outrageously more difficult). The first and second movements have serious technical difficulties and the piece is also difficult musically. Do you have a teacher and does he have an opinion?'

I wouldn't worry about this being a popular sonata. I think the criteria should be if you like it and it's difficulty is appropriate. After all, for 99% of your playing this piece you will be the only audience, If you do play it in a recital, the overwhelming majority of listeners will not have even heard it once unless you are playing for a highly musically sophisticated audience.

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Re: Tempest Sonata Difficulty [Re: chazzerz17] #2725022
03/28/18 09:21 PM
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SiFi,
Thank you for the Hummel suggestions. I will listen to the Etudes.

pianoloverus,
I in fact have an instructor who has been under the weather for the past few weeks.
I will ask him the next time I see him for his opinion.


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Sonata Pathetique 1st Movement Beethoven
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Re: Tempest Sonata Difficulty [Re: chazzerz17] #2725045
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One must have a lot of lightness, speed, and dexterity to play the slow movement well.


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Re: Tempest Sonata Difficulty [Re: chazzerz17] #2725092
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The Tempest was the third Beethoven sonata I learnt with my last teacher, after Op.10/1 and Op.110. By then, I'd already learnt single movements from several other sonatas for exam purposes, as well as the complete Pathétique and Appassionata (I) by myself.

I found the Tempest technically easier than Op.10/1, Op.13 or Op.110.


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Re: Tempest Sonata Difficulty [Re: chazzerz17] #2725406
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I have a Barenboim recording of this with the same thing stamped on both sides of the record (A side twice with no B side), discovered too late to return. So, I have always slightly hated this sonata. Ironically, I ended up learning it.

I loved playing the slow mvt.--the first and (especially) the third, less so. I don't think the slow mvt. works too well as a "stand alone" piece without hearing it in context of the other mvts., so I haven't kept at least that part up. Oh, well. 😒


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