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Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital

Posted By: jazzyprof

Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/29/09 08:42 PM

(Also posted in ABF)

In the midst of all the online recitals for Schumann, Chopin, and Unsung Heroes, let us not forget that Beethoven's 240th birthday is in December 2010!

To celebrate this event, I propose we hold an e-cital of Beethoven's sonatas. If there is interest, I am happy to organize the event. Because his sonatas range from the fairly easy to the impossible, there should be something for everyone! To make this an inclusive event, there are no rules, except that pieces be submitted before December 15th, 2010. There can be duplicates. Single movements are acceptable.

Since I am now learning op.28 (Pastorale) I'd like set the ball rolling by putting myself down for it.

Beethoven Sonata Performers
Op. 28 (Pastorale)..........jazzyprof
Op. 78...........................Phlebas
Op. 27, no. 2, 1st Mov....Carl Mc, Inlanding
Op. 22...........................Orange Soda King
Op. 49, no. 1.................PIANO piano
Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov...Inlanding
Op. 26, 2nd Mov.............Seabelle
Op. 79............................Ovaltine
Op. 14 no.2, 1st Mov......Ode2Joy
Posted By: Phlebas

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/29/09 09:04 PM

Put me down for Op. 78. - please.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 12/29/09 09:09 PM

Done!
Posted By: Orange Soda King

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 12/29/09 09:31 PM

Put me down for Op. 22, all four movements. =D
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 12/29/09 09:37 PM

OK, it's yours, the whole thing!
Posted By: Orange Soda King

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 12/29/09 09:43 PM

Yay, Op. 22 takes the cake. At least that's what Beethoven said. wink But he still composed 21 sonatas after that.

Maybe I can get my piano teacher to join this forum and enter with the Hammerklavier... Haha! He's played it before, and he told me the other day he's going to learn all 32! I'm so happy for him! I hope he records them all, too. His Op. 111 recording is really good.
Posted By: Canonie

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 12/29/09 11:33 PM

I would like to do a medley of themes from all the famous sonatas, transposing as necessary, all to an alberti bass of even tempo wink
Posted By: P I A N O piano

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 12/29/09 11:43 PM

May I perform Op. 49 no. 1?
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 12/30/09 12:13 AM

Why, certainly! I'll add you to the list.
Posted By: Ferdinand

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/30/09 05:27 AM

I would like to do op. 10 #2, entire.
Thanks for organizing this. Just this morning I was thinking there ought to be a Beethoven e-cital.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 12/30/09 06:10 AM

Ferdinand: You're in!

Here's the updated list.

Beethoven Sonata Performers
Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Inlanding
Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
Op. 13, 2nd Mov………………..steveMac
Op. 14, no. 2, 1st Mov......Ode2Joy
Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
Op. 26, 2nd Mov..............Seabelle
Op. 27, no. 2, 1st Mov......Carl Mc, Inlanding
Op. 28…………………............jazzyprof
Op. 31, no. 2, 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
Op. 49, no. 1...................PIANO piano
Op. 78............................Phlebas
Op. 79............................Ovaltine
Posted By: CWPiano

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 12/30/09 12:50 PM

Sounds like a great idea. I am thinking of learning Op 109 for recital. So sign me up for that sonata.
Posted By: mr_roberts_z

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 12/30/09 01:30 PM

I may have to back out if I can't find the time to repolish it (or a good enough mic), but you can put me down for Op. 2 #1.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 12/30/09 02:10 PM

mr_roberts_z: I have put you down for Op, 2, #1. Speaking of good enough mics, have you considered the Zoom H4 recorder? Very handy device.

CWPiano: You're down for Op. 109

Updated List:

Beethoven Sonata Performers
Op. 2, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z
Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Inlanding
Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
Op. 13, 2nd Mov………………..steveMac
Op. 14, no. 2, 1st Mov......Ode2Joy
Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
Op. 26, 2nd Mov..............Seabelle
Op. 27, no. 2, 1st Mov......Carl Mc, Inlanding
Op. 28…………………............jazzyprof
Op. 31, no. 2, 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
Op. 49, no. 1...................PIANO piano
Op. 78............................Phlebas
Op. 79............................Ovaltine
Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano

Posted By: abcdefgh

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 12/30/09 03:22 PM

I don't post much, but I do get alot of info on here and would like to join in if I could!
I'll make effort to get to know everyone a bit better lol

I'd like to do Op. 27 No. 1 perhaps? And i'll do the whole piece quite happily smile
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 12/30/09 04:24 PM

Bryan, I've added your Op. 27 no. 1 to the list. I'm sure it will sound great on your new Brodmann!

Updated list:

Beethoven Sonata Performers
Op. 2, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z
Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Inlanding
Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
Op. 13, 2nd Mov………………..steveMac
Op. 14, no. 2, 1st Mov......Ode2Joy
Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
Op. 26, 2nd Mov..............Seabelle
Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
Op. 27, no. 2, 1st Mov......Carl Mc, Inlanding
Op. 28…………………............jazzyprof
Op. 31, no. 2, 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
Op. 49, no. 1...................PIANO piano
Op. 78............................Phlebas
Op. 79............................Ovaltine
Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
Posted By: Schubertian

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 12/30/09 04:33 PM

I'll take Op 14, #2, second and third movements
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 12/30/09 06:33 PM

OK, I've added you!

Beethoven Sonata Performers
Op. 2, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z
Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Inlanding
Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
Op. 13, 2nd Mov………………..steveMac
Op. 14, no. 2, 1st Mov......Ode2Joy
" " " " " " 2nd, 3rd Mov…Schubertian
Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
Op. 26, 2nd Mov..............Seabelle
Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
Op. 27, no. 2, 1st Mov......Carl Mc, Inlanding
Op. 28…………………............jazzyprof
Op. 31, no. 2, 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
Op. 49, no. 1...................PIANO piano
Op. 78............................Phlebas
Op. 79............................Ovaltine
Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
Posted By: pianoloverus

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 12/31/09 12:38 AM

I'll take the last five* and the Diabelli**
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*measures of Fur Elise ** theme
Posted By: Orange Soda King

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 12/31/09 01:15 AM

pianoloverus is funny. wink

I hope all 32! That would be really neat. I'm also learning Op. 10 No. 2 (I already sort of know the first movement) BUT DON'T PUT ME DOWN FOR IT (because someone else has it obviously, haha).

Ohhhh how I'm falling in love with Beethoven more and more... I can't wait!
Posted By: Canonie

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 12/31/09 06:21 AM

Ok I can take Opus 14 no 1, 2nd mov (Allegretto). OR -

My other idea for your consideration is to submit a Clementi Sonata, as an immediate precedent to Beethoven. I was thinking of op37 no2. It has a real 'sonata form' first movement, and is very clearly connected to beethoven. I'm not *just* suggesting it because it is easier than a whole lvb sonata. What do others think?

canonie
Posted By: Schubertian

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 12/31/09 11:43 AM

REcently I have been looking into Clementi - I think he exerted a much greater influence on the pianists and piano composers during the early 19th century than we - or I anyway - was aware. He was composing sonatas from the Mozart era right up to 1820 - and his 1820 sonata Dido Abandoned sounds like romanticism rather than classicism to me. Beethoven admired and studied Clementi. Chopin studied with his student Field. He also taught most of the major pianists of his day. Apparently his huge collection Gradus ad Parnassum, which came out in 1817, has some interesting compositions - it is not all finger exercises - and CLementi defined piano style for his contemporaries.

At some point in the future it might be a good idea to have a Clementi e-cital and see what we can find. It seems like a good idea because we can easily include Adult Beginners.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 12/31/09 09:39 PM

Canonie: I've signed you up for Op. 14 no.1, 2nd mov.
I am not sure about the Clementi. Wouldn't it be like crashing LvB's birthday party? smile Maybe we can have Clementi's own party someday as Schubertian suggests.

As a reminder, single movements are perfectly acceptable for the Beethoven SonataFest, as are duplicates.

Updated list:

Beethoven Sonata Performers
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 2nd Mov………………..steveMac
[9] Op. 14, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Canonie
[10]Op. 14, no. 2, 1st Mov......Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 2nd, 3rd Mov…Schubertian
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26, 2nd Mov..............Seabelle
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight) 1st Mov......Carl Mc, Inlanding
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………............jazzyprof
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................PIANO piano
[24]Op. 78............................Phlebas
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
Posted By: P I A N O piano

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/01/10 12:23 AM

Originally Posted by Orange Soda King
pianoloverus is funny. wink

Ohhhh how I'm falling in love with Beethoven more and more... I can't wait!


Me too, I finally told my husband (today) that I am in love Beethoven...he took it rather well, I thought.
Posted By: Ferdinand

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/01/10 03:45 AM

Originally Posted by Orange Soda King
pianoloverus is funny. wink

I hope all 32! That would be really neat. I'm also learning Op. 10 No. 2 (I already sort of know the first movement) BUT DON'T PUT ME DOWN FOR IT (because someone else has it obviously, haha).

Ohhhh how I'm falling in love with Beethoven more and more... I can't wait!

Orange Soda King, it's OK to duplicate so you can still do op. 10/2 if you want. Or if you want to share, send me a PM and we'll decide who will do which movements.
Ferdinand
Posted By: heidiv

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/01/10 02:23 PM

jazzyprof - This is a great idea. I'm afraid I have too much on my musical plate in 2010 to participate, but thank you for organizing this. I look forward to hearing all of the recordings.
Posted By: Orange Soda King

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/01/10 03:23 PM

Ferdinand, we will see. For now, DON'T put me down for it. Since December is far away and I will probably have Op. 10 No. 2 learned, I can be a backup in case the other person drops out.

EDIT: 100th post! Yay! grin
Posted By: Piano Again

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/02/10 12:07 AM

I'm thinking about maybe Op. 2 No. 3. Fun stuff -- but long. (!)
Posted By: Orange Soda King

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/02/10 12:13 AM

Piano Again, what fingering do you use for the double thirds in Op. 2 No. 3? 1-3/2-4, 1-4/2-3, 1-5/2-4 or two handed?
Posted By: Piano Again

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/02/10 12:27 AM

I don't know yet . . . smile

Just played through it and tried 1-3/2-4 in the first measure (that's the only one that's hard) -- I'll have to mess around with it and see what works best.

I worked on this sonata briefly when I was a teenager, and I asked my teacher how to play those. He said, basically, "Practice."
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/02/10 02:01 AM

Originally Posted by Piano Again
I'm thinking about maybe Op. 2 No. 3. Fun stuff -- but long. (!)

Piano Again, shall I put you down for it?
Posted By: Piano Again

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/02/10 03:10 AM

Originally Posted by jazzyprof
Originally Posted by Piano Again
I'm thinking about maybe Op. 2 No. 3. Fun stuff -- but long. (!)

Piano Again, shall I put you down for it?


Sure. I'd like to play the whole piece, so I'll set that as a goal and see how it goes.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/02/10 03:50 AM

Great! I've added you. It's nice to have goals like these to work towards!

Updated list:

Beethoven Sonata Performers
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 2nd Mov………………..steveMac
[9] Op. 14, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Canonie
[10]Op. 14, no. 2, 1st Mov......Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 2nd, 3rd Mov…Schubertian
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26, 2nd Mov..............Seabelle
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight) 1st Mov......Carl Mc, Inlanding
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………............jazzyprof
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................PIANO piano
[24]Op. 78............................Phlebas
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/03/10 09:48 PM

Still up for grabs, Waldstein, Appassionata, Les Adieux, Hammerklavier! Looking for a few brave souls. smile

Latest update:

Beethoven Sonata Performers
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 2nd Mov………………..steveMac
[9] Op. 14, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Canonie
[10]Op. 14, no. 2, 1st Mov......Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 2nd, 3rd Mov…Schubertian
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26, 2nd Mov..............Seabelle
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………………..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight) 1st Mov......Carl Mc, Inlanding
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………............jazzyprof
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................PIANO piano, tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013
[24]Op. 78............................Phlebas
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
Posted By: jonnyboy126

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 01/04/10 06:57 AM

Op. 53 for me please!! laugh
1st movement for sure... 2nd and 3rd a very possible maybe hehe
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/04/10 05:38 PM

Yay, Waldstein! I've put you down for Op. 53, 1st mov. Let me know if you decide to do the whole thing!

Updated list:

Beethoven Sonata Performers
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 2nd Mov………………..steveMac
[9] Op. 14, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Canonie
[10]Op. 14, no. 2, 1st Mov......Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 2nd, 3rd Mov…Schubertian
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26, 2nd Mov..............Seabelle
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………………..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight) 1st Mov......Carl Mc, Inlanding
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………............jazzyprof
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................PIANO piano, tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein), 1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[24]Op. 78............................Phlebas
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
Posted By: timmyab

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/04/10 06:29 PM

I'd like to add something to this if I can.Unfortunately I haven't been able to play for the last month because of a bad back so I can't promise anything.If it improves I'd like to have a crack at op 110, or at least as much of it as I can get finished in time.
Posted By: Ovaltine

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/04/10 06:43 PM

Schubertian: the Beethoven Op. 79 (Sonata #25) which I'm learning has been described as an homage to the Clementi Sonatinas that were more popular than Beethoven's own sonatas in their day. This according to Robert Greenberg, in his "Teaching Company" lecture series. I think a Clementi E-cital would be nice, as I know little of Clementi aside from the Sonatinas that are a staple of all student recitals.
Posted By: euler

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/04/10 06:55 PM

Can fill in any missing movements of Opus 53 if needed.
Posted By: lauralei

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/05/10 12:45 AM

Originally Posted by P I A N O piano


Me too, I finally told my husband (today) that I am in love Beethoven...he took it rather well, I thought.


I probably shouldn't admit this, but I do find his music to be very, er, sexy! blush
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/05/10 01:06 AM

Originally Posted by euler
Can fill in any missing movements of Opus 53 if needed.

Euler, I can put you down as well for the whole thing, if you'd like. Duplicates are welcome!
Posted By: euler

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/05/10 07:11 PM

Originally Posted by jazzyprof
Originally Posted by euler
Can fill in any missing movements of Opus 53 if needed.

Euler, I can put you down as well for the whole thing, if you'd like. Duplicates are welcome!

Sure that works for me.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/08/10 01:09 AM

OK, euler I've put you down for op. 53.

timmyab: I've listed you as tentative for op.110, hoping your back heals!

Several more still up for grabs, including the Hammerklavier and the Appassionata. Also, duplicates, single movements welcome!

Updated list:

Beethoven Sonata Performers
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 2nd Mov………………..steveMac
[9] Op. 14, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Canonie
[10]Op. 14, no. 2, 1st Mov......Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 2nd, 3rd Mov…Schubertian
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26, 2nd Mov..............Seabelle
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………………..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight) 1st Mov......Carl Mc, Inlanding
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………............jazzyprof
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................PIANO piano, tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ " " "1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[24]Op. 78............................Phlebas
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab (tentative)
Posted By: JackMusic

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/08/10 04:38 AM

[number 7] Op.10 No.3 in D - shotgun!
Posted By: timmyab

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/08/10 11:30 AM

Originally Posted by jazzyprof
timmyab: I've listed you as tentative for op.110, hoping your back heals!

Thanks for that.My back has improved somewhat and I actually managed to record the Adagio yesterday, so I'm feeling considerably more confident today.Mind you, a few days wrestling with the fugue should soon knock that out of me. laugh
Posted By: eric_626

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/08/10 09:42 PM

Very exciting idea! I almost forgot that it's Beethoven's 240th this year.

I'm just curious as to whether you want the recording to be done on audio or video (or if it's up to us).

That being said, I will answer the call for the Appassionata - first movement only for now. I will see how I am with the other two movements before I'll say anything about them. It's been a good three years since I last played the piece, but I have recorded it once.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/09/10 01:19 AM

eric: I've put you down for the Appassionata, 1st mov for now.

As for the format, past e-citals have been audio only but I am open to suggestions!

Updated list:

Beethoven Sonata Performers
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 2nd Mov………………..steveMac
[9] Op. 14, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Canonie
[10]Op. 14, no. 2, 1st Mov......Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 2nd, 3rd Mov…Schubertian
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26, 2nd Mov..............Seabelle
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………………..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight) 1st Mov......Carl Mc, Inlanding
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………............jazzyprof
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................PIANO piano, tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata) 1st Mov…eric
[24]Op. 78............................Phlebas
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab (tentative)
Posted By: eric_626

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/09/10 01:33 AM

Audio is fine for me. I may have to look into getting a new mic however, because my current one is prone to static during loud passages - obviously not a good fit for Op. 57 grin.
Posted By: JackMusic

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/11/10 03:37 AM

By my last post I of course meant put me down for number 7, op 10 no.3 in D.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/12/10 02:34 AM

jackattack: You're in for Op. 10 no.3. I suspected that's what you meant in your previous post but couldn't quite get the "shotgun" reference. Is it some secret code for "I'll do it!"? smile

Updated list:

Beethoven Sonata Performers
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 2nd Mov………………..steveMac
[9] Op. 14, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Canonie
[10]Op. 14, no. 2, 1st Mov......Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 2nd, 3rd Mov…Schubertian
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26, 2nd Mov..............Seabelle
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………………..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight) 1st Mov......Carl Mc, Inlanding
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………............jazzyprof
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................PIANO piano, tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata) 1st Mov…eric
[24]Op. 78............................Phlebas
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab (tentative)
Posted By: Strings & Wood

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/12/10 04:48 AM


Quote
jackattack: You're in for Op. 10 no.3. I suspected that's what you meant in your previous post but couldn't quite get the "shotgun" reference. Is it some secret code for "I'll do it!"?



I think it is a call for position, such as front or window seat. In this case I am thinking- dibbs on the first positon.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/15/10 02:43 AM

There are still 10 sonatas up for grabs: nos. 2, 4, 16, 18, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32. It would be great if we could record all 32 to honor LvB!
Posted By: MarkH

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/15/10 02:46 PM

Originally Posted by Orange Soda King
Piano Again, what fingering do you use for the double thirds in Op. 2 No. 3? 1-3/2-4, 1-4/2-3, 1-5/2-4 or two handed?


Orange Soda King - I recorded Op. 2 No. 3 last year, and I found that the only acceptable fingering for me was 1-5/2-4.
Posted By: Canonie

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/15/10 11:29 PM

jazzyprof

Although I have nominated a specific work, it is very likely that i'll do something different by the end of the year. I'd prefer to do whatever I have recently studied with my teacher. I've just begun op2 no1 presto movement to work my LH, but Dec is rather far away. You could put me down as tba if you like.
Posted By: MarkH

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/20/10 10:54 PM

I've been wanting to tackle Op. 28 for quite a while now. Sign me up!

Thanks for organizing this!
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/22/10 12:39 AM

MarkH: I've signed you up for Op.28!
Canonie: Just let me know when you decide which one (or ones!) you plan to submit.
Strings&Wood: You've been updated!

Updated List:

Beethoven Sonata Performers
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 2nd Mov………………..steveMac
[9] Op. 14, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Canonie
[10]Op. 14, no. 2, 1st Mov......Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 2nd, 3rd Mov…Schubertian
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26, 2nd Mov..............Seabelle
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………………..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight) 1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………............jazzyprof, MarkH
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................PIANO piano, tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata) 1st Mov…eric
[24]Op. 78............................Phlebas
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab (tentative)
Posted By: apple*

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/22/10 03:55 PM

i really love Opus 2 #3.. don't have time to properly learn it. I think we are moving to a new house which will provide a proper home for my piano.

who knows...? perhaps I could be an understudy for Piano Again.. you don't have to put me down.. i'll just be ready in the wings.

Posted By: abcdefgh

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 01/22/10 04:01 PM

First 3 movements already learnt!

Lovely sonata, but the last movement, the finger work is relentless!
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 02/18/10 03:32 PM

Sonatas #2, 4, 16, 18, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32 still up for grabs!

Beethoven Sonata Performers
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 2nd Mov………………..steveMac
[9] Op. 14, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Canonie
[10]Op. 14, no. 2, 1st Mov......Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 2nd, 3rd Mov…Schubertian
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26, 2nd Mov..............Seabelle
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………………..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight) 1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………............jazzyprof, MarkH
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................PIANO piano, tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata) 1st Mov…eric
[24]Op. 78............................Phlebas
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab (tentative)
Posted By: jtattoo

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 02/18/10 11:16 PM

Put me down for No. 27! Jim
Posted By: Seabelle

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 02/19/10 01:23 AM


I seem to made a colossal error somewhere. I meant op. 2, no. 2, third movement - Scherzo. Sorry!

Also, is it alright if my entry is tentative? I've only been playing for 9 months, and I'm not sure how I'll get along.

Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 02/19/10 02:09 AM

Jim: I've put you down for no. 27.
Seabelle: I've made the requested change.

Beethoven Sonata Performers
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z
[2] Op. 2, no. 2, 3rd Mov........Seabelle (tentative)
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 2nd Mov………………..steveMac
[9] Op. 14, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Canonie
[10]Op. 14, no. 2, 1st Mov......Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 2nd, 3rd Mov…Schubertian
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26, 3rd Mov………………..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight) 1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………............jazzyprof, MarkH
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................PIANO piano, tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata) 1st Mov…eric
[24]Op. 78............................Phlebas
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine
[27]Op. 90............................jtattoo
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab (tentative)
Posted By: Orange Soda King

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 02/19/10 02:51 AM

Hmm. Since I'm finished HAVING to work on Op. 22 I'd better record it now so I don't procrastinate and forget too much then the deadline for this pop up and I have to drop out...

EDIT: What a TERRIBLE run on sentence!
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 02/19/10 03:22 AM

Great idea! Record it now while it's still hot!
Posted By: Schubertian

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 02/19/10 03:40 AM

jp
how about some of the bagatelles? - I'm working on the Op 129 - they are glacial
Posted By: Ferdinand

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 02/19/10 06:02 AM

Originally Posted by Schubertian
jp
how about some of the bagatelles? - I'm working on the Op 129 - they are glacial

Op 126? Op 119? 129 is the Rondo a Capriccio.
Posted By: Orange Soda King

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 02/19/10 12:20 PM

How should I record it? Audio only, or a video? And where should I upload it? Box.net? Youtube?
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 02/20/10 01:32 AM

In truth, because the recital is so far away I hadn't given much thought to recording format. On the ABF e-citals are generally audio files only. That may be the easiest way to organize things. You could upload the file at box.net and send me the link. If you have a video camera with a good mike you could also record a video and extract the audio as an mp3.
Posted By: Schubertian

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 02/21/10 03:24 PM

Oh yes, sorry, Op 126 - I got a numeral upside down in my mind
Posted By: Ferdinand

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 02/22/10 05:07 AM

I am working on the op.126 too.
Please explain - what do you mean by glacial?
Posted By: Mistaya

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 03/03/10 04:06 PM

I would give Op. 14, no. 1, first movement a go.

M.
Posted By: dslyecix

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 03/03/10 05:03 PM

I'm surprised nobody's claimed the 1st movement of the Pathétique yet. Put me down for that one. I can already play it so I'll get a hopefully polished recording to you in the coming month or so (university keeps me somewhat busy wink ).
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 03/03/10 08:44 PM

Mistaya, dslyecix...I've put you down for your chosen sonatas.

Meanwhile, there are still several unclaimed sonatas. Also, duplicates are perfectly acceptable!

Updated list:

Beethoven Sonata Performers
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z
[2] Op. 2, no. 2, 3rd Mov........Seabelle (tentative)
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 1st Mov…..dslyecix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….steveMac
[9] Op. 14, no. 1, 1st Mov…..Mistaya
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov.....Canonie
[10]Op. 14, no. 2, 1st Mov......Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov…Schubertian
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26, 3rd Mov………………..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight) 1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………............jazzyprof, MarkH
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................PIANO piano, tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata) 1st Mov…eric
[24]Op. 78............................Phlebas
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine
[27]Op. 90............................jtattoo
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab (tentative)
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Posted By: deAlmeida

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 03/03/10 09:52 PM

Please, sign me in the op. 49-2 both movements
Posted By: Jamerz

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 03/03/10 10:16 PM

Well I have the first two movements of Op 27 No. 2 "Moonlight" and I'm working on the last. It will be finished before the deadline. So sign me up for all three!
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 03/03/10 10:34 PM

al-mahed, Jamerz...you're in!

updated list:

Beethoven Sonata Performers
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z
[2] Op. 2, no. 2, 3rd Mov........Seabelle (tentative)
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 1st Mov…..dslyecix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….steveMac
[9] Op. 14, no. 1, 1st Mov…..Mistaya
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov.....Canonie
[10]Op. 14, no. 2, 1st Mov......Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov…Schubertian
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26, 3rd Mov………………..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………............jazzyprof, MarkH
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................PIANO piano, tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013, al-mahed
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata) 1st Mov…eric
[24]Op. 78............................Phlebas
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine
[27]Op. 90............................jtattoo
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab (tentative)



Posted By: guest1013

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 03/04/10 03:31 AM

I'm still in for 49-2! Thanks.
Posted By: deAlmeida

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 03/04/10 03:54 AM

Oh, sorry, my mistake! blush

Are you studying this piece right now? I'll start seriously with this in a couple of weeks.

cheers

Originally Posted by guest1013
I'm still in for 49-2! Thanks.
Posted By: guest1013

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 03/04/10 05:41 AM

No trouble, the more the merrier! I studied it years ago and am taking a new look at it. Cheers!
Posted By: Ode2Joy

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 03/28/10 05:42 AM

Polishing the 2nd movement and have been working on the 3rd movement of Sonata #10 in G (op 14 no 2).
I would like to revise my entry and submit the whole sonata, if possible. No worries if you don't want redundancies and I will stick to only the 1st movement.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 04/02/10 01:55 AM

Ode2Joy, you're in for the whole op. 14 no. 2!

updated list:

Beethoven Sonata Performers
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z
[2] Op. 2, no. 2, 3rd Mov........Seabelle (tentative)
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 1st Mov…..dslyecix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….steveMac
[9] Op. 14, no. 1, 1st Mov…..Mistaya
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov.....Canonie
[10]Op. 14, no. 2...............Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….Schubertian
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26, 3rd Mov………………..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………............jazzyprof, MarkH
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................PIANO piano, tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013, al-mahed
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata) 1st Mov…eric
[24]Op. 78............................Phlebas
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine
[27]Op. 90............................jtattoo
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab (tentative)

Posted By: Piano*Dad

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 04/02/10 02:06 AM

Hey Jazzyprof,

I don't want to speak for my son (he's Book_Worm here, or just Piano*Son to most people), but I could ask him if he wants his Op. 10 no. 1 included. We already have a recording of the first movement, and we'll soon lay down a recording of the second and third movements.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 04/02/10 02:24 AM

That would be awesome to have Piano*Son's op. 10 no. 1 included. I hope he says yes. I've seen his videos and he's got some serious skills!
Posted By: MarkH

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 06/23/10 04:22 AM

Hey Mods, can we stickie this so new people can sign up and people already signed up remember the deadline?
Posted By: jeffreyjones

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 06/23/10 04:30 AM

Missed this thread until now. I've been working on Op. 101, did my first performance attempt last week and pretty well butchered the fourth movement.. now gathering myself up and going to try again! It should be in better shape by December, so why not?
Posted By: GeorgeB

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 06/23/10 07:28 AM

Can i do the whole of no.12 op26?
Posted By: dolce sfogato

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 06/23/10 09:23 PM

op 111 now in the head and fingers, don't know about december though, all depends on the other programs, limited braincapacity sometimes..
Posted By: Kuanpiano

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 06/23/10 09:46 PM

I know Euler is doing the Waldstein, but can I submit the whole thing as well?
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 06/24/10 02:42 AM

Reminder:
"In the midst of all the online recitals for Schumann, Chopin, and Unsung Heroes, let us not forget that Beethoven's 240th birthday is in December 2010!

To celebrate this event, I propose we hold an e-cital of Beethoven's sonatas. If there is interest, I am happy to organize the event. Because his sonatas range from the fairly easy to the impossible, there should be something for everyone! To make this an inclusive event, there are no rules, except that pieces be submitted before December 15th, 2010. There can be duplicates. Single movements are acceptable."


jeffreyjones: I've put you down for op. 101. I'm sure it will be in fantastic shape by December!

EtudeBasher: You're in for op.26.

dolce sfogato: I've put you down for op.111. Perhaps you might want to record it now while it's in your head and fingers!

Kuanpiano: Yes you can submit the Waldstein! I've added you to the list.

Piano*Dad: Did Piano*Son agree to submit op.10 no.1?

Updated list:

Beethoven Sonata Performers
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z
[2] Op. 2, no. 2, 3rd Mov........Seabelle (tentative)
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 1st Mov…..dslyecix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….steveMac
[9] Op. 14, no. 1, 1st Mov…..Mistaya
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov.....Canonie
[10]Op. 14, no. 2...............Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….Schubertian
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26……………………………EtudeBasher
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “3rd Mov………………..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)………………….......jazzyprof, MarkH
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................PIANO piano, tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013, al-mahed
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler, Kuanpiano
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata) 1st Mov…eric
[24]Op. 78............................Phlebas
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine
[27]Op. 90............................jtattoo
[28]Op. 101…………………………….jeffreyjones
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab (tentative)
[32]Op. 111…………………………..…dolce sfogato


Posted By: mr_roberts_z

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 06/24/10 02:51 AM

Oh no, I completely forgot about this. Can you put me down for a tentative Op. 31 #1 instead of 1/1?
Posted By: oceanix

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 06/24/10 03:12 AM

I'll do the whole of Op. 31 No. 3.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 06/28/10 02:01 AM

oceanix: I've put you down for op.31 no.3

mr_roberts_z: OK, op.31 no.1 it is.

Updated list:

Beethoven Sonata Performers
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z
[2] Op. 2, no. 2, 3rd Mov........Seabelle (tentative)
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 1st Mov…..dslyecix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….steveMac
[9] Op. 14, no. 1, 1st Mov…..Mistaya
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov.....Canonie
[10]Op. 14, no. 2...............Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….Schubertian
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26……………………………EtudeBasher
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “3rd Mov………………..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)………………….......jazzyprof, MarkH
[16]Op. 31, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z (tentative)
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
[18]Op. 31, no. 3……………………..oceanix
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................PIANO piano, tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013, al-mahed
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler, Kuanpiano
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata) 1st Mov…eric
[24]Op. 78............................Phlebas
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine
[27]Op. 90............................jtattoo
[28]Op. 101…………………………….jeffreyjones
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab (tentative)
[32]Op. 111…………………………..…dolce sfogato


Posted By: Orange Soda King

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 06/28/10 02:33 AM

Do the WoO's count? Someone should do one of those! (I have no time to learn one, though.)
Posted By: pianojosh23

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 07/02/10 11:19 AM

Can I be put down as tentative for the whole of op 81a?

Thanks
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 07/04/10 12:06 PM

Originally Posted by nextbigthingg
Can I be put down as tentative for the whole of op 81a?

Thanks

Yes, I've put you down for op 81a
Now we're only missing nos. 4, 22, and 29!

Updated list:

Beethoven Sonata Performers
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z
[2] Op. 2, no. 2, 3rd Mov........Seabelle (tentative)
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 1st Mov…..dslyecix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….steveMac
[9] Op. 14, no. 1, 1st Mov…..Mistaya
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov.....Canonie
[10]Op. 14, no. 2...............Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….Schubertian
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26……………………………EtudeBasher
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “3rd Mov………………..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)………………….......jazzyprof, MarkH
[16]Op. 31, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z (tentative)
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
[18]Op. 31, no. 3……………………..oceanix
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................PIANO piano, tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013, al-mahed
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler, Kuanpiano
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata) 1st Mov…eric
[24]Op. 78............................Phlebas
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine
[26]Op. 81a (Les Adieux)..........nextbigthingg
[27]Op. 90............................jtattoo
[28]Op. 101…………………………….jeffreyjones
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab (tentative)
[32]Op. 111…………………………..…dolce sfogato
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Posted By: Canonie

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 07/04/10 12:34 PM

Another update. May I change my choice to op13 third movement since this movement is missing and I don't think we should be without it.
thanks jazzyprof (or should that be classyprof ? )
Posted By: ChrisKeys

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 07/04/10 09:58 PM

I'll (tentatively) take Op. 54, the whole thing.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 07/04/10 10:54 PM

Chris, you're down for Op. 54.

Any takers for nos. 4 and 29?

Updated list:

Beethoven Sonata Performers
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z
[2] Op. 2, no. 2, 3rd Mov........Seabelle (tentative)
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 1st Mov…..dslyecix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….steveMac
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "3rd Mov.....Canonie
[9] Op. 14, no. 1, 1st Mov…..Mistaya
[10]Op. 14, no. 2...............Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….Schubertian
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26……………………………EtudeBasher
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “3rd Mov………………..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)………………….......jazzyprof, MarkH
[16]Op. 31, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z (tentative)
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
[18]Op. 31, no. 3……………………..oceanix
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................PIANO piano, tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013, al-mahed
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler, Kuanpiano
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[22]Op. 54............................ChrisKeys
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata) 1st Mov…eric
[24]Op. 78............................Phlebas
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine
[26]Op. 81a (Les Adieux)..........nextbigthingg
[27]Op. 90............................jtattoo
[28]Op. 101…………………………….jeffreyjones
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab (tentative)
[32]Op. 111…………………………..…dolce sfogato
Posted By: JdhPiano924

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 07/05/10 12:17 AM

I am curious about other pieces by Beethoven for solo piano like the Variations or Bagatelles.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 07/05/10 12:33 AM

Originally Posted by Canonie
Another update. May I change my choice to op13 third movement since this movement is missing and I don't think we should be without it.
thanks jazzyprof (or should that be classyprof ? )

omg sheeeeeeee's baaaaaack!

Yes, I've changed your offering to op.13, 3rd movement.
Ah, you're the classy one. smile
Posted By: bplary1300

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 07/05/10 12:48 AM

I could do the first movement of the Op.31 No.3, tentatively the other movements as well depending on how busy I am at the time..
Posted By: Canonie

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 07/05/10 01:02 AM

Originally Posted by jazzyprof
Originally Posted by Canonie
Another update. May I change my choice to op13 third movement since this movement is missing and I don't think we should be without it.
thanks jazzyprof (or should that be classyprof ? )

omg sheeeeeeee's baaaaaack!

Yes, I've changed your offering to op.13, 3rd movement.
Ah, you're the classy one. smile

Hiya all you lovely people. Yes I missed you! So glad you're all still here.
you see, I was practising....sometimes quite a lot.

So op13 it is. Gives me lots of time to set up for recording and practise recording. And to learn the notes (and rests).
Posted By: McL0v1N42

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 07/05/10 01:25 PM

I'm currently working on the Op. 31 No.2 Mvt. 1 and will have it up to performance quality by the E-Cital Date. Since I see that no one else is playing this I'll put my name down for it.
Posted By: debrucey

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 07/05/10 08:44 PM

Damn, super annoyed I somehow missed this post. I wanted to do Op.10 no.3 frown
Posted By: Piano*Dad

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 07/05/10 08:57 PM

I see that multiple people are doing some sonatas. No harm in offering another version of Op. 10 no. 3.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 07/05/10 08:59 PM

Debrucey: no need to be annoyed. smile This recital allows duplicates so I will add you to the list for op.10 no.3. We look forward to your submission.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 07/05/10 09:08 PM

McL0v1N42: Great! I'll put you down for op.31 no.2 1st movement.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 07/05/10 09:29 PM

bplary1300: I've added you!


Any takers for nos. 4 and 29?

Duplicates welcome!

Updated list:

Beethoven Sonata Performers
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z
[2] Op. 2, no. 2, 3rd Mov........Seabelle (tentative)
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack, debrucey
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 1st Mov…..dslyecix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….steveMac
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "3rd Mov.....Canonie
[9] Op. 14, no. 1, 1st Mov…..Mistaya
[10]Op. 14, no. 2...............Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….Schubertian
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26……………………………EtudeBasher
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “3rd Mov………………..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)………………….......jazzyprof, MarkH
[16]Op. 31, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z (tentative)
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 1st Mov…………….McL0v1N42
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
[18]Op. 31, no. 3……………………..oceanix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov……………..bplary1300
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................PIANO piano, tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013, al-mahed
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler, Kuanpiano
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[22]Op. 54............................ChrisKeys
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata) 1st Mov…eric
[24]Op. 78............................Phlebas
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine
[26]Op. 81a (Les Adieux)..........nextbigthingg
[27]Op. 90............................jtattoo
[28]Op. 101…………………………….jeffreyjones
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab (tentative)
[32]Op. 111…………………………..…dolce sfogato
Posted By: debrucey

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 07/05/10 10:24 PM

Thanks. I could do Op.31 No.3 Mov 2 as well actually.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/06/10 12:02 AM

A reminder:

"In the midst of all the online recitals for Schumann, Chopin, and Unsung Heroes, let us not forget that Beethoven's 240th birthday is in December 2010!

To celebrate this event, I propose we hold an e-cital of Beethoven's sonatas. If there is interest, I am happy to organize the event. Because his sonatas range from the fairly easy to the impossible, there should be something for everyone! To make this an inclusive event, there are no rules, except that pieces be submitted before December 15th, 2010. There can be duplicates. Single movements are acceptable."

Wow, December is just around the corner! Only Sonatas #4 and #29 still missing.

Beethoven Sonata Performers
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z
[2] Op. 2, no. 2, 3rd Mov........Seabelle (tentative)
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack, debrucey
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 1st Mov…..dslyecix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….steveMac
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "3rd Mov.....Canonie
[9] Op. 14, no. 1, 1st Mov…..Mistaya
[10]Op. 14, no. 2...............Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….Schubertian
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26……………………………EtudeBasher
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “3rd Mov………………..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………....... MarkH
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov………………...jazzyprof
[16]Op. 31, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z (tentative)
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 1st Mov…………….McL0v1N42
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
[18]Op. 31, no. 3……………………..oceanix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov……………..bplary1300
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov…………….debrucey
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................PIANO piano, tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013, al-mahed
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler, Kuanpiano
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[22]Op. 54............................ChrisKeys
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata) 1st Mov…eric
[24]Op. 78............................Phlebas
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine
[26]Op. 81a (Les Adieux)..........nextbigthingg
[27]Op. 90............................jtattoo
[28]Op. 101…………………………….jeffreyjones
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab (tentative)
[32]Op. 111…………………………..…dolce sfogato
Posted By: timmyab

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/06/10 12:20 AM

I'm surprised that nobody's taken on no 4, it's one my favorites.The lack of takers for no 29 is not such a mystery, although there are some here plenty good enough I know.
I'm finally starting to tame the fugue of op 110 now so I'm confident that it'll be done by December.
Posted By: ChrisKeys

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/06/10 12:55 AM

And Op. 54 is coming along, too. Should be ready by December.
Posted By: MikeN

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/06/10 01:00 AM

You can sign me up for Op.14 No.1.
Posted By: debrucey

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/06/10 01:10 AM

Sorry Jazzyprof, I meant 2nd Movement of Op.33 No.2.
Posted By: P I A N O piano

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/06/10 03:01 AM

Dear Jazzyprof,
When this idea first came about, I was working on Beethoven's easy sonata's (49/1 & 49/2). Since then, I've moved on. Please remove my name from this list, please... it seems that you have someone in those spots anyway. I'll be ready to contribute a Beethoven Sonata most likely next year! I do hope to submit a youtube entry soon, though!
smile
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/06/10 03:23 AM

Originally Posted by P I A N O piano
Dear Jazzyprof,
When this idea first came about, I was working on Beethoven's easy sonata's (49/1 & 49/2). Since then, I've moved on.

Well, PIANOpiano, since you say they are "easy sonatas", should be a piece of cake to submit a recording! smile It's not everyday that Beethoven turns 240, you know!
Posted By: Victor25

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/06/10 07:18 AM

If there is still anything I can play which is on the average level (so no op106 or 7 cause they I consider very difficult haha)
Posted By: abcdefgh

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/27/10 11:24 PM

How's everyone doing?

I'm really piling on the speed with the last movement now of the 13th sonata.
LOTS of fun!!
Posted By: Orange Soda King

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/27/10 11:28 PM

I'm doing well... Op. 22 isn't currently in my repertoire to practice this semester, but I will make sure to relearn it to record for the e-cital. Fortunately for recording purposes, nothing has to be memorized! laugh

Part of me wants to pull out and do only part of the movements (4th movement is very very difficult) but I have decided NO! I will do it all, and I will not back out. laugh I can't wait!
Posted By: abcdefgh

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/27/10 11:37 PM

Definitely trickier than my Sonata! And it's by no means a walk in the park lol
I love it though, such an underrated one. Same it's not better known smile
Posted By: LisztAddict

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/28/10 12:03 AM

I am having trouble with memorizing. Can any of you come and turn pages for me? smile
Posted By: LisztAddict

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/28/10 12:07 AM

Still no one to take up #29???
Posted By: Piano*Dad

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/28/10 12:10 AM

Originally Posted by LisztAddict
I am having trouble with memorizing. Can any of you come and turn pages for me? smile


grin

Yeah, sure, but I'll warn you, I have been known to turn two pages at once.
Posted By: ChrisKeys

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/28/10 02:27 AM

Originally Posted by bryanw
How's everyone doing?

Pretty good! Op. 54 is coming along well. I have one rough memory spot in the 2nd (last) movement. Other than that it's pretty much working on interpretation. I have it up to speed, though I still practice at slower tempos as well.
Posted By: Carey

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/28/10 03:35 AM

Originally Posted by jazzyprof
A reminder:

Wow, December is just around the corner! Only Sonatas #4 and #29 still missing.




Jazzyprof -

Well - since no one has stepped up to submit No. 4 - I'll go ahead and do it. I played No. 4 on my masters recital 37 years ago. The recording of that performance is currently posted on Pianist Corner - Member Recordings. I've played the 2nd movement a few times since then - but not movements 1, 3 or 4. It will be interesting to see how quickly they come back to me - and whether I can possibly match (hopefully) or slightly exceed (ideally) the work that I did with the piece in grad school back when I was a young buck. grin

Sorry I can't help you out with No. 29.....
Posted By: jeffreyjones

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/28/10 06:49 AM

I'll do 29. It will be messier than my 28, but I can acquit myself pretty well in the first four movements. The fugue will be "grin and bear it" though.
Posted By: Carey

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/28/10 06:58 AM

Originally Posted by jeffreyjones
I'll do 29. It will be messier than my 28, but I can acquit myself pretty well in the first four movements. The fugue will be "grin and bear it" though.


Brave man !!!

I'm sure you'll do a great job !!
Posted By: ChrisKeys

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/28/10 12:53 PM

Originally Posted by jeffreyjones
I'll do 29. It will be messier than my 28, but I can acquit myself pretty well in the first four movements. The fugue will be "grin and bear it" though.

I salute your courage. And I will be the LAST one to ever throw stones at your performance. smile
Posted By: jeffreyjones

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/28/10 04:26 PM

Hey, I figure if it goes well, then I can use it for my audition. Who knows unless I try. Always loved the opening Allegro.
Posted By: Kuanpiano

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/28/10 04:28 PM

AWESOME!! best of luck on the 29. I've currently finished up with my sonata (no.21, the Waldstein), and I guess it's pretty good (the mark on my ARCT was 24.5/25, but that's just an exam...), but I'll come back to it later on in the year and then put together a good recording.
Posted By: Minaku

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/28/10 09:13 PM

Ah, I'm sorry I missed this! If timmyab decides not to do 110, could you fill me in please? I'll be playing it in recital in November so it should be fresh enough for December.
Posted By: abcdefgh

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/28/10 09:59 PM

Originally Posted by Minaku
Ah, I'm sorry I missed this! If timmyab decides not to do 110, could you fill me in please? I'll be playing it in recital in November so it should be fresh enough for December.


I think they're welcoming duplicates!

Do it to, you may both play it completely differently wink
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/29/10 05:08 PM

Minaku: Duplicates are indeed welcome so I've added you to the list for op. 110.

jeffreyjones: Bravo for taking on both nos. 28 and 29!!! Now we have at least one movement from all 32 sonatas.

carey: It's great that you will submit no.4! I'll go check out your 37-year-old recording right now.

Kuanpiano: It's wonderful that you've finished up with your Waldstein. Perhaps you might want to record it now while it's hot!

Victor25: Please submit something! Duplicates are encouraged and you do have a lot of Beethoven in your repertoire.

Duplicates welcome and encouraged!
Updated list:

Beethoven Sonata Performers
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z
[2] Op. 2, no. 2, 3rd Mov........Seabelle (tentative)
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[4] Op. 7,………………………………..carey
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack, debrucey
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 1st Mov…..dslyecix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….steveMac
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "3rd Mov.....Canonie
[9] Op. 14, no. 1…………………………MikeN
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 1st Mov…..Mistaya
[10]Op. 14, no. 2...............Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….Schubertian
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26……………………………EtudeBasher
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “3rd Mov………………..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………....... MarkH
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov………………...jazzyprof
[16]Op. 31, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z (tentative)
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 1st Mov…………….McL0v1N42
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
[18]Op. 31, no. 3……………………..oceanix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov……………..bplary1300
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov…………….debrucey
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013, al-mahed
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler, Kuanpiano
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[22]Op. 54............................ChrisKeys
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata) 1st Mov…eric
[24]Op. 78............................Phlebas
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine
[26]Op. 81a (Les Adieux)..........nextbigthingg
[27]Op. 90............................jtattoo
[28]Op. 101…………………………….jeffreyjones
[29]Op. 106…………………………….jeffreyjones
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab, Minaku
[32]Op. 111…………………………..…dolce sfogato

Posted By: Canonie

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/29/10 11:44 PM

Originally Posted by Victor25
If there is still anything I can play which is on the average level (so no op106 or 7 cause they I consider very difficult haha)

You could do whole of Pathetique. I at least would be happy to have a backup for the third movement, as my pathetique is still pathetic but not in a good way.

ok gotta go practise
(the cello)
Posted By: wr

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/30/10 12:53 AM

It is unfortunate, but I am fairly sure that Schubertian is not participating in anything here any longer. So I'll step up and try to fill in the empty spots left - that would be the last two movements of op. 14, no. 2.

Posted By: Victor25

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/30/10 08:59 AM

I will see how it all goes, but I really can't promise anything, as my work is keeping me plenty busy!
Posted By: MikeN

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/30/10 09:54 AM

I'm also not sure if I'll have the time to learn the sonata. At first I was assigned it now things have changed, and it looks like my fingers will be worked to the bone by other works.
Posted By: Kuanpiano

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 08/31/10 04:42 PM

There are three months left...I guess I can fill in the rest of the Appassionata (movements 2 and 3). If I can pull together the first movement I'll try, but I'll do my best to learn the 2nd and 3rd movements.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 09/01/10 02:34 AM

wr: I'm delighted that you'll do the last two movements of op.14 no.2. I'll add that to the list and take Schubertian off. Pity he doesn't come around any more. Hmm, actually it looks like op.14 no.1 doesn't have the 2nd and 3rd movements covered if MikeN is pulling out. Do those interest you? I think Ode2Joy signed up for the whole of op.14 no.2.

MikeN: I'll take you off the list if you don't think you'll have time to participate. I understand!

Kuanpiano: I'll put you down for the 2nd and 3rd movements of the Appassionata as well.


Beethoven Sonata Performers
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z
[2] Op. 2, no. 2, 3rd Mov........Seabelle (tentative)
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[4] Op. 7,………………………………..carey
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack, debrucey
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 1st Mov…..dslyecix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….steveMac
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "3rd Mov.....Canonie
[9] Op. 14, no. 1……………1st Mov…..Mistaya
[10]Op. 14, no. 2...............Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26……………………………EtudeBasher
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “3rd Mov………………..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………....... MarkH
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov………………...jazzyprof
[16]Op. 31, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z (tentative)
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 1st Mov…………….McL0v1N42
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
[18]Op. 31, no. 3……………………..oceanix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov……………..bplary1300
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov…………….debrucey
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013, al-mahed
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler, Kuanpiano
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[22]Op. 54............................ChrisKeys
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata) 1st Mov…eric
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov…Kuanpiano
[24]Op. 78............................Phlebas
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine
[26]Op. 81a (Les Adieux)..........nextbigthingg
[27]Op. 90............................jtattoo
[28]Op. 101…………………………….jeffreyjones
[29]Op. 106…………………………….jeffreyjones
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab, Minaku
[32]Op. 111…………………………..…dolce sfogato

Incomplete:
Op. 2, no. 2
Op. 10, no. 1
Op. 14, no. 1
Op. 31, no. 2
Posted By: Ode2Joy

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 09/05/10 04:54 PM

Would there be any objections to the movements being recorded at different times? I'll give it my best go at getting the whole sonata in one take, but, just wanted to have a back up plan.

The reason for this question is that I am finding it very difficult to keep all 3 movements all at the same level of preparedness while keeping my assigned pieces going as well. I've played all 3 movements at home recitals at different times, but never the whole sonata because one movement or another just wouldn't match up, depending on the one I've emphasized. Obviously this isn't an issue for the more experienced and advanced pianists here on this forum, but is tough for one who is just cutting her teeth on her 1st Beethoven sonata.

I'm also open to advice on how to keep all 3 movements at the same level, in addition to learning my assigned pieces.



Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 09/05/10 05:17 PM

Originally Posted by Ode2Joy
Would there be any objections to the movements being recorded at different times?

That's perfectly OK! They can be recorded years apart!!! We're just hoping to cover all 32 sonatas by any means necessary. smile

Still incomplete:
Op. 2, no. 2
Op. 10, no. 1
Op. 14, no. 1
Op. 31, no. 2

Beethoven Sonata Performers
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z
[2] Op. 2, no. 2, 3rd Mov........Seabelle (tentative)
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[4] Op. 7,………………………………..carey
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov.....Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack, debrucey
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 1st Mov…..dslyecix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….steveMac
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "3rd Mov.....Canonie
[9] Op. 14, no. 1…………………………MikeN
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 1st Mov…..Mistaya
[10]Op. 14, no. 2...............Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….Schubertian
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26……………………………EtudeBasher
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “3rd Mov………………..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………....... MarkH
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov………………...jazzyprof
[16]Op. 31, no. 1………………………mr_roberts_z (tentative)
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 1st Mov…………….McL0v1N42
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
[18]Op. 31, no. 3……………………..oceanix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov……………..bplary1300
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov…………….debrucey
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013, al-mahed
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler, Kuanpiano
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[22]Op. 54............................ChrisKeys
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata) 1st Mov…eric_626
[24]Op. 78............................Phlebas
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine
[26]Op. 81a (Les Adieux)..........nextbigthingg, pianojosh23
[27]Op. 90............................jtattoo
[28]Op. 101…………………………….jeffreyjones
[29]Op. 106…………………………….jeffreyjones
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab, Minaku
[32]Op. 111…………………………..…dolce sfogato

Posted By: wr

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 09/06/10 02:21 AM

Originally Posted by jazzyprof
wr: I'm delighted that you'll do the last two movements of op.14 no.2. I'll add that to the list and take Schubertian off. Pity he doesn't come around any more. Hmm, actually it looks like op.14 no.1 doesn't have the 2nd and 3rd movements covered if MikeN is pulling out. Do those interest you? I think Ode2Joy signed up for the whole of op.14 no.2.



Somehow I was so focused on Schbertian's un-contribution that missed that Ode2Joy was doing the whole sonata! Sorry.

Okay, I'll make the last two movements of op. 14/1 my priority (but I like the two last movements of op. 14/2 so much that I just may do them, too).

Posted By: Victor25

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 09/06/10 01:54 PM

I can definetly do 14/1 in total, or just the last movements. When was the deadline again laugh?
Posted By: Orange Soda King

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 09/06/10 02:16 PM

Is anyone doing the WoO's? Someone needs to do the WoO's!!! Those are piano sonatas too! I would, but I have too much to practice... And I need to bring back Op. 22 on top of that!
Posted By: LisztAddict

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 09/06/10 02:27 PM

OSK - you mentioned the WoO's and you don't do any? ..... WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?????

I can probably do the WoO 51 No 1 in C major. I need to read through it again before I can confirm.
Posted By: [jane]

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 09/07/10 01:08 AM

Hey, I'm new here but I'd love to try Op. 10, no. 1 mvt. 1. I'd do mvt 3 too but I'm also working on the appasionata and... I'm not sure I can handle all of that.

Jane
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 09/07/10 01:17 AM

Jane, welcome to Piano World! I'll put you down for op.10 no.1, 1st movement.
Posted By: abcdefgh

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 09/07/10 01:38 PM

So what movements of each which sonatas are missing?
I may fill a few in!
Posted By: Piano Again

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 09/07/10 04:02 PM

Just checking in -- I'm working on this. I don't know if I will be able to finish the entire sonata by December, but I'm going to try. The first movement is definitely coming along, though.
Posted By: mr_roberts_z

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 09/07/10 04:26 PM

Sorry, I won't be able to do this. I'm not able to record anything (the best mic I have is my iPhone's voice recorder...) and my piano is pretty out of tune. Also, I'll be too busy to get the pieces back up to standard.

Maybe for Beethoven's 250th I'll be more prepared.
Posted By: Victor25

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 09/07/10 07:48 PM

Its needs to be a little more clear on what is still left. I would love to play something, but I think its not so cool to double things. They are gonna be compared, people crying :P. But op2/1 is now up? I could do atleast the first 3 movements of it, and probably the 4th if I work on it abit. Let me know what you need and if I could fill in.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 09/08/10 12:07 AM

Mr. Robert_z: I have taken you off as requested.

Victor25, I've put you down for op.2 no.1.

Bryanw: I've tried to list the missing ones at the bottom.

LisztAddict: I'll add the WoO's shortly

Everyone feel free to fill in the missing spots! If you wish to duplicate that's fine, especially since people invariably drop out at the last minute.


Beethoven Sonata Performers
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………Victor25
[2] Op. 2, no. 2, 3rd Mov........Seabelle (tentative)
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[4] Op. 7,………………………………..carey
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 1st Mov.....[jane]
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack, debrucey
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 1st Mov…..dslyecix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….steveMac
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "3rd Mov.....Canonie
[9] Op. 14, no. 1……………1st Mov…..Mistaya
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr
[10]Op. 14, no. 2...............Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr (possibly)
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26……………………………EtudeBasher
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “3rd Mov………………..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………....... MarkH
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov………………...jazzyprof
[16]Op. 31, no. 1………………………….
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 1st Mov…………….McL0v1N42
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
[18]Op. 31, no. 3……………………..oceanix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov……………..bplary1300
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov…………….debrucey
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013, al-mahed
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler, Kuanpiano
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[22]Op. 54............................ChrisKeys
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata) 1st Mov…eric_626
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov…Kuanpiano
[24]Op. 78............................Phlebas
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine
[26]Op. 81a (Les Adieux)..........nextbigthingg, pianojosh23
[27]Op. 90............................jtattoo
[28]Op. 101…………………………….jeffreyjones
[29]Op. 106…………………………….jeffreyjones
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab, Minaku
[32]Op. 111…………………………..…dolce sfogato

Incomplete:
Op. 2, no. 2….missing 1st, 2nd movs. 3rd mov. tentative
Op. 10, no. 1…missing 3rd mov.
Op. 31, no. 1…missing
Op. 31, no. 2…missing 2nd mov.
Op. 31, no. 3…3rd, 4th movs.
Posted By: WinsomeAllegretto

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 09/08/10 04:33 AM

Oh my goodness! No one is doing no 16? That's my sonata! I don't know how I will do it, but I will make a recording somehow by December (or whenever this is?), at least of the first movement.
Posted By: Victor25

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 09/08/10 10:11 AM

Originally Posted by jazzyprof

Everyone feel free to fill in the missing spots! If you wish to duplicate that's fine, especially since people invariably drop out at the last minute.



Yeah that kinda has to stop. Anyway I will promise to record this one for you. I can't wait for all the performances, this is really cool.

Cheers!
Posted By: jeffreyjones

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 09/08/10 10:02 PM

Been working on Op. 106 last movement. It's like he wrote it expressly to make you get lost. Surprisingly not as hard as the Op. 101 finale though!
Posted By: Victor25

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 09/08/10 10:23 PM

I said it multiple times before, don't underestimate 101, its REALLY hard. I can't wait to hear your performances Jeffrey, you sure got my respect for performing 2 of the most difficult pieces by Beethoven!
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 09/09/10 12:40 AM

Originally Posted by WinsomeAllegretto
Oh my goodness! No one is doing no 16? That's my sonata! I don't know how I will do it, but I will make a recording somehow by December (or whenever this is?), at least of the first movement.

Great, I'll put you down for the first movement. Let us know if you think you can do the whole thing.
Posted By: Kuanpiano

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 09/09/10 01:02 AM

Looks like I'm going to program the Appassionata for a December recital, so I'll do all three movements. It's actually funny that as I was working through the third movement, it came extremely fast because I had already learned what notes to play (note the language...haha) about 5 years ago when I was a piano noob trying to play the Appassionata. After learning some new fingerings, practising slowly and carefully, the third movement is almost completely under the fingers (except the coda).
Posted By: Victor25

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 09/09/10 08:59 AM

Thats really awesume Kuan. I had the same experience just last week with the 3rd movement of the 27/2 c# sonata, which was unthinkable for me 2 years ago, and is now going pretty well !
Posted By: abcdefgh

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 09/11/10 02:57 PM

I just recorded Op.27 No. 2 a few days ago for a friend.
He was trying his new recording set up and wanted to record me...

So I may put that up too with No. 1 come the time. That way I'll have recorded the whole Opus lol

Unless anyone objects! I know we already have people doing the Moonlight smile
Posted By: ChrisKeys

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 09/11/10 07:52 PM

Post both!
Posted By: fuzzy8balls

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 09/30/10 09:59 PM

jazzyprof:

I don't know how I didn't see this post earlier but I posted Op. 57 (all 3 movements) in the member recordings a few weeks ago:

http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1513600/Beethoven%20Sonata%20Op.%2057

Put me down for Appassionata =)
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/01/10 05:25 AM

Reminder: Just a couple more months to go for the Beethoven Sonatafest. December 15 is the deadline for submitting recordings.

We're still missing the following:
Op. 2, no. 2….missing 1st, 2nd movs. 3rd mov. tentative
Op. 10, no. 1…missing 3rd mov.
Op. 31, no. 1…missing
Op. 31, no. 2…missing 2nd mov.
Op. 31, no. 3…3rd, 4th movs.


Gorden, I'll put you down for op. 57. Great playing, by the way!

Bryanw: I'll sign you up for the entire op. 27!


Beethoven Sonata Performers
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………Victor25
[2] Op. 2, no. 2, 3rd Mov........Seabelle (tentative)
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[4] Op. 7,………………………………..carey
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 1st Mov.....[jane]
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack, debrucey
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 1st Mov…..dslyecix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….steveMac
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "3rd Mov.....Canonie
[9] Op. 14, no. 1……………1st Mov…..Mistaya
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr
[10]Op. 14, no. 2...............Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr (possibly)
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26……………………………EtudeBasher
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “3rd Mov………………..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz, bryanw
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………....... MarkH
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov………………...jazzyprof
[16]Op. 31, no. 1………………………….
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 1st Mov…………….McL0v1N42
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
[18]Op. 31, no. 3……………………..oceanix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov……………..bplary1300
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov…………….debrucey
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013, al-mahed
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler, Kuanpiano
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[22]Op. 54............................ChrisKeys
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata).....fuzzy8balls
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "1st Mov…eric_626
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov…Kuanpiano
[24]Op. 78............................Phlebas
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine
[26]Op. 81a (Les Adieux)..........nextbigthingg, pianojosh23
[27]Op. 90............................jtattoo
[28]Op. 101…………………………….jeffreyjones
[29]Op. 106…………………………….jeffreyjones
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab, Minaku
[32]Op. 111…………………………..…dolce sfogato

Incomplete:
Op. 2, no. 2….missing 1st, 2nd movs. 3rd mov. tentative
Op. 10, no. 1…missing 3rd mov.
Op. 31, no. 1…missing
Op. 31, no. 2…missing 2nd mov.
Op. 31, no. 3…3rd, 4th movs.

Posted By: jlynne

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/01/10 06:04 AM

You might want to ask for subs for Op. 78 - Phlebas volunteered last year, but maybe someone could play it in his memory.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/01/10 06:30 AM

Oh yes, thanks for pointing that out. So sad. Yes, someone playing op. 78 in Phlebas' memory would be great. Any takers for op. 78?
Posted By: jeffreyjones

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/01/10 02:30 PM

I've played Op. 78 in the past, but I already have my hands full with two of the toughest sonatas..
Posted By: Kuanpiano

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/02/10 09:16 PM

Unfortunately university (not a music major) is cutting into practice time way too much....I'll drop the Appassionata, especially since Fuzzy has an ass-kicking rendition of it already!

I'm still doing the Waldstein, I haven't forgotten it yet...
Posted By: Carey

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/02/10 09:55 PM

Originally Posted by jazzyprof
Oh yes, thanks for pointing that out. So sad. Yes, someone playing op. 78 in Phlebas' memory would be great. Any takers for op. 78?


Jazzyprof -

I'm toying with the idea of doing Opus 78. I've never played it - but we do have two months - so who knows !! I'll fiddle around with it a bit and let you know for sure whether I think I can do it - in additional to getting the Opus 7 back up to snuff.
Posted By: Victor25

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/03/10 08:44 AM

I could play page 1 and 2 for you :P

I love the theme of op78 so much, always reminds me of Beethoven in love. Its an amazing Sonata!
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/04/10 01:16 AM

Originally Posted by carey

I'm toying with the idea of doing Opus 78. I've never played it - but we do have two months - so who knows !! I'll fiddle around with it a bit and let you know for sure whether I think I can do it - in additional to getting the Opus 7 back up to snuff.

That would be great if you can do it!
Posted By: ChrisKeys

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/04/10 03:38 AM

Originally Posted by jazzyprof
Reminder: Just a couple more months to go for the Beethoven Sonatafest. December 15 is the deadline for submitting recordings.

We're still missing the following:
Op. 2, no. 2….missing 1st, 2nd movs. 3rd mov. tentative
Op. 10, no. 1…missing 3rd mov.
Op. 31, no. 1…missing
Op. 31, no. 2…missing 2nd mov.
Op. 31, no. 3…3rd, 4th movs.


I'll take Op. 31, no. 2, 2nd movement.
Posted By: DeepThought

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/05/10 07:33 AM

I haven't been playing the piano long...so I can look at some of the easier sonatas. Any recommendations?
Posted By: Victor25

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/05/10 08:43 AM

Op 49 are easier one's, but there actually is no such thing as an easy Beethoven Piano Sonata. I have heard the Op49 being performed by Andras Schiff, and was stunned by how musically these pieces actually can be smile.
Posted By: DeepThought

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/05/10 11:45 AM

I know none of them are easy I used the word easier to suggest that some would be less difficult to play than others.
Posted By: Victor25

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/05/10 12:28 PM

(y)!
Posted By: jeffreyjones

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/08/10 09:15 PM

Would it be all right to let one of my students contribute a Bagatelle? We've been refining it together for months and we're hoping to get it recorded before she's due with her first child in November. smile
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/09/10 03:48 AM

Originally Posted by jeffreyjones
Would it be all right to let one of my students contribute a Bagatelle? We've been refining it together for months and we're hoping to get it recorded before she's due with her first child in November. smile

Hmm, maybe we should open this up to all of Beethoven's piano works? I know a couple of people have suggested it but I had thought that it would become too big a recital. But maybe the bigger the better! And this way it will make it possible for all Beethoven lovers to participate and not just Beethoven-sonata lovers. I'm inclined to say yes to the Bagatelle and any other Beethoven piano works! What do you all think?

(And Jeffrey, the Bagatelle would be such a gift for your student's first child!)
Posted By: Victor25

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/09/10 07:38 AM

As a big Beethoven fan I must agree, but it would be best if we could do it as 'complete' as possible. So if we have all 32 sonata's, we should check out all of Op126 Bagatelle's (or whatever your student is working on).

My teacher told me yesterday that I got the first movement of my Op2/1 down, and can focus on the small details now. The hard works is now on the last 2 movements, the 2nd mvt. goes very well. But getting the 2-note legato down and making the runs in the last movement (left hand) fluently, are my my main working points now. I love playing piano!
Posted By: beet31425

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/11/10 05:34 PM

If duplications are acceptable, please put me down for all of op.14 #1. This will be a great motivation to take it from 90% to 98%. Thanks!

-Jason
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/11/10 10:25 PM

Originally Posted by beet31425
If duplications are acceptable, please put me down for all of op.14 #1. This will be a great motivation to take it from 90% to 98%. Thanks!

Duplicates are definitely acceptable so I'll put you down for all of op. 14 #1.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/12/10 12:43 AM

IMPORTANT NOTICE smile
By popular request (and since we have been unable to cover all 32 sonatas) the Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest is being expanded to a "BeethovenFest" to include any piano works (or transcriptions) of the master!

Sign up to perform your favorite Beethoven pieces, from the Ecossaises and Fur Elise to the Hammerklavier! Duplicates are welcome.

Submissions will be accepted between December 1 and December 15, 2010. They can be mp3's or YouTube videos. Detailed submission instructions will be posted later. Let's give Beethoven a most memorable 240th birthday party!

BeethovenFest Performers
Sonatas
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………Victor25
[2] Op. 2, no. 2, 3rd Mov........Seabelle (tentative)
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[4] Op. 7,………………………………..carey
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 1st Mov.....[jane]
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack, debrucey
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 1st Mov…..dslyecix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….steveMac
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "3rd Mov.....Canonie
[9] Op. 14, no. 1……………beet31425
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…..Mistaya
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr
[10]Op. 14, no. 2...............Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr (possibly)
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26……………………………EtudeBasher
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “3rd Mov………………..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz, bryanw
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………....... MarkH
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov………………...jazzyprof
[16]Op. 31, no. 1………………………….
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 1st Mov…………….McL0v1N42
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 2nd Mov……….ChrisKeys
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
[18]Op. 31, no. 3……………………..oceanix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov……………..bplary1300
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov…………….debrucey
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013, al-mahed
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler, Kuanpiano
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[22]Op. 54............................ChrisKeys
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata).....fuzzy8balls
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "1st Mov…eric_626
[24]Op. 78............................Carey?
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine
[26]Op. 81a (Les Adieux)..........nextbigthingg, pianojosh23
[27]Op. 90............................jtattoo
[28]Op. 101…………………………….jeffreyjones
[29]Op. 106 (Hammerklavier)…jeffreyjones
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab, Minaku
[32]Op. 111…………………………..…dolce sfogato

Incomplete:
Op. 2, no. 2….missing 1st, 2nd movs. 3rd mov. tentative
Op. 10, no. 1…missing 3rd mov.
Op. 31, no. 1…missing

Posted By: jeffreyjones

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/12/10 03:21 AM

Originally Posted by Victor25
As a big Beethoven fan I must agree, but it would be best if we could do it as 'complete' as possible. So if we have all 32 sonata's, we should check out all of Op126 Bagatelle's (or whatever your student is working on).

My teacher told me yesterday that I got the first movement of my Op2/1 down, and can focus on the small details now. The hard works is now on the last 2 movements, the 2nd mvt. goes very well. But getting the 2-note legato down and making the runs in the last movement (left hand) fluently, are my my main working points now. I love playing piano!


She's doing one of the Op. 119. I wish I could provide the whole set, but I decided to focus on a single one that I thought would give her a good challenge.
Posted By: Cinnamonbear

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/12/10 10:19 AM

Since duplicates are accepted, please put me down for Op.79. Thanks! smile
Posted By: deAlmeida

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/12/10 12:33 PM

Originally Posted by Cinnamonbear
Since duplicates are accepted, please put me down for Op.79. Thanks! smile


Cool! Lets practice, op 49-2 back on track!
Posted By: Victor25

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/12/10 06:31 PM

Originally Posted by jeffreyjones

She's doing one of the Op. 119. I wish I could provide the whole set, but I decided to focus on a single one that I thought would give her a good challenge.


Thats ofcourse perfectly logical and acceptable. Which one is she performing?
Posted By: beet31425

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/12/10 07:01 PM

Originally Posted by jazzyprof
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………Victor25
[2] Op. 2, no. 2, 3rd Mov........Seabelle (tentative)
...

Incomplete:
Op. 2, no. 2….missing 1st, 2nd movs. 3rd mov. tentative
Op. 10, no. 1…missing 3rd mov.
Op. 31, no. 1…missing

Just to be pedantic: Op. 2 no. 2 has four movements; we're also missing the fourth movement. smile
Posted By: jeffreyjones

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/12/10 08:07 PM

Originally Posted by Victor25
Originally Posted by jeffreyjones

She's doing one of the Op. 119. I wish I could provide the whole set, but I decided to focus on a single one that I thought would give her a good challenge.


Thats ofcourse perfectly logical and acceptable. Which one is she performing?


The concluding one, Op. 119 No. 11 in B-flat major.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/14/10 02:08 AM

Originally Posted by beet31425
Originally Posted by jazzyprof

Incomplete:
Op. 2, no. 2….missing 1st, 2nd movs. 3rd mov. tentative
Op. 10, no. 1…missing 3rd mov.
Op. 31, no. 1…missing

Just to be pedantic: Op. 2 no. 2 has four movements; we're also missing the fourth movement. smile

Thank you! Shows how well I know my Beethoven sonatas. smile I wonder why these three sonatas have been orphaned. Are they less interesting?
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/14/10 02:35 AM

Cinnamonbear, I've added you to the list.
jeffreyjones: the Bagatelle is in.


BeethovenFest Performers
Sonatas
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………Victor25
[2] Op. 2, no. 2, 3rd Mov........Seabelle (tentative)
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[4] Op. 7,………………………………..carey
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 1st Mov.....[jane]
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack, debrucey
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 1st Mov…..dslyecix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….steveMac
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "3rd Mov.....Canonie
[9] Op. 14, no. 1……………beet31425
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…..Mistaya
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr
[10]Op. 14, no. 2...............Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr (possibly)
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26……………………………EtudeBasher
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “3rd Mov………………..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz, bryanw
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding, AnotherSchmoe
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………....... MarkH
[16]Op. 31, no. 1………………………….
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 1st Mov…………….McL0v1N42
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 2nd Mov……….ChrisKeys
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………LisztAddict
[18]Op. 31, no. 3……………………..oceanix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov……………..bplary1300
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov…………….debrucey
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013, al-mahed
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler, Kuanpiano
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[22]Op. 54............................ChrisKeys
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata).....fuzzy8balls
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "1st Mov…eric_626
[24]Op. 78............................Carey?
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine, Cinnamonbear
[26]Op. 81a (Les Adieux)..........nextbigthingg, pianojosh23
[27]Op. 90............................jtattoo
[28]Op. 101…………………………….jeffreyjones
[29]Op. 106 (Hammerklavier)…jeffreyjones
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab, Minaku
[32]Op. 111…………………………..…dolce sfogato

Incomplete:
Op. 2, no. 2….missing
Op. 10, no. 1…missing 3rd mov.
Op. 31, no. 1…missing

Other Works
Für Elise…………………………………AnotherSchmoe
Bagatelle Op. 119, no. 11………jeffsstudent
Sonatina in G Major, (Anh. 5, no. 2)…..Andy Platt
Posted By: Morodiene

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/14/10 02:36 AM

Originally Posted by jazzyprof
Originally Posted by beet31425
Originally Posted by jazzyprof

Incomplete:
Op. 2, no. 2….missing 1st, 2nd movs. 3rd mov. tentative
Op. 10, no. 1…missing 3rd mov.
Op. 31, no. 1…missing

Just to be pedantic: Op. 2 no. 2 has four movements; we're also missing the fourth movement. smile

Thank you! Shows how well I know my Beethoven sonatas. smile I wonder why these three sonatas have been orphaned. Are they less interesting?


I've never looked at them or heard them, except for Op. 2 No. 2 1st mvt. - not that that means anything wink. I've recently had an urge to learn the 3rd mvt for the Tempest (Op. 31 No 2), so please put me down for that even though it's a dup. wink
Posted By: Victor25

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/14/10 08:36 AM

I love Op2 no2 and 3, they are amazing, but very difficult to play. Really to bad that we can't get all of the 32 complete though, if the 106-111 were missing that would have been atleast a big more logical, but 10/1 3mvt?!? And both Beethoven's more funny Sonata's!
Posted By: beet31425

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/14/10 09:12 PM

Originally Posted by jazzyprof
Thank you! Shows how well I know my Beethoven sonatas. smile I wonder why these three sonatas have been orphaned. Are they less interesting?

Op.31 #1 is one of the least played sonatas, and I consistently hear it called one of the most underrated. It's a very funny and beautiful sonata.

Op.10 #1 (3rd movement) is a surprising absence here; you get a lot of dramatic bang for your buck.

But a lot of this is random and the sample size is small; it just reflects what people happen to be working on. I don't think we can draw a lot of inference.

-J
Posted By: TheHappyMoron

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/14/10 11:43 PM

Good luck to whoever's playing Les Adieux!


(or would it be "whomever"? i can never work that out.)
Posted By: Victor25

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/15/10 08:04 AM

Why specifically the Adieux? Ofcourse its very difficult, but I'm more excited about the 109-111 being played. And a special mention for JeffreyJones, who is tackling both 101 and 106! A true hero!
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/20/10 02:51 PM

Morodiene, I've added you to the list!

Still orphaned: Op. 2 no. 2, Op. 31 no. 1, Op. 10 no. 1, 3rd mov.

BeethovenFest Performers
Sonatas
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………Victor25
[2] Op. 2, no. 2, 3rd Mov........Seabelle (tentative)
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[4] Op. 7,………………………………..carey
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 1st Mov.....[jane]
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack, debrucey
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 1st Mov…..dslyecix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….steveMac
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "3rd Mov.....Canonie
[9] Op. 14, no. 1……………beet31425
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…..Mistaya
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr
[10]Op. 14, no. 2...............Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr (possibly)
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26……………………………EtudeBasher
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “3rd Mov………………..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz, bryanw
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding, AnotherSchmoe
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………....... MarkH
[16]Op. 31, no. 1………………………….
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 1st Mov…………….McL0v1N42, liszt85
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 2nd Mov……….ChrisKeys
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………LisztAddict, Morodiene
[18]Op. 31, no. 3……………………..oceanix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov……………..bplary1300
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov…………….debrucey
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013, al-mahed
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler, Kuanpiano
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[22]Op. 54............................ChrisKeys
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata).....fuzzy8balls
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "1st Mov…eric_626
[24]Op. 78............................Carey?
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine, Cinnamonbear
[26]Op. 81a (Les Adieux)..........nextbigthingg, pianojosh23
[27]Op. 90............................jtattoo
[28]Op. 101…………………………….jeffreyjones
[29]Op. 106 (Hammerklavier)…jeffreyjones
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab, Minaku
[32]Op. 111…………………………..…dolce sfogato

Incomplete:
Op. 2, no. 2….missing
Op. 10, no. 1…missing 3rd mov.
Op. 31, no. 1…missing

Other Works
Für Elise…………………………………AnotherSchmoe
Bagatelle Op. 119, no. 11………jeffsstudent
Sonatina in G Major, (Anh. 5, no. 2)…..Andy Platt


Posted By: Carey

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/20/10 03:08 PM

Jazzyprof -

The Opus 78 is going fairly well now that I've worked out the fingering!! You can remove the question mark next to my name. I'm definitely planning to submit BOTH Opus 7 and Opus 78. Thanks !!

Posted By: Morodiene

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/20/10 03:54 PM

Thanks! laugh
Posted By: pianojosh23

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/21/10 08:59 PM

Sorry but I won't be able to play op 81A.

nextbigthingg is my previous name btw.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/21/10 09:39 PM

Originally Posted by pianojosh23
Sorry but I won't be able to play op 81A.

nextbigthingg is my previous name btw.

Sorry to hear that. I will take your name (both names!) off the list.

Folks, op. 81a (Les Adieux) is now an orphan. Any takers?
Posted By: jeffreyjones

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/21/10 09:57 PM

Originally Posted by Victor25
Why specifically the Adieux? Ofcourse its very difficult, but I'm more excited about the 109-111 being played. And a special mention for JeffreyJones, who is tackling both 101 and 106! A true hero!


Hahaha, don't expect much from my Op. 106. I only picked it because everyone else was too skeered. thumb
Posted By: Victor25

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/22/10 07:00 AM

Hey you are doing it! That alone puts a big thumbs up next to your name in my book. And Carey good luck on 7 AND 78, some of my favorite's! I like the way 7 always has a big orchestral sound, and the runs in the first movement are so exciting. 78's first movement always reminds me of a Beethoven in love, such a sweet melody.
Posted By: GeorgeB

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/22/10 10:02 AM

can i remove myself? ive been really busy and i might not be able to do it frown
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/23/10 01:14 AM

Originally Posted by EtudeBasher
can i remove myself? ive been really busy and i might not be able to do it frown

Another one bites the dust! smile Sorry to hear you're pulling out.

Folks, op. 26 is available for adoption.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/23/10 01:21 AM

Updated list. We're now missing 5 sonatas.

BeethovenFest Performers
Sonatas
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………Victor25
[2] Op. 2, no. 2, 3rd Mov........Seabelle (tentative)
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[4] Op. 7,………………………………..carey
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 1st Mov.....[jane]
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack, debrucey
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 1st Mov…..dslyecix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….steveMac
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "3rd Mov.....Canonie
[9] Op. 14, no. 1……………beet31425
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…..Mistaya
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr
[10]Op. 14, no. 2...............Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr (possibly)
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26, 3rd Mov………………..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz, bryanw
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding, AnotherSchmoe
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………....... MarkH
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 1st Mov…………….McL0v1N42, liszt85
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 2nd Mov……….ChrisKeys
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………LisztAddict, Morodiene
[18]Op. 31, no. 3……………………..oceanix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov……………..bplary1300
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov…………….debrucey
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013, al-mahed
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler, Kuanpiano
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[22]Op. 54............................ChrisKeys
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata).....fuzzy8balls
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "1st Mov…eric_626
[24]Op. 78............................Carey?
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine, Cinnamonbear
[27]Op. 90............................jtattoo
[28]Op. 101…………………………….jeffreyjones
[29]Op. 106 (Hammerklavier)…jeffreyjones
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab, Minaku
[32]Op. 111…………………………..…dolce sfogato

Incomplete:
Op. 2, no. 2…..missing
Op. 10, no. 1…missing 3rd mov.
Op. 26.............missing
Op. 31, no. 1…missing
Op. 81a............missing

Other Works
Für Elise…………………………………AnotherSchmoe
Bagatelle Op. 119, no. 11………jeffsstudent
Sonatina in G Major, (Anh. 5, no. 2)…..Andy Platt
Posted By: Victor25

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/23/10 06:32 AM

The countdown has began, how many more will drop....

stay tuned for a sneak preview.
Posted By: Morodiene

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/23/10 12:54 PM

Aww, Dec. 15th is still very far away! I won't drop unless it's Dec. 14th and it sounds like crap laugh
Posted By: ChrisKeys

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/23/10 09:28 PM

Originally Posted by jazzyprof
Folks, op. 26 is available for adoption.

I'm not sure if I'll have time to work this up to a top-notch level, but I'll tentatively sign up for it. But if someone else wants to do it, please take it!
Posted By: fuzzy8balls

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/23/10 09:48 PM

Oh cool, I guess we are doing any Beethoven now. I have op. 129 rondo a capriccio recording a while ago:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w0CgZISkE0

Posted By: musiklover96

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/24/10 01:41 AM

can you put me down for op 10 no 3?
but if there's already too many ppl, that's ok
it was a recording i did a while ago though...
also how/when are we submitting and in what format?

thanks
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/24/10 02:00 AM

musiklover99: I'll put you down for op.10 no.3. We don't mind having lots of people play the same sonata. They'll all be different!

ChrisKeys: It would be great if you could do op. 26. I'll list you as tentative.

fuzzy8balls: You're down for op. 129


Updated list. We're now missing 4 sonatas.

BeethovenFest Performers
Sonatas
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………Victor25
[2] Op. 2, no. 2, 3rd Mov........Seabelle (tentative)
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[4] Op. 7,………………………………..carey
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 1st Mov.....[jane]
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….Inlanding
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack, debrucey, musiklover99
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 1st Mov…..dslyecix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….steveMac
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "3rd Mov.....Canonie
[9] Op. 14, no. 1……………beet31425
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…..Mistaya
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr
[10]Op. 14, no. 2...............Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr (possibly)
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26............................ChrisKeys (tentative)
" " " " " " " " " " " " 3rd Mov……..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz, bryanw
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding, AnotherSchmoe
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………....... MarkH
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 1st Mov…………….McL0v1N42, liszt85
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 2nd Mov……….ChrisKeys
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………LisztAddict, Morodiene
[18]Op. 31, no. 3……………………..oceanix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov……………..bplary1300
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov…………….debrucey
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013, al-mahed
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler, Kuanpiano
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[22]Op. 54............................ChrisKeys
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata).....fuzzy8balls
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "1st Mov…eric_626
[24]Op. 78............................Carey?
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine, Cinnamonbear
[27]Op. 90............................jtattoo
[28]Op. 101…………………………….jeffreyjones
[29]Op. 106 (Hammerklavier)…jeffreyjones
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab, Minaku
[32]Op. 111…………………………..…dolce sfogato

Incomplete:
Op. 2, no. 2…..missing
Op. 10, no. 1…missing 3rd mov.
Op. 31, no. 1…missing
Op. 81a............missing

Other Works
Für Elise…………………………………AnotherSchmoe
Bagatelle Op. 119, no. 11………jeffsstudent
Sonatina in G Major, (Anh. 5, no. 2)…..Andy Platt
Rondo a capriccio, Op. 129............fuzzy8balls
Posted By: FreddyChopin

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/24/10 10:13 PM

Never played op. 10 no. 1 mov. 3, but c'mon it's only 3 pages! How hard can it be? crazy Put me down for it. It's a really fun thing. I will try to master it next week
Posted By: TheHappyMoron

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/24/10 10:49 PM

I haven't quite finished it yet, but only have two pages left, so if i do manage to polish it up i'll be happy to commemorate Beethoven's birthday with Andante Favori. And it's ALMOST a sonata wink grin
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/25/10 12:16 AM

FreddyChopin: Op. 10 no. 1, 3rd Mov. has your name on it!

TheCannibalHaddock: I've put you down for Andante Favori. I've never heard it before...off to check it out!

Updated list. We're now missing 3 sonatas.

BeethovenFest Performers
Sonatas
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………Victor25
[2] Op. 2, no. 2, 3rd Mov........Seabelle (tentative)
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[4] Op. 7,………………………………..carey
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 1st Mov.....[jane]
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….Inlanding
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " 3rd Mov.....FreddyChopin
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack, debrucey, musiklover99
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 1st Mov…..dslyecix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….steveMac
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "3rd Mov.....Canonie
[9] Op. 14, no. 1……………beet31425
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…..Mistaya
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr
[10]Op. 14, no. 2...............Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr (possibly)
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26............................ChrisKeys (tentative)
" " " " " " " " " " " " 3rd Mov……..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz, bryanw
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding, AnotherSchmoe
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………....... MarkH
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 1st Mov…………….McL0v1N42, liszt85
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 2nd Mov……….ChrisKeys
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………LisztAddict, Morodiene
[18]Op. 31, no. 3……………………..oceanix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov……………..bplary1300
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov…………….debrucey
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013, al-mahed
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler, Kuanpiano
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[22]Op. 54............................ChrisKeys
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata).....fuzzy8balls
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "1st Mov…eric_626
[24]Op. 78............................Carey?
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine, Cinnamonbear
[27]Op. 90............................jtattoo
[28]Op. 101…………………………….jeffreyjones
[29]Op. 106 (Hammerklavier)…jeffreyjones
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab, Minaku
[32]Op. 111…………………………..…dolce sfogato

Incomplete:
Op. 2, no. 2…..missing
Op. 31, no. 1…missing
Op. 81a............missing

Other Works
Für Elise…………………………………AnotherSchmoe
Bagatelle Op. 119, no. 11………jeffsstudent
Sonatina in G Major, (Anh. 5, no. 2)…..Andy Platt
Rondo a capriccio, Op. 129............fuzzy8balls
Andante Favori..........................TheCannibalHaddock

Posted By: jeffreyjones

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/25/10 12:25 AM

Originally Posted by TheCannibalHaddock
I haven't quite finished it yet, but only have two pages left, so if i do manage to polish it up i'll be happy to commemorate Beethoven's birthday with Andante Favori. And it's ALMOST a sonata wink grin


Ooh, good one. That's the original slow movement for the "Waldstein" that he set aside.
Posted By: Victor25

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/25/10 05:09 AM

I love the Andante Favori, one of my favorite slow movement of Beethoven!
Posted By: Canonie

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/25/10 11:02 AM

yes I love that too. Maybe one day I'll learn it. I played a brief arrangement for cello once, and that was enjoyable.
Am listening now .... [Linked Image]
Posted By: TheHappyMoron

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/25/10 11:47 AM

If you're talking about an arrangement of andante in f for cello, there's a beautiful performance of a violin/cello arrangement by the great Fritz Kreisler on youtube. It's great!!
Posted By: TheHappyMoron

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/25/10 11:51 AM

Originally Posted by Victor25
Why specifically the Adieux? Ofcourse its very difficult, but I'm more excited about the 109-111 being played. And a special mention for JeffreyJones, who is tackling both 101 and 106! A true hero!


I didn't mean for its difficulty, although it does seem rather formidible, but i meant that it's one of my favourite pieces so i wished whomever's playing it luck as encouragement!

And yes JeffreyJones definitely has a handful! op 101 is so beautiful! and op 106 is also phenomenal in difficulty and interpretation!!
Posted By: Piano*Dad

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/25/10 08:13 PM

Jazzyprof,

How do you want these things submitted? My son (McL0v1N42) completed his recording of Op. 31 no 2 (1st movement) yesterday. We have video with audio, or audio only.

Posted By: Pogorelich.

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/26/10 01:17 PM

Can I add op. 90? I will be recording it in November anyway =)
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/26/10 02:54 PM

Originally Posted by Piano*Dad

How do you want these things submitted? My son (McL0v1N42) completed his recording of Op. 31 no 2 (1st movement) yesterday. We have video with audio, or audio only.
Piano*Dad: According to my Amazing Technical Wizard (ATW) operating quietly behind the scenes, the site will be open to accept submissions between December 1 and December 15. The recording can be either an mp3 or a link to a YouTube video. More detailed instructions will be forthcoming.

Originally Posted by Pogorelich.
Can I add op. 90? I will be recording it in November anyway =)
Angelina, we would be honored to have you participate! I've put you down for Op. 90.

Updated list. We're now missing 3 sonatas.

BeethovenFest Performers
Sonatas
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………Victor25
[2] Op. 2, no. 2, 3rd Mov........Seabelle (tentative)
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[4] Op. 7,………………………………..carey
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 1st Mov.....[jane]
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….Inlanding
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " 3rd Mov.....FreddyChopin
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack, debrucey, musiklover99
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 1st Mov…..dslyecix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….steveMac
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "3rd Mov.....Canonie
[9] Op. 14, no. 1……………beet31425
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…..Mistaya
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr
[10]Op. 14, no. 2...............Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr (possibly)
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26............................ChrisKeys (tentative)
" " " " " " " " " " " " 3rd Mov……..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz, bryanw
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding, AnotherSchmoe
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………....... MarkH
[17]Op. 31, no. 2, 1st Mov…………….McL0v1N42, liszt85
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 2nd Mov……….ChrisKeys
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………LisztAddict, Morodiene
[18]Op. 31, no. 3……………………..oceanix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov……………..bplary1300
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov…………….debrucey
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013, al-mahed
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler, Kuanpiano
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[22]Op. 54............................ChrisKeys
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata).....fuzzy8balls
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "1st Mov…eric_626
[24]Op. 78............................Carey?
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine, Cinnamonbear
[27]Op. 90............................jtattoo, Pogorelich
[28]Op. 101…………………………….jeffreyjones
[29]Op. 106 (Hammerklavier)…jeffreyjones
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab, Minaku
[32]Op. 111…………………………..…dolce sfogato

Incomplete:
Op. 2, no. 2…..missing
Op. 31, no. 1…missing
Op. 81a............missing

Other Works
Für Elise…………………………………AnotherSchmoe
Bagatelle Op. 119, no. 11………jeffsstudent
Sonatina in G Major, (Anh. 5, no. 2)…..Andy Platt
Rondo a capriccio, Op. 129............fuzzy8balls
Andante Favori..........................TheCannibalHaddock
Posted By: gates_2

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/27/10 02:57 AM

I'll most likely upload a recording of the op. 101, only because I've studied it before and would like to add my interpretation to the list!
Posted By: Orange Soda King

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/29/10 04:33 AM

Hey, why don't people do the WoO sonatas? That way, we'd have all 35! I'm way too bogged down to do it, but they're easier than the 32 (probably the level of the Op. 49's).
Posted By: beet31425

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/29/10 04:44 AM

Originally Posted by Orange Soda King
Hey, why don't people do the WoO sonatas? That way, we'd have all 35! I'm way too bogged down to do it, but they're easier than the 32 (probably the level of the Op. 49's).

I'm interested in your interest (stated elsewhere too) in these WoO Beethoven sonatas. Personally, I think they're terrible to listen to. They make op.49/2 look deep. When I listen to them I think: this is what classical music must sound like to my non-musician friends: pretty, shiny, dull and empty.

I think they're interesting historically, of course. But that's it for me. No, the magic number is not 35 (a boring, lopsided number anyway), but power-ful 32 = 2^5 = 1^1 + 2^2 + 3^3 !!

-Jason

Posted By: Victor25

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/29/10 08:42 AM

I have played the WoO 1st sonata for a while, its very unpleasent to play. But I have to stay focused on 2/1
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 10/29/10 01:10 PM

Originally Posted by Orange Soda King
Hey, why don't people do the WoO sonatas? That way, we'd have all 35!

Heck, we still don't have the 32 covered!
Posted By: debrucey

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/04/10 09:24 PM

Sorry, I need to withdraw from Op.31 No.3 Mvt.2 as I have just realised that the Tempest sonata is actually Op.31 No.2 :P.
Posted By: Canonie

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/04/10 11:23 PM

If anyone wants to be back up for my little contribution (Opus 13 3rd movement rondo), it might be a good idea. Music work on the "other" instrument for a few months delayed starting, and it's (ahem) quite hard cry

On the good side, I am practising it almost everyday now and am making progress. Hope everyone else is enjoying the last stretch of work on their Beethoven.
Posted By: Canonie

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/04/10 11:29 PM

If anyone wants to be back up for my little contribution (Opus 13 3rd movement rondo), it might be a good idea. Music work on the "other" instrument for a few months delayed starting, and it's (ahem) quite hard cry

On the good side, I am practising it almost everyday now and am making progress. Hope everyone else is enjoying the last stretch of work on their Beethoven.
Posted By: beet31425

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/04/10 11:35 PM

Originally Posted by Canonie
If anyone wants to be back up for my little contribution (Opus 13 3rd movement rondo), it might be a good idea. Music work on the "other" instrument for a few months delayed starting, and it's (ahem) quite hard cry

Just think of measures 158-166 as a little gift from Beethoven, some unexpected beautiful nourishment to help you on your difficult travels...

-J

Posted By: Canonie

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/04/10 11:51 PM

Originally Posted by beet31425
Originally Posted by Canonie
If anyone wants to be back up for my little contribution (Opus 13 3rd movement rondo), it might be a good idea. Music work on the "other" instrument for a few months delayed starting, and it's (ahem) quite hard cry

Just think of measures 158-166 as a little gift from Beethoven, some unexpected beautiful nourishment to help you on your difficult travels...

without even looking I bet I know which bars you refer too! I enjoy this part more than I can describe - the perfectly balanced simple motif in 2 parts, so much symmetry, delicious subtle variations that flow past leaving you asking 'was that the same? or different?'

ok, better check, one two three 4 5 6.... 38 39..... 147 148 149... woops lost count.
Jason I'll just ask: chorale like section in half notes in Ab?
Posted By: beet31425

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/04/10 11:57 PM

Originally Posted by Canonie
Originally Posted by beet31425
Originally Posted by Canonie
If anyone wants to be back up for my little contribution (Opus 13 3rd movement rondo), it might be a good idea. Music work on the "other" instrument for a few months delayed starting, and it's (ahem) quite hard cry

Just think of measures 158-166 as a little gift from Beethoven, some unexpected beautiful nourishment to help you on your difficult travels...

without even looking I bet I know which bars you refer too! I enjoy this part more than I can describe - the perfectly balanced simple motif in 2 parts, so much symmetry, delicious subtle variations that flow past leaving you asking 'was that the same? or different?'

ok, better check, one two three 4 5 6.... 38 39..... 147 148 149... woops lost count.
Jason I'll just ask: chorale like section in half notes in Ab?


No, the Ab section is a different, totally awesome part. I love it dearly, but it's the measures I mentioned that are so... unexpected.

Sounds like you need to get an edition with measure numbers! smile

-J
Posted By: Canonie

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/05/10 12:08 AM

Haha! I have measure numbers but I was so sure that I posted in humorous manner rather than checking first. I was wrong blush Yes 158 - 166 are indeed wonderful, especially that cal - - an - - - do - - - - (sigh). But I am excited by the piling up, splicing and weaving and what-have-you* that is happening the moment you hit 129. Those last few pages make me happy, or will in about a week when I can begin to make music with them.

*specialist musicologist terminology.
Thankyou for engaging in discussion of details even if we are not learning at the same time. Do you play this whole sonata Jason?
Posted By: beet31425

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/05/10 06:33 AM

Originally Posted by Canonie
Haha! I have measure numbers but I was so sure that I posted in humorous manner rather than checking first. I was wrong blush Yes 158 - 166 are indeed wonderful, especially that cal - - an - - - do - - - - (sigh). But I am excited by the piling up, splicing and weaving and what-have-you* that is happening the moment you hit 129. Those last few pages make me happy, or will in about a week when I can begin to make music with them.

*specialist musicologist terminology.
Thankyou for engaging in discussion of details even if we are not learning at the same time. Do you play this whole sonata Jason?

Re m.129 etc.: yes, Beethoven was really the very best at varying his recapitulations. No one made such subtle, perfect, meaningful changes as he.

I played the sonata in high school-- only partially successfully. I returned to it recently. So I've never fully worked it up, but it's been with me a long while.

In high school I didn't particularly like the third movement; it seemed anticlimactic after the first two. But when I looked at it again more recently, I really got it. In particular, I was struck by how Slavic the rondo's main theme sounded. Once I heard that, I detected a certain wildness just under the surface (and let out on the last page), and I became devoted.

-Jason


Posted By: Morodiene

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/12/10 03:03 PM

How is everyone's pieces coming along? With a little more than a month to go I'm curious to see where everyone is at. smile

Also, how many of you are memorizing your piece?
Posted By: liszt85

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/12/10 03:28 PM

I have two pages to go of my sonata (I'm doing just the first movement of the tempest). Then will need to work on getting it up to speed. I'm using my left hand for something that most pianists (the greats on youtube) use the right hand for. That's been troublesome for me but that's how its notated and that's how I'm going to play it. If you use the right hand to play those notes, what ends up happening is to hold a note that needs to be held for 4 beats, you would need to use the pedal. I do use the pedal but the note is now held for 4 beats because I use the left hand, not because I use the pedal. Hope you guys know which part I'm talking about. Its right at the beginning wink
Posted By: Morodiene

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/12/10 04:24 PM

I know what you're talking about. Actually in the measures preceding that (m. 22-27) I switching the triplets to the LH and play the top notes with the RH, but one I get into m. 30 I play the whole note with the LH and hold it with the pedal and play the top note in the Treble with my LH crossing over, and continue that pattern through m. 36.

I'm doing the 3rd movement of the Tempest (I had worked on the 1st a while ago). It's getting up to tempo, but there are some places where I need to continue working so I don't tense up. I'm thinking of memorizing due to one bad page turn. The rest work well, and I may be able to work something out if I photocopy some pages, but I always play better when it's memorized.
Posted By: Piano Again

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/12/10 07:11 PM

I'm working on Op. 2 No. 3. I have the first movement memorized and parts of the third, and I have started working on memorizing the second and fourth. I think I will have the first movement ready to record soon, but I don't know about the others.
Posted By: Morodiene

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/12/10 09:10 PM

Wow, I can't believe you're working on the whole thing! Good for you! I've worked on the 1st and 2nd movement and they are two of my favorites for different reasons. The 1st is quite tricky to play, and the 2nd is very orchestral sounding.
Posted By: liszt85

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/12/10 09:14 PM

Originally Posted by Morodiene
I know what you're talking about. Actually in the measures preceding that (m. 22-27) I switching the triplets to the LH and play the top notes with the RH, but one I get into m. 30 I play the whole note with the LH and hold it with the pedal and play the top note in the Treble with my LH crossing over, and continue that pattern through m. 36.


Have you recorded it? I haven't been able to play it as smoothly as the others do and I play it like that all the way. Its easier to do the cross over but somehow my teacher didn't like that (I'm sure it sounds different, the pedal can only do so much. The tonal quality is different if the note is held vs when the note is not).
Posted By: Morodiene

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/12/10 09:24 PM

No, I haven't recorded it, and it's been a while since I've worked on it. There was a thread on this forum not too long ago regarding just that. It seems everyone was quite divided on what should be done.

I disagree that there's an audible difference. I would say there was if you're talking about m222-24 where there's the tied whole notes over 3 measures. That must be held with the LH. However, once you get to the single whole notes in m. 30 and so on, there is no audible difference between using the pedal and using your finger to sustain the note. It just goes by so fast that it's a non-issue IMO.

If it's causing you problems, then do it in wahtever way that works for you. There has never been a hard-and-fast rule that you have to use the fingerings or hands notated.
Posted By: Piano*Dad

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/12/10 09:30 PM

Originally Posted by Morodiene
How is everyone's pieces coming along? With a little more than a month to go I'm curious to see where everyone is at. smile

Also, how many of you are memorizing your piece?


My young'un volunteered to do Op. 31 no. 2. He has finished the first movement (which is all he promised).

Sneak Preview is available on his youtube page

Me, I'm bogged down in job related stuff so I wisely begged off. smile

Posted By: Canonie

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/12/10 10:21 PM

my contribution is a JOKE!!! It is still in the rather hopeless stages... It is very popular so maybe someone else has this one worked up (rondo from op13).

I have lots of other lovely pieces, but they're not Beethoven! Keep up the good work everyone, especially P*D who is working hard feeding and housing P*S grin
Posted By: jeffreyjones

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/12/10 10:51 PM

The Hammerklavier fugue makes me want to scream. Such a frustrating and ungrateful piece, but I pledge to you I will provide -something- for it.
Posted By: timmyab

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/12/10 11:33 PM

Originally Posted by Morodiene
How is everyone's pieces coming along? With a little more than a month to go I'm curious to see where everyone is at. smile

Also, how many of you are memorizing your piece?

I'm just working on the last two pages of op 110.I just need to get that part solid at a briskish tempo and I'll be ready to record.
I've got a memory like a sieve but luckily my fingers know the score.I sometimes sit there looking at them thinking, how do they know where to go?Not 100% reliable but good enough for home recording.
Posted By: ChrisKeys

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/13/10 02:56 AM

I've got the Tempest 2nd movement ready to go. (And memorized.)

Opus 54 is memorized and ready to go; probably could use just a bit more polishing, but I think it'll be OK.

Opus 26 is as ready as I can make it and still make the deadline. 1st movement is solid (and memorized). 2nd movement is mostly solid and completely memorized. 3rd movement is solid, not quite memorized. 4th movement is, um, OK (probably will have a couple of glitches, especially in the last page), and pretty much memorized.

Whew! Now to find time to actually record! It's hard to find a quiet time when the household consists of 7 people!
Posted By: Ode2Joy

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/13/10 06:47 AM

A month away and it's mostly there. 1st movement is memorized; 2nd mvt is mostly memorized, except for the last variation; and 3rd movement is also mostly memorized.

I think I was quite naive when I signed up for this last year as I was just learning this sonata (op 14 no 2 in G major). I just have the notes down, but it's a whole other level to be able to bring out all the nuances, shadings, and expression --aspects of my playing which needs to develop. I just hope I can do the piece justice and that my submission isn't a complete embarrassment. With that said, I am proud that I have learned how to do 3 vs 2 rhythm (development section in 1st movement) and hand crossings (towards the end of the 3rd movement).
Posted By: debrucey

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/13/10 08:18 AM

Op. 10 No. 3 is pretty much done, I'm just waiting for an opportunity to record it in the nice recital room.
Posted By: Carey

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/13/10 04:19 PM


I'm relearning the Opus 7 - which I performed on my masters recital 37 years ago. It won't be memorized by the time I record it - and I'm dreading a couple of the page turns. My technique isn't quite the same as it was back when I practiced 5 hours a day - and this is a difficult sonata. A wonderful challenge, however !!

Also learning (for the first time) Opus 78. Nasty key signature - and some awkward writing - particularly in the second movement. Beethoven takes material that should be predictable- and makes it totally unpredictable. Part of his genius, I suppose. Its slowly coming together - but there is still a bit of a disconnect between the score, my brain and my fingers. More slow practice needed !! I've loved this sonata since I was a kid, and really welcome the opportunity to learn and play it !! I can understand why it was one of Beethoven's own personal favorites.
Posted By: Morodiene

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/13/10 04:56 PM

Ya, slow practice is the same of the game for me too (Doing op. 31 no. 2, 3rd mvt). Most of it is up to tempo, but still needs lots of tweaks to sound like I want it. Hopefully I'll get it there in time! smile

Posted By: wr

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/14/10 03:12 AM

As it happens, it turns out that the stuff I signed up for at the beginning is all covered, so I am feeling pretty relaxed about submitting anything at all. If I do, it'll probably be part or all of op. 14, no. 2, since I was already looking at it before this e-cital got off the ground. I'll take a look at the last movement of op. 13 in the next couple of days, since Canonie is fretting about it. I have enjoyed playing through it for many years, so it might actually be possible to get into some sort of shape pretty quickly - I'll see how it goes.

Memorization? No can do.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/14/10 04:08 AM

Two weeks to go before the doors open for submissions on December 1! Good to hear about all the wonderful progress being made!

We're missing 3 sonatas and now the 2nd movement of Op. 10 no. 1 has also gone missing due to a cancellation. Any brave souls wiling to take up the slack?

Missing:
Op. 2, no. 2…..missing
Op. 10, no. 1, 2nd Mov....missing
Op. 31, no. 1…missing
Op. 81a (Les Adieux).....missing

BeethovenFest Performers
Sonatas
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………Victor25
[2] Op. 2, no. 2, 3rd Mov........Seabelle (tentative)
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[4] Op. 7,………………………………..carey
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 1st Mov.....[jane]
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " 3rd Mov.....FreddyChopin
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack, debrucey, musiklover99
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 1st Mov…..dslyecix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….steveMac
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "3rd Mov.....Canonie
[9] Op. 14, no. 1……………beet31425
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…..Mistaya
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr
[10]Op. 14, no. 2...............Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr (possibly)
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26............................ChrisKeys
" " " " " " " " " " " " 3rd Mov……..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz, bryanw
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding, AnotherSchmoe
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………....... MarkH
[17]Op. 31, no. 2 (Tempest), 1st Mov…….McL0v1N42, liszt85
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 2nd Mov……….ChrisKeys
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………LisztAddict, Morodiene
[18]Op. 31, no. 3……………………..oceanix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov……………..bplary1300
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov…………….debrucey
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013, al-mahed
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler, Kuanpiano
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[22]Op. 54............................ChrisKeys
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata).....fuzzy8balls
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "1st Mov…eric_626
[24]Op. 78............................Carey
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine, Cinnamonbear
[27]Op. 90............................ Pogorelich
[28]Op. 101…………………………….jeffreyjones, gates_2
[29]Op. 106 (Hammerklavier)…jeffreyjones
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab, Minaku
[32]Op. 111…………………………..…dolce sfogato

Other Works
Für Elise…………………………………AnotherSchmoe
Bagatelle Op. 119, no. 11………jeffsstudent
Sonatina in G Major, (Anh. 5, no. 2)…..Andy Platt
Rondo a capriccio, Op. 129............fuzzy8balls
Andante Favori..........................TheCannibalHaddock
Posted By: Canonie

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/14/10 04:40 AM

Originally Posted by wr
As it happens, it turns out that the stuff I signed up for at the beginning is all covered, so I am feeling pretty relaxed about submitting anything at all. If I do, it'll probably be part or all of op. 14, no. 2, since I was already looking at it before this e-cital got off the ground. I'll take a look at the last movement of op. 13 in the next couple of days, since Canonie is fretting about it. I have enjoyed playing through it for many years, so it might actually be possible to get into some sort of shape pretty quickly - I'll see how it goes.

Memorization? No can do.

Thank you wr [Linked Image]you'e a winner.
I'm slow to learn fast sonata movements. I don't seem to be very coordinated about it. I feel much better knowing that our e-cital won't have a hole at op13.

just checked and I can't even play the first 3 pages cleanly at 1/4 = 84 with out collapsing somewhere amongst the triplets.. So although I'm new to acqiring rep and judging how long things take, I think that means that it won't be ready.
Perhaps I should stick to composing frown
Posted By: ChrisKeys

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/15/10 01:48 AM

Well, I played the Op. 54 at today's once-per-month piano gathering, and everyone really liked it (in spite of the fact that I've played it better at home. smile ). So, all should be well when I record it soon.
Posted By: Morodiene

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/15/10 02:57 PM

Originally Posted by Canonie
Originally Posted by wr
As it happens, it turns out that the stuff I signed up for at the beginning is all covered, so I am feeling pretty relaxed about submitting anything at all. If I do, it'll probably be part or all of op. 14, no. 2, since I was already looking at it before this e-cital got off the ground. I'll take a look at the last movement of op. 13 in the next couple of days, since Canonie is fretting about it. I have enjoyed playing through it for many years, so it might actually be possible to get into some sort of shape pretty quickly - I'll see how it goes.

Memorization? No can do.

Thank you wr [Linked Image]you'e a winner.
I'm slow to learn fast sonata movements. I don't seem to be very coordinated about it. I feel much better knowing that our e-cital won't have a hole at op13.

just checked and I can't even play the first 3 pages cleanly at 1/4 = 84 with out collapsing somewhere amongst the triplets.. So although I'm new to acqiring rep and judging how long things take, I think that means that it won't be ready.
Perhaps I should stick to composing frown


I wouldn't give up yet, Canonie. There's still a MONTH to go! That's plenty of time to get a piece up to tempo. Do your due diligence every day and don't think about the time you have left to get there. It's kind of like those blinders they put on horses so they don't get spooked by passing cars or other distractions. Keep your blinders on and plug away knowing you'll get there eventually. laugh
Posted By: Canonie

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/15/10 10:43 PM

Haha morodiene. That's very kind of you to be so encouraging smile There has been a distinct lack of daily practise on this. Yesterday I rediscoverd the Metronome! Poor neglected instrument was quite useful. If I put in daily work from now until then I'll get a whole piece out of it, but it will be misssing that magic thing that happens when you rest a piece for a month or 2 after learning: the notes all but disappear and the whole bursts forth gloriously*

Must buy and practise using a recording device also... Perhaps getting up a Fur Elise is not a bad idea also.

*so I've heard wink
Posted By: Morodiene

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/16/10 02:39 AM

I've never had that glorious bursting forth thing, so doubt it will happen for this either (as far as I'm concerned) laugh

The various Zoom devices are quite easy to use in a pinch, but you can get quite complex with them too if you like.
Posted By: wr

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/16/10 04:43 AM

Originally Posted by Canonie
Haha morodiene. That's very kind of you to be so encouraging smile There has been a distinct lack of daily practise on this. Yesterday I rediscoverd the Metronome! Poor neglected instrument was quite useful. If I put in daily work from now until then I'll get a whole piece out of it, but it will be misssing that magic thing that happens when you rest a piece for a month or 2 after learning: the notes all but disappear and the whole bursts forth gloriously*

Must buy and practise using a recording device also... Perhaps getting up a Fur Elise is not a bad idea also.

*so I've heard wink


Okay, I won't be working on it, in that case, and will be looking forward to hearing you play.

Posted By: beet31425

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/16/10 05:00 AM

op.14 #1 feels comfortable, and hopefully the recording process won't be too arduous.

jazzyprof, you can put me down for the second movement of op.10 #1. I used to play it, and I read through it every so often, so I should be able to get it down in time.

-Jason

Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/16/10 05:04 AM

wr, Canonie: It certainly wouldn't hurt to have two interpretations of the 3rd movement of Op. 13, both of which I'm sure will burst forth gloriously! smile
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/16/10 05:07 AM

Originally Posted by beet31425

jazzyprof, you can put me down for the second movement of op.10 #1. I used to play it, and I read through it every so often, so I should be able to get it down in time.

Yay Jason! Thanks for rescuing op. 10 no. 1!
Posted By: Canonie

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/16/10 09:48 AM

Originally Posted by wr
Originally Posted by Canonie
Haha morodiene. That's very kind of you to be so encouraging smile There has been a distinct lack of daily practise on this. Yesterday I rediscoverd the Metronome! Poor neglected instrument was quite useful. If I put in daily work from now until then I'll get a whole piece out of it, but it will be misssing that magic thing that happens when you rest a piece for a month or 2 after learning: the notes all but disappear and the whole bursts forth gloriously*

Must buy and practise using a recording device also... Perhaps getting up a Fur Elise is not a bad idea also.

*so I've heard wink


Okay, I won't be working on it, in that case, and will be looking forward to hearing you play.


Mmmmm maybe read more carefully; no bursting, no glorious, I think I'll have the notes by then. No way I would submit something that sounded like a half speed hanon exercise, twould be better to leave it to our imaginations. I'm not so experienced at performing and perfecting at the piano, so it's hard to judge. Sonatas, especially fast movements appear to be my weakness, probably because i've hardly played any.

Keep up the excellent work everyone, I will certainly be looking forward to listening to it all smile
Posted By: ChrisKeys

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/19/10 10:44 PM

(Wipes brow), Well, I finally recorded everything, warts and all: Op. 26 (all), Op. 54 (all), and Op. 31 No. 2 (2nd movement only). Some things could be better, but I'm probably not going to get another opportunity soon to record, so this will have to do. Where do we submit the recordings? MP3 format, I presume?
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/21/10 02:30 AM

Bravo Chris!!! You're an inspiration for us all! I am delighted that you've recorded all the ones you signed up for. Yes we'll take mp3's. Even though we were going to start accepting submissions December 1, I'll see if our behind-the-scenes computer genius can set up the site for early birds.
Posted By: ChrisKeys

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/21/10 03:23 AM

OK, I'll just watch this thread for instructions.
Posted By: Victor25

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/21/10 08:28 AM

I should be recording the first 2 movements begin next week. I HAVE to watch my timing, I just keep speeding up on faster parts, hope it all goes well.
Posted By: Minaku

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/22/10 05:18 PM

I have multiple recordings of op. 110 but none of them are to my satisfaction. Perhaps I'll record one tomorrow? My piano is being tuned today.

Or maybe I will just be lazy and post my recital recording, mistakes and all.
Posted By: Piano Again

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/29/10 04:34 AM

I just made my first test recording of the entire first movement of Op. 2 No. 3 but haven't listened to it yet. Agghh! No train wrecks, but a lot of little things, plus I still can't play the first four measures reliably.

btw, who's taking repeats? I'm taking the repeat because it sounds truncated without it (even though it's a long movement -- about 10 minutes).
Posted By: ChrisKeys

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/29/10 04:40 AM

Originally Posted by Piano Again
btw, who's taking repeats?

Me, for one.
Posted By: LisztAddict

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/29/10 05:07 AM

Originally Posted by ChrisKeys
Originally Posted by Piano Again
btw, who's taking repeats?

Me, for one.


Me too.
Posted By: Piano*Dad

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/29/10 01:30 PM

P*S does not take the repeat. Dealer's choice.
Posted By: liszt85

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/29/10 01:32 PM

I've fallen behind schedule because of school work frown. I have two pages to learn and making it is in doubt. However, I'm relieved that there is somebody else doing the same movement and I've already seen him play and he does a good job! (piano*son, I think). So maybe I'll record what I can play? An incomplete movement?! I'll give the whole thing a shot though once I've met my school deadlines for this week.
Posted By: Morodiene

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/29/10 07:06 PM

If I can get the exposition just how I want it I'll repeat it, otherwise I'll skip the repeat. I'd like to repeat because the exposition is so cool.
Posted By: jeffreyjones

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/29/10 07:47 PM

106 fugue is not really coming along at all, and I have a lot of stuff to do between now and the deadline. Argh.
Posted By: Carey

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/29/10 10:13 PM

Originally Posted by jeffreyjones
106 fugue is not really coming along at all, and I have a lot of stuff to do between now and the deadline. Argh.


Jeffrey -

Rest assured that NO ONE will think any less of you if you ultimately decide not to record the fugue. If its not ready - then its not ready. You can't rush these things - and this definitely is an incredibly busy time of year !! You are to be commended for taking on the Herculean task of recording BOTH the 101 and 106 - and I know we will appreciate anything you submit. You always do a great job !!


Posted By: jeffreyjones

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 11/29/10 10:24 PM

I did record it, but it was at the end of about 3 hours of recordings and I was pretty much out of my mind by then. I haven't listened to it because I'm sure it was completely incoherent.

The other movements felt all right to me. 101 needs another retake though.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 11/30/10 02:23 AM

With great pleasure we announce that the e-cital website is now ready to accept submissions for BeethovenFest, the 240th birthday celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven. Recordings will be accepted between now and December 15. The e-cital will go live on December 16th.

Please click on this submission page and follow the instructions given.

Acceptable file format: mp3

If you have a video, upload it to YouTube and insert the url in the space provided on the submission form. Please do not upload the video here.

Be sure to answer the advanced math question on the form! This is a test question to ensure that a sentient being is making the submission (as opposed to a rampaging robot).

Looking forward to a fantastic celebration of Beethoven's 240th!





Posted By: ChrisKeys

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 11/30/10 03:47 AM

Done!
Posted By: Victor25

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 11/30/10 01:05 PM

Damn.... the PRESSURE!!!!!!
Posted By: Morodiene

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 11/30/10 05:12 PM

I'm feeling pressure about answering the math question correctly. Can I cheat? smile
Posted By: beet31425

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 11/30/10 06:47 PM

Originally Posted by Morodiene
I'm feeling pressure about answering the math question correctly. Can I cheat? smile

No one tell her the answer! This is exactly the kind a ploy a spamming robot would use to get the answer right. smile


-J

Posted By: Morodiene

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 11/30/10 07:21 PM

Originally Posted by beet31425
Originally Posted by Morodiene
I'm feeling pressure about answering the math question correctly. Can I cheat? smile

No one tell her the answer! This is exactly the kind a ploy a spamming robot would use to get the answer right. smile


-J



That will be my built-in excuse for not having my piece ready if that happens to be the case. Pressure is off! laugh
Posted By: Victor25

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 11/30/10 11:58 PM

Hmm good point, I can always pretend to be in the bot!

HA I had you all fooled!
Posted By: jeffreyjones

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/01/10 05:21 AM

Uploading 101 and the 106 fugue as I write this. My piano was badly out of tune, unfortunately. We had an early and cold winter, and I'm moving in two weeks so I'm not about to tune it..
Posted By: liszt85

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/01/10 05:29 AM

http://www.box.net/shared/nez8f7y7n6 This is where I'm at.. a LONG WAY off. So I'm not sure any longer that I can do this in time. 2 weeks still left.. we'll see.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/01/10 05:39 AM

liszt85, I just listened to it and it sounds terrific! If you don't finish it in two weeks maybe you can submit "excerpts" from the sonata.
Oh...and belated happy birthday!
Posted By: liszt85

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/01/10 05:53 AM

Thanks jazzyprof. smile
Posted By: jeffreyjones

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/01/10 06:17 AM

Hrm. I can't get my Hammerklavier fugue to upload. The movement takes over 16 minutes in my hands because I can't play it any faster, and it's still so damn sloppy. I suppose I should leave it out anyway, it sounds terrible, but this makes me wonder if I'll be able to upload the Adagio..
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/01/10 07:16 AM

Jeffrey, the maximum file size you can upload to the site is 25mb. I kinda doubt that your fugue is that large...though of course that depends on the bit rate of your mp3 encoding. If your file size is less than 25mb, then uploading problems could be due to network traffic in which case you should try again a little later.
Posted By: jeffreyjones

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/01/10 03:33 PM

It's 38 MB. I had everything in 320 kb MP3. If that's the case then I'll have to downgrade the MP3 for the 106 Adagio as well.
Posted By: Morodiene

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/01/10 04:06 PM

Originally Posted by liszt85
http://www.box.net/shared/nez8f7y7n6 This is where I'm at.. a LONG WAY off. So I'm not sure any longer that I can do this in time. 2 weeks still left.. we'll see.


It sounds great, so even if you uploaded what you just did I think it would be something to be proud of! Of course, it would be cool to hear the rest of the movement too (my favorite part is next).

Aren't we our own worst critics? laugh
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/01/10 05:46 PM

Originally Posted by jeffreyjones
It's 38 MB. I had everything in 320 kb MP3. If that's the case then I'll have to downgrade the MP3 for the 106 Adagio as well.

I think 160 kb/s or even 128 kb/s will be more than adequate. Do you have a bit rate converter?
Posted By: wr

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/01/10 10:37 PM

Originally Posted by Morodiene
Originally Posted by beet31425
Originally Posted by Morodiene
I'm feeling pressure about answering the math question correctly. Can I cheat? smile

No one tell her the answer! This is exactly the kind a ploy a spamming robot would use to get the answer right. smile


-J



That will be my built-in excuse for not having my piece ready if that happens to be the case. Pressure is off! laugh


My excuse (which happens to be true) is that due to completely unforeseen circumstances beyond my control, my normal practice schedule has been disrupted for the last two weeks and I don't know exactly when I will be able to resume it. So I don't really expect to have anything in shape to upload. Fortunately, the stuff I was working on is all duplicated by others.
Posted By: abcdefgh

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/02/10 12:47 AM

So I completely forgot about this lol
I've been working so hard on the Rachmaninoff concerto everyday it's ALL I've been playing.

Luckily a friend recorded me playing the Moonlight for his recording class months ago, so I shall upload that.

And I will endeavour to record the Op. 27 No. 1 if it's not horrendous haha
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/03/10 06:13 AM

The e-cital website is accepting submissions for BeethovenFest, the 240th birthday celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven. Recordings will be accepted between now and December 15. The e-cital will go live on December 16th.

Please click on this submission page and follow the instructions given.

Acceptable file format: mp3

If you have a video, upload it to YouTube and insert the url in the space provided on the submission form. Please do not upload the video on the e-cital site.

Be sure to answer the advanced math question on the form! This is a test question to ensure that a sentient being is making the submission (as opposed to a rampaging robot).




Orphaned Sonatas
Op. 2, no. 2…..missing
Op. 31, no. 1…missing
Op. 81a (Les Adieux).....missing

BeethovenFest Performers
Updated List (Submitted ones are in bold)
Sonatas
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………Victor25
[2] Op. 2, no. 2, 3rd Mov........Seabelle (tentative)
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[4] Op. 7,………………………………..carey
[5] Op. 10, no. 1, 1st Mov.....[jane]
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " 2nd Mov.....Beet31425
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " 3rd Mov.....FreddyChopin
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack, debrucey, musiklover99
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 1st Mov…..dslyecix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd Mov….steveMac, Emphursis1
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "3rd Mov.....Canonie
[9] Op. 14, no. 1……………beet31425
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…..Mistaya
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr
[10]Op. 14, no. 2...............Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr (possibly)
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26............................ChrisKeys
" " " " " " " " " " " " 3rd Mov……..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz, bryanw
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding, AnotherSchmoe, wouter79
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………....... MarkH
[17]Op. 31, no. 2 (Tempest), 1st Mov…….McL0v1N42, liszt85
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 2nd Mov……….ChrisKeys
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………LisztAddict, Morodiene
[18]Op. 31, no. 3……………………..oceanix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov……………..bplary1300
[19]Op. 49, no. 1...................tatiana110
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………….guest1013, al-mahed
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler, Kuanpiano
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[22]Op. 54............................ChrisKeys
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata).....fuzzy8balls
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "1st Mov…eric_626
[24]Op. 78............................Carey
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine, Cinnamonbear
[27]Op. 90............................ Pogorelich
[28]Op. 101…………………………….jeffreyjones, gates_2
[29]Op. 106 (Hammerklavier)…jeffreyjones
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab, Minaku
[32]Op. 111…………………………..…dolce sfogato

Other Works
Für Elise…………………………………AnotherSchmoe
Bagatelle Op. 119, no. 11………jeffsstudent
Sonatina in G Major, (Anh. 5, no. 2)…..Andy Platt
Rondo a capriccio, Op. 129............fuzzy8balls
Andante Favori..........................TheCannibalHaddock
Rondo in C, Op. 51 no. 1……….PIANOpiano
Posted By: liszt85

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/03/10 01:44 PM

Originally Posted by Morodiene
Originally Posted by liszt85
http://www.box.net/shared/nez8f7y7n6 This is where I'm at.. a LONG WAY off. So I'm not sure any longer that I can do this in time. 2 weeks still left.. we'll see.


It sounds great, so even if you uploaded what you just did I think it would be something to be proud of! Of course, it would be cool to hear the rest of the movement too (my favorite part is next).

Aren't we our own worst critics? laugh


Thanks smile. Yes, we are our own worst critics because people are just too nice if you are an amateur pianist, I think. Its the professionals that people get real nasty with and I guess that's part of the quality control that makes them so very good!

The sad part is, I'm still busy with school work (being the quarter end), so I'll probably end up submitting an "excerpt" as jazzyprof suggested and will submit a full movement to a monthly recital or in the members' recording area.
Posted By: Piano*Dad

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/03/10 01:46 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAZZYPROF.

My son said he submitted his Op. 31 no. 2. I'm guessing he failed to hit the submit button?
Posted By: Morodiene

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/03/10 02:57 PM

My movement is coming along, and hopefully I'll be ready for recording soon. There are always things to work out though, so I'm waiting until the last possible moment to start the recording process (I know that will take some time to get the sound just right). One part that never really sounded the way I wanted is finally worked out, but there are a handful of other sections that need to get to that stage! Hopefully it will happen. smile

I assume that submissions should be single takes like a live concert, correct - as opposed to piecing together of different sections as would be done in a professional recording studio?
Posted By: Mistaya

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/03/10 04:28 PM

I'm still working on Op.14(1) 1st movement, but it seems to be getting worse vs better - I'm losing evenness in what should be light fast sixteenths on the left in one section when I play up to speed. I've been using staccato, various rhythms, alternating hands etc. Partly, it is a problem with anxiety over submitting something not up to par - and I have a live recital tomorrow - which is very difficult for me. I will record it, but may chicken out on the submitting part, after considering the input from my teacher. It's certainly been a worthwhile goal - and the second movement is so beautiful.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/03/10 06:33 PM

Originally Posted by Piano*Dad
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAZZYPROF.

My son said he submitted his Op. 31 no. 2. I'm guessing he failed to hit the submit button?

Thank you Piano*Dad for the birthday wishes!

Please check your PM. There are instructions for Piano*Son.
Posted By: Carey

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/03/10 07:49 PM

Originally Posted by Morodiene

I assume that submissions should be single takes like a live concert, correct - as opposed to piecing together of different sections as would be done in a professional recording studio?


Probably most folks are going to give it their best shot in single takes (movement by movement) - BUT if you need (and have the capability) to piece different sections together to get a good recording - then go for it !! grin
Posted By: liszt85

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/03/10 10:13 PM

Happy Birthday Jazzyprof, have a good day!
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/03/10 10:35 PM

Special instructions for those with YouTube videos
Since the e-cital side currently does not handle videos, you will need to convert your YouTube video to mp3.
1. Please go to http://www.vidtomp3.com/ and follow the instructions for converting video to mp3. It only takes a couple of minutes.
2. Go to the submission page and upload your mp3. Add the link to your YouTube video.


Looking forward to a great e-cital!

Thank you liszt85!
Posted By: beet31425

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/04/10 07:31 AM

Originally Posted by jazzyprof
Special instructions for those with YouTube videos
Since the e-cital side currently does not handle videos, you will need to convert your YouTube video to mp3.
1. Please go to http://www.vidtomp3.com/ and follow the instructions for converting video to mp3. It only takes a couple of minutes.
2. Go to the submission page and upload your mp3. Add the link to your YouTube video.

I'm confused now, JP. Initially you said the e-cital supports youtube videos, in the sense that we could just provide a link to the youtube page. Are you now saying that that's not the case, and that we have to convert our youtube videos to mp3's? (Or just not record videos in the first place.) Can't the e-cital just supply a link to the youtube page? I don't see why it wouldn't handle that, but then again, I'm not the one making it all work.

Not complaining; just clarifying...

-Jason

Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/04/10 05:02 PM

Jason, sorry for the confusion. Let me explain: according to our web guru, the e-cital site was originally set up to only accept and play mp3's. Later an option was added to let people include a link to a YouTube video. However, it turns out that if all you have is a link and you don't upload an mp3, the system doesn't recognize that you have submitted anything! We only discovered this "flaw" yesterday.

If you wish to PM me a link to your YouTube video I can do the conversion to mp3, send you the mp3 file and then you can upload it and post the link on the submission page. If you prefer not to record a video that's also fine. It seems most people are doing audio.
Posted By: Pogorelich.

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/04/10 05:13 PM

Oh yeah btw I've pulled out! The recording session didn't happen!
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/04/10 05:22 PM

Angelina, you'll be sorely missed!

Folks, Op. 90 is now up for adoption!
Posted By: Pogorelich.

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/04/10 05:30 PM

Oh I think there were two people on it anyway!
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/04/10 05:36 PM

Originally Posted by Pogorelich.
Oh I think there were two people on it anyway!

Ha ha, the other person pulled out earlier...probably thinking the same thing! smile
Posted By: beet31425

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/04/10 06:28 PM

Originally Posted by jazzyprof
Jason, sorry for the confusion. Let me explain: according to our web guru, the e-cital site was originally set up to only accept and play mp3's. Later an option was added to let people include a link to a YouTube video. However, it turns out that if all you have is a link and you don't upload an mp3, the system doesn't recognize that you have submitted anything! We only discovered this "flaw" yesterday.

If you wish to PM me a link to your YouTube video I can do the conversion to mp3, send you the mp3 file and then you can upload it and post the link on the submission page. If you prefer not to record a video that's also fine. It seems most people are doing audio.

No need, jazzyprof-- I can handle it all on my end. Thanks for clarifying.

-J
Posted By: Kuanpiano

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/05/10 07:30 PM

I'll be recording sometime this week; the piano is a bit out of tune but the bass is thicker and the action is lighter than my piano at home (and I need the light action or I can't do the octave gliss well).
Posted By: P I A N O piano

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/07/10 03:21 AM

HI Jazzy... I uploaded 51 no 1 although it is a bit slow. I will try to upload a more peppy version- if that is allowed! smile Thank you for this opportunity. What a lovely tribute to Beethoven!
Piano.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/07/10 04:22 AM

PIANOpiano, I think it's possible to update your submission...though I suspect your original one is faster than you think!

Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/07/10 04:34 AM

I haven't seen the following performers around here in months:
Seabelle
[jane]
tatiana110
dslyecix
guest1013
Oceanix

If you are around and still plan to submit a recording do please check in! We might be missing the 1st movement of the Pathetique, and all of Op. 49 and Op. 31#3.
Posted By: Piano Again

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/07/10 05:08 AM

I need more time! I may be practicing this up till the last minute. It's those first four measures . . . mad cursing
Posted By: ChrisKeys

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/07/10 05:23 AM

Originally Posted by jazzyprof
We might be missing the 1st movement of the Pathetique, and all of Op. 49 and Op. 31#3.

I can pick up all of Op. 49 if the original folks can't do it and if no one else volunteers. But I doubt I can record them by Dec. 10. It would probably be this coming weekend at the very earliest, possibly the week after.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/07/10 05:35 AM

Originally Posted by ChrisKeys
Originally Posted by jazzyprof
We might be missing the 1st movement of the Pathetique, and all of Op. 49 and Op. 31#3.

I can pick up all of Op. 49 if the original folks can't do it and if no one else volunteers. But I doubt I can record them by Dec. 10. It would probably be this coming weekend at the very earliest, possibly the week after.

That would be great if you could pick up Op. 49! And the submission deadline is actually December 15.
Posted By: Ode2Joy

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/07/10 06:06 AM

I'm in!

I'm excited to be a part of this SonataFest and equally relieved that I managed the submission. This is my first Beethoven sonata and the effort represents the work I put in for the past year learning the notes and trying to make it musical. I'd appreciate feedback.

Looking forward hearing all the submissions.

Cheers!

Posted By: Ode2Joy

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/07/10 10:31 AM

Oops, the Scherzo file I uploaded is not the right file. How do I update an existing submission?
Posted By: Morodiene

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/07/10 02:38 PM

If need be, I could do the first movement of Op. 49 No. 2 in addition to the 31/2 3rd mvt. If I have time I could learn the 2nd mvt of 49/2 as well, but no guarantees. I have to get through my student's recital on Saturday (accompanying 9 songs). smile
Posted By: Victor25

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/07/10 03:19 PM

Yeah most of us can help out with op49, I don't think that will be a problem. First I will try to make a decent version of op2/1, if there are more things missing that I'm able to play, I'm willing to give it a go, but don't expect miracles from me, I'm just a hobbyist smile.
Posted By: eric_626

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/07/10 07:18 PM

I'm curious as to what microphones everyone is using to record.

Unfortunately I do not have access to any studio quality recording equipment, and while cheap mono mics haven't been horrible for me in the past, the Appassionata is not very friendly to them at all...

During a test run I did a few weeks ago, the heavy chords in the first movement resulted in alot of static noise in the recording.

I'm wondering if I can find an affordable solution quickly, or maybe place the mic further away from the piano. Otherwise I may have to pull out.
Posted By: Ode2Joy

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/07/10 07:29 PM

I use a Zoom H4 mic placed about 6 feet away on full stick in my living room. It's pretty sensitive as it can pick up leaf blower noise if the gardeners are outside.

I record at 44.1 kHz in wav format, output to Audacity (freeware) to convert to MP3.

My submission pieces are here if you want to listen to recording quality.
http://www.box.net/shared/73zcbu3tza

Content is a different issue ;-)

Cheers!
Posted By: beet31425

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/07/10 08:01 PM

Originally Posted by Ode2Joy
I use a Zoom H4 mic placed about 6 feet away on full stick in my living room. It's pretty sensitive as it can pick up leaf blower noise if the gardeners are outside.

I sometimes feel that leaf blowers are the bane of my existence.

Especially when I'm trying to record something!

-J

Posted By: wouter79

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/07/10 08:36 PM

Quote
This is my first Beethoven sonata and the effort represents the work I put in for the past year learning the notes and trying to make it musical. I'd appreciate feedback.


For me more or less the same. I played just over half a year now, first few months with teacher.
Posted By: wouter79

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/07/10 08:43 PM

eric,

static noise? Never found that really objectionable. But I think you have problems with CLIPPING?

Two solutions: (1) reduce the volume, by reducing the amplifier settings or by reducing the sampler sensitivity (2) place the mic further away from the piano.

And whatever you do, make sure you have hard control over the record audio volume. Auto limiting/volume control is the best way to spoil your recording.


BTW I'm using my video camera. I place it at the right of the piano, on a tripod next to the keyboard and I think that works pretty fine. I even have put it flat on the ground at that place, which also is fine. I would not put it in the piano, a bit too close to my taste. Again, what makes or breaks my "setup" is that I have to lock the record volume.
Posted By: wouter79

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/07/10 08:46 PM

And btw it is a AVCHD digital video camera, so I think that camera records the audio in AAC. I then have to unpack first and then re-compress to MP3. Which is very suboptimal and introduces some artefacts. My ear is very sensitive to music artefacts. Yet it still sounds ok to me.
Posted By: eric_626

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/07/10 10:39 PM

Yeah you're right wouter79 I did mean clipping (had to wiki it!).

I'll experiment with different placements tonight. I've been hesitant to spend too much on recording equipment because as a hobbyist with a non-musical day job, I would probably only use it about 2-3 times a year.
Posted By: ChrisKeys

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/07/10 10:43 PM

Originally Posted by eric_626
I'm curious as to what microphones everyone is using to record.

I'm using a Zoom H2 placed within 1 foot of the piano (which is on full stick), near the tail. It sits above the rim, pointing downward a bit. I use just 2 of the 4 available mics.
Posted By: MarkH

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/08/10 03:17 AM

Originally Posted by Piano Again
I need more time! I may be practicing this up till the last minute. It's those first four measures . . . mad cursing


I found them very challenging too Piano Again, although, I think I found them harder in the false recapitulation in D and in the spot right before the coda. Maybe it was just that I could do take after take until I got the beginning right and could continue, but those spots were far enough in that I had to live with what I did.

What fingering are you using? It's probably too late for any fingering advice to be of much good to you, but I used (with finger substitution in parentheses):

4(5)-------45454325
2(1)-------21212111


I'm relatively pleased with the way my Pastoral is turning out, but there are still several places that need more polishing before the 15th, and the end of the semester with all of its tests and grading, as well as an upcoming weekend away from a piano don't bode well for getting a whole lot more done...
Posted By: eric_626

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/08/10 08:01 AM

Well....I managed to get the Appassionata 1st movement recorded on a pretty basic USB microphone with no clipping. You could listen to it here: http://www.box.net/shared/btmdcmo5gf

Volume might be a bit low because I placed the mic a little further from the piano to prevent clipping on the chords, so do let me know if you think I should boost up the volume in an audio editor a bit.

I hear some clicking sounds that might be my fingernails hitting the keys, but this turned out better than I expected. Unless I decide to splurge on some better recording equipment this coming weekend, I will likely submit this.

Ode2Joy - I just heard your clips now (I was at work when I posted earlier). I can definitely hear the difference in sound quality. And your playing is very pleasant to listen to! Thanks for sharing the link. I may have to pick up one of those Zoom devices someday.
Posted By: Victor25

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/08/10 11:12 AM

Originally Posted by Piano Again
I need more time! I may be practicing this up till the last minute. It's those first four measures . . . mad cursing


My piano teacher actually gave me a very obvious but helpful tip. Use both hands :|.
Posted By: MarkH

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/08/10 02:33 PM

Originally Posted by Victor25
Originally Posted by Piano Again
I need more time! I may be practicing this up till the last minute. It's those first four measures . . . mad cursing


My piano teacher actually gave me a very obvious but helpful tip. Use both hands :|.


I might have suggested that to my teacher when I was learning it, but she wouldn't have had any of it. In order to help out with your left hand, you either have to release what should be whole notes in your left hand, or pedal through the measure, blurring the whole figure you're trying to clean up by using the left hand.
Posted By: wouter79

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/08/10 09:39 PM

eric,

Glad that my tips helped. To me this sounds fine. I checked your file and recording level is perfect. Even a bit too perfect, normally you keep 12dB headroom with piano and you have only 4 or so so you are very close to risking clipping. Or did you do post-amplification?

I think the problem stems from the high notes on your piano, these are migh brighter and louder than the mid and bass range. I did a brief spectrum analysis and there is a steep fall-off below 400Hz (around C4). It is hard to believe that this is your microphone?

If you have another mic, eg one in your camera, you could try that as well.
Posted By: eric_626

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/08/10 10:00 PM

I didn't do any post-amplification, but I did apply a filter to reduce background noise.

Could the fact that my mic was positioned beside the high register of the piano be causing the fall-off you're picking up?

Time permitting, I may try another take since there are a few things I want to improve on in my playing. If I do maybe I could experiment with putting the mic somewhere near the center of the keyboard.

This is probably the best mic I have available at the moment. My camcorder (which I use in my YouTube videos) is a fairly old Mini-DV that seems to do worse in recording the piano's sound. I also tried my iPod touch which has a 720p video recorder, but the internal mic on that is very bad at cancelling ambient noise.
Posted By: debrucey

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 12/08/10 11:34 PM

Whoops, I accidentally uploaded my first movement twice. How do I fix it?
Posted By: Piano Again

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/09/10 03:34 AM

Hmmm, my fingering is very different:

4 3434 5 4 3 5
1 2121 3 1 2 3

For the 3rd and 4th measures, it seems like if I kind of angle my hand with the fingers pointing a bit to the left it comes out better.

The whole thing is a matter of complete relaxation, which I can only manage every 5th time or so when I'm playing it up to tempo.

And let's not talk about the trills.

Ah, well, it's a learning experience.
Posted By: Morodiene

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/09/10 03:57 AM

Originally Posted by Piano Again
Hmmm, my fingering is very different:

4 3434 5 4 3 5
1 2121 3 1 2 3

For the 3rd and 4th measures, it seems like if I kind of angle my hand with the fingers pointing a bit to the left it comes out better.

The whole thing is a matter of complete relaxation, which I can only manage every 5th time or so when I'm playing it up to tempo.

And let's not talk about the trills.

Ah, well, it's a learning experience.


I think I started on the 2-3 then go to the 1-4 in the 3rd & 4th measures. Whatever works! smile
Posted By: wouter79

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/09/10 07:07 AM

"Could the fact that my mic was positioned beside the high register of the piano be causing the fall-off you're picking up?"

Yes I think so.

I would place it a bit further from the piano instead of close to the center section and then risking another imbalanced sound.

BTW is that noise reduction really necessary? Usually these do more harm than good
Posted By: Victor25

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/09/10 08:50 AM

Originally Posted by MarkH
Originally Posted by Victor25
Originally Posted by Piano Again
I need more time! I may be practicing this up till the last minute. It's those first four measures . . . mad cursing


My piano teacher actually gave me a very obvious but helpful tip. Use both hands :|.


I might have suggested that to my teacher when I was learning it, but she wouldn't have had any of it. In order to help out with your left hand, you either have to release what should be whole notes in your left hand, or pedal through the measure, blurring the whole figure you're trying to clean up by using the left hand.


With some half pedaling it sounds perfectly fine imo, not different than the professional recordings I have of it.
Posted By: Morodiene

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/09/10 01:13 PM

Originally Posted by Victor25
Originally Posted by MarkH
Originally Posted by Victor25
Originally Posted by Piano Again
I need more time! I may be practicing this up till the last minute. It's those first four measures . . . mad cursing


My piano teacher actually gave me a very obvious but helpful tip. Use both hands :|.


I might have suggested that to my teacher when I was learning it, but she wouldn't have had any of it. In order to help out with your left hand, you either have to release what should be whole notes in your left hand, or pedal through the measure, blurring the whole figure you're trying to clean up by using the left hand.


With some half pedaling it sounds perfectly fine imo, not different than the professional recordings I have of it.


I never even thought of using the LH, but I didn't pedal through the fast notes, only the the first 2 beats of each measure here, and played the rest dry with the RH only.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cit - 12/09/10 03:41 PM

Originally Posted by debrucey
Whoops, I accidentally uploaded my first movement twice. How do I fix it?

Bruce, don't worry, we'll fix it for you!
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/09/10 03:59 PM

SEVEN DAYS TO GO!
The e-cital website is accepting submissions for BeethovenFest, the 240th birthday celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven. Recordings will be accepted between now and December 15. The e-cital will go live on December 16th.

Please click on this submission page and follow the instructions given.

Acceptable file format: mp3

Be sure to answer the advanced math question on the form! This is a test question to ensure that a sentient being is making the submission (as opposed to a rampaging robot).

Special instructions for those with YouTube videos
Since the e-cital side currently does not handle videos, you will need to convert your YouTube video to mp3.
1. Please go to http://www.vidtomp3.com/ and follow the instructions for converting video to mp3. It only takes a couple of minutes.
2. Go to the submission page and upload your mp3. Add the link to your YouTube video.



Orphaned Sonatas
Op. 2, no. 2…..missing
Op. 13, no. 1 (Pathetique), 1st. Mov……missing
Op. 31, no. 1…missing
Op. 31, no. 3…missing
Op. 49, no. 1….missing
Op. 49, no. 2….missing
Op. 81a (Les Adieux).....missing
Op. 90………..missing


(Some pieces have been moved to the “missing” list since the listed performers have not been heard from in many months.)

BeethovenFest Performers
Updated List (Submitted ones are in bold)
Sonatas
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………Victor25
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[4] Op. 7,………………………………..carey
[5] Op. 10, no. 1…………..............McLov1N42
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " 2nd Mov.....Beet31425
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " 3rd Mov.....FreddyChopin
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack, debrucey, musiklover99
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 2nd Mov….steveMac, Emphursis1
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "3rd Mov.....Canonie
[9] Op. 14, no. 1……………beet31425
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…..Mistaya
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr
[10]Op. 14, no. 2...............Ode2Joy
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr (possibly)
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26............................ChrisKeys
" " " " " " " " " " " " 3rd Mov……..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz, bryanw
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding, AnotherSchmoe, wouter79
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………....... MarkH
[17]Op. 31, no. 2 (Tempest), 1st Mov…….McL0v1N42, liszt85
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 2nd Mov……….ChrisKeys
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………LisztAddict, Morodiene
[18]Op. 31, no. 3……………………..oceanix
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov……………..bplary1300
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler, Kuanpiano
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[22]Op. 54............................ChrisKeys
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata).....fuzzy8balls
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "1st Mov…eric_626
[24]Op. 78............................Carey
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine, Cinnamonbear
[28]Op. 101…………………………….jeffreyjones, gates_2
[29]Op. 106 (Hammerklavier)…jeffreyjones
[30]Op. 109……………………………..CWPiano
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab, Minaku
[32]Op. 111…………………………..…dolce sfogato

Other Works
Für Elise…………………………………AnotherSchmoe
Bagatelle Op. 119, no. 11………jeffsstudent
Sonatina in G Major, (Anh. 5, no. 2)…..Andy Platt
Rondo a capriccio, Op. 129............fuzzy8balls
Andante Favori..........................TheCannibalHaddock
Rondo in C, Op. 51 no. 1……….PIANOpiano
Posted By: Piano Again

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/09/10 08:06 PM

Originally Posted by Morodiene
Originally Posted by Victor25
Originally Posted by MarkH
Originally Posted by Victor25
Originally Posted by Piano Again
I need more time! I may be practicing this up till the last minute. It's those first four measures . . . mad cursing


My piano teacher actually gave me a very obvious but helpful tip. Use both hands :|.


I might have suggested that to my teacher when I was learning it, but she wouldn't have had any of it. In order to help out with your left hand, you either have to release what should be whole notes in your left hand, or pedal through the measure, blurring the whole figure you're trying to clean up by using the left hand.


With some half pedaling it sounds perfectly fine imo, not different than the professional recordings I have of it.


I never even thought of using the LH, but I didn't pedal through the fast notes, only the the first 2 beats of each measure here, and played the rest dry with the RH only.


Barry Cooper suggests that these early sonatas be played entirely without pedal. shocked

I have Perahia's recording. It is so fast and clean. I'm sure he's not using his left hand . . .
Posted By: eric_626

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/09/10 09:29 PM

Originally Posted by wouter79
"Could the fact that my mic was positioned beside the high register of the piano be causing the fall-off you're picking up?"

Yes I think so.

I would place it a bit further from the piano instead of close to the center section and then risking another imbalanced sound.

BTW is that noise reduction really necessary? Usually these do more harm than good


I'm afraid putting it further away from the piano will lower the volume even more. I found this take to be a bit soft compared to most other audio files I have on my computer.

The noise reduction filters out some ambient static that was present in the original recording. I found it to be an improvement but obviously I don't have the same technical knowledge as you. I do have the unfiltered version here though if you're curious: http://www.box.net/shared/5oealruo55

Posted By: Cinnamonbear

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/10/10 06:15 AM

jazzyprof,

I will be glad to do 49/2. If guest1013 or al-mahed post first, I will not get in their way. If they don't, mine won't be ready before Dec. 15, anyway. I cannot guarantee the type of interpretation (frantic Beethoven or copecetic, mannered Mozart), but I'll throw it out there for y'all! grin

I kinda wish I'd worked up 49/1, as well. It is, by far, my most favorite Beethoven Sonata, next to the Pastorale. If I have time (ha-ha!) maybe I can piece that one together by heavy editing tricks. I won't be able to sit down and dash it off, though I would love to be able to!!!

Bill Bremmer just worked on The Mighty Lester, and it sounds like a fine, vertical square piano! Op. 79 is on its way!!!

Beethoven Lives!!!
Posted By: Victor25

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/10/10 07:26 AM

Holy smackers, did you just say 49/1 is your favorite Beethoven sonata?
Posted By: Cinnamonbear

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/10/10 08:54 AM

Yes. Why? Is that funny?
Posted By: Victor25

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/10/10 08:59 AM

Yes.
Posted By: wouter79

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/10/10 11:14 AM

Eric,

"I'm afraid putting it further away from the piano will lower the volume even more. I found this take to be a bit soft compared to most other audio files I have on my computer."

This just shows how much dynamic range there really is in your playing! And just a good reason to get a good mic wink But as I said, the setup seems perfect so probably you can keep it as it is now.

I can hear why you applied the filter. There is some pink noise. Sounds like a switching power supply, maybe your screen or so. You could try switching off all non-needed apparatus (dimmable lights; computer screen etc) while recording to see if that helps. You can also try running on battery power if you use a laptop. But yes this is where a good mic should help.

The unfiltered recording IMHO still sounds better. It is more open and has no filtering artefacts (I thought these artefacts came from the mp3 compression but now I hear they are a filtering artefact). But yes this pink noise is a bit disturbing in the softer parts.
Posted By: Victor25

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/10/10 02:13 PM

Not sure if I can make the deadline. How about 18dec?
Posted By: Cinnamonbear

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/10/10 06:46 PM

Victor, Why do you think it is funny that I like 49/1 so much? Isn't it a beautiful piece of music?

I see it's on your repertoire list. Why don't you record it while you've got things set up to record Op.2?
Posted By: beet31425

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/10/10 06:54 PM

op.49/1 isn't one of Beethoven's monumental statements, but it has subtlety, and charm, and real beauty. It's one of my personal favorites of the 32, and I can see how it could be someone's favorite Beethoven sonata. I think its reputation suffers from its association with op.49/2, which is a very different story.

-J

Posted By: Cinnamonbear

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/10/10 07:08 PM

Ah, yes, Jason! Which is why I've offered to play 49/2! I like it as well! grin If the two who signed up for it don't post, I'll definitely put up a rendition. laugh
Posted By: beet31425

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/10/10 07:17 PM

Originally Posted by Cinnamonbear
Ah, yes, Jason! Which is why I've offered to play 49/2! I like it as well! grin

I'm not sure I understand your comment, CB: My post was not kind to op.49/2; neither are my thoughts. You might have misread what I wrote? smile

-Jason
Posted By: Victor25

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/10/10 09:25 PM

I think they are both cute sonata's, and I enjoy them. I wouldn't ever dream of comparing them to the likes of 13,27,53,57,109-111 or any other of the 32 actually. The 79 might be its closest relative, but even that sounds like a more accomplished sona(tina)ta to me. And I'm fighting time already to record just op2/1. I will be able to record on 15 and 16 december, which is too late frown.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/10/10 10:18 PM

Originally Posted by Victor25
Not sure if I can make the deadline. How about 18dec?

Victor, I believe we can accept your post-deadline submission! You'll just miss the cutting of the birthday cake on the 16th. smile
Posted By: beet31425

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/10/10 10:56 PM

Dang it!!

I haven't touched the piano in 24h b'c my finger is hurting me! It's a stupid thing that will go away on its own (I must have bitten the edge of the nail-- even though I gave up nail-biting years ago-- and now the whole fingertip is sore and painful to the touch). But I have four movements to record... oh why did I procrastinate? Let this be a lesson... cry cry smile
Posted By: Cinnamonbear

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/11/10 02:40 AM

Originally Posted by beet31425
Originally Posted by Cinnamonbear
Ah, yes, Jason! Which is why I've offered to play 49/2! I like it as well! grin

I'm not sure I understand your comment, CB: My post was not kind to op.49/2; neither are my thoughts. You might have misread what I wrote? smile

-Jason


Oh no, Jason... I understood what you wrote. My hope is that you will be so taken with my rendition of 49/2 that you will fall in love with it as well for its own instrisic "subtlety, charm and real beauty!" It is certainly not as complex as the understated beauty of 49/1, but it does have its own simple charm and elegance! I like these two because they are simple and beautiful at the same time. laugh

Jeez, I hope your finger calms down for you soon! frown
Posted By: Orange Soda King

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/11/10 02:51 AM

Woohoo! The imfamous opening of Sonata Op. 2 No. 3 debate about the quick thirds!

My suggestion... There IS a way to do both hands and not release the fifth (the first time).

Do a finger substitution so your middle finger is holding down the left hand G. Do the lower part of the thirds trill (b, c, b, c) with index and thumb, but do the eighth note thirds with only right hand.

Second time, use only right hand but use this fingering for the four 16th notes:

4-5-4-5
2-1-2-1

I find 1-5/2-4 easier than 1-4/2-3, but that's just me. I find one hand much easier then second time than the first time, and I find the finger substitution/2 hand the first time works well and stays consistent with Beethoven's note-duration and pedaling indications (if there is a pedaling indication... I forget).

I don't do that myself... I can do the thirds in one hand. But you can't, try this suggestion!
Posted By: Morodiene

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/11/10 03:41 AM

I think the fingering for those 3rds in 2/3 will vary depending on hand size and finger size. My finger 5 is so small (it only comes up to the nail joint of finger 4) that using it would definitely not go well. Like most fingering, the performer will have to try out a few different options to see what works best - including pedaling. wink
Posted By: currawong

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/11/10 04:22 AM

Originally Posted by Morodiene
My finger 5 is so small (it only comes up to the nail joint of finger 4)...
I don't think that's unusually small is it? Mine is the same, but I've never considered it particularly small. (I can play 10ths better with 1-4 than 1-5, however!)
Posted By: liszt85

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/11/10 04:38 AM

I haven't been able to work on those last 2 pages of the movement so far and its close to impossible to get it done by the deadline. So I'll probably submit an excerpt. I don't feel too guilty about it though because piano*son has taken care of it and has done a very good job! My submission will probably come in right before the deadline.
Posted By: Piano Again

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/11/10 04:55 PM

Originally Posted by currawong
Originally Posted by Morodiene
My finger 5 is so small (it only comes up to the nail joint of finger 4)...
I don't think that's unusually small is it? Mine is the same, but I've never considered it particularly small. (I can play 10ths better with 1-4 than 1-5, however!)


I have very long fingers, but my 5th finger barely reaches the last joint on the 4th finger.

Either way, I don't seem to have developed the right reflexes to play this the way it should be played, but I'll keep trying.

As for pedaling indications, there are none. I have the Cooper edition, and he says the early sonatas should ideally be played with no pedal at all. I don't think this is realistic on a modern piano, though.
Posted By: Carey

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/11/10 06:16 PM

In October, I volunteered to learn and submit the Opus 78 - in memory of our good Piano World friend Phlebas who had originally planned to submit it, but passed away unexpectedly a few months ago. I also intended to submit a "new" recording of the Opus 7. (My original recording of the Opus 7 from 1973 was posted on Piano World earlier this year.)

The GOOD NEWS is that I learned and successfully recorded (as of yesterday) the Opus 78. The final movement was much more difficult than I anticipated - and up until a couple of days ago I couldn't get through it without numerous slips. smokin In desperation I changed the fingering in a couple of key passages - and that made all the difference !! To anyone who thinks the Opus 78 is "light-weight" - I can assure you it is not. I had an easier time learning the Waldstein !! (But of course - that was almost 40 years ago.)

The other GOOD NEWS is that I was able to get the Opus 7 back under my fingers - and almost to the point of being ready to record. thumb Unfortunately, I've run out of time - so I can't make the 12/15 deadline with the Opus 7.

SO - sometime prior to the 15th I'll post my new recording of the Opus 78 - and also post my existing recording of the Opus 7 - just to ensure that both sonatas are represented in the e-cital.

I'm looking forward to listening to all of the submissions after the 15th !!!!
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/12/10 01:14 AM

That's GREAT NEWS, Carey! Looking forward to hearing both!

And now folks, anybody up for the 1st movement of the Pathetique? The person who originally signed up for it (dslyecix) has gone missing. It would be such a big hole in the festivities.
Posted By: beet31425

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/12/10 02:58 AM

I'll balance out Carey's good news with some bad news of my own:

The finger pain I complained about yesterday is, in fact, an infection. I'm on antibiotics, and hopefully I'll be playing in a week or two. But I'm out now, and I'm not going to record my op.14/1 (or the slow movement of the op.10/1) in time for the e-cital. Too bad, because the pieces have been ready for weeks! frown frown frown

-Jason

Posted By: jeffreyjones

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/12/10 06:18 AM

I'm now moving on Wednesday. There is a very good chance that I won't be able to get the Hammerklavier up in time, might be a day or two late, but Op. 101 has been uploaded.
Posted By: Carey

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/12/10 06:26 AM

Originally Posted by beet31425
I'll balance out Carey's good news with some bad news of my own:

The finger pain I complained about yesterday is, in fact, an infection. I'm on antibiotics, and hopefully I'll be playing in a week or two. But I'm out now, and I'm not going to record my op.14/1 (or the slow movement of the op.10/1) in time for the e-cital. Too bad, because the pieces have been ready for weeks! frown frown frown

-Jason



Jason -

Very very sorry to hear about the infection !! Hope your finger heals quickly !! Best -
Posted By: wr

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/12/10 08:01 AM

Originally Posted by beet31425
I'll balance out Carey's good news with some bad news of my own:

The finger pain I complained about yesterday is, in fact, an infection. I'm on antibiotics, and hopefully I'll be playing in a week or two. But I'm out now, and I'm not going to record my op.14/1 (or the slow movement of the op.10/1) in time for the e-cital. Too bad, because the pieces have been ready for weeks! frown frown frown



Bummer. Hope it gets better quick.

I threw caution and sanity to the winds and committed to do Op. 14/1, since I had spent some time practicing the last two movements a while ago. This should be interesting...

I hope you go ahead record and upload them when you are back in the saddle.




Posted By: Emphursis1

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/12/10 12:56 PM

I'll try and get a decent recording today, but I honestly don't think I'll be able to. I did manage to get one yesterday, but the quality isn't great.
Posted By: Mistaya

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/12/10 02:00 PM

Originally Posted by beet31425
I'll balance out Carey's good news with some bad news of my own:

The finger pain I complained about yesterday is, in fact, an infection. I'm on antibiotics, and hopefully I'll be playing in a week or two. But I'm out now, and I'm not going to record my op.14/1 (or the slow movement of the op.10/1) in time for the e-cital. Too bad, because the pieces have been ready for weeks! frown frown frown

-Jason



Oh, no Jason - I hope you heal quickly. I was counting on you to record op. 14/1 so me backing out wouldn't be a problem. Perhaps I should still submit the first movement - but the soonest I could get my piano tuned is Dec.16 - so it'll be on time but badly out of tune - or late and in tune... and an amateur rendition either way.

Posted By: Kuanpiano

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/12/10 06:17 PM

Originally Posted by Orange Soda King
Woohoo! The imfamous opening of Sonata Op. 2 No. 3 debate about the quick thirds!

My suggestion... There IS a way to do both hands and not release the fifth (the first time).

Do a finger substitution so your middle finger is holding down the left hand G. Do the lower part of the thirds trill (b, c, b, c) with index and thumb, but do the eighth note thirds with only right hand.

Second time, use only right hand but use this fingering for the four 16th notes:

4-5-4-5
2-1-2-1

I find 1-5/2-4 easier than 1-4/2-3, but that's just me. I find one hand much easier then second time than the first time, and I find the finger substitution/2 hand the first time works well and stays consistent with Beethoven's note-duration and pedaling indications (if there is a pedaling indication... I forget).

I don't do that myself... I can do the thirds in one hand. But you can't, try this suggestion!


I was just trying out the thirds yesterday, and the fingering that made it the easiest was

1-5 .....2-3/ 1-5 / 2-3 / 1-5/ 4-2 / 1-3

just corresponding to the thirds before the G major chord.

On a side note....practice time is tight and I hope to get a recording in this week...hopefully.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/13/10 02:16 AM

Originally Posted by Mistaya
Originally Posted by beet31425
I'll balance out Carey's good news with some bad news of my own:

The finger pain I complained about yesterday is, in fact, an infection. I'm on antibiotics, and hopefully I'll be playing in a week or two. But I'm out now, and I'm not going to record my op.14/1 (or the slow movement of the op.10/1) in time for the e-cital. Too bad, because the pieces have been ready for weeks! frown frown frown

-Jason



Oh, no Jason - I hope you heal quickly. I was counting on you to record op. 14/1 so me backing out wouldn't be a problem. Perhaps I should still submit the first movement - but the soonest I could get my piano tuned is Dec.16 - so it'll be on time but badly out of tune - or late and in tune... and an amateur rendition either way.


Jason, sorry to hear about your finger. Hope it heals soon and that you'll record when you're fit again.

Mistaya: I hope you'll go ahead and submit your first movement!
Posted By: CWPiano

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/13/10 05:45 AM

Dear all, I apologize that I will not be able to contribute a recording of Op 109. Owing to my heavy schedule, I am not able to bring the piece to a good standard. However, one of my students had recorded the entire op 26 and I shall post select movements that are decent enough for the ecital.
Posted By: Carey

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/13/10 02:22 PM

Originally Posted by jeffreyjones
I'm now moving on Wednesday. There is a very good chance that I won't be able to get the Hammerklavier up in time, might be a day or two late, but Op. 101 has been uploaded.


Jeffrey -

Good luck with your move !!!

I'm looking forward to hearing your updated 101.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/13/10 03:30 PM

THREE DAYS TO GO!
The e-cital website is accepting submissions for BeethovenFest, the 240th birthday celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven. Recordings will be accepted between now and December 15. The e-cital will go live on December 16th.

Please click on this submission page and follow the instructions given.

Acceptable file format: mp3

Be sure to answer the advanced math question on the form! This is a test question to ensure that a sentient being is making the submission (as opposed to a rampaging robot).

Special instructions for those with YouTube videos
Since the e-cital side currently does not handle videos, you will need to convert your YouTube video to mp3.
1. Please go to http://www.vidtomp3.com/ and follow the instructions for converting video to mp3. It only takes a couple of minutes.
2. Go to the submission page and upload your mp3. Add the link to your YouTube video.



Orphaned Sonatas
[2] Op. 2, no. 2…..missing
[8] Op. 13, no. 1 (Pathetique), 1st. Mov……missing
[16] Op. 31, no. 1…missing
[18] Op. 31, no. 3…missing
[19] Op. 49, no. 1….missing
[20] Op. 49, no. 2….missing
[26] Op. 81a (Les Adieux).....missing
[27] Op. 90………..missing
[30] Op. 109………missing


As the recital date draws near the list of orphaned sonatas has been growing. I hope we’ll still be able to cover at least half of the sonatas!

BeethovenFest Performers
Updated List (Submitted ones are in bold)
Sonatas
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………Victor25
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[4] Op. 7,………………………………..carey
[5] Op. 10, no. 1…………..............McLov1N42
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " 3rd Mov.....FreddyChopin
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack, debrucey, musiklover99
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 2nd Mov….steveMac, Emphursis1
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "3rd Mov.....Canonie
[9] Op. 14, no. 1, 1st Mov…..Mistaya
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr
[10]Op. 14, no. 2...............Ode2Joy
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26............................ChrisKeys
" " " " " " " " " " " " 3rd Mov……..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz, bryanw
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding, AnotherSchmoe, wouter79
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………....... MarkH
[17]Op. 31, no. 2 (Tempest), 1st Mov…….McL0v1N42, liszt85
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 2nd Mov……….ChrisKeys
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………LisztAddict, Morodiene
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler, Kuanpiano
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[22]Op. 54............................ChrisKeys
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata).....fuzzy8balls
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "1st Mov…eric_626
[24]Op. 78............................Carey
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine, Cinnamonbear
[28]Op. 101…………………………….jeffreyjones, gates_2
[29]Op. 106 (Hammerklavier)…jeffreyjones
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab, Minaku
[32]Op. 111…………………………..…dolce sfogato

Other Works
Für Elise…………………………………AnotherSchmoe
Bagatelle Op. 119, no. 11………jeffsstudent
Sonatina in G Major, (Anh. 5, no. 2)…..Andy Platt
Rondo a capriccio, Op. 129............fuzzy8balls
Andante Favori..........................TheCannibalHaddock
Rondo in C, Op. 51 no. 1……….PIANOpiano
Posted By: kck

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/13/10 06:09 PM

Sorry for the question - I'm new to this. My son is coincidentally performing Op 49 No 2 Allegro ma non troppo in a large Wed PM recital. Can I sign him up just for 1 movement?
Posted By: Carey

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/13/10 07:06 PM

Jazzyprof -

Natty_dread has agreed to submit his excellent recording of the Pathetique 1st movement - which he recently posted on Member Recordings.

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Posted By: Morodiene

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/13/10 07:08 PM

I'm hoping to be able to record my 31/2 3rd movement, but it will definitely be down to the wire! It's such a busy time for everyone, it seems.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/13/10 07:18 PM

Originally Posted by kck
Sorry for the question - I'm new to this. My son is coincidentally performing Op 49 No 2 Allegro ma non troppo in a large Wed PM recital. Can I sign him up just for 1 movement?

Sure you can! We welcome single movements, audio or video. See the detailed submission instructions.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/13/10 07:25 PM

Originally Posted by carey
Jazzyprof -

Natty_dread has agreed to submit his excellent recording of the Pathetique 1st movement - which he recently posted on Member Recordings.

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That's wonderful! What would a Beethoven birthday party be without the Pathetique?! thumb
Posted By: kck

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/13/10 07:49 PM

Originally Posted by jazzyprof
Originally Posted by kck
Sorry for the question - I'm new to this. My son is coincidentally performing Op 49 No 2 Allegro ma non troppo in a large Wed PM recital. Can I sign him up just for 1 movement?

Sure you can! We welcome single movements, audio or video. See the detailed submission instructions.


Great - thanks! My 10 year old will think he's a celebrity. wink
Posted By: Piano*Dad

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/13/10 08:26 PM

Hey, that's the way to get him hooked on performance!
Posted By: Canonie

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/13/10 11:42 PM

Re Opus13 Pathetique, I have to abandon I'm afraid. I've sprained my left thumb and it's not getting better, I also scraped the top off my right 2nd finger and pinkie lost some skin too, but they're ok now. The left thumb however does not like me even trying to play, so I have to rest it. I played a bit yesterday, then stopped hmmm, hope I didn't do more damage but I don't think so, I'm pretty good at looking after useful body parts.

Does anyone have spare PATHETIQUE RONDO recording????? HELLllllLOOOOOO!!!

There's only a few days to go so I wanted to put this request out now. It was a bike accident by the way, was very angry at the time, completely the other person's fault. grrrr makes me crosss just thinking about it. ok better not! I'm a very safe and conservative rider.
Posted By: Piano*Dad

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/14/10 01:33 AM

Um, my son recorded it when he was twelve, but .... a few years of water have gone over the dam since then. smile
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/14/10 03:50 AM

Ouch, Canonie, that doesn't sound like fun. Sorry to hear about your mishap and hope you heal fast. I've always felt that the safest place to be is on a piano bench! smile
Posted By: Canonie

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/14/10 04:04 AM

P*D he probably played it better than I do laugh A child's version could be nice.

JP I wasn't anywhere unsafe, I was on the footpath, I had stopped, I was wearing a fluoro yellow vest, and this crazy person (riding way too fast on footpath) just plowed into me and knocked me over. I was so shaken up afterwards that I walked out onto a 6 lane road right into path of oncoming traffic without realising what i was doing, then I see a red car coming very close and I sort of came out of trance and got the heck outa there. It was really strange. Then I sat down and cried. Yeh I can admit that.

Oh well, I just have to be careful how I pick up teapot and kettle etc, apart from that no harm done, I'm lucky I suppose.

I look forward to all the listening to come. Keep up the good work smile
Posted By: liszt85

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/14/10 04:35 AM

I finally got to work on the last 2 pages of the tempest Mvt I. I can barely play it. I did play it once without huge issues. Hopefully 2-3 hours more of practice and I should have it down but I don't know if I'll get 2-3 hours tomorrow. I really want to submit the full version.. I'll keep trying until the deadline. wink
Posted By: Victor25

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/14/10 09:37 AM

I will try to record a decent version of the Op2/1 tommorow and the day after that (2 mvt's per day).
Posted By: wr

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/14/10 10:00 AM

Originally Posted by Canonie

Does anyone have spare PATHETIQUE RONDO recording????? HELLllllLOOOOOO!!!



Weird - just earlier this evening, before I read your message, I had decided to take a break from obsessing over op. 14, no. 1, and play the op. 13 rondo just for fun, and it went pretty well. And I thought, "hey, that wasn't so awful - too bad I wasn't recording it".

I'll see if I can fit it in, but it depends on how the other stuff goes.

Take good care of those injuries - that sounds like an very intense crash.

Posted By: Piano*Dad

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/14/10 12:25 PM

Originally Posted by Canonie
I wasn't anywhere unsafe, I was on the footpath, I had stopped, I was wearing a fluoro yellow vest, and this crazy person (riding way too fast on footpath) just plowed into me and knocked me over. I was so shaken up afterwards that I walked out onto a 6 lane road right into path of oncoming traffic without realising what i was doing, then I see a red car coming very close and I sort of came out of trance and got the heck outa there. It was really strange. Then I sat down and cried. Yeh I can admit that.


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That sounds awful. Did this jerk just hit and run? That's a traffic accident.


Posted By: MarkH

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/14/10 03:57 PM

I may have to postpone my Pastoral. It's basically performance ready, but it takes an hour of playing before my fingers are really warm and playing at 100%, followed by a number of takes during several hours to get it right, and I haven't had 3-4 hours for the past week - this being finals week, I'm writing & grading tests like a fiend. I'll try to do at least one movement by tomorrow, but it will probably be until the weekend before I get all of them posted. I regularly celebrate my birthday late or early to fit it around my busy life; surely Beethoven would understand. He always did wish he had more formal education after all!
Posted By: Piano Again

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/14/10 07:58 PM

btw, I am ONLY submitting the first movement of Op. 2 No. 3. Learning the whole sonata was too ambitious.

I have one sort of okay recording in the can, but I'd like to try a few more times before I finalize it.
Posted By: Morodiene

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/14/10 08:13 PM

Am I the only one who wishes Beethoven was born in June? smile
Posted By: TheHappyMoron

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/14/10 08:32 PM

I'm sorry, but i'm in Manchester at the moment and i don't see myself getting home any time soon to record or upload the Andante in F. I haven't even played a piano at all for a while! Sincere appologies... frown
Posted By: Canonie

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/15/10 12:36 AM

Thank you wr, P*D. I'm feeling quite chirpy today. Dear me I feel a bit like the guy in the fairy tale who had "Seven In One Blow" emblazoned across his shirt. Everyone believed he was a great warrier, but the real story was that one day he swatted a fly and found he had killed seven, so had the slogan made.

Ok, so I was on a bicyle, the person who plowed into me was on a bicycle, not in a car. Which doesn't make it alright, but at least never life threatening since I had almost stopped when I saw her flying towards me. I tried to stop her, engage in talking, but she rode off at a great rate, the words "right of way" floating back to me. If she thinks she had right of way cursing

Except wandering out only the road afterwards could have been threatening, so I was a bit freaked out. I actually pressed the 'walk' button to stop the traffic, but then forgot to wait for lights and walked out as if they were red for the cars.

Sorry for my story hijacking this thread, I am very appreciative of the kind thoughts. I'll just type instead of practise smile I'm going to try a bit of practise today and see how it goes, trouble is, even if it goes ok, well have Asbestos Removal tomorrow (which I was told about only yesterday). The site will be secured and I won't be allowed home until it's finished. At that point I realised there would be no window between asbestos and bicycle hands.
Posted By: liszt85

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/15/10 03:23 AM

I just spent 2 hours "recording" only to realize that I had run out of battery (zoom H2) mid way and I never recorded that "perfect take". I was so frustrated, I then changed batteries, recorded the last two pages that I just learned: http://www.box.net/shared/pk02jdrkgf. I will record the whole thing again tomorrow. The last two pages is a gamble as I just learned it. So I might just play the first part and fuse this recording to that.
Posted By: Carey

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/15/10 03:35 AM

Jazzyprof -

Apparently I messed up the submission of the 1st movement of Opus 78 - but I got it right when I submitted the second movement. There appears to be no way to edit the submission listing once it is sent in.

Can I either:

1) Resubmit the 1st movement - so its clear that it is Sonata No. 24 Opus 78,

or

2) Can you simply make the correction for me???

Thanks -

Carey
Posted By: timmyab

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/15/10 03:41 AM

I'm also wondering if it's possible to edit the text in our submissions.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/15/10 04:46 AM

Carey: No need to resubmit... I'll make the correction for you. Thanks for coming through with both sonatas!

timmyab: Currently the system isn't set up to allow edits by performers. I think the web guru plans to add that capability in the near future. Meanwhile you can send me the text you want to edit and I'll take care of it for you.
Posted By: timmyab

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/15/10 05:06 AM

Not to worry, it's nothing important, I just like to fiddle really.I can't remember what I wrote now anyway.
Posted By: Carey

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/15/10 05:35 AM

Originally Posted by jazzyprof
Carey: No need to resubmit... I'll make the correction for you. Thanks for coming through with both sonatas!



Thanks so much !!!

I'm hoping the files themselves were sent correctly....but I guess we'll find out as soon as we launch !!
Posted By: Minaku

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/15/10 05:36 AM

I'm just listening to a recording I made in November and will submit tonight! Way to do this last minute right? Also, I think I have to submit the sonata as a whole, as I upgraded to Windows 7 some months ago and never reinstalled my sound editing software.

The take is from my dress rehearsal a few days before my recital. Some mistakes here and there. One big glaring one I am unhappy with but there isn't much I can do right? I'm just really vetting the recording to make sure nothing really egregious is there.

I listened to my recital recording and the hall is so live that it's almost unusable to me. A shame.
Posted By: Minaku

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/15/10 05:51 AM

OMFG. I tried to move the recording I was listening to off my device and onto my computer and in so doing deleted it. Freaking out! Emailing my teacher to see if he has a copy of it. I feel like a complete dunderhead.
Posted By: wr

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/15/10 06:20 AM

Technical question - is anybody else uploading who is using 64- bit Windows 7 and Firefox, and have it work successfully? I have to switch to IE because the upload hangs in Firefox, and even with IE it requires some funny stuff to make it work.

Just curious to see if that system combination is the source of my problems with the E-cital site, or is it something else.
Posted By: jeffreyjones

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/15/10 06:56 AM

I had no trouble uploading on 64-bit Windows 7 and Firefox.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/15/10 07:09 AM

wr: How large is your file? The maximum file size that can be uploaded to the recital site is 25 mb. If it is bigger than that you will have to break it up into smaller files.
Posted By: wr

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/15/10 07:10 AM

Originally Posted by jeffreyjones
I had no trouble uploading on 64-bit Windows 7 and Firefox.


Thanks. At least now I know that isn't the issue.

Posted By: natty_dread78

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/15/10 08:05 AM

Hello guys,
I have just submitted my Pathetique 1st movement on the E-cital website. I hope it wasn't too late...
Posted By: wr

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/15/10 08:24 AM

Originally Posted by jazzyprof
wr: How large is your file? The maximum file size that can be uploaded to the recital site is 25 mb. If it is bigger than that you will have to break it up into smaller files.


No, it's not that (it was only 5.8 Mb - the little Allegretto from op. 14/1). But anyway, I can get it to upload, it's just that I have change browsers and sacrifice a chicken before it will work. smile

I had the same problem uploading for the Unsung Heroes e-cital, too. It's just some weird incompatibility quirk. I can upload to places like Box.net just fine, so it's something specific with that site. But if I am the only person having this problem, and I know the workaround, it's not worth troubleshooting.

On to more pressing stuff - what hour of the day is the deadline?


Posted By: Victor25

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/15/10 01:36 PM

Great, another hand injury here !

I had to glue the toilet (water filler was leaking), and had to cut open a bison-kit. Stanley knife right in the finger, bleeding like crazy :|
Posted By: Piano Again

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/15/10 02:09 PM

Mine is uploaded, imperfect though it may be.

Hey, everyone, stay away from sharp objects and fast-moving vehicles. smile
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/15/10 02:14 PM

LAST CALL! ***NOTE: LATE COMERS MAY JOIN THE PARTY IF THEY COME BEARING GIFTS!***
The e-cital website is accepting submissions for BeethovenFest, the 240th birthday celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven. Recordings will be accepted between now and December 15. The e-cital will go live on December 16th.

Please click on this submission page and follow the instructions given.

Acceptable file format: mp3

Be sure to answer the advanced math question on the form! This is a test question to ensure that a sentient being is making the submission (as opposed to a rampaging robot).

Special instructions for those with YouTube videos
Since the e-cital side currently does not handle videos, you will need to convert your YouTube video to mp3.
1. Please go to http://www.vidtomp3.com/ and follow the instructions for converting video to mp3. It only takes a couple of minutes.
2. Go to the submission page and upload your mp3. Add the link to your YouTube video.



Orphaned Sonatas
[2] Op. 2, no. 2…..missing
[8] Op. 13, no. 1 (Pathetique), 3rd Mov……missing
[16] Op. 31, no. 1…missing
[18] Op. 31, no. 3…missing
[19] Op. 49, no. 1….missing
[20] Op. 49, no. 2….missing
[26] Op. 81a (Les Adieux).....missing
[27] Op. 90………..missing
[30] Op. 109………missing


As the recital date draws near the list of orphaned sonatas has been growing. I hope we’ll still be able to cover at least half of the sonatas!

BeethovenFest Performers
Updated List (Submitted ones are in bold)
Sonatas
[1] Op. 2, no. 1………………………Victor25
[3] Op. 2, no. 3………………………Piano Again
[4] Op. 7,………………………………..carey
[5] Op. 10, no. 1…………..............McLov1N42
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " 3rd Mov.....FreddyChopin
[6] Op. 10, no. 2…………………….Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack, debrucey, musiklover99
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 1st Mov….natty_dread78
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "2nd Mov….steveMac, Emphursis1
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "3rd Mov.....
[9] Op. 14, no. 1, 1st Mov…..Mistaya
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr
[10]Op. 14, no. 2...............Ode2Joy
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26............................ChrisKeys
" " " " " " " " " " " " 3rd Mov……..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz, bryanw
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding, AnotherSchmoe, wouter79
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………....... MarkH
[17]Op. 31, no. 2 (Tempest), 1st Mov…….McL0v1N42, liszt85
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 2nd Mov……….ChrisKeys
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………LisztAddict, Morodiene
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler, Kuanpiano
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[22]Op. 54............................ChrisKeys
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata).....fuzzy8balls
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "1st Mov…eric_626
[24]Op. 78............................Carey
[25]Op. 79............................Ovaltine, Cinnamonbear
[28]Op. 101…………………………….jeffreyjones, gates_2
[29]Op. 106 (Hammerklavier)…jeffreyjones
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab, Minaku
[32]Op. 111…………………………..…dolce sfogato

Other Works
Für Elise…………………………………AnotherSchmoe
Bagatelle Op. 119, no. 11………jeffsstudent
Sonatina in G Major, (Anh. 5, no. 2)…..Andy Platt
Rondo a capriccio, Op. 129............fuzzy8balls
Rondo in C, Op. 51 no. 1……….PIANOpiano
Posted By: natty_dread78

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/15/10 02:41 PM

Hey jazzyprof, I also have the moonlight (all movements) in stock, if some movements are missing. Though I'm not completely satisfied with them... But if it can fill some holes, it's better than nothing...

Indeed from your summary:

[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz, bryanw
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding, AnotherSchmoe, wouter79

it is not clear if movements 2 and 3 are taken or not (which movement for Jamerz and bryanw ?).

Cheers,
R.
Posted By: Orange Soda King

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/15/10 03:48 PM

Op. 22 will be up in about 15 minutes or so. I'm very sorry that it's not a recent recording. frown I had to stop working on my current Beethoven sonata to get juries/summer festival audition repertoire ready, and the semester is only now over, so its too late to work on it for a better recording...

This is possibly overall one of the most fun pieces I've played, especially because of that fourth movement... smile
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/15/10 04:38 PM

natty_dread: I believe bryanw submitted the entire Moonlight Sonata. You're welcome to submit your version too, as duplicates are accepted! Now if you have the 3rd movement of the Pathetique... smile
Posted By: Piano*Dad

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/15/10 04:51 PM

It's funny that the Pathetique Rondo is missing. That's one of the most ubiquitous works on a young person's repertoire.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/15/10 05:02 PM

Originally Posted by Piano*Dad
It's funny that the Pathetique Rondo is missing. That's one of the most ubiquitous works on a young person's repertoire.

OK all you young people on the forum...hint, hint!
Posted By: eric_626

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/15/10 06:25 PM

Hey jazzyprof, I noticed the Waldstein is still missing as well. If it doesn't come in, I do have an old recording of that from 2007 if you need something to fill it in with. Though I don't know if you'll feel that is against the spirit of this tribute or not.

However I'll have to review the recording to see if I'm still satisfied with it. Sometimes after a while, the things you didn't do well really stick out to you.
Posted By: Piano Again

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/15/10 07:22 PM

I submitted mine this morning, but I notice it's not in bold in the list. Is it there? Do I need to resubmit?
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/15/10 07:31 PM

Piano Again: Your recording is here. I just need to update the list. Got tied up with final exams today!
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/15/10 07:34 PM

Hey eric, we could use your Waldstein if the listed performers don't submit soon. Old recordings are just fine!
Posted By: liszt85

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/15/10 08:09 PM

Done.. I didn't do the repeat. My piano is not in top condition (some "clicking" keys and out of tune, though it was tuned only 2 months ago). Glad to see that someone else has uploaded the same movement.
Posted By: Minaku

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/15/10 08:36 PM

All done!
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/15/10 08:38 PM

Originally Posted by Victor25

I had to glue the toilet (water filler was leaking), and had to cut open a bison-kit. Stanley knife right in the finger, bleeding like crazy :|

Ouch, I feel your pain! Hope you heal soon. I guess we can flush op. 2 no. 1! smile
Posted By: Piano*Dad

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/15/10 09:29 PM

All these last minute hand injuries. C'mon folks, you don't have to go to such lengths to avoid making a recording. smile
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/15/10 09:49 PM

Originally Posted by Piano*Dad
All these last minute hand injuries. C'mon folks, you don't have to go to such lengths to avoid making a recording. smile

Ah, I can see the economist's mind calculating the odds! smile
Posted By: MarkH

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/15/10 10:43 PM

Originally Posted by jazzyprof
Originally Posted by Victor25

I had to glue the toilet (water filler was leaking), and had to cut open a bison-kit. Stanley knife right in the finger, bleeding like crazy :|

Ouch, I feel your pain! Hope you heal soon. I guess we can flush op. 2 no. 1! smile


I have a recording of the first movement of Op. 2 No. 1 I made last Spring (so after this event was conceived) that I can submit. I'll probably also get the second movement of the Pastoral in tonight and the others will trickle in on Friday and the weekend.
Posted By: kck

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/15/10 11:15 PM

I threw up a simple Beethoven Ecossaise in G my kid played at 9 about 9 months ago for fun to try out the process (converting video to audio). It was a live performance and there was one (major) mistake. I'm sure the experts can find more! The list master is welcome to take it off if he/she wants.

He's performing Op 49 No 2 1st mvt tonight, so hopefully I can get some decent audio. We tried to record it earlier, but kid choked, then camera battery died, back to square one! grin

The comments earlier on Op 49 No 2 earlier in the thread were funny both to my son and myself. Even my 4th grader playing this piece agrees it is not an interesting piece of music. He's barely tolerated learning it and is going to celebrate when he's done playing it (tonight)!

Oh, and standard disclaimer - my kid is no prodigy. I think the girl playing Chopin and the 11 year old boy below are just fabulous. He does OK for a somewhat unmotivated 60 lb 4th grader that can't reach pedals and or an octave.

We look forward to listening!
Posted By: Cinnamonbear

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 01:46 AM

As promised, I just uploaded my working of 49/2. I will not apologize for loving the piece. Sorry. grin I also hated it when I was a young piano student in my early teens... Tastes DO change, as my mom always used to say.... I'm looking forward to kck's posting of his/her(?) son's rendition!

I forgot to fill in the title part of the form when I posted. So, the one that has a blank title next to my name?--that's 49/2 I did fill in the Op. and No. part of the form, but they do not appear in columns on the list? Did I mess something up? (I think I know... I put the letters "Op." and "No." in the form. Oops!)

And now, to upload Op. 79!!!

Really looking forward to listening to everyone!!!

Posted By: wr

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 03:01 AM

Originally Posted by Victor25
Great, another hand injury here !

I had to glue the toilet (water filler was leaking), and had to cut open a bison-kit. Stanley knife right in the finger, bleeding like crazy :|


And another here! Can you believe it?!?!

Was at the kitchen sink last night, rinsing out a container that had a very sharp interior rim of which I was completely unaware, and it cut a nice gash into the side of my hand. It bled a lot, and I thought it would eliminate any additional recording from me, but today it is relatively painless and the bleeding has stopped, so I am back to trying to record the last movement of the Pathetique.

So far, it's not going too well...whether I upload will depend on how shameless I feel at the end of the evening, I think.
Posted By: Ferdinand

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 03:06 AM

I hope to get the first two movements of 10/2 uploaded tonight. I'm afraid the third will not be coming, at least not today.
Posted By: Morodiene

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 04:33 AM

Originally Posted by wr
Originally Posted by Victor25
Great, another hand injury here !

I had to glue the toilet (water filler was leaking), and had to cut open a bison-kit. Stanley knife right in the finger, bleeding like crazy :|


And another here! Can you believe it?!?!

Was at the kitchen sink last night, rinsing out a container that had a very sharp interior rim of which I was completely unaware, and it cut a nice gash into the side of my hand. It bled a lot, and I thought it would eliminate any additional recording from me, but today it is relatively painless and the bleeding has stopped, so I am back to trying to record the last movement of the Pathetique.

So far, it's not going too well...whether I upload will depend on how shameless I feel at the end of the evening, I think.


I cut my middle finger on the LH slicing bread (right on the pad!), which means playing with a big bandaid. Not fun. My attempts at recording went very poorly as a result. I won't get it tonight for sure, but mine is a duplicate anyways. And no, P*D, I'm not trying to get out of it! Really! laugh
Posted By: liszt85

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 04:43 AM

All these injuries..what's going on here! I had the fear constantly of injuring my hand. I was extremely careful while doing the dishes, etc. Take care people!

@Morodiene: I was really hoping to hear your third movement of the tempest. I squeezed in some time the past few days to work on the last 2 pages of the 1st movement, esp since you said that it was your favorite part. That made me want to learn the last 2 pages as I was intrigued as to why it was your favorite part :P, so thank you for that little push. It wasn't too much work as its basically a reprise, just in a different key.
Posted By: guest1013

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 05:04 AM

Thanks for uploading your 49/2. I intended to upload mine, but forgot the deadline was today. I'm not sure I'll be able to upload it tomorrow.
Posted By: kck

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 05:13 AM

Originally Posted by Cinnamonbear
As promised, I just uploaded my working of 49/2. I will not apologize for loving the piece. Sorry. grin I also hated it when I was a young piano student in my early teens... Tastes DO change, as my mom always used to say.... I'm looking forward to kck's posting of his/her(?) son's rendition!



I'm glad someone loves this piece. I had greater appreciation before I heard it 10,000 times over the past few months! grin I'll definitely listen to your version of 49-2. Since you love it, I bet it shows.

We did get a decent recording during live performance tonight (on a Steinway concert grand no less), so I attempted to upload. It didn't seemed like it worked, so I made multiple attempts. I also had problem with the video to mp3 converting cutting it off so I had to fix it, so if it shows up multiple times only one version is right. So my sincere apologies if I screwed up. The first time I uploaded it showed up immediately, and I'm not seeing anything. I'll look again tomorrow and see if something shows up. The administrator can again feel free to ax my stuff(kck)!

Glad we've avoided hand injuries on this end.
Posted By: Cinnamonbear

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 07:06 AM

Originally Posted by kck
Originally Posted by Cinnamonbear
As promised, I just uploaded my working of 49/2. I will not apologize for loving the piece. Sorry. grin I also hated it when I was a young piano student in my early teens... Tastes DO change, as my mom always used to say.... I'm looking forward to kck's posting of his/her(?) son's rendition!



I'm glad someone loves this piece. I had greater appreciation before I heard it 10,000 times over the past few months! grin [...]


LOL! X 10. My family, who never appreciated it, feels the same way about Op. 79... They had a greater appreciation for not hearing it 10,000 times, too. As for me, I felt much the same way about Op. 49-2 while trying to get a decent performance while recording, since I had not practiced it to death for the last couple of months like I did Op. 79. Here is a teaser... I actually cut this off from the front of the recording I posted for the e-cital:

Beethoven Op. 49-2 Teaser (10 sec)

To all of you people with last minute hand injuries (except for Jason and Canonie)... Please post photos. I recorded Op. 79 with one hand tied behind my back! I know, I know... it's only a Sonatina, but come on!!! Are you serious??? True, I almost cut off some fingers grabbing a running table saw as it was tipping over earlier this fall, but I learned my lesson to be careful with the one asset I have that gives me more pleasure than almost any other. *ahem* Get with the program, people!!!

--Andy

P.S. Has anyone heard from al-mahed, lately (another 49-2 afficionado)?
P.P.S. guest1013--late entries are permitted (see ealier post by jazzyprof). Go for it, PLEASE!!! Wouldn't it be cool to have 4 renditions of 49-2? Ha-ha!!!
Posted By: wr

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 07:06 AM

Okay, I uploaded the Rondo from op. 13, and "pathetic" is the word. Poor Beethoven, no wonder his ghost was trying to injure me!!

The funny thing is, originally I thought I was going to be doing the last two movements of op. 14, no. 2, and actually practiced them the most this last year, but ended up not doing them at all!
Posted By: Cinnamonbear

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 07:20 AM

wr,
I'll wager it's better than you think it is!--And you can't be the judge of that! grin Beethoven is smiling in heaven that you cared!...
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Call for Submissions: Beethoven 240th Birthday E-cital - 12/16/10 01:15 PM

LAST CALL! ***NOTE: LATE COMERS MAY JOIN THE PARTY IF THEY COME BEARING GIFTS!***
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUDVIG!

The e-cital website is accepting submissions for BeethovenFest, the 240th birthday celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven. The e-cital will go live sometime today, December 16th.

Please click on this submission page and follow the instructions given.

Acceptable file format: mp3

Be sure to answer the advanced math question on the form! This is a test question to ensure that a sentient being is making the submission (as opposed to a rampaging robot).

Special instructions for those with YouTube videos
Since the e-cital side currently does not handle videos, you will need to convert your YouTube video to mp3.
1. Please go to http://www.vidtomp3.com/ and follow the instructions for converting video to mp3. It only takes a couple of minutes.
2. Go to the submission page and upload your mp3. Add the link to your YouTube video.



Orphaned Sonatas
[1] Op. 2, no. 1......missing
[2] Op. 2, no. 2…..missing
[3] Op. 2, no. 3, 2nd, 3rd Movs……missing
[16] Op. 31, no. 1…missing
[18] Op. 31, no. 3…missing
[19] Op. 49, no. 1….missing
[26] Op. 81a (Les Adieux).....missing
[27] Op. 90………..missing
[30] Op. 109………missing


As the recital date draws near the list of orphaned sonatas has been growing. I hope we’ll still be able to cover at least half of the sonatas!

BeethovenFest Performers
Updated List (Submitted ones are in bold)
Sonatas
[3] Op. 2, no. 3, 1st Mov……………Piano Again
[4] Op. 7,………………………………..carey
[5] Op. 10, no. 1…………..............McLov1N42
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " 3rd Mov.....FreddyChopin
[6] Op. 10, no. 2, 1st Mov……………Ferdinand
[7] Op. 10, no. 3…………………….jackattack, debrucey, musiklover99
[8] Op. 13 (Pathetique), 1st Mov….natty_dread78
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "2nd Mov….steveMac, Emphursis1
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "3rd Mov.....wr
[9] Op. 14, no. 1, 1st Mov…..Mistaya
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “2nd, 3rd Mov….wr
[10]Op. 14, no. 2...............Ode2Joy
[11]Op. 22............................Orange Soda King
[12]Op. 26............................ChrisKeys
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov………CWPiano
" " " " " " " " " " " " 3rd Mov……..Euan Morrison
[13]Op. 27, no. 1…………………….bryanw
[14]Op. 27, no. 2 (Moonlight)……Jamerz, bryanw
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov......Strings & Wood, Inlanding, AnotherSchmoe, wouter79
[15]Op. 28 (Pastorale)…………………....... MarkH
[17]Op. 31, no. 2 (Tempest), 1st Mov…….McL0v1N42, liszt85
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 2nd Mov……….ChrisKeys
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ 3rd Mov………LisztAddict, Morodiene
[20]Op. 49, no. 2…………………..Cinnamonbear
[21]Op. 53 (Waldstein)……………euler, Kuanpiano
“ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “ “1st Mov…johnnyboy126
[22]Op. 54............................ChrisKeys
[23]Op. 57 (Appassionata).....fuzzy8balls
" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "1st Mov…eric_626
[24]Op. 78............................Carey
[25]Op. 79............................Cinnamonbear
[28]Op. 101…………………………….jeffreyjones, gates_2
[29]Op. 106 (Hammerklavier)…jeffreyjones
[31]Op. 110……………………………..timmyab, Carey, Minaku
[32]Op. 111…………………………..…dolce sfogato

Other Works
Für Elise…………………………………AnotherSchmoe
Bagatelle Op. 119, no. 11………jeffsstudent
Sonatina in G Major, (Anh. 5, no. 2)…..Andy Platt
Rondo a capriccio, Op. 129............fuzzy8balls
Rondo in C, Op. 51 no. 1……….PIANOpiano
Ecossaise in G………………..kck





Posted By: kck

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 01:25 PM

Originally Posted by Cinnamonbear

P.P.S. guest1013--late entries are permitted (see ealier post by jazzyprof). Go for it, PLEASE!!! Wouldn't it be cool to have 4 renditions of 49-2? Ha-ha!!!


Ha! It would very fun for my kid and I to see multiple renditions. I'm still not seeing my upload on ecital - I'll wait for the administrator to report back on status before I mess around with trying to upload again.

Cinnamonbear - I'll PM you my kid's youtube link I got online last night since you're a 49-2 fan!

For the record, I'm his mom and a very amateur pianist. My son and I probably need a 12 step program because we love watching and listening to good piano.
Posted By: Cinnamonbear

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 02:03 PM

kck,
I just viewed it and want to report to the crowd that it is a strong performance! Your son has a lot going for him!

Warmest regards,
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 02:10 PM

kck, I don't see your 49/2 submission. Is it an mp3 file? How large is it?
Posted By: Piano Again

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 02:15 PM

I wish someone had done Op. 2 No. 1 or No. 2 so those *?(# thirds wouldn't be the first thing on the recital. Sigh.
Posted By: natty_dread78

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 02:27 PM

Me too. I have uploaded the 3 movements of the Moonlight but I don't see any on the e-cital website...
Posted By: kck

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 02:34 PM

Originally Posted by jazzyprof
kck, I don't see your 49/2 submission. Is it an mp3 file? How large is it?


It is an mp3 at 4168 KB. Is that too big? I'll just try again if you think it should work. Sorry again!

Thank you CB for your nice comments. I know PW can be a brutal audience and my son will really appreciate it. grin
Posted By: Morodiene

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 03:01 PM

Wow, I thought Op. 2 No. 3 was taken care of. I never learned the 3rd movement, but I did do that 2nd mvt and could probably work that up, but I need to focus on what I originally promised to play first smile.

@liszt85: I'm so glad you worked on the last two pages! I'm sure it sounded just fine after hearing your work on the rest of the movement. I'm not giving up! I just had a bad recording session yesterday as I didn't realize that my finger was bleeding and my husband walked downstairs and he didn't know I was recording so he started to turn on fans and stuff that I had shut off to reduce noise. It's a shame because it was probably my best take, too.
Posted By: Minaku

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 03:28 PM

I'm already listening! Having a good time. Makes me want to play!
Posted By: Carey

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 03:40 PM

Originally Posted by Minaku
I'm already listening! Having a good time. Makes me want to play!


Listening to what??? smile

Has the e-cital gone live...and, if so, where??
Posted By: Piano*Dad

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 03:51 PM

ecital
Posted By: Minaku

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 03:53 PM

P*D, P*S's Tempest is appropriately tempestuous! I guess I should leave the rest of the comments over there. laugh
Posted By: Elene

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 04:02 PM

Happy Beethoven's birthday! I'm looking forward to checking out this ecital tonight.

Elene
Posted By: Kuanpiano

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 04:26 PM

Okay I'll upload the first movement of the Waldstein now, though the rest will have to wait until the weekend...unfortunately.

Posted By: liszt85

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 04:40 PM

The P*S, P*D duo rocks. wink

Its nice to hear a good pianist play the same movement. I'm playing on a not so pleasant sounding studio upright that's fast going out of tune but I'm hoping it wasn't too bad.
Posted By: Piano Again

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 04:43 PM

Op. 2 No. 3 has four (!) movements. I think it's one of Beethoven's longest sonatas. It was just too much for me to manage. Maybe if I'd started working on it a year ago, like I should have . . . smirk

The second movement isn't too difficult, but the third and fourth are another story.
Posted By: jeffreyjones

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 05:00 PM

Originally Posted by Piano*Dad


Time for a new thread, now that it's live..
Posted By: Piano Again

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 06:08 PM

I'm not seeing any links to the mp3 files there.
Posted By: Orange Soda King

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 06:36 PM

Wait... I uploaded all 4 movements but only the first is showing. What happened?
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 07:16 PM

Originally Posted by Orange Soda King
Wait... I uploaded all 4 movements but only the first is showing. What happened?

Did you upload four separate files?
Posted By: kck

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 07:19 PM

Originally Posted by Orange Soda King
Wait... I uploaded all 4 movements but only the first is showing. What happened?


I am getting some sort of error trying to upload too?
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 08:06 PM

kck: What kind of error are you getting?
Posted By: Orange Soda King

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 09:55 PM

Originally Posted by jazzyprof
Originally Posted by Orange Soda King
Wait... I uploaded all 4 movements but only the first is showing. What happened?

Did you upload four separate files?


Yes. Is that what I'm supposed to do?
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/16/10 10:54 PM

Yes, if you have 4 separate files you should upload them as separate submissions, one submission per movement, with the movement number in the title.
Posted By: kck

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/17/10 12:11 AM

Originally Posted by jazzyprof
kck: What kind of error are you getting?


It pauses like it's uploading, comes back with some delimiter errors (?) quickly and then bounces back to the list without showing my upload. I've trying converting 3 different ways, changing file names, etc. It must just be me!? It's just 49-2, which CB uploaded a fab rendition of, but annoying for my excited to be participating kid! My test Ecossaise went up no problem.
Posted By: jazzyprof

Re: Beethoven 240th Birthday SonataFest: December 2010 E-cital - 12/17/10 01:55 AM

kck, why don't you upload the file to box.net and PM me the link and I'll do the submission for you.
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