Beethoven's Pathetique

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Beethoven's Pathetique

Postby echoyjeff222 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:22 pm

Hi all! Does anyone have any experience with the second movement? I've been playing it for a bit now, but I'm not sure what to focus on besides the melody / long phrasing between the legatos ...

Thanks! :)

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Re: Beethoven's Pathetique

Postby Affinity » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:03 pm

Maybe the part where there are repeated left-hand chords, which you must be careful to sound softly? Also, after that part, when there is a transition back to the main section, you should play the l.h appregios softly instead of loudly to give a 'murky' sound, rather than doing them overtly. The piece seems okay technically, but I think it's rather hard to bring across, given that there are so many good interpretations swimming around in the public consciousness.

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Re: Beethoven's Pathetique

Postby pianoman342 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:02 pm

Look no futher than the active topic in the Audition Room, I'll bet any question that you have about this piece Kaila can answer adequately :) :

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