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Beethoven piano sonata in A flat major, op 26, complete

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    Having listened to the outer two movements, two things are apparent: firstly there's lots of good fingerwork but secondly either your recording setup is very inadequate or your playing is almost devoid of expression or dynamic variations. It all sounds very mechanical, which is a shame, as if there was true dynamic nuance it has the capacity to be a good performance.
     
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    I listened to the first movement: technically it's very good. I agree with Andrew that it seems to lack expression, but I think this probably is due to your recording equipment.
     
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    Hi Jane,

    As I listen to the first movement I think there are many nice things in the playing.
    I would suggest working more on legato in the theme and first variation.

    You could think of more tension and drama in the minor key second variation.

    The the third variation could be a bit more tender and playful.

    I think you are on your way to developing this sonata and will do a very good job once
    you articulate things with more drama, singing tone, and connect the legato parts more.

    My suggestion is to imagine a scene of nature or some basic mood for each variation.

    For the second movement, your accuracy is really good. The left hand could be
    brought out more at times.

    The funeral movement could have more pathos. The drumming effect
    is good alrhough I would take the initial tempo a little faster.

    I think the fourth movement is amazing.

    Thank you for sharing,

    Kaila Rochelle
     

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