Mendelssohn: Fantasy in F# Minor (Sonate ecossaise) 1st Mvt: Con moto agitato, Andante 2nd Mvt: Allegro con moto 3rd Mvt. Presto The first movement of this could stand alone as a Fantasy. I think it is one of Mendelssohn's most beautiful and romantic piano pieces. I love the ending. The damper pedal is held for over nine measures as the various sonorities swirl together, and the main theme is softly repeated one last time before it quietly evaporates into eternity. (Sorry for being so corny.) The second movement is reminiscent of Beethoven. In the final section, the main theme is repeated in the left hand while the right hand has some rapid accompaniment. It seems almost impossible to play the right hand softly enough so that the main theme is more dominant. Perhaps Mendelssohn actually wished for both hands to be of equal importance. The last movement was pure hell for me to try to play. I've only heard this piece performed by accomplished concert artists, and they really can play it Presto, as marked. The best I can do is a mediocre allegro with quite a few smudges. I was tempted to just not try it, but I accepted the challenge with the imperfect result. I hope you can forgive the erros in this most difficult movement. Mendelssohn - Fantasy in F-sharp minor "Sonate Ecossaise" Op. 28, 1st mov't. Mendelssohn - Fantasy in F-sharp minor "Sonate Ecossaise" Op. 28, 2nd mov't. Mendelssohn - Fantasy in F-sharp minor "Sonate Ecossaise" Op. 28, 3rd mov't.