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Schubert Sonata for Starters

Discussion in 'Repertoire' started by MarkieUK, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. MarkieUK

    MarkieUK Member Piano Society Artist

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    Hi everyone

    I've recently starting listening to Schubert sonatas and am becoming quite fond of them. I'd like to have a go at learning one (or at least a decent movement, i.e. 1st or 4th movements). Does anyone have any educated suggestions of where to start? As a guide to standard, around Grade 8 level would be fine, though I realise a lot of the complete sonatas are much more difficult than this.

    What to people think of pedalling in Schubert's sonatas? Do you think it should be pretty much applied all the time, or more sparingly? Thoughts and comments much appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Hi Mark,

    I've been listening to some Schubert sonatas too. A friend has been turning me on to them. I don't know if or when I will start working on one, but if I did it would be D.960. I love that one!!! Not sure how hard it is, though....
     
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    Thanks for replying. I'm not sure how many people look at the forums other than the Audition Room, so thought I might have been posting into a bit of black hole!

    I think the D960 is a bit difficult for me, although it's very beautiful (I love the modulations in it). I've been looking around and have found an approachable sonata: D566 (at least the first movement looks technically around my standard). Other suggestions welcome :)
     
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    The first movement of D784, perhaps?
     
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    Hi Andrew, thanks for that suggestion. That is indeed a beautiful movement and one that I could attempt.
     

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