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#2006346 - 12/30/12 04:20 AM Old Composers and Playing at Speed. . .
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Take Beethoven`s Walstein. Starts at a cracking pace. Now, I enjoyed playing this a few years ago blissfully unaware of how fast it should be played at. Until I unearthed a copy of this Sonata played at an East European Piano Contest.

Nearly twice as fast as I played it. Sounded like somebody was real late for work. Traffic lights, other traffic, policemen, nothing nor nobody would stop him . . as he furiously carved and bludgeoned his way past, well, everything really. The keyboard must`ve been hot. . .

Now, how fast would Beethoven have played this in his day? Something similar?
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#2007150 - 12/31/12 05:11 PM Re: Old Composers and Playing at Speed. . . [Re: peterws]
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Come on, guys! Betcha know . . . . .
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#2007163 - 12/31/12 06:01 PM Re: Old Composers and Playing at Speed. . . [Re: peterws]
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#2011680 - 01/09/13 11:57 AM Re: Old Composers and Playing at Speed. . . [Re: peterws]
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Consider reposting this in the pianist corner. It might get more attention, since this is more about playing than composing. smile
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