Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad)
Calculator Looks Like Piano Keyboard
Calculator that looks like a piano keyboard
Piano Keyboard Calculator

New in the Piano World online store (PianoSupplies.com) now.
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
113 registered (alwatson, Ashly Scott, Angry Hobbit, bennevis, 29 invisible), 1623 Guests and 8 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#2015336 - 01/16/13 08:14 AM Mozart: Sonata (not-so-) facile
pianovirus Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/24/07
Posts: 959
Loc: Basel, Switzerland
Comments/criticism welcome!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0rOe6KfmTo
_________________________
youtube.com/user/pianovirus

Top
#2015371 - 01/16/13 09:36 AM Re: Mozart: Sonata (not-so-) facile [Re: pianovirus]
BruceD Online   content

Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 19685
Loc: Victoria, BC
At first I was going to say that you need to work on your scale technique, because the passage work comes across as uneven in the right hand. I think, however, that it's the D one octave above middle C that isn't sounding properly, and that is a major distraction to listening to this performance.

The tempi of the first and third movements might be a little too much on the leisurely side, I think. On the other hand - as it were - they're not played as though they were Czerny velocity studies, as some seem to think they are.

I would like to hear this on a piano where all the notes are voiced equally, because that "damn D" is such a critical note that, without it, the line that might be there is always lost.

Regards,
_________________________
BruceD
- - - - -
Estonia 190

Top
#2015397 - 01/16/13 10:36 AM Re: Mozart: Sonata (not-so-) facile [Re: BruceD]
pianovirus Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/24/07
Posts: 959
Loc: Basel, Switzerland
Originally Posted By: BruceD
At first I was going to say that you need to work on your scale technique, because the passage work comes across as uneven in the right hand. I think, however, that it's the D one octave above middle C that isn't sounding properly, and that is a major distraction to listening to this performance.

[...]

I would like to hear this on a piano where all the notes are voiced equally, because that "damn D" is such a critical note that, without it, the line that might be there is always lost.


Thanks very much for the honest feedback, Bruce; much appreciated. To be honest, I didn't notice the "damn D" issue at all so far... blush ...though I (painfully) noticed the unevenness in the first two runs in the 1st mv of course.

I'll carefully listen again and hopefully will understand exactly what you mean (if not I might have to ask again; I hate unevenness... frown ).
_________________________
youtube.com/user/pianovirus

Top
#2015413 - 01/16/13 11:12 AM Re: Mozart: Sonata (not-so-) facile [Re: pianovirus]
BruceD Online   content

Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 19685
Loc: Victoria, BC
While you're "listen[ing] again," if you're not sure about the D, listen to the opening of the second movement. Every time the D (one octave above middle C) is played, it doesn't sound with the same "voice" as the surrounding notes.

Regards,
_________________________
BruceD
- - - - -
Estonia 190

Top
#2015461 - 01/16/13 12:37 PM Re: Mozart: Sonata (not-so-) facile [Re: pianovirus]
Hakki Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 3527
I am with Bruce too. Generally the poor voicing of the piano is hindering your performance.
However, I must say that, the scale work needs some improvement too. Also in certain passages the left hand is too loud for my taste. IMO, the tempi of the outer movements must be a little quicker than this one.
I wish you best of luck with this work in progress and hope to hear another recording on a finely voiced piano.
Thanks for sharing.
_________________________
Regards,

http://www.youtube.com/user/hakkithepianist

Top
#2016619 - 01/18/13 10:14 AM Re: Mozart: Sonata (not-so-) facile [Re: pianovirus]
fantasy_osw Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/18/13
Posts: 1
To be honest, you did well on learning this sonata, but there are some thing that i disliked about it. First of all - you should work more on scales - make them sound "simple". You should also make the outer movements faster. Personally, I think that you're going too far in interpretation. That's Mozart, it should sound simple ! I can't understand why do you lose contact with keyboard at moments like O:25. For me, that's very frustrating, as well as seeing you "dancing" while performing. I'm sure that's effecting your sound as well. Some pauses in 2nd mov. are a little to long, but i liked that movement. The last mov. is a bit "sleepy", but the rest is ok.

Top

Moderator:  Kreisler 
What's Hot!!
Why Do YOU Play the Piano?
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad)
Pianist Magazine
Pianist Magazine - Helping you become a better player
(ad)
Defining National Piano Schools
Defining National Piano Schools
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ads)
PD - WNG - MH
PianoDisc
New Topics - Multiple Forums
OT- colour scheme for the wall behind a piano
by PhilipInChina
34 minutes 8 seconds ago
Baldwin Hamilton help please
by kbing
41 minutes 2 seconds ago
Overhaul of the upper damper upright piano "Otto Schinkel"
by Maximillyan
Today at 10:08 AM
QRS Player Piano Discs / CDs - Where to Find???
by Jtwusmc
Today at 08:27 AM
Why Do YOU Play the Piano???
by Piano World
Today at 12:45 AM
Forum Stats
84,418 Registered Members
44 Forums
174,124 Topics
2,542,943 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission