Thanks Andy, that's really helpful. Did you like any of the Sonatinas in particular? Which Debussy were you working on? I've been thinking of retackling some parts of The Children's Corner as part of this project later on down the road.
These are the Sonatinas I've done:
a) Mozart K545. You can argue whether that's really a Sonatina; it's listed as a Sonata. In any case it was my first piece after starting lessons, years self taught and it was beyond me technically. It's probably the best piece of all the Sonatinas I've done but I would like to do it now, not three years ago
b) Clementi Op 36 No 4 (F major). Love, love, love it. Has a bunch of little technical things. To play well at speed was almost beyond me at the time but I just about did it. And the middle movement is fantastic.
c) Kuhlau Op 55 No 2 (G major). I picked this from the CD that comes with Alfred's Sonatina Album (all these pieces are in it). My teacher wasn't sure about it but she admitted it grew on her. Technically somewhere between the Clementi and the Mozart but by the time I did this one, things were getting easier.
d) Clementi Op 36 No 2 (G major). The one I'm doing now. We decided not to worry about technical difficulty, just pick one I liked and this is great. If I had to do it again, this would be first and the Mozart would be now. Swap a & d.
I did Debussy's Arabesque number #1 and am now working on Dr Gradus ad Parnassum (from Children's Corner). Eventually I'd like to do all the Children's Corner pieces I think.