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Ode2Joy - Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 10 in G major, 1st mov. 14/2: Message Board

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I'd appreciate feedback for the piece. The 3 against 2 rhythm was a technical challenge as was the fast runs.

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ChrisKeys 2010-12-19 22:11:49 Very nice overall. You seem to have good technical control at this tempo. A few suggestions: 1) Take the tempo just a little faster. 2) Play with more pedal (but not too much), to avoid the "vertical" feel to various passages. Think horizontally, i.e., think the longer lines (don't play the last note of the theme as a staccato note). 3) Vary your dynamics; be bolder! You have excellent control at lower volume, which is hard to do; so I think you can very readily maintain your control and use a wider dynamic range, giving yourself a larger palette to work with. 4) In the 3 against 2 section, use some pedal to make the triplets feel like a pulse rather than individual notes, and again don't play the last note of each phrase in the r.h. as a staccato note --- and crescendo slowly up to the solo r.h. part.

I like the gentleness to your approach, and I think the aforementioned suggestions would not alter that feel. Good work!
Cinnamonbear 2010-12-19 11:52:47 Ode2Joy, your style is very flowing and calm here, which fits so much of this movement. Your 3 against 2 sounds very good, indeed. Since you've asked for feedback, I will PM some ideas that you can take or leave. Your trills, turns and such are delicate and beautifully executed!
wouter79 2010-12-17 10:23:53 Sounds good to me. I'm in no way a Beethoven expert though ;)

The 3 against 2 - mostly sounds fine but just before halfway where you play the left in staccato I think can be improved, the right hand seems too loud, the tone gets shrill.

Sound is good, no noise, no clipping, balanced. Piano sounds good.