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Offline Beliavsky

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If you like Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, 3rd movement ...
« on: March 24, 2017, 05:34:57 AM »
I have little classical music background, although my three children take piano, and two take viola and violin,
but I am getting obsessed with Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, 3rd movement, especially the YouTube
video performances by Valentina Lisitsa and Murray Perahia. It has been described by music critics as
"stormy" and "fierce".

If I love this piece, and also Beethoven's 5th, what else might I like?
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Re: If you like Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, 3rd movement ...
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2017, 07:16:06 AM »
I have little classical music background, although my three children take piano, two take viola and violin,
but I am getting obsessed with Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, 3rd movement, especially the YouTube
video performances by Valentina Lisitsa and Murray Perahia. It has been described by music critics as
"stormy" and "fierce".

If I love this piece, and also Beethoven's 5th, what else might I like?

Perhaps Chopin's Scherzo in B minor?

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Re: If you like Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, 3rd movement ...
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2017, 11:13:01 AM »
Beethoven sonatas op.57 Appassionata, maybe also op.31/2 "The tempest", op.13 "Pathetique"

Chopin: Fantaisie-Impromptu, Etude op.10 Nr. 12, Prelude Nr. 24 (best try all the Preludes), last three Etudes from op.25, first three scherzi

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Re: If you like Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, 3rd movement ...
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2017, 11:45:14 AM »
Possibly Schoenberg's Suite op. 29 as well? The first movement is quite fun and sometimes I think is has a similar feel........ There might be some Liszt pieces you'd like as well. Mazeppa is quite good I think

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Re: If you like Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, 3rd movement ...
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2017, 12:47:38 AM »
Beethoven:
Rondo alla ingharese quasi un capriccio in G major, Op. 129 ("Rage over a Lost Penny")
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRTOMhcAQZk
Piano Sonata No.21 in C, op.53 "Waldstein"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwdiH9MQZHs

Chopin:
Etude Op.10 No.4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIKdCTmcTLs
Etude Op.25 No.12
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M2PO4f5Y7k

Sergei Prokofiev:
Toccata
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6AhHBu_A_U
Piano Sonata no. 7, final movement 'precipitato.'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6057-yIlaf8

Ernst Dohnanyi ~ Toccata
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnM0yIuk2gQ

Maurice Ravel ~ Scarbo (third and last movement from the piano suite, Gaspard de la nuit)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hjrE9M57dE

Couperin - Le tic-toc-choc ou Les maillotins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r5kecJfS2I
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Re: If you like Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, 3rd movement ...
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2017, 08:58:39 AM »
Thank you to everyone who replied. I tried many of your suggestions and especially like Beethoven's Rondo alla ingharese quasi un capriccio in G major, Op. 129 ("Rage over a Lost Penny"). It is so playful that I would not guess Beethoven composed it.

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Re: If you like Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, 3rd movement ...
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2017, 10:09:30 AM »
I wonder whether you'd like Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 16.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74hgehfzJz0

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Re: If you like Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, 3rd movement ...
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2017, 11:26:49 AM »
I have little classical music background, although my three children take piano, and two take viola and violin,
but I am getting obsessed with Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, 3rd movement, especially the YouTube
video performances by Valentina Lisitsa and Murray Perahia. It has been described by music critics as
"stormy" and "fierce".

If I love this piece, and also Beethoven's 5th, what else might I like?

Mozart: Klaviersonate a-moll, KV 310.
Mozart: Klavierkonzert d-moll, KV 466.
Beethoven: Sonate für Violine und Klavier A-Dur, op. 47 "Kreutzer".

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBVITUka_30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COGcCBJAC6I
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Re: If you like Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, 3rd movement ...
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2017, 08:17:33 AM »
Thanks -- Valentina Lisitsa's performance of this amazes me:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUVCGsWhwHU
Try Richter. 8)
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Re: If you like Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, 3rd movement ...
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2017, 08:21:15 AM »
Thanks -- Valentina Lisitsa's performance of this amazes me:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUVCGsWhwHU

In general Lisitsa is a fiery player.

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