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The Music Room => Composing and Performing => Topic started by: OscoBosco on December 29, 2018, 05:46:31 PM

Title: Rate My Mozart Piano Sonata K533 Playing - where can I improve?
Post by: OscoBosco on December 29, 2018, 05:46:31 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U7lix8yzz4
Title: Re: Rate My Mozart Piano Sonata K533 Playing - where can I improve?
Post by: lisa needs braces on December 29, 2018, 08:37:44 PM
The users at reddit.com/r/piano are more quick with their responses. I'm not sure how many of our members here are pianists...



Title: Re: Rate My Mozart Piano Sonata K533 Playing - where can I improve?
Post by: (poco) Sforzando on January 01, 2019, 01:06:48 PM
Before I listen and answer, may I suggest you consolidate all your posts into one OscoBosco thread? This is what most people do here, and will make everything more economical and easy to follow.
Title: Re: Rate My Mozart Piano Sonata K533 Playing - where can I improve?
Post by: Holden on January 02, 2019, 01:31:37 PM
More clarity with articulation. Maybe less pedal would achieve this for you. I say this because it sounded like your playing was a bit blurry and I found it hard to hear how you were phrasing the music.
Title: Re: Rate My Mozart Piano Sonata K533 Playing - where can I improve?
Post by: zamyrabyrd on January 03, 2019, 06:21:21 AM
Hi there, you are very brave!

Some think that Mozart was influenced by JS Bach at this time but I see a lot of Haydn in this sonata.

The use of dynamics would certainly help show the structure better. Upon first listening without the score, I found it very diffuse. The opening theme is actually marked piano, plenty of contrast between P and F later when the triplet figures appear with almost Beethoven-like off-beat Sforzandi, that didn't get the attention it should have because everything else was loud.

I suppose the tempo should be as fast but still I wonder about all the different changes in harmony particularly in the recapitulation. If the articulation is crisp and clear with dynamics strictly observed, a structure will emerge. I am very conerned about structure in such music and always ask the question, "Where are we going?"

Oh, and another thing about triplets, I like to at least practice the two last notes of three to lead to the next beat, in other words, cross over the triplet bar. Doing so avoids a mechanical approach.

ZB