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#42693 - 08/22/09 04:42 PM Ideas for Mozart Sonata K331
jd92 Offline
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Hi there, I've been currently learning the Sonata in A+ K331 by Mozart, and I was wondering if you had any ideas or tips on performing the piece or any ideas on how to interpret this piece?


#42694 - 08/22/09 06:47 PM Re: Ideas for Mozart Sonata K331 [Re: jd92]
Arlene Steffen Offline
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There are plenty of wonderful recordings from which to get ideas. So much easier to get it from that than from any words we could offer.

#42701 - 08/23/09 08:42 PM Re: Ideas for Mozart Sonata K331 [Re: Arlene Steffen]
mar Offline
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I agree that listening to recordings is helpful. I might add that reading other editions and comparing the historical and performance notes written by the editors is worth a trip to your music store to compare your current copy with another. I have picked up ideas that way.

NPR is a great source for composer info as well. This is where I first heard about Debussy's habit of covering the piano with cloths to muffle the sound. He really liked the quiet tones.

Hope this helps !

#42702 - 08/24/09 09:46 AM Re: Ideas for Mozart Sonata K331 [Re: mar]
Lisa Kalmar Offline
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try youtube as well...

#42703 - 08/24/09 12:01 PM Re: Ideas for Mozart Sonata K331 [Re: Lisa Kalmar]
Jason Offline
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Which movement are we talking about? Or are you learning all of them?
"If we continually try to force a child to do what he is afraid to do, he will become more timid, and will use his brains and energy, not to explore the unknown, but to find ways to avoid the pressures we put on him." (John Holt)


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