It consists of four movements and is about seven minutes in duration. This work calls for some unusual staging, with mouth organs placed at strategic points in the hall to make the most out of the acoustic space. It is just as easy to ruin a good performance of a good piece of music as it is to disrupt an intelligent conversation. That awareness is one of the main qualities of Its brief opening I.
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Performed by Paul Pitman for Musopen. See media help. The second movement is a relatively conventional scherzo and trio with the first section of the Scherzo not repeated. Franz Liszt is said to have described the second movement as "a flower between two chasms". Presto agitato[ edit ] Performed by Paul Pitman for Musopen. An effective performance of this movement demands lively and skillful playing, great stamina, and is significantly more demanding technically than the 1st and 2nd movements.
Of the final movement, Charles Rosen has written "it is the most unbridled in its representation of emotion. Even today, two hundred years later, its ferocity is astonishing. For performance on the modern piano, several options have been put forth. One option is simply to change the sustain pedal periodically where necessary to avoid excessive dissonance.
This is seen, for instance, in the editorially supplied pedal marks in the Ricordi edition of the sonata. Charles Rosen suggested either half-pedaling or releasing the pedal a fraction of a second late.
Take heed of this example! The Fantaisie-Impromptu is perhaps the only instance where one genius discloses to us — if only by means of a composition of his own — what he actually hears in the work of another genius.
In Vienna presso Gio. Cappi Sulla Piazza di St. Michele No. In English, "Sonata, almost a fantasia for harpsichord or pianoforte. Opus 27 No. So he cast around at the last moment for a piece to dedicate to Guicciardi. See Beethoven, the Moonlight and other sonatas, op.
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Piano Sonata No. 14 (Beethoven)
Performed by Paul Pitman for Musopen. See media help. The second movement is a relatively conventional scherzo and trio with the first section of the Scherzo not repeated. Franz Liszt is said to have described the second movement as "a flower between two chasms".
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…quasi una fantasia…
Quasi una fantasia, for piano & instrumental groups, Op. 27