Category Archives: Beethoven Sonata Pathetique op. 13 in c minor

Beethoven Adagio Cantabile from Sonata Pathetique (Video)

I realized that given any piano a performer chooses to play, that over-projecting or raising up overall dynamic levels allows the player to shape or mold phrases with a deeper connection into the keys. (I wish my Yeti mic hadn’t … Continue reading

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Piano Technique: Practicing a difficult section in Beethoven’s Sonata Pathetique, Op. 13, movement 1 (Video)

Some piano teachers prefer to improve a student’s technique by selecting difficult passages from the mainstream piano literature rather than assign a load of scales, arpeggios and chords that journey around the Circle of Fifths. I still believe the best … Continue reading

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