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Piano Technique: playing parallel octaves in LEGATO (Video and score attached) OPINIONS from 3 pianists

It just so happens that Mozart's Variation 3 of his Sonata in A Major, K. 331, presents the challenge of playing parallel octaves in LEGATO (smooth and connected) And to make the task even more complex, the composer uses the A minor tonality, with F# and G# inserted into the passage fleshing out the MELODIC… Continue reading Piano Technique: playing parallel octaves in LEGATO (Video and score attached) OPINIONS from 3 pianists

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Piano Instruction: How to practice Mozart Sonata in A, K. 331, Variation 1 (Video)

The video attached explores how to analyze and practice Variation 1 of Mozart's Sonata in A, K. 331 which is distinguished by its opening movement in Theme and Variations form. The following link provides provides exploration of the opener: https://arioso7.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/the-most-heavenly-piano-music/ Its lilting theme threads through each of 6 variants, retaining the binary form, and enlisting… Continue reading Piano Instruction: How to practice Mozart Sonata in A, K. 331, Variation 1 (Video)