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schubert piano sonata (fantasie) g major

Post by burstroman » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:47 pm

Hi, Please give some suggested metronome markings for the four moverments of the Schubert Sonata D. 890. Thank you. Allen

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Post by fredbucket » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:12 am

burstroman wrote:Hi, Please give some suggested metronome markings for the four moverments of the Schubert Sonata D. 890. Thank you. Allen
D890 is Hippolits Lied. Do you mean D894?

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Post by burstroman » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:12 pm

Hi Fred, Yes, you are right D. 894. My short term memory failed me because I had just looked at the score. Thanks. Allen

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Post by fredbucket » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:20 pm

burstroman wrote:Hi Fred, Yes, you are right D. 894. My short term memory failed me because I had just looked at the score.
At least you have a short term memory...;-)

Prescribing a speed is always very dicey, since it depends upon your ability, the piano and acoustics around you, and a great range of other things. I find that most 'edited' older editions specify tempos that are far too fast - as pianos get more and more resonant the music needs room to breathe, as it were.

Play the piece slowly to start with, and then after a while a comfortable speed will become apparent.

Let us know how you go. Just because pianist 'X' plays a certain speed doesn't mean you have to do the same. Play it your way...

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Post by burstroman » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:04 pm

Thank you, Fred, for what seems a wise reply. I wasn't really expecitng exact m.m. markings. I've listened to D. 894 for years and felt that there is quite a range of tempi for the first movement because many pianists have tried quite different tempi for the first movement especially, and have made it convincing. I relish the interpretive challenges (phrasing, dynamics, touch, etc.) much more than technical ones, particularly at my age. This work is such a profound delight. Thanks for your help. Allen

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