MASTERCLASS WITH ZOLTAN KOCSIS - BEETHOVEN, L.: Piano Sonata No. 22, Op. 54: II. Allegretto


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Piano Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Op. 54

Lecturer/Piano: Kocsis, Zoltan

Year of Production: March 2007
Playing Time: 00:29:20
Catalogue Number: RSS10414_2

Overall, the professor explains that, musically speaking, the performance is correct, but as per the technique, the student should work on the position of the hands, keeping the distances without changing the position. There is a dichotomy: the melody must be emphasized but, at the same time, the notes must remain all equal.

The professor also talks about fingering, left hand, dynamics, sound balance, and attention to the main melody: a 'Perpetuum mobile' feeling. The student must also think about the harmony, avoid using the pedal too much, and, regarding the articulation, emphasize the dominant with a metric accent. To conclude, the professor advises the student to 'experiment' with his fingers and hands.

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