Studio Workshop for Adults: July

July 31, 2016

Studio Workshop for Adults

Shedd Institute for the Arts, Rm 324

Sunday, July 31, 2016

5:30-6:50 p.m.

Number of Participants: 4 



July's Composer: Ludwig von Beethoven (1770-1827),

German Classical Composer from Bonn, Austria


Select Keyboard Works

32 Piano Sonatas

Bagatelles op. 33, op. 119, op. 126

Diabelli Variations

Several other Theme and Variation pieces


Other Works with Keyboard

5 Piano Concerti

10 Sonatas for Violin and Piano

5 Sonatas for Cello and Piano

7 Piano Trios






Prelude of the Day: Pathetique Sonata op. 13 no. 1 in C minor: I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio, played by Anne Fischer



Another reference recording that I didn't mention in class: Here is renowned pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim playing the entire sonata:



Article: Struggling to Get a Tricky Passage up to Tempo? Why "Perfect" Practice May Actually be the Problem. - Noa Kageyama, PH. D.



Tim - A Time for Us (?) 

-Hearing the melody/music before you start


Josh - Phillip Glass

-Clear distinction between melody and accompaniment; requires clear hierarchy of sounds in the mind


Donna - Stravinsky Primo part

-Learning to love the long notes



-Choosing important notes and letting every note speak


General feedback: Imagine hearing the sound of your instrument fill the room. Anticipate the way it pervades throughout the room before playing.


Other points/terms that arose in discussion




Beethovenian contrasts (in dynamics especially)





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