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Favorite Beethoven Sonata
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Favorite Sonata?
Pathetique
30%
 30%  [ 7 ]
Moonlight
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
Pastoral
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
Les Adieux
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
The Tempest
13%
 13%  [ 3 ]
Waldstein
8%
 8%  [ 2 ]
Appassionata
21%
 21%  [ 5 ]
Hammerklavier
13%
 13%  [ 3 ]
Total Votes : 23

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 9:40 pm    Post subject: Favorite Beethoven Sonata Reply with quote

Which is your favorite out of those listed? I like most of them; Pathetique, Moonlight, Waldstein to name a few Cool, but my favorite for now would have to be the Pathetique Smile. What about you?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about Hammerklavier and Tempest?

Edit: Lol you already changed it.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, I submitted the post too early... I've added them Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going with Hammerklavier of those listed. I really only like the Pastoral and Les Adieux from that list besides the op. 106. My real favourite is 109, and also 111, 26, 7, 27-1, 79, and 101.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My vote goes to the Pathétique, but the Moonlight Sonata is indeed very good, as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like all of those sonatas listed above! Very Happy

Each is so original and beautiful and virtuostic. But if I had to pick a few out of the above, it would have to be Appasionatta and Waldstein. There are other sonatas without names that are just as good as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favourite sonata are all of them, but I voted for Hammerklavier as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Les Adieux & Opus 111 are my favorites; Waldstein is my least favorite. But I admire all of them Wink.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

appassionata

it has da most fury - nuff said

but if i were to choose 1 mvt of any sonata - da moonlight 3rd

da embodiment of demonic fury
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah i agree with da fury of the appassionata. I also really like the last movement of les adieux
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Appasionata and Waldstein sonatas contain virtuosity and "fury" unheard of before Beethoven's time. These are the most innovative sonatas Beethoven wrote before his late period. The Waldstein sonata was written after his friend and patron, Count Waldstein, gave him a new Broadwood piano. It was one of the best pianos of the day. But of course it became a mess after a while due to Beethoven's constant banging, since he was going deaf.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hehe Cool. I really love the first movement of the Waldstein. It is soo beautiful Smile. The third movement of the moonlight is also a favorite Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amnesia wrote:
Hehe Cool. I really love the first movement of the Waldstein. It is soo beautiful Smile. The third movement of the moonlight is also a favorite Very Happy


The third movement of moonlight sonata was the piece that got me interested in classical music in the first place.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm interested to see what you people think about Op.111?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beethoven wrote:
I'm interested to see what you people think about Op.111?

It's one of the most subjective and personal pieces in Beethoven's ouvre, and I find every single note compelling and beautiful; in fact, it is hard not to be drawn to the beauties of Beethoven's many sonatas & variations for piano, but this one is special Wink. The passion of the first movement and the grace of the arietta that follows are very touching, and Beethoven's craftmanship in the variations form he uses to achieve his means in both movements is unsurpassed. The contrapuntal ingenuity of movement one that precedes the cantabile melodiousness of movement two can be analogized to the idea of Beethoven looking back to the strict classicism of Bach, Handel, Haydn, and his teachers Neefe and Albrechtsberger and forward to the free emotional outpourings in music that would characterize much of the romantic period.
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