In this second video of a multi-part series, Robert gives you a second tip to improve your performance on pieces where a melodic line must come out, such as the second movement of the Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata.
In this video, concert pianist Robert Estrin gives you unique tips to approach and play the best known Beethoven's Moonlight and Pathetique sonatas, and at the same time how to apply those very same tipes to other piano repertoire of your choice.
Yikes, this piece was a LOT tougher than I'm used to.
Got any easier versions ?!
But, you guys rock: getting the music so quick and easy was such a treat !!!
If I were to add any suggestions: it would be
1. offer easier versions ( for us light-weight beginners)
2. do like Amazon, and make suggestions for other pieces based on what we buy
Pathetique one of my favourites
by anonymouson April 18th, 2010
The ease of purchsing this piece of sheet music was ideal for me (an older person) I put my recording on and picked out the section I liked best.
I was able to bind these pages into my colection. And am practicing most days Such joy.
There's a grace note in "Adagio Cantatible" after the 2nd part.
A Worthwhile Challenge
by Rachel Sterkon January 11th, 2008
I have been practicing this piece for the past year and a half. Nothing has been as great a challenge for me as a pianist for the past fourteen years; at the same time, no other piece has provoked such powerful emotions (1st movement), such beautiful pondering (2nd movement), and such playful elegance (the final movement). My favorite movement, by far, is the first. This movement provokes every possible feeling in the sphere of pathos (suffering)--i.e. depression, adrenaline, occasional reluctant acceptance, and an overall raging denial. The most powerful expression of human mortality ever set to music.
Quite a good piece
by anonymouson November 8th, 2007
it is sort of difficult at first, except the second movement. I would rate it five if it wasn't so sad. Well as most of Beethoven's works are. The third movement is sooo awesome!!! Why would they have created a rap version of it in the first place??:>
by anonymouson August 3rd, 2007
Great Deal, even if you aren't a member. Awesome piece by Beethoven, one of my favorites!
by Yolanda.on July 22nd, 2007
I remember the very somber parts of this composition being played as a backdrop to the obituary announcements on a radio station back home in Jamaica as a child. I have never forgot it. Back then it was tied to death in my mind, now I think it's just a beautiful piece of music.
by anonymouson July 8th, 2007
That song is better than almost anything I'v ever heard!!!
by anonymouson June 20th, 2007
This sonata shows so much power. It's amazing. Love it.
Best of Beethoven
by Allianneon March 17th, 2007
Of all the classic pieces, I must say that is one of my favorites, both to listen to and to learn. Playing up to speed is a challlenge, but worth it!
This was the piece that when my teacher heard me play it she said "I think I'm done teaching you"
It is so awesome and grand!
One of Beethoven's best
by Desmond Schipperon November 24th, 2006
The first movement opens with slow and powerful chords, then becomes much faster, redeveloping several ideas in more advanced ways. The second movement is the eye of the storm, a gentle, flowing river of passion. The third movement is a technical masterpiece. It has incredible scales. It took me a week to learn it!!!
The most amazing piece I've ever played!!
by Celine Field October 12th, 2006(MEMBER)on October 12th, 2006
I've wanted to play this song since I was little.
It's a very difficult piece at first but once you get the hang of it, you will never want to stop playing it.Beethoven is a masterful artist full of passion and love for the beauty of music.He is one of my top favorite composers.
grandest work of all the pieces ever made
by ryan conneryon September 14th, 2006
This piece is by far the greatest and grandest piece of all time the first movement shows such power and emotion the second movement is bitter of acceptance to the fact that he is now death and the third movement combines the two until the end finally of the movement shows his acceptance.