An Epic masterpieceby Dylan Hewlett(MEMBER)on December 19th, 2008
Okay. First off I need to say that this sonata is probably one of the greatest out there. I love the Waldstein. But it is certainly not a teaching tool! From the brutal first movement, you realize that the teqnique is one of the most important part of the piece. You MuST have loose wrists and curved fingers to play the piece. The second movement requires the most delicate touch, and for the third, be ready to play some of the most difficult octave work out there! Good luck! (And virtual sheet music, get all the Beethoven piano sonatas, especially nos. 29, 30, 31, and 32.)
Quite Descriptiveby anonymouson November 8th, 2007
I still can't find a piece, but anyway i've heard it more than a thousand times, and even played by mind the first movement! It is difficult, among beethoven's hardest. The first movement is the best, like a dawning sun. The third is second best, nice consoling theme. No comment on the third movement.
Thrilling?by August Försteron June 13th, 2007
Does a dawn care if it's thrilling or not? Or do you care if it's thrilling sitting next to your loved one watching it?
Adjectives are good - on their right places...
Not thrilling, a foolish judgement in musicby Astinuson May 2nd, 2007
Please take note that not all music should be thrilling.
Can you say that Emperor Concerto 2nd mov is bad b/c is not thrilling? can you say Fantasie impromptu is bad b/c is not thrilling? What about K.332 in F? or the ever so famous Sonata Facile? NOT THRILLING? thast a poor way to judge music.
Not thrillingby mairdteteon April 28th, 2007
This sonata is not as wonderful as the Tempest or the Appassionata. It's not as inspired or exciting as those, or as the Pathetique even.The Appassionata and the Tempest are thrilling.This is just my opinion.
very niceby anonymouson December 11th, 2006
freaking awsome! my friend played this for national competition