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Bringing Sonatinas & Sonatas to Life

Phyllis Lehrer

Bringing Sonatinas & Sonatas to Life

Piano students receive their first sonatinas and sonatas with great excitement. For teachers as well, this is a big step into the advancing repertoire for pianists. In this session we will explore how character, emotion, mood, and drama help make these pieces come alive. We will also discuss the role that technical preparation, form, theory, and stylistic concerns can enhance the enjoyment and understanding of these important classical works. Teaching and performing works from Duncombe and Attwood, to those of Clementi, Kuhlau, Diabelli, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven will be discussed and demonstrated.