Classical #3: Mozart Sonata KV 570

If you wondered where I’ve been, I’ve been working on much harder music that takes a lot longer to study. Most classical pieces take a year or more to play well, so I can’t expect a classical piece a day. At BSU, undergraduate performance majors will prepare pieces for each semester, typically about four months, and also pick about 6-8 major works for a senior recital requiring roughly 2 years to prepare. I no longer need to prepare for semester or a senior recital, but continue to develop the skill necessary to play moderately difficult pieces.

So, that’s where I’ve been–putting Hymn-A-Day aside for now, and working on much more difficult pieces that just take a long time to learn. The thing about classical music is they sound much easier than they are to play! This is especially true of Mozart–I consider him to be the greatest natural musical genius of all time (Chopin is a close second). He instinctively knew how to reach into the audience’s minds and just connect without being overwrought and complicated. Let’s see if you agree: still a lot of work to do on this, but enjoyable anyway, I think.

UPDATE Oct 5th: I did my performance, and I thought it went really well! It was a lot of work, but I was very happy with the outcome. Here is a recording that should be pretty close to what I did.