Week 4 Thread: The Meaning in Music 🕴

Welcome to the Main Thread for the fourth week of "Mozart & Haydn - Music from the 18th Century" challenge! 


Where is the meaning in a piece of music written in the 18th century for keyboard only? Is that music meaningless? Or was this type of music only composed for solely entertainment purposes?

Try to find the meaningful elements in the music you have studied this month

And… Post a clip of your beautiful performance!

Pick a piece from the suggested repertoire according to your level or share any piece written during the 18th century that you have been working on!


If you want to describe your process, feel free to use the following template.

  • Piece(s) you have been working on:
  • Things you found easy:
  • Things you found difficult:

Happy sharing 😍

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  • Here is (probably) my final take on the Mozart Rondo in D K 485 for this challenge. I feel it's getting close to be really good, but I will have to work on it some more! Maybe play it on a Community concert later on. Now I will focus on the Haydn... :) 

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    • Sindre Skarelven Beautiful!

      Maybe you can work a bit on one small thing the right-hand main theme is very important and so... it should appear in the same shape and form every time. Sometimes the patterns at the left hand seem to disturb the regularity in the theme. I think that a few days of slow practice will piece things together...

      great job and great memory as usual.

      And congratulations for completing this month's challenge...

      You are actually taking a double challenge :)

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    • Antonella Di Giulio Thank you for this suggestion, Antonella :) 

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    • Sindre Skarelven You are welcome! 

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    • Sindre Skarelven love your playing of this, with a very nice tempo and touch. Bravo!

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      • Monika Tusnady
      • The Retired French Teacher
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      Sindre Skarelven well done! You play this piece with great energy!

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    • Sindre Skarelven Sounds great! 

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
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      Sindre Skarelven Bravo Sindre! Elegant, graceful, playful, with very beautiful sound! Wonderful Mozart!

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    • Sindre Skarelven Very delightful playing, Sindre! Bravo! 

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    • Natalie Peh Thank you so much, Natalie! 

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    • Monika Tusnady Thank you, Monika! 

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    • Vidhya Bashyam Thank you, Vidhya! 

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    • Juan Carlos Olite Thank you so much, Juan Carlos! I am working on it, so very glad these qualities shines threw! 

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    • Andrea Buckland Thank you so much, Andrea! 

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    • Sindre Skarelven bravo!! I have always loved this piece and you make it sound great. Impressive that its all from memory too - it sounds so crisp!

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    • Derek McConville Thank you, Derek! Yes, it's a great piece, and quite fun to play!  

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  • Here is my musical offering for this month’s challenge: The Adagio of Mozart’s Sonata in F-major KV 332 Thank you for all the support, Antonella, and this wonderful community. 
     

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      Andrea Buckland Catching playing, Andrea! With this slow tempo and your phrasing you shape a very beautiful feeling. 

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    • Andrea Buckland iBeautiful playing! It has been my pleasure to work with all of you. 

      I love your phrasings... very Mozart-like.

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    • Andrea Buckland Beautiful Andrea! Very expressive!

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    • Antonella Di Giulio thanks for everything, Antonella!

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    • Vidhya Bashyam many thanks, Vidhya!

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    • Andrea Buckland it has been my pleasure!

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    • Andrea Buckland the phrasing is so exquisite! So beautiful!

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    • Andrea Buckland Beautiful performance, Andrea! I enjoyed this tempo very much. Gorgeous phrasing and shaping of the melody.  

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