Easy classical sonata on the piano?

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Arash Ahmadi
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Easy classical sonata on the piano?

Post by Arash Ahmadi » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:15 am

Can anyone recommend me an easy and rather short classical sonata on the piano? I need to pass an audition on the piano in addition to a classical guitar audition for a program.

I need to list the piece(s) I am going to play on the piano, so I would appreciate any suggestion (very helpful if you could name it by the end of today). Other than a classical sonata, I have the option of playing two other equally demanding compositions.

Please take into account that my piano playing skills are not remarkable and I haven't played piano for a long time.

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Re: Easy classical sonata on the piano?

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:42 am

Clementi has several. Even I could play one once...
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Re: Easy classical sonata on the piano?

Post by Jim Davidson » Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:02 pm

I'll second Clementi. I played his Sonata in C, Op. 36 No. 1 for my piano exams in school. Not bad at all to play.
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Re: Easy classical sonata on the piano?

Post by Arash Ahmadi » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:32 pm

Thanks Stephen and Jim!
Yes, seconds after I wrote here I recalled that I have his collection of Sonatinas... but I wonder now, is a sonatina ok since they ask for a sonata?
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Re: Easy classical sonata on the piano?

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:42 pm

Arash Ahmadi wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:32 pm
Thanks Stephen and Jim!
Yes, seconds after I wrote here I recalled that I have his collection of Sonatinas... but I wonder now, is a sonatina ok since they ask for a sonata?
You'd have to ask. There are some Clementi sonatas too, I'd forgotten it was a sonatina I played.
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Re: Easy classical sonata on the piano?

Post by John Oster » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:43 pm

Beethoven Op.49 No.1 and 2 are among his "easiest."
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Re: Easy classical sonata on the piano?

Post by Arash Ahmadi » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:29 pm

John Oster wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:43 pm
Beethoven Op.49 No.1 and 2 are among his "easiest."
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It is still hard and long for me!... :(
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Re: Easy classical sonata on the piano?

Post by John Oster » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:05 pm

That's why "easiest" is in quotes! Does it have to be a full sonata or is one movement acceptable? If so, then the first movement of Beethoven's "Moonlight" is easy from a technical standpoint. Making it sound good is another!
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Re: Easy classical sonata on the piano?

Post by Arash Ahmadi » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:35 pm

John Oster wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:05 pm
That's why "easiest" is in quotes! Does it have to be a full sonata or is one movement acceptable? If so, then the first movement of Beethoven's "Moonlight" is easy from a technical standpoint. Making it sound good is another!
Right, well I have to play all the movements...
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Re: Easy classical sonata on the piano?

Post by John Oster » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:10 pm

Arash Ahmadi wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:35 pm
John Oster wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:05 pm
That's why "easiest" is in quotes! Does it have to be a full sonata or is one movement acceptable? If so, then the first movement of Beethoven's "Moonlight" is easy from a technical standpoint. Making it sound good is another!
Right, well I have to play all the movements...
Forget the "Moonlight" then--the last movement is brutal! If they require a sonata or equivalent difficulty, then you must be an intermediate level player, so here is a list from the IMSLP of intermediate level works in different genres:

Classical
André, Johann Anton (1775–1842)

Sonatina in C, Op. 34, No. 1
Arne, Thomas (1710–1778)

8 Harpsichord Sonatas
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770–1827)

2 Sonatinas for Piano, Anh. 5
12 German Dances, WoO 8 (Hess 100)
6 Minuets, WoO 10
12 German Dances, WoO 13
Ecossaise, WoO 23
Für Elise, WoO 59
6 Ecossaises for Piano, WoO 83
Waltz in Eb Major, WoO 84
Ecossaise in Eb Major, WoO 86
11 Bagatelles, Op. 119
Benda, Georg (1722–1795)

Sonatina No. 3 in A Minor, from Sammlung Part 1
Cimarosa, Domenico (1749–1801)

Sonata in C Major, No. 15, from the Sliwinski collection
Clark, Jeremiah (1674–1707)

King's March
An Ayre
The Emperour of Germany March
A March
A Trumpet Minuet
Clementi, Muzio (1752–1832)

6 Piano Sonatinas, Op. 36
Corelli, Arcangelo (1653–1713)

Album für Klavier
Dussek, Jan Ladislav (1760–1812)

6 Piano Sonatinas, Op. 19
Duncombe, William (1736–1818)

Piano Sonatina in C Major (Allegretto)
Gossec, François Joseph (1734–1829)

Gavotte in D Major
Hässler, Johann Wilhelm (1747–1822)

Gavotte in D Major
Grand Gigue in D Minor
Haydn, Joseph (1732–1809)

Divertimento in G Major, Ho. XVI:8
Divertimento in F Major, Hob. XVI:9
Divertimento in G Major, Hob. XVI:11
12 Easy Pieces, Hob. XVII:Anh.
Flötenuhrstücke (Works for Musical Clock), Hob.XIX)
Contredanse in D Major, Hob. XXXIc:17b
Hummel, Johann Nepomuk (1778–1837)

6 Pièces très faciles (6 Easy Pieces), Op. 52
Kuhlau, Friedrich (1786–1832)

6 Sonatinas, Op. 55
4 Sonatinas, Op. 88
Latour, Theodore (ca.1766 — 1837 or 1840)

Four Progressive Sonatinas
Mozart, Leopold (1719–1787)

Nannerl's Music Book
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–1791)

Allegro in F Major, K.1c
Minuet in G Major, K.1e
Allegro in B-flat Major, K. 3
The London Sketchbook, K.15a-15ss
Andantino in E-flat Major, K. 236/588b
Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331/300i (III. Rondo alla Turca)
Adagio in C Major, K. 356/617a
Minuet in D Major, K. 355/576b
Schale, Christian Friedrich (1713–1800)

Minuet in C Major
Adagio in C Minor
Andantino in F Major
Largo in A Minor
Largo in F-Sharp Minor
Largo in G Minor
Moderato in A Major
Moderato in D Minor
Moderato in F Minor
Un Poco Adagio in E Major
Un Poco Adagio in E-Flat Major
Un Poco Adagio in G Major
Un Poco Largo in C Major
Türk, Daniel Gottlob (1750–1813)

120 Handstücke für angehende Klavierspieler (120 pieces for aspiring pianists)
Piano Sonata in A Major
Wesley, Samuel (1766–1837)

Variations on "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
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Re: Easy classical sonata on the piano?

Post by Arash Ahmadi » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:17 pm

John Oster wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:10 pm
Arash Ahmadi wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:35 pm
John Oster wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:05 pm
That's why "easiest" is in quotes! Does it have to be a full sonata or is one movement acceptable? If so, then the first movement of Beethoven's "Moonlight" is easy from a technical standpoint. Making it sound good is another!
Right, well I have to play all the movements...
Forget the "Moonlight" then--the last movement is brutal! If they require a sonata or equivalent difficulty, then you must be an intermediate level player, so here is a list from the IMSLP of intermediate level works in different genres:

Classical
André, Johann Anton (1775–1842)

Sonatina in C, Op. 34, No. 1
Arne, Thomas (1710–1778)

8 Harpsichord Sonatas
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770–1827)

2 Sonatinas for Piano, Anh. 5
12 German Dances, WoO 8 (Hess 100)
6 Minuets, WoO 10
12 German Dances, WoO 13
Ecossaise, WoO 23
Für Elise, WoO 59
6 Ecossaises for Piano, WoO 83
Waltz in Eb Major, WoO 84
Ecossaise in Eb Major, WoO 86
11 Bagatelles, Op. 119
Benda, Georg (1722–1795)

Sonatina No. 3 in A Minor, from Sammlung Part 1
Cimarosa, Domenico (1749–1801)

Sonata in C Major, No. 15, from the Sliwinski collection
Clark, Jeremiah (1674–1707)

King's March
An Ayre
The Emperour of Germany March
A March
A Trumpet Minuet
Clementi, Muzio (1752–1832)

6 Piano Sonatinas, Op. 36
Corelli, Arcangelo (1653–1713)

Album für Klavier
Dussek, Jan Ladislav (1760–1812)

6 Piano Sonatinas, Op. 19
Duncombe, William (1736–1818)

Piano Sonatina in C Major (Allegretto)
Gossec, François Joseph (1734–1829)

Gavotte in D Major
Hässler, Johann Wilhelm (1747–1822)

Gavotte in D Major
Grand Gigue in D Minor
Haydn, Joseph (1732–1809)

Divertimento in G Major, Ho. XVI:8
Divertimento in F Major, Hob. XVI:9
Divertimento in G Major, Hob. XVI:11
12 Easy Pieces, Hob. XVII:Anh.
Flötenuhrstücke (Works for Musical Clock), Hob.XIX)
Contredanse in D Major, Hob. XXXIc:17b
Hummel, Johann Nepomuk (1778–1837)

6 Pièces très faciles (6 Easy Pieces), Op. 52
Kuhlau, Friedrich (1786–1832)

6 Sonatinas, Op. 55
4 Sonatinas, Op. 88
Latour, Theodore (ca.1766 — 1837 or 1840)

Four Progressive Sonatinas
Mozart, Leopold (1719–1787)

Nannerl's Music Book
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–1791)

Allegro in F Major, K.1c
Minuet in G Major, K.1e
Allegro in B-flat Major, K. 3
The London Sketchbook, K.15a-15ss
Andantino in E-flat Major, K. 236/588b
Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331/300i (III. Rondo alla Turca)
Adagio in C Major, K. 356/617a
Minuet in D Major, K. 355/576b
Schale, Christian Friedrich (1713–1800)

Minuet in C Major
Adagio in C Minor
Andantino in F Major
Largo in A Minor
Largo in F-Sharp Minor
Largo in G Minor
Moderato in A Major
Moderato in D Minor
Moderato in F Minor
Un Poco Adagio in E Major
Un Poco Adagio in E-Flat Major
Un Poco Adagio in G Major
Un Poco Largo in C Major
Türk, Daniel Gottlob (1750–1813)

120 Handstücke für angehende Klavierspieler (120 pieces for aspiring pianists)
Piano Sonata in A Major
Wesley, Samuel (1766–1837)

Variations on "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
Wow thanks!
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Re: Easy classical sonata on the piano?

Post by John Oster » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:48 pm

You're welcome. The formatting got a little messed up, but you should be able to figure out which composer goes with which pieces.
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