Music 362: Piano Sonata No. 3 in E minor

Hi Everyone

Here is a sonata (3 movements) for the piano. It will probably be the last bit of music for the year. The computer is playing them as my mic is broken – and besides, bits of the sonata are getting beyond my ability to play them.

I’m not expecting everyone to sit down for quarter of an hour to listen as they’re a bit arty-farty in places, but if you’re interested here it is! (Note: my autocorrect keeps changing “arty-farty” to “arty-party”.) It is called “Piano Sonata in E minor”; it starts in E minor but I quickly got distracted!

Thanks

Click on a title to listen to each of the three Movements:

1st Movement
2nd Movement
3rd Movement

Click on a title to download the written music of each of the three Movements:

1st Movement
2nd Movement
3rd Movement

14 thoughts on “Music 362: Piano Sonata No. 3 in E minor

  1. Yvonne

    You said “it starts in E minor but I quickly got distracted!” That tickled my funny bone, and reminded me of PDQ Bach, for some reason.

    Have you listened to any of his compositions? They include such classics as the quickly forgotten 1712 Overture and other Assaults, Oedipus Tex and Other Choral Calamities, and The Unbegun Symphony.

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        1. Bruce - Weave a Web Post author

          I have found that Scarlatti and Haydn tempo markings are generally much better slower. In fact if I had my life again I would study Scarlatti’s tempo. I think keyboard players take him too fast. He wrote for Queen Barbara of Spain (his only pupil) and her husband, King Ferdinand, was addicted to clocks – now in a clock museum. I bet you the clocks’ chimes are to be found in the sonatas – and hence the speed!!!
          I shall seek out K27 B minor and play it at an easy pace!

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              1. inese

                That’s very cool! Thank you! I will look it up, saved the link. I am a listener these days. Met opera streams, YouTube. Don’t think I will play again, all my hope lies in my granddaughters 😊 They both started their classes at the age of five. The youngest will start next year. It is also another way to teach discipline 😊

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