«Reply #8 on: January 14, 2005, 08:08:24 PM », «Reply #9 on: January 14, 2005, 11:19:30 PM ». 10, No. Was I wrong? «Reply #37 on: February 15, 2013, 09:53:21 PM ». 3; Op. The pedalling is also trickier in the Beethoven as you are pedalling around the tune whereas in the Chopin you can just pedal each bar, with a few exceptions. It is also not only about the technical difficulty but also about giving a good interpretation of all movements of it. It's actually a really difficult piece and requires a lot of endurance. 111, Op. Towards the top of the list they kinda get subjective after the Hammerklavier. 79 in my previous post, not op. In Bernhard's ranking, some of the most difficult/substantial Beethoven sonatas (Op. You can sign in to vote the answer. This is a 'thank you' to everyone for all your help with this issue! Feel free to disagree with me; this is just what I think. Schirmer's book/copy on beethoven sonatas prbably has a list of Beethoven's sonatas and various works by order of difficulty. As far as difficulty. «Reply #32 on: October 26, 2011, 01:25:17 PM », «Reply #33 on: October 28, 2011, 05:56:08 AM ». How hard is Grande valse brillante Op. With that aside, Moonlight Sonata is actually one of the easier ones. Don't mind me, I'm rusty on Beethoven. (Liszt's ranking i'm sure is similar to yours)  On the other hand, Senior Member Bernhard's ranking is quite the opposite. 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Leave a giant coffin. «Reply #25 on: December 30, 2005, 01:52:07 AM », i even think that op.2 no.3 technically speaking is more difficult than op.57 (but op.57 is much more musically difficult), «Reply #26 on: October 24, 2011, 02:23:36 PM », «Reply #27 on: October 24, 2011, 03:12:09 PM ». Been listening to the classical music Four Seasons - anyone got any other suggestions? As well, the whole sonata is long in comparison with the Ocean etude and therefore requires considerably more stamina and endurance. I don't think Op 2 no 3 in any way is easier than 'Pathetique'. Still have questions? «Reply #30 on: October 25, 2011, 10:40:21 PM », «Reply #31 on: October 26, 2011, 12:43:44 AM ». But I feel pretty comfortable in saying that it would rank, at highest, as #5. Precipitato, I like your list. Yes, I know, I'm bumping an old thread, but I wanted to keep this list handy for reference for a while. I would definitely consider 'the Moonlight sonata' to be the greater challenge. 106, Op. Sonata no 2 sounds like Mozart on speed. I think it is near impossible to say which is more difficult though. Yet no one dares to play moonlight, in the face of Wilhelm Kempff and those other masters. I've always understood that the pianos Beethoven wrote his earliest works for had fewer than 88 keys. It was a lot easier than 2/3 and 31/2. I think Bernhard rated some of those more difficult ones a tad easier. 2, No. «Reply #2 on: May 05, 2008, 05:25:56 PM », 1) No, there's no serious classical music wich can be played on any keyboard. 57 or Op. Good luck to you, I love that you are interested in classical and to keep the genre of this music alive. «Reply #16 on: January 16, 2005, 04:23:45 AM », «Reply #17 on: January 16, 2005, 09:22:41 PM ». Op. I've played Nocturne about 80%, then I realised that I need an extra octave to my right, so that's why I posted this topic asking about Moonlight to avoid repeating the same mistake again. I’ve got quite a lot to say about this. I might place op 2 no 3 at the bottom of the top 10. is easy compared to the level of the Ocean etude but to make it musically good is very hard. Hi there, so recently I was looking through some sheet music at my friend's place who also plays piano and saw the sheet music of a certain sonata quasi una fantasia and wondered if I would be able to play it. 101, Op. 53 are about equal, IMO, since we're only talking about technical difficulty, so that is also a close call, but I haven't played Op. Yes, there are givens, for example, Op. I'm playing it for a recital in October. Not only is the Tempest more difficult; you need to bring out the emotion, and those tremolos are a nightmare. appasionata is harder than waldstein. "Time may change the technique of music, but it will not affect its fundamental mission" Rachmaninoff             (Former Barbosa-piano), «Reply #20 on: July 11, 2005, 10:41:03 PM », «Reply #21 on: July 11, 2005, 11:39:25 PM ». If God really exists, then why haven't I got more fingers? No, I think appasionata is more difficult than les adieux. Good Work 'Hmoll'! ", «Reply #3 on: January 14, 2005, 05:59:13 AM ». Bernhard is correct, however, on the easiest 5 and most difficult 5 sonatas. Not an expert, but I think Beethoven is more methodical, while Chopin is more streamlined, however takes on interesting changes, which are somewhat drastic (only in my opinion). If you have the Schirmer edition, Lebert lists them all in order of difficulty. I want to learn this piece, but I have some questions. Just as a bit of background, here is the thread where Bernhard and I ranked the sonatas. I think Chopin is the greater challenge, although both pieces are wonderful and not for the novice. I would say that op 10 no 1 is the hardest. A number of the more difficult Sonatas can change ranking difficulty order based on tempo interpretations. «Reply #35 on: February 10, 2013, 08:58:42 AM ». Page created in 0.075 seconds with 34 queries. 7) are completely misplaced. Difficulty of Moonlight sonata. Get a clavinova or an accoustic piano if you want to play classical music, «Reply #3 on: May 05, 2008, 09:23:03 PM ». Page created in 0.054 seconds with 49 queries. «Reply #1 on: May 05, 2008, 01:59:10 PM ».

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