ATTENTION PIANISTS

Nov 13, 2011

You may participate also by submitting video performances of these pieces for the video score work that will need to be done.

If you have a fairly decent sound system and wish to submit a performance it would be greatly appreciated, and will be a great way to get some exposure, as these will eventually be posted to YouTube and other sites.

If you have a performance that you would like to submit, simply make a YouTube video, and it will eventually be tied to the score and sent to YouTube in a format that features this particular project.

Notify us of your performance by posting the URL below.


Comments

Can't we just use some of the already beautifully performed Youtube versions, or do we need permission? Since it's Youtube, I'd assume it's open game, but if you see any legal issues with this, I'm willing to develop Videoscores (thanks for the soundfont!) for the sonatas.

We could use YouTube videos as fair use, since what we're doing is "transformative" - provided that the YouTube videos themselves are not in violation of copyright - there's a lot of them that are. However, if there's some great pianists out there who can play Beethoven better than I can, I'd rather give them the opportunity to give us some fresh performances. Then we don't have to worry about someone else's copyright infringement. Otherwise, I think it's best to use the MuseScore playbacks with the soundfont I mentioned.

I can play the 1st two movements of the 1st sonata fairly well, the 2nd movement of the pathetique and the first 2 movements of the moonlight, but my piano isn't the best. I might have some YouTube or Soundcloud followers who could do all of them. Or maybe we could just get Murray Perahia involved. :-)

I can play the first movement and the third movement of the Appassionata, as well as the first two movements of the pastoral. But my recordings are junk compared to those of the great pianists.

Well, if you can play Appassionata (and I'm assuming you mean moderately well, and not at a turtle's pace with no emotion), that puts you about four or five steps ahead of me. Right now, I'm working on the Waldstein sonata--1st movement. I don't think I could ever get the trill passages in the 3rd--but I can only play it at about half of what would be performance speed.

Happy trails, Flyingninja77

I wish I could play one of the beethoven sonatas ): To bad there isn't a group for chopin waltzes ): I can play the first third of the first movement of the moonlight sonata.

I'm learning the Pathetique at the moment. The 1st movement is very difficult, but I believe I've mastered the 2nd (Adagio). I could probably do the video score for that movement.

I can also play the 1st two movements of the Moonlight, but not the 3rd. I'm working on it. Haha!!!

I'm also working on the Waldstein, but that will take quite a while. Maybe a couple of years?

NewFranzLiszt, don't sell yourself short. I'd love to hear your recordings.

I'm learning the Pathetique at the moment. The 1st movement is very difficult, but I believe I've mastered the 2nd (Adagio). I could probably do the video score for that movement.

I can also play the 1st two movements of the Moonlight, but not the 3rd. I'm working on it. Haha!!!

I'm also working on the Waldstein, but that will take quite a while. Maybe a couple of years?

NewFranzLiszt, don't sell yourself short. I'd love to hear your recordings.