Mozart - Piano Sonata No. 16 - Allegro

Uploaded on Aug 16, 2010

The Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K. 545, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was described by Mozart himself in his own thematic catalogue as "for beginners," and it is sometimes known by the nickname Sonata facile or Sonata semplice.
The first movement is written in sonata form and is in the key of C major. The familiar opening theme is accompanied by an Alberti bass, played in the left hand.
[From wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano_Sonata_No._16_(Mozart)]
This a transcription from http://dme.mozarteum.at/DME/nma/nma_cont.php?vsep=197&p1=122


Pages 4
Duration 4:01
Measures 73
Key signature natural
Parts 1
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Greetings...!. I would like to know at "What Time or Speed I need to play the Sonata 16 K-545
because I have a sheet music where I read Allegro ( Black Note= 132 ).

Because, when I want to use the Metronomo, I don't understand if in "ALLEGRO" I put from 120 to 168. Too, when I see the website YOUTUBE.COM and I like to watch the differentes Pianistas and Students...I can't to follow the Metronomo. When I read the Sheet Music, I read

"DIFFERENTES BEATS..., but I don't understand the word "Facile o Easy...

This is my E-mail. .......divineilluminated@gmail.com

My name is "Aníbal or Hannibal"

In reply to by 60HANNIBAL

Hi, I think i can help you out :)

Firstly, the tempo at which you play this piece is often purely subjective but Mozart specified the tempo "Allegro", meaning fast for this piece. This term is ambiguous and as such shouldn't be given a concrete metronome marking, however an appropriate range for a metronome pace could be between 120-128 BPM (beats per minute). Personally, i think you could get away with playing it slightly slower or slightly faster, subjective to your opinion; call it artistic license :P , for example anything between the range of "112-132" BPM - although the lower bound is closer to Allegro Moderato, and the upper being close to a Vivace tempo.

I don't quite understand the second part of your comment, but the Sonata has been given the name "Sonata Facile", as it's relatively simple to play the notes (although it's hard to play with good musicality)

Anyway don't get too hung up on a precise metronome marking, but try to aim for an even tempo - this isn't a "tempo rubato" :P

Just because it's fast doesn't mean it's hard.
My brother's learning this piece easily.

I have my own copy of this and it's not supposed to be as fast as this (quarter note = 132). Plus there are no dynamics or articulation in your version.

Я как раз играю всю эту сонату, но что это? Ноты как из автомата.