Beethoven Violin Sonatas

June 11, 2005 at 10:15 PM · Is there any approximate rank for the Beethoven Violin Sonatas in terms of difficulty (like No.6 is the hardest, No. 10 is the second hardest, etc. [just giving an example])? If you guys could come up with one, that would be awesome :)

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June 13, 2005 at 03:34 PM · Approximate order of difficulty from easiest to hardest...

No.5

No.2

No.6

No.4

No.1

No.8

No.3

No.10

No.7

No.9

June 13, 2005 at 03:46 PM · Mind you, that being said, the Spring sonata (no. 5) is so oft-played that you just can't afford to put one foot wrong when performing it! Some might also disagree that it's all that easy musically.

June 13, 2005 at 05:50 PM · 2, 1, 8, 6, 4, 5, 3, 7, 10, 9 (9 or 10 can be switched around too).

Actually, I don't know why we're ranking them "easy to difficult". I think a better term would be "accessible and violinistic to less accessible..."

Though 2 can be learned in a matter of minutes...it remains a Beethoven composition, and deserving of a sensible, accurate performance.

June 15, 2005 at 12:49 AM · Thanks so far...

June 22, 2005 at 07:52 PM · I've been listening to #7 a lot in the past year and was thinking of picking it up sometime. What specifically makes it one of the toughest of the set?

June 22, 2005 at 09:15 PM · I think #10 is the hardest, ensemble wise.

June 22, 2005 at 10:30 PM · A definitive recording can be found by Andrew Dawes and Jane Coope...they all sound EASY.

Preston

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