Happy Sunday!–This week’s fun music exercise is all about finding wit and humor (humor) in music making. We’re listing the Beethoven sonata we talked about. And, as a bonus exercise we are listing a piece by Prokofiev. Music making can be fun. I have a special shout out to my students who are having fun in their piano lessons. Let the music play and guide you…See you on the podcasts!
- Presto alla tedesca, First movement from Sonata in G, Op. 79–The first movement of the G major sonata is a ‘brilliant and witty piece’ (Tovey)…see if you can find particular witty moments that take place. We’ll talk about it on the next podcast.
- Bonus exercise: Prokofiev had a sense of humor in his musical personality. See if you can hear/find ‘a sense of humor’ in Ridicolosamente, No. 10 from Visions fugitives, Op. 22. Have fun listening and see you on the podcast!