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HAYDN, Franz Joseph
Sonata for harpsichord or piano no. 39 in E minor H XVI: 34
Zoltán Kocsis, guest professor
María del Hoyo Pérez de Rada, student
Concerning the student’s performance for the first movement of this Haydn’s Sonata, the professor firstly comments that some notes of the left-hand are not relevant.
About the character from 2nd theme, this is legato and no staccato, and if the student is considering a contrast, she must really do it.
Besides, Zoltán Kocsis considers that the use of the pedal by the student is not typical from Haydn: it is legato but without pedal. Character is almost in the opera style, so the student must act more. Then Kocsis makes corrections on notes duration and articulation, fermatas, double slurs signs in the manuscript, harmonic progressions and dynamics.
Finally, they talk about some issues related to polyphony and voices identification.