Andante in C from Piano Sonata No. 10 in C for piano Hob. XVI/1

A graceful movement from one of Haydn's early keyboard sonatas with a melody that very much captures the spirit of the classical age.The melody needs to be played in a flowing and even manner and played at a tempo in which the music is does not seem to be rushed - 42 quarter notes (crotchet) beats to the minute is suggested. The balance between the instrumental parts could possibly be improved in performance and more attention paid to the ends of the phrases which are not as well shaped in the realisation as they possibly could be. In the realisation a consistent approach to the interpretation of the ornaments is the intention but there are other solutions and additions that can be made. Performers of this work often vary and add additional ornaments in the the repeat sections and consequently no two performances of the movement are interpretated in the same way. The ornaments in this version are written out in an ossia staff but can always be omitted in the early stages of learning the piece.

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