A Guide to the Trinity College Piano Syllabus
CPE Bach - Allegro Assai (1st mvt from Sonata in A major, Wq 55 no. 4)
CPE Bach’s Sonata in A, on Trinity’s Grade 8 alternative syllabus, is full of invention. In a style that is moving towards the Classical period spirit, this piece makes a great alternative to the standard Haydn or Mozart repertoire. Full of contrasts in dynamics and texture, this piece demands a lot of technical control and precision. In this walkthrough, I look at how CPE Bach embellishes some of the underlying harmonic progressions, often in two contrasting ways – as well as clarifying some of the ornamentation.
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Resources & links
- 6 Sonatas, Wq 55/1-6 is available from Trinity's online shop here.
- Click here to view open domain editions for these works (external link).
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