Haydn Sonate in G Major Hob XVI:8 (My Submission for @titin's Classical Music Competition)

in #music4 years ago (edited)

Thanks to Westminster Presbyterian Church for letting me use their Grand piano

Hello everyone, I have recently finished this Sonata by Joseph Haydn and I'm submitting the first movement to @titin's classical competition. Here's the article if you missed it. I am only submitting the first movement for judgement because I don't want to ask for too much of @titin's time. First, I will explain a little about the sonata:

The first movement is in Sonata Allegro form, which is divided into two sections: the exposition, and development and recapitulation. I learned from Mr. Barone that it is a common misconception that sonata allegro is three parts. The development and recapitulation are actually only one part. The exposition incorporates themes that will be used throughout the movement, at first these themes are in the tonic key - the first scale degree, but by the end of the exposition, the new themes are in the dominant key - the fifth scale degree (in this case d-major). In the development, themes from the exposition are utilized, but the dominant key is destabilized (through the use of another key(s), in this case c-major [only one key is used because this development is quite short]) the recapitulation is then the exact same as the exposition, only the themes that were in the dominant key are now in the tonic, bringing the movement to a complete (and stable) ending.

The second movement in this sonata is a trio (in binary form). Binary form is when there are two sections: A, and B. In this case, the measures generally begin with a strong downbeat, that falls to the second beat DAH - dah - 3, DAHH (ONE), DAHh (E), DAhh(+), Dahh(a), dahh(two), 3. Towards the end, a hemiola is incorporated, which is the offset of the strong beat (instead of it being ONE, two, three - ONE, two, three, it is ONE, two, THREE - one, TWO, three - ONE, two, three).

The third movement is the "slow" movement, which in this case is not super slow. It is, again, in binary form.

The fourth movement is in rounded binary form, meaning that there is a beginning section (a), then a middle section (b) that incorporates (a) at the end.

Here is my performance of all 4 movements:

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Thanks for sharing @cmp2020! But at the moment there is only one video , yours.... Now, I will resteem your Haydn Sonate and then, maybe, we will get more pianists for this project ! Only for your interest and for being the first one, I give you 10 steems

Thanks! Good luck!

Hi @cmp2020,

Thank you for this post. I enjoyed listening to the performance. As noted in another comment, my favorite movement is the fourth!

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i make music too.

Great post. Thanks for share.

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Nice T-Shirt! My favorite movement is still the 4th. ; -)


This Haydn Sonata is not one I'm familiar with. I enjoyed listening to you play it. I love Haydn's sense of humor, and you definitely let that shine through with your attention to articulations.

The 4th movement is just so happy and exuberant!

Allegro... sounds indeed allegro, joyous and cheerful! you are handsome too :P i loved to hear you perform, ill keep an aye on your other posts!

I also have a request actually... could you perform Vivaldi's Four Seasons? I particularly enjoy Summer... all that lighting fury and sunny power!