Tonic Chord June 10, Analysis , Mozart Piano Sonatas. The first subject consists of two complete sentence in the tonic key. The first sentence, containing three four-bar phrases, is melodic in character; the second, more characteristically rhythmic, is an eight-bar sentence, prolonged to ten bars by cadential repetitions.
Sonata in F major, Op. 5, No. 10 (for violin and continuo)
In Bars , the melody overlapping, is repeated in the bass. It starts with a phrase in D minor the relative , which is repeated modulating, in Bar 29, to C minor.
Broken chord figures — a variation of those already heard in Bars — follow, taken in Bars , on the first inversion of the chord of C minor; in Bars , on the first inversion of the chord of A flat; and lastly, in Bars , on the chord of the German sixth in C minor, in which key the passage ends on a half-cadence four bars later. The first section is a sixteen-bar sentence in four-bar rhythm, the second half of the sentence being a varied repetition of the first, modified so as to end with a full, instead of with a half, cadence.
Note the double upwards suspension in Bars 44 and The second section commences in C major, with the melody in the bass. Bars repeat the opening two-bar phrase an octave lower in C minor, and they are followed by four bars which, moving sequentially, modulate transiently into E flat major. In Bar 65, the music returns to C minor, in which key there ensues a half-cadence, several time reiterated.
The mode changes back finally to the major in Bar 71 with the entrance of the concluding portion of the section, which is also in two-bar rhythm.
Sonata in F Major Mvt. 3
Bars repeat Bars an octave higher, and with cadential extensions. This is worked entirely on the second section of the second subject, with whose first four bars it opens.
Note the real sequence between Bars and Bars , and the chord of the Italian sixth in D minor, Bar The transition reappears lengthened by the interpolation of four bars in the keys of C minor and B flat major Bars , which form a sequential repetition of the preceding four bars. The passage is modified so as to lead into the second subject in the key of the tonic. There is no coda; the movement ends with a repetition of the original codetta, transposed into the key of the tonic.
The first phrase is in B flat major Tonic , with the second portion Bars starting with a repetition of the opening two bar phrase, but in the key of the tonic minor; it modulates then to the dominant minor and ends in a most unusual manner on a full cadence with a Tierce de Picardie in that key. The second subject, as is usual in slow movements, contains only one section, and, but for momentary transition into G minor, is entirely in the key of F major. The first four bars end with a perfect cadence in Bar 12, the retardation of the tonic chord, however, removing the effect of finality from the cadence.
In Bars , the foregoing bars are repeated, this time, however, they lead to a further phrase, the subject continuing to Bar The remainder of Bar 20 i. As is usual in slow movements in this form, both subjects reappear varied by some ornamentation. The first subject divides into three section. The first phrase is six bars in length, and ends on a half-cadence; the second, a repetition of the first, is prolonged to eight bars and ends on a full cadence.
Besides a significant body of works for orchestra, piano, and small ensembles, Beethoven also importantly contributed to the development of the genre of solo works for violin. Can you identify the form or organizational structure of this violin sonata? Do you hear that the structure of this sonata is made up of four different sections or movements?
Each of the four movements also has a particular form. The first movement Allegro is written in sonata form. Sonata form is made up of sections called exposition, development, recapitulation, and coda. The exposition introduces the main musical themes, which the composer then develops in different ways throughout the movement. The main themes are then re-stated in the following recapitulation.
Sonata form typically ends with a short concluding passage called a coda. Can you hear two themes introduced by the violin at the beginning of this sonata? The first theme is a graceful, expressive melody and the second flowing theme is announced with a sforzando, syncopated, repeated note call in the violin part followed by a contrasting quiet, staccato descending melodic figure.
The second Adagio slow movement is a modified rondo form. In rondo form, a main theme is repeated before and after contrasting sections. The repeated theme is called the A section. The contrasting sections are called B, C, D etc. In this rondo the repeated theme and contrasting sections create an ABACD form with two very short B and C sections and a D section occurring where the A section would normally be heard. The rondo variation is in the style of an 18th century operatic aria. The third movement is a very short scherzo ABA form. Can you hear the short, staccato sounds of the scherzo contrasted with the scalic up and down runs of the trio followed by the scherzo again?
The final and fourth movement is another rondo, but this rondo is more extended than the compressed rondo variation of the second movement. This means that the main theme A is heard 4 times with two different sections B and C heard in between the A sections and concluding with a new section D. Can you hear the A theme repeated after each contrasting section?
Beethoven listed the piano first in his titles for the piano and violin sonatas and up until this time in musical history, the piano typically was the main instrument when paired with the violin. But in this sonata, Beethoven writes equally for the violin and piano. Can you hear how each instrument has an important and independent voice in this sonata? Can you identify the mood Beethoven is trying to create in each movement? Which movements use mostly fast music?
Which movement uses mostly slow music? Can you hear when the tempo of the music changes and gets faster or slower? How does that affect the mood of the work? Was the music played at all the same volume dynamics? When do you hear music played loudly?
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When do the dynamics change and what effect does that create? When does the music get louder crescendo or get quieter decrescendo? What dynamic level does the first movement begin with? Can you hear a sudden and dramatic loud long note at the end of the first theme? Can you hear how the second theme is introduced with three sforzando a sudden, strong accent notes followed by a quiet section? Do you hear other sudden accents or contrasts of dynamics in this first movement?
What dynamic level is mostly used for the slow second movement? What dynamic level does the second movement end with? What dynamic level is mostly used for the short third movement? The fourth movement uses many dynamic contrasts. Listen for the crescendo and decrescendo sections. Do you hear musical sounds that are short sounding staccato or very smooth sounding legato? The first movement begins with beautiful legato sounds in the violin.
Then in the second theme of the first movement, staccato passages can be heard after the sforzando introduction to the second theme. Staccato notes can also be heard in the repeated note sections.
Beethoven also adds expressive qualities to this sonata by the use of ornamentation. Ornamentation involves musical flourishes or decorations to the musical line.
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Can you make out the rhythmic pattern of the opening theme of the first movement? Do you hear that the theme begins with a long note followed by flowing, faster sixteenth notes? Do you then hear the piano echo the same rhythmic pattern? Where else do you hear this rhythmic pattern in the first movement? Can you hear a repeated rhythmic pattern in the second theme of the first movement that might sound like knocking at a door? It can be heard in both the violin and the piano parts. Can you listen for this rhythmic pattern again in the first movement?