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Tuesday, February 08, 2005

no. 19 Schumann: Album for the Young, Op. 68, No. 13, mm. 1-10

I'm wondering if this piece is no. 19 because it is fairly confusing. I am going to call this piece a contrasting period with an extension. I would say it is A-B-b prime. The first phrase is 4 bars long ending with a half cadence. The second phrase starts with the pick-ups to bar 5 and also last 4 bars but ends with a deceptive cadence, thus indicating that the period does not end here (if it is, indeed, a period). The extension is rhythmically the same as the 3rd bar of the second phrase, except a modulation or tonicization of dominant has occurred. The two bar extension ends with a PAC in B major (the piece started in E).

2 comments:

Scott Spiegelberg said...

I agree with this analysis. Good job!

susannahRAMA said...

you got a nice comment from the big guy on campus. keep up the good work eh!
susie