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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Schumann: Album for the Young, Op. 68 No. 8, "The Wild Rider"

wut up, y'all?! just chillin' in the MITC w/my plate o home fries LAdams, analyzin', fraternizin', and realizin' I aint got no game! STRAIGHT UP - I'm like a Wild Rider widout da ride, yo! Meanwhile all da otha playas be sittin' in a benz on twenties wit da ladies comin' out da windows y'all! FUR REAL.

Schumann's "Wild Rider" is pretty straightforward. It's got three sections ("ternary form"), and the first and third are identical (ABA). There are only two structural divisions, and these separate the A and B sections at measures 8 and 16. At these two points, there's a change in tonality - from a minor to F major and back to a minor, as well as a change in register - the melody switches from the right hand to the left.

Most everything else remains constant - the tempo, meter, rhythm, density, timbre, texture, and motive don't change. According to artist's interpretations, there could be changes in dynamics.

$poon out. peace n' love y'all

4 comments:

Queen_Neopolitan said...

Spoonaloompa, you're a genius!!!

Do I know you? Are you single? Would you like to meet?
I know this all seems quite sudden, but after reading your analysis...I feel like we've known eachother for years. I'm just so captivated by your ingenius analysis...(swooning)...(sigh).

faithfully yours,
queen neopolitan

Spoonaloompa said...

Oh Queen Neopolitan! Finally! Someone else who truly appreciates the beauty of a flat-II chord! How I yearn to embrace thee beneath the willows on the banks of a wide, flowing river!

w0rd,
$poon

Kaberle said...

Simple...to the point..with a nice little diddy and the beginning...i like it...good work spoon...
kaberle

Ihearthautbois said...

Matty!
You made me laugh thats for sure, and I will half to agree with Kyle, your analysis although breif wac concise, and well understood :)
xxoxooxox
Kprissy