Brahms: Intermezzo in A major, Op. 118, No. 2
Well, since everyone and their mom decided to do “where’re you walk” …. I thought I would be different and try this piece that I probably won’t get close to right. So…here we go…
The A section starts off in A major. It starts of with four phrases that don’t really make up a period, but more likely a phrase group. At the end of the forth phrase I don’t think it has modulated yet, and ends with another HC in A major. At the end of measure 16 I feel it modulate and all the natural signs help out, but I’m not sure which key it goes to. This also feels like it could be a “new” section in the A section (possibly binary). Possibly E major, but I’m confused on the C#EG chord…Then I feel it shift again not to much later in measure 20...its keeps moving and I’m not really sure all the keys it covers. The A section starts again in measure 28-29 and ends in measure 48 with a PAC in A Major.
Measure 49 takes the piece into the B section. The tempo is put back in place, and the B section last until measure 76. Well…the beginning of the B section seems to arpeggiate and focus around the F# making me think that it has changed to the minor of A major…F# minor…
The A section ends up returning in measure 76 ending the piece on a PAC in A major….
I believe that this composite ternary because of the A section feeling somewhat binary..
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh…I just need to stop this music thing…no good….Obviously music doesn’t want to pick me!!!