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Monday, March 07, 2005

chopin Mazurka Op. 67 No. 1

Ok, this piece starts out in G (obviously) and is in simple ternery form. There is an intro that restates the first chord for four measures. The piece then goes into what I consider the main part of the A section. The section is closed remaining in the key of G. The section starts at piano and moves its way through gradually getting louder, ending the A section on fortissimo, with the exception of a few crescendos and decrescendos on the way. There is a huge G major chord ending the section and then we start the B section again at piano. This totally threw the B section out there in the open because of the dynamic difference. The dynamics in the B section come in four measure phrases, with the beginning starting at piano and ending at fortissimo. The B is open in contrast to the A section, ending on the dominant of G before moving into the A section at 45 where the piece restates the A section (minus the four measure intro) in its original key.

3 comments:

susannahRAMA said...

yes, i did feel a change in the key at the b section...maybe to the key of d flat? yeah, we better talk about this one tomorrow...

Mr. Luxury Yacht said...

Good work. I would say the B section is in a minor due to the key signature and overall feel but it migrates back to G before any true cadence is felt.

Martin Buber said...

with A being closed and B open, this reminds me of the da capo arias we've looked at