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.