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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Haydn- Sonata in E minor

This piece begins in E minor and starts right off with the Group 1 motive. The motive involves a 4 eighth-note ascending arpeggio cut off by a 8th note answer in the RH. The end of the motive and the beginning of the next overlap. This first phrase ends in a half cadence. Then, in measure 9-13 the motive continues, but is quickly cut off by new material, with an increase in volume and density and changes in rhythm and texture making the end of Group 1 very clear. The section from m. 14- 28 is transitional and establishes the piece into the new key of G major, ending on a half cadence. Then Group 2 of the A section begins in the new key, with a decrease in volume and a change in rhythm and texture highlighting the new material. The new motive is repeated twice with the first phrase ending on a PAC an the second being extended out in a loud terminative section that ends the section on an IAC in G. As usually the entire A section is then repeated again.

The B section begins very similar to the Group 1 in A, but with the motive in the parallel Major. This motive only lasts for the first five measures though and it then develops on the material introduced in transition of A up to m. 70. It then again develops the group 1 motive by inverting the hands, with a gradual crescendo from piano to forte capitalizing the end of the B section (ends on a HC). Then the A motive returns in the original key before moving to the transitional material, which ends on a PAC in m. 94. Then the group 1 motive returns for the next 12 measures, and a long coda section ends the piece on a PAC in e minor.


jendpu said...

Cool, great job. I would also mention the structure in group 1 and 2 as well as in the recapitulation, are they the same? do they differ?

Queen_Neopolitan said...

good point, jendpu. nice blog, eddie. nice to see some more haydn around here :)

mvittorio said...

I'm glad you included structual phenomena. This helps me understand why the structure is the way it is.

Tee said...

Do u hav form and analysis of Haydn's sonata in Eb, hoboken XVI:45? Thanks :)