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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

haydn sonata in e minor

Well, the piece starts in e minor. group 1 lasts for the first 8 bars and ends on a HC in the key of e minor. the following bars seem as though they're going to repeat the theme, but then begin modulating to the key of G Major (relative major) as is evident by the IAN in measure 14.

the next 16 bars seem to be a transition to the group 2 theme. they are modulating the now dominant key of D Major as is made strikingly obvious and then is reaffirmed in measure 25 with the viio7/V followed by a V (we modulated to the key of V).

Group two is from measures 30-35 and in back in G Major. There is a restatement of the group two theme after a beat of extended rest. There seems to be a PAC in m. 42 but with the cadential extension/transition to the development, there is an IAC in the key of G major in m. 45.

The development begins in m. 46 and is in a minor. There is a HC in a minor at measure 50. 51 seems to go the relative major key of C Major. At measure 71 Haydn develops group 1 by inverting the structure. Here is a HC in the key of e minor at measure 78. the original structure comes back in measure 79 and in e minor. we then modulate to the key of B major in the next transitional period and ends with a PAC in B major.

in measure 95 it's back in e minor with a small development section. there is a PAC in 100 and in measure109. The rest of the piece is clearly the terminative section that ends with a PAC in e minor.

this is a pretty bad blog...i'm tired...what can i say?


Minnie Mouse said...

We are all tired. Homework should be banned during proficiency week.

Anonymous said...

sorry to bother -_-",may i know the meaning of PAC and IAC stand for?

Anonymous said...

why would you be reading this if you don't understand what PAC and IAC mean?