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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Mozart K. 284 mvt. 1

This is probably going to suck because I'm really busy, but it won't be as bad as Friday's listening journal will be. And it's going to be even worse because I can't get on Naxos right now.

This is why I chose the Mozart because it gives you a lot of the answers.

The first theme of the exposition starts immediately with an 8 measure period with an HC after four bars and ending with a PAC. This is followed by another period that has an IAC in D major that then modulates to an IAC in A major followed by a four bar transitory phrase that I think then modulates to E major which is where the second theme begins. There's a six bar phrase that ends in a very muddled IAC that has a ti re on top of the tonic chord before the resolution. Then there's a seven bar phrase that ends with an IAC in E followed by a ten bar transitory phrase that ends with a HC in A major that ushers in the closing theme. The closing theme is eight bars and ends with a PAC in A major. The exposition repeats.

The development pretty much only deals with the ending part of the first theme with the moving sixteenth notes in one voice and the eighth note lines in the other. I'm sure there are lots of modulations in it and it ends with a long monophonic line that ushers in the recapitulation back in the key of D.

The structure of the recapitulation is similar to the exposition with some of the keys being different. What is somewhat odd is the second theme is not in tonic but instead of going up two dominants like it did in the exposition, it only goes up one dominant. The closing theme is back in the key of G though and is extended to 12 bars to further establish the original key of G.

Well, that's that, and I did try on the Mozart we're turning in tomorrow.

1 comment:

John Styx said...

It's a funny little tune, but it yielded some good results...sorry couldn't resist the Amadeus line. Although I agree with most of what you've written, your analysis of a transition between the Group II theme and the closing theme seems a little off, I really feel this section (before the closing) could really be part of Group II, I listened to it as tonally similar.