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Thursday, May 12, 2005

Chopin Mazurka in B Flizzle Mizzle

Last blog of the year? w00t. Thought I'd make it special, so here's a picture of the letter 'a' made out of the letter 'a':

AAAA
AA AA
AA AA
AA AA
AA AA
AA AA
AA AAAAAAAAAAAA
AA AA
AA AA
AA AA
AA AA
AA AA
AA AA
AA AA


Now on to the Mazurka. To go straight throught the Burkhart questions:
1. There are two major structural divisions (three sections) that occur:
-m. 24 - Change in dynamics from loud to soft, change in tonality from Bb to F major
also there's a PAC that brings the first section to a close nicely
-m. 44 - Change in dynamics - loud to soft, change in tonalit from Bb to Gb major
again there's a PAC that brings the previous section to a nice close.
There are also two less noticeable phenomena - the time slows down in m. 32 and m. 52,
both times this re-introduces the principle theme.

2. Here's a diagram!:
Section: A B A C A
Measures: 1-24 24-32 33-44 44-52 53-65
Tonality: Bb F Bb Gb Bb
Function: Exp. Dev. Exp. Dev. Exp.

3. Basically, this looks a lot like a 5-part rondo. However, the fact that the B and C sections are more developmental, and don't expose new themes that are a contrast to the old ones, is un-rondo like. However, the changing tonality does make the sections contrast with each other in much the way that sections of a rondo do...

4. I'm not sure what this question is asking, but I'll talk about something. I think the relationship between the parts of this piece is that B and C are just developments of A, which really pervades the piece. These two sections venture into different tonal areas. B is in the dominant and C is in VI.

Thanks to all my faithful readers. By the way, I was Prince German Augmented Sixth. w00t.
AM 1337 hax0r. respekt. spoon 00t.

6 comments:

Mr. Luxury Yacht said...

wow, that's a silly post.

but good job, it's been a while since any of us has followed the book exactly and we probably would understand things better if we did.

Minnie Mouse said...

Nice and to the point. Nice work Spoon.

katie said...

good job actually following the form the book gives us. I havent done that in a while. maybe thats why i keep getting so many points knocked off on the turn in assignments. lol

John Styx said...

You there, you are a crafty one. I bow before your tremendous skillz. I think that's how you spell it, I'm not up on the lingo the kids today are using...or rather, kidz....

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