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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Haydn Piano Sonata in D

Here we have a 5 part rondo form - ABACA. A is the same every time. It's rounded binary and each part of it is played twice. It begins and ends in D major, making it tonally closed. The last instance of A is varied in the piano's left hand part. There are sixteenth notes instead of the eighths as before. Part B is the same length as A. It's in d minor, the parallel key. There's a lot of dynamic contrast in the section - it goes from forte to piano quickly. It's also rounded binary and has the same repeat scheme as the A section. After the second A comes C. Again, this is also rounded binary and the amount of measures it takes up is the same as all the previous sections. Bars 61-80 are all in G major. Then measures 80-94 are transitional and lead us into the final statement of the A section. These in-between bars are part of the C section but are clearly independent of the material from C. After the last A section, the piece closes with a couple I chords.


Martin Buber said...

interesting how it has the transition into the last primary section. The one I did was shorter, and instead of a transition, simply made the last alternating section end open (as it was in i) to transition back for the last time.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I think it is in a Sonata form, The first part is Exposition, the following is Development and then finally to Recapitulation.

Fabio Sirna said...

In effects it's a strange form of rondò. but i think it's worth classifying it as a rondò and not as a sonata form..