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.