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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Haydn- Symphony 101

So I guess maybe there’s a reason nobody else took this piece. It’s quite difficult to follow the music, but I’ll give it a shot. This piece is in Rondo form. It begins with the expository A theme in forte. The first sub phrase is in forte and chordal structure, and the second is piano, changes texture, and is less dense, and ends on a half cadence. The first motive is repeated again in forte and a change in texture leads to a PAC in the new key of A major. There is then a closing section that extends the final cadence out. This entire section, which comprises the primary theme, is then repeated. The new B section is marked by a new change in texture and decreasing dynamics. The structure of this section is made clear by the alteration from piano to forte and larger density. There is a short transition leading back to D major and the A theme. The structure in this return is made clear again by textural change. The B and A themes are then repeated.
Then theme C comes in with textural and dynamic change. The motive is very simple and tonally centered. Then the texture, melody, and dynamics change once again leading to another new theme, D. There is then a Men. D.C that goes back to the beginning A section.
Then comes the Finale, where things got a little fuzzy to me. It seems to be separate here with a new primary theme stated at the beginning. I never really felt any return back to A and so it seemed to me to be another Rondo form: ABACA.


Scott Spiegelberg said...

You did both the third and fourth movements. The third movement is a composite ternary form. The fourth movement is a separate rondo form, ABACA.

nycmusic said...

I'm trying to analize the fourth movement.
Do you know all the details about it?
I appreciate it