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Can you guess the composer/work? #8

Discussion in 'Repertoire' started by musical-md, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. musical-md

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    This popular piano sonata has the recapitulation of the first movement in the wrong key. Tsk, tsk, tsk. :? Whose and which? (This one should go fast)
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Mozart K.545 :?:
     
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    Correct! Good for you Monica. Many know this work or would instantly recognize it, but perhaps didn't realize this theoretical feature. The 1st movement is in C Major. The Exposition does the coventional modulation to the dominant key (up a 5th). However, at the end of the short development section, instead of preparing for a return of the tonic key for the recap, Mozart instead prepares for the opening music to return in the subdominant ket of F major. Why would he do this? I can only think of one reason: the same path/pattern used in the Exposition (i.e. the modulation up a 5th) here will now return the music to the tonic for the ending.
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Yipee....what do I win? :)
     

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