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 Post subject: Can you guess the composer/work? #8
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:33 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Can you guess the composer/work? #8
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:15 pm 
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Mozart K.545 :?:

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 Post subject: Re: Can you guess the composer/work? #8
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pianolady wrote:
Mozart K.545 :?:

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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 Post subject: Re: Can you guess the composer/work? #8
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Yipee....what do I win? :)

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