Sunday, September 23, 2007

Beethoven's Eminor

1 measure of Intro.
Exposition mm.2-mm.69, transition from mm.65-69
Development mm.72-mm.211, mm.72-90 seems to be alternating between minor and major tonalities, however, I could not determine which tonalities or keys.
First theme is seen again in mm.85, mm.146
Transition mm.205-211
Recap. mm.212-255
CODA mm.240-255
Basic structure of this piece is ABA Sonata Form.
Again, many changes of tonal center.

8 comments:

Jonathan Schorr said...

Well we do know that this first movement will be in Sonata Form for a number of reasons. One - Dr. King told us and two - because of exactly how it is set up. I would agree that the first bar serves an introduction and the exposition lasts from mm. 2 - 69. It is primarily in E - minor but whether or not it modulates to a closely related key in there I did not determine. The development begins in the second ending with what seems starting with a Eflat chord that is quite interesting.

The ending form that you have described is accurate - I was curious though if there was a closing theme in this movment or not? Couldn't decide

Jonathan Schorr

SamanthaW said...

I said in my other comment I would argue that the recap. begins in m. 143....and I think the CODA begins in m. 209-210. Other than that looks good...

Brenden said...

I agree with you in the fact that m. 1 serves as an introduction. I also agree with you that the mm. 2 - 69 is the Exposition beginning in e minor.

The Development starts at m. 72 but i think it ends at m. 132 and there is a transition from mm. 133-145, where the recap begins at m. 146 and continues until until m. 211, where the Coda begins at m. 212.

Other than that. Everything else you said I feel is accurate. :)

Shelley Scarr said...

I agree with you for the most part, however, the recap. sections begins in m. 143 because we see the same theme that was in the beginning, bringing us back to the A section. It also seems that the key changes from minor to major in the exposition as well. In m. 26, a G Major chord is outlined. Sounds good with the rest of your analysis.

janzie said...

being as i most agree with either you or shelley, i'm not sure what else to say other then "stop saying it's sonata because dr. kings says so!" that's lame

sarah s said...

I think I may go out on a limb and say that it was in rounded binary, despite what Dr. King said...there was a one measure intro followed by an A section from measures 2-71 that is repeated. The B section begins at measure 72 but then the theme from the A section comes back at m. 143. The whole section from measure 72-209 is repeated and then a coda begins at m. 210 and goes all the way to the end. Based on the worksheet we did in class last week, it looks like rounded binary to me...

Kevin Strehlow said...

Not sure what else is left to say... I pretty much agree with Jon about his analysis. I missed the intro but other than that its good. Janz its not a bad thing to agree with the good Doctor BTW. I don't think it was rounded Binary... but hey, I've been wrong before.

Billy Richards said...

Yeah, that's a good analysis. It's a long piece, a lot to take in and look at as a whole for me. Luckily each theme is easily recognizable.