Sunday, October 7, 2007

Beethoven String quartet in Bb No. 13 Op.130

OK, so this was interesting. My analysis is very different so... good luck to me.
This piece is in Sonata form
So as opposed to having his themes altogether I believe Bethoven breaks them up by repeating theme 1 and 2 in the exposition. so the list of measures i have for theme one is 1-6, 21-24, 60-65. I believe thm2 to be in measures 15-20, 25-36, 42-59, 66-76. transitions in measures 7-14, 37-41. However weird it is i believe Beethoven melds both themes together in measures 71-89 then ends in a codetta in both endings.
The Developement begins in 97 and has six sections. A is from 97-132, B 132-159, trans 159-160, C 161-184 with a key change in 174, D 184-193, E 193-209, F 210-214.
The Recapitulation is similar to the developement. thm1 215-218. Thm2 is from 219-223. I believe that, in measures 219 to 223, thm2 is tied together by small hints of thm 1 in mm 219 and 222. There is a transition from 224-229. The piece ends with thm2 from 230 to 235.
I know this is a weird analysis and it is probably way off the mark, compared to other pieces we've done. However, i think I did this right. Looking forward to your thoughts.

4 comments:

Daniel White said...

Howdy hi!
I like that way you looked at the piece; it's very different and out of the norm, but i don't know if I agree with you completely. I can see how the rhythmic motives Beethoven uses make us believe he is alternating between Theme I and Theme II during the Exposition, but I feel that his use of key changes overrides the rhythmic diversity every six to seven measures. I could be completely off my rocker, and not thinking outside the box enough, but I feel like it fits the standard Sonata form with definite themes that only appear once in the Exposition.

Brenden said...

One thing that i appreciate about the way we are doing this blog this is the fact that its so interesting to see the way different people interpret the same piece of music. I thought your analysis was interesting...however, i dont think that its broken down as much as you have it broken down. You did a great job supporting your ideas. Although it changes keys alot...its important to find the PAC's throughout the piece. I think that will help figure out where the sonata form becomes soldified.

Michael deVries said...
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Michael deVries said...

I also thought your analysis was very interesting. I didnt not completly agree with how you broke up theme 1 and 2. i think the repeats you found were a little to embellished or different to chop them up like that. I do agree with you development start at the allegro after the second ending.