Beethoven's Piano Sonata 'Pathetique' No.8

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  • Beethoven 'Panthetique' Piano Sonata
    • Dynamics
      • Extensive dynamics - in romantic style
        • New instrument piano allowed for more use of dynamics
          • Cresendo's
          • Diminuendo's
          • Pianissimo and Fortissimo
    • Rhythm and Metre and Tempo
      • Opening is Grave (very slow)
      • Mostly 4/4 sometimes 2/2
      • Dotted rhythms
      • Staccato Crotchets
      • Continuous quavers in accompaniment
    • Structure
      • Sonata Form
        • Bar 1-10 Intro
        • bar 11-132 Exposition
          • Theme A - C minor
          • Theme B - Eb major
          • Theme C - Eb major
        • bar 133- 197 Development
        • Bar 197-287 Recapitulation
        • Bar 2287-end Coda
    • Melody
      • Slow Intro based on 6 bar motif
      • Scalic
      • Arpeggio's and broken Chords
      • Ornaments: Bar 53-acciaccatura's Bar 186 - trills
    • Instrumentation
      • Solo piano
    • Texture
      • Intro is homophonic
      • long descending monophonic passages
      • no polyphonic!!!
    • Harmony
      • Mostly C minor
        • modulates to Eb major, F minor and others
      • many Chromatic Chords
      • perfect cadence at end
      • Interrupted Cadence at bar 9

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