Chopin- Prelude No. 15 in Db major

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  • Chopin- Prelude No. 15 in Db major
    • Dynamics
      • p
      • Wider range in Section B
    • Melody
      • Section A- Falling motif to represent sadness "elegaic"- mournful style, melody in right hand
      • B- mood- dark and stormy- melody in left hand bass of piano
      • A- smorzando- dying away
    • Tonality and Harmony
      • Db major
      • C# minor
    • Tempo and Rhythm
      • Use of rubato (pull back or speed up the tempo to show expression)
      • Distinctive "A" rhythm
    • Form and Structure
      • TERNARY FORM
      • A (bars 1-27)
      • B (bars 28-75)
      • A (bars 75-81)
      • Codetta (bars 81-89)
    • Instrumentation
      • Solo Piano
    • Texture
      • Mainly homophonic- melody and accompaniment
      • Section B- Thick, chordal almost chorale-like movement
    • Facts about set work
      • Nicknamed the "Raindrop" prelude, romantic period
      • Emphasis on lyrical, songlike melodies
      • Exploring a wider range of pitch
      • Short piano pieces to huge musical canvasses
      • More dramatic and dynamic climaxes

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