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Chopin: Prelude No. 15 in D flat Major






Musical Features of Set Work: Chopin - Prelude No. 15 in D flat Major:
Structure: Ternary form (ABA)
Section A also has its own ABA structure.
The last section (A) is a return to the
opening melody. This repeat of Section
A…

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Chopin: Prelude No. 15 in D flat Major




Sections A and B both end with an
imperfect cadence, but the whole
prelude ends with a perfect cadence.
The prelude uses mainly diatonic
harmony with occasional chromaticism.

Texture: Section A is homophonic.
In Section A, the melody in the right hand…

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Chopin: Prelude No. 15 in D flat Major




It is not virtuosic. Chopin concentrates on
creating a legato, singing tone.

Other Important Information: The piece is nicknamed the `Raindrop'
prelude because of the repeated
quavers throughout, the Ab/G# pedal
note, the falling motif and the
crescendos make the piece sound…

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