the romantic period
features of romantic music:
-romantic music is emotional and expresive opposed to clasical music that is balanced and serious
- melodys are long and flowing
- bigger range of intruments (larger orchestra) means that the textures are much thicker
- dynamic and expresive markings become bery important
- harmonys become more chromatic
-written for very skilled perfomers to really show off thier skills.
background info: writen in the 19th centuary
There were 24 preludes in chopins op 28
- ternary form
section A - section B - section A - coda
Db major- C sharp minorDb majormajor
(tonic minor) (repeat)
27 bars-------47 bars---------6 bars-----8 bars
it is called the raindrop prelude because of the repeated Ab quavers (which change to G# when key changes to C# minor) They are played all the way through the piece.
-beggining (bar 3) has a harmonised (doubled) melody in 6ths
-section b forms a dominant pedal by playing the repeated G# in the melody aswell as the repeated quavers.
-medloy moves to the left hand when G# are being played in section B
- contrasting B section
- sections are unbalanced
section A- Db major
section B- C# minor- longest section
section A- Db major-repeats 1st section of section A,but uses more chromatic notes.
Coda- Db major
- repeated Ab provide harmonic support
- chromatic note Cb appears to addd 'colour'
-section A is dominantly homophonic
- Repeated G# are in octaves giving a thicker texture.
section B builds up graduadly then drops down again to p then builds up again to ff
Coda starts f then drops down to p and the last two bars are pp (diminuendo)