Kinderscenen

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Melody

  • Balanced phrasing
  • Diatonic melodies
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Rhythm and Metre

  • Simple rhythms established and maintained for the whole piece
  • Duple time signatures
  • Rhythmic and expressive ideas
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T. For Texture

  • Melody dominated homophony
  • Broken Chords
  • 3 Part harmony (no. 1)
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Structure

  • Rounded binary form, typical of baroque dance movements (1+3)
  • Symmetrical rondo form (11)
  • (each section is 4 bars long)
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Harmony

  • Diatonic harmony with occasional chromatic chords
  • Clearly defined chords
  • Functional Harmony
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Instruments

  • Piano
  • Sustaining pedal is at the beginning and up to the performers discretion
  • More virtuosic playing
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Tonality

  • Modulations to related keys
  • Functional tonality
  • Occasional modulation to unrelated keys hinting at romanticism
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