SONG/PIECE: BEETHOVEN SONATA NO.8 in C minor OPUS NO.13,
1st Mov. (PATHETIQUE)
PIANIST: VLADIMIR ASHKENAZY
ELEMENTS OF MUSIC
Texture - This piece is in a polyphonic texture. This piece has
many variety of textures including thick, thin, and light
Melody - (bar 1-10), there is an introduction of a slower melody
which will lead to a faster melody in the exposition in
Rhythm - The rhythm is fairly straight forward with quite a few
dotted eighths or sixteenths in (bars)................
1,2,3,5,7,8,133,134,135,295,296, and 297.
Meter - The meter is in a common or (4/4) time. However, in the
exposition, it changes into a cut or (2/2) time in (bars
12 - 132), (bars 137 - 294), and (bars 299 - 310).
Tempo - There are two tempos which are:
GRAVE and ALLEGRO DI MOLTO E CON BRIO.
GRAVE means played with a heavy sound.
ALLEGRO DI MOLTO means very fast, while E CON BRIO
is played with a lot of flare and/or fire.
Dynamics - There are too many different dynamics in this piece.
I will just name all of the different dynamic markings
in it. The following are: (forte-piano, sforzando,
piano, fortissimo, sforzando-piano, pianissimo, forte,
cresc. and decresc.
Structure/Form - The form of this piece is A,B,A,C,A. with a
final ending ...
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SONG/PIECE: BEETHOVEN SONATA NO.8 in C minor OPUS NO.13, 1st Mov. (PATHETIQUE) PIANIST: VLADIMIR ASHKENAZY ELEMENTS OF MUSIC Texture - This piece is in a polyphonic texture. This piece has many variety of textures including thick, thin, and light sound. Melody - (bar 1-10), there is an introduction of a slower melod...