Thursday, March 17, 2011

3/17 The 'Archduke' Piano Trio (Color Analysis)


Time once again for one of my favorite tools for gaining a greater understanding of the larger structure of Beethoven's music: shaded waveform animation - i.e.: "color analysis", this time the splendid Archduke Trio...

Piano Trio No. 7 in B-flat major, Op. 97 "The Archduke Trio"
I. Allegro moderato 0:00
II. Scherzo (Allegro)  14:07
III. Andante cantabile ma però con moto. Poco piu adagio.  20:47
IV. Allegro moderato - Presto  34:20
Performed by the Beaux Arts Trio

CHANNEL LINK (Click here to see this video on my YT Channel.  Once there, click on "...(more info)" and then you can view the video in place, while scrolling through the text below)

I. Allegro moderato (Sonata form)
Exposition:
1st theme (MAROON)
1st theme: with violin
1st theme (variation)
2nd theme (GREEN)
3rd theme (BLUE)
Exposition (repeat):
1st theme (MAROON)
1st theme variation
2nd theme (GREEN)
3rd theme (BLUE)
Development: 
3rd theme (PURPLE)
1st Theme (PURPLE)
Recapitulation:
1st theme (MAROON)
2nd theme (GREEN)
3rd theme (BLUE)
Coda (PURPLE)

II. Scherzo (Ternary Form)
Part A:
1st theme (GREEN)
1st variation
2nd variation
3rd variation
4th variation
Part B:
2nd theme (fugal exposition) (MAROON)
3rd theme (BLUE)
3rd theme (return)
2nd theme (development) (VIOLET)
3rd theme (return) (BLUE)
Part A: (reprise)
1st theme (GREEN)
1st variation
2nd variation
3rd variation
4th variation
Coda (PURPLE)

III. Andante cantabile ma pero con moto
1st part: 1st theme: with piano (MAROON)
1st theme: with strings
1st theme: with piano
Closing material: tutti
2nd part (OLIVE)
3rd part (BLUE)
4th part (BROWN)
5th part: theme in piano, right hand (PURPLE)
5th part: theme in strings
5th part (repeat): theme in piano, right hand
5th part (repeat): theme in strings
Closing material (GREEN)
Closing material (variation)

IV. Allegro moderato (Rondo and variations)
1st theme (GREEN)
2nd theme (BLUE)
1st theme (return) (GREEN)
3rd theme (MAROON)
1st theme (variation) (GREEN)
2nd theme (return) (BLUE)
1st theme (variation) (GREEN)

(from Alan Rich's Play by Play)

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