Thursday, May 19, 2011

5/19 Piano Sonata 10 (Color Analysis)

Continuing color analysis of Beethoven's piano sonatas...some interesting rising bass figures in this one, like small eruptions leading to polite conversation, or something like that...

Piano Sonata #10 In E, Op.14/2 (1798)

- 1. Allegro (starting from 0:04)
- 2. Andante (starting from 5:43)
- 3. Scherzo: Allegro Assai (starting from 11:49)

The audio for this analysis was generated from a midi file originally sequenced by Bunji Hisamori in 1999.  I took that file and "spread" the notes so that listening to this on headphones will give a very distinct spacial distinction between the low voices and the high voices.  In other words, it sounds like you're sitting in front of the piano, with low notes on the right and higher notes going towards the right.  I'm calling this "Beethoven 360".  

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)
Movement I. Allegro (Sonata form)
1st Theme (I) (GREEN)
Transition (OLIVE)
2nd Theme (V) (BLUE)
Exposition Repeat
1st Theme (I) (LT GREEN)
Transition (LT OLIVE)
2nd Theme (V) (LT BLUE)
Variations on 1st and 2nd Themes (PURPLE)
1st Theme (I) GREEN)
Transition (OLIVE)
2nd Theme (I) (BLUE)

Movement II. - Andante (Theme and Variations)
Original Theme (MAROON)
Variation 1 (BROWN)
Variation 2 (TAN)
Variation 3 (OLIVE)
Coda (GREEN)

Movement III. - Scherzo - Allegro Assai (Rondo)
1st Theme (I) (BLUE)
2nd Theme (iv) (GREEN)
1st Theme (BLUE)
3rd Theme (IV) (BROWN)
1st Theme (BLUE)
Epilogue (VIOLET)

(Assisted by Donald Tovey's in depth analysis)
Top image by Chocolate-Cocoa.

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