Thursday, June 2, 2011

6/2 Piano Sonata 12 (Color Analysis)

(Artwk by Chocolate-Cocoa)
Continuing visual breakdowns of Beethoven's piano sonatas... 

 Piano Sonata #12 In Ab, Op.26, "Funeral March" (1801)

- 1. Andante Con Variazioni (starting from 0:04)
- 2. Scherzo: Allegro Molto (starting from 6:44)
- 3. Marcia Funebre Sulla Morte D'Un Eroe (starting from 9:34)
- 4. Allegro (starting from 15:03)

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. Andante Con Variazioni
Theme (GREEN)
Variation 1 (GREEN 1)
Variation 2 (GREEN 2)
Variation 3 (GREEN 3)
Variation 4 (GREEN 4)
Variation 5 (GREEN 5)
Coda (BROWN)

Movement II. - Scherzo: Allegro Molto
Part A
1st Part (GREEN)
2nd Part (BLUE)
3rd Part (PURPLE)
2nd Part (BLUE)
3rd Part (PURPLE)
Trio  (MAROON)
Part A Repeat
1st Part (GREEN)
2nd Part (BLUE)
3rd Part (PURPLE)

Movement III. - Marcia Funebre Sulla Morte D'Un Eroe
March (BLUE)
March Reprise (BLUE)

Movement IV. - Allegro (RONDO ABACABA)
1st Theme (I) (BLUE)
2nd Theme (V) (GREEN)
1st Theme (BLUE)
3rd Theme (Development) (iii) (PURPLE)
1st Theme (BLUE)
2nd Theme (I) (GREEN)

(Assisted by Donald Tovey's in depth analysis)

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