Wednesday February 9, 2011
Haydn symphony: the Farewell Symphony (all the musicians leave at the end).
Movement is ‘moderato’, in is triple meter
It is a dance, so it is the 3dmovement
Besides symphony, genre that has 4 movements and contains a dance movement is
the string quartet.
Haydn (Symphony No. 104 in D Major)
At the beginning, it is not in D major yet, as the key is not established yet
Piano (or any keyboard) + flute = a sonata
In sonatas, the first movement is usually the most serious movement. The second
movement is slower, and more lyrical. The last movement is light once again.
In 1750 when they say sonata, they mean solo sonata.
Concerto grosso comes back in the 20 century, and they refer back to the Baroque
Something to spot about concertos is the cadence near the end of the first
movement, after which the soloist plats. This is a Cadenza (see notes). You always
have this in the first movement of a concerto, and sometimes you have it at the end
as well. At the time, this is w