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Lecture

Tutorial 5 Mozart's Piano Concerto


Department
Music and Culture
Course Code
VPMA99H3
Professor
Andy Lee

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Music History II Tutorial 5
Introduction to Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A major, K. 488
Ritornello form
-from Baroque concerto
-alternating tutti and solo sections (episode)
-1st section is in one key, part return later, in various keys
-elements of colour, drama, and dialogue
Section Key
Ritornello
Episode
Ritornello
Episode
Ritornello
Episode
Ritornello
I
V
X
I
Ritornello: orchestral tutti sections
Episode: soloist takes the lead
Sonata Form (Ternary)
Exposition
Section Key
Theme 1 (P) I
Transition (T)Modulating, accidentals
Theme 2 (S)V
Closing theme (k) V
Development
-modulating
-pick up element from exposition
-end in dominant 7th chord
Recapitulation
Theme 1 (P) I
Transition (T)Modulating
Theme 2 (S) I
Closing theme (k) I
Exposition generally repeated
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Ritornello-Sonata form
-ritornello exposition (orchestra statement)
-solo double exposition
Cadenza
-virtuosic solo passage
-grew out of improvisatory vocal tradition (da capo aria)
-J.C. Bach put cadenza before final orchestral ritornello
-Mozart interrupts final orchestral statement with cadenza
-cadenza is introduced by V 6/4 chord
-trill over V7 dominant chord to bring orchestra back in
3 components of cadenza
1. Purpose
2. Style
3. Content
Components to pay attention to
1. Themes- style, quantity, relationship
2. Harmonic structure- form, development, key
3. Orchestra vs. Solo
4. Style: Classical vs. Romantic
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