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composed in

1839

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style

romantic

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features of romantic music

expressing feelings
long, developed melody lines
chromatic, discordant harmonies
dynamic contrasts

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key

Db major

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metre

4/4

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structure

ternary form
coda

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tempo

rubato

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rhythm

septuplets
dectuplets
repeated quavers
dotted rhythms

9

harmony and tonality

A - Db (tonic), imperfect cadence
B - C♯ m (enharmonic), imperfect cadence
A - Db, perfect cadence

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texture - A

homophonic
RH melody
LH broken chords
LH Ab pedal note

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texture - B

homophonic
LH melody
RH chordal
RH G♯ pedal note - doubled octaves

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texture - coda

monophonic 2 bars
then homophonic
sustained chords

13

dynamics

wide range
no sudden changes
A quieter than B

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melody - A

2 main motifs
light feel
dotted rhythms

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melody - B

darker feel
crotchets and minims