Piano performance by Artur Schnabel in Problems playing these files? See media help. Its sixteen bars repeated consist of nothing but common chords, set in a series of four- and two-bar phrases that all end on the tonic. See image. The four variations follow: Similar to the original theme, with the left hand playing on the off-beats.
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F Minor. The first subject begins with a four-bar phrase, ending on the dominant Bars , followed by the same phrase transposed a semitone higher, ending in D flat major, that key being modulated to by means of the Neapolitan sixth, Bars , which is also the subdominant chord of D flat major.
Bars are repeated in original key , Bars , and at Bats in key of tonic. The subject ends on a half-close on the dominant, Bar The A natural, Bar 8, should be written B double flat, it being the minor ninth of A flat. The first few bars of the connecting episode are derived from the first subject, Bars At Bar 25 a new figure appears in triplets, forming an inverted pedal point upon the dominant of the relative major, in which key the episode ends, Bar The E natural in Bar 33 would be more correctly written F flat, minor ninth of the dominant of A flat major.
The second subject, Bars , is divided into two parts. The first part, Bars , in A flat major, bears some resemblance to the figure used at the commencement of the first subject.
The last four bars, Bars , lead to the key of A flat minor, in which key the second part of this subject begins, and ends, Bars ; it forms a complete contrast to the previous part. It begins, after an introductory bar, with the first four bars of the first subject in E major.
Bars are reproduced with slight alterations in the key of D flat, Bars Bars are entirely occupied with the chord of the minor ninth of the dominant, accompanied, Bars , by the figure which appeared, Bar A pedal point accompanies the whole of the first subject on its re-appearance, Bars , upon the dominant, Bars upon D flat; Bars upon the dominant.
The connecting episode, Bars , begins like the original one, but it is extended by four bars , after which it is transposed so as to end in F major tonic major. The first part of the second subject appears in the tonic major key, Bar The second part, Bars , is in the tonic key.
The Coda is elongated, Bar ; it is constructed upon previous material. The second subject is referred to twice, at Bar in D flat major, and at Bar in F minor. The Coda ends with six bars of tonic harmony. Db Major. In Bar 6 the E natural should be written F flat, as the chord is evidently that of the German augmented sixth, roots E flat and A flat. In the variations the B double flat in this chord appears as A natural. Instead of the repeat, this variation is written in full, the figures in Bars being inverted, Bars , and the Bars , at Bars Instead of the final chord in the tonic, the third inversion of the minor ninth interrupts the close of the air.
This chord is repeated preparatory to the entry of the third movement in F minor. There is no break between the second and third movements. The Introduction commences with the third inversion of the dominant minor 9th. This chord is repeated thirteen times. A scale passage constructed upon it finally resolves on the tonic at Bar The first subject may be divided into two parts.
The first part begins and ends in the tonic key, Bars , repeated with alterations in the bass, Bars The second part also begins and ends int the tonic key, Bars , repeated varied , Bars The connecting episode is entirely founded upon the first two bars of the first subject, accompanied by the harmony of the tonic chord for four bars, Bars , the dominant chord of C minor, Bars , and the chord of C minor, Bars Instead of being in the relative major key, the second subject is in the key of C minor; it ends on half-close, Bar 85, and is repeated varied , Bars , ending with full close.
The Coda is founded on the first subject, and consists entirely of the harmony of the tonic and dominant of C minor. A new subject appears, Bar , and continues to Bar , when the first subject is again referred to.
It ends on dominant pedal point of six bars. The first part of the first subject re-appears with a new variation, Bars The second part re-appears unaltered, Bras This connecting episode resembles the first one, and begins in the same key. Bars however, are transposed into the key of D flat major, the subdominant chord of which is used in the beginning of the re-appearance of the second subject, treated as a Neapolitan sixth in the key of F minor tonic , in which key the second subject is reproduced.
Double bar and repeat from Bar The final Coda begins with a new subject in two parts, both repeated and founded upon the same material. The first part begins in the tonic key, the second in A flat major. Bars to the end are founded on the first subject.
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