Part 2: Development: a free form, not form fixe
Part 3; Recapitulation: return to material in exposition.
- varied length, sometimes little more than a re-transition to principal theme,
sometimes a large dramatic section containing a theatrical climax, sturm und drang
- modulatory, derivative
- pay special attention to shaping factors in pace, texture, tessitura plan of
key relationships, order of melodic material, etc.
- often concludes on dominant pedal, a signal that the recapitulation is about to
- contains a retransition , a return to home key and first theme
- a fanatasy derived from earlier material (themes, accomp. fig, etc)
- a digression from stable structure
- The recap remains in the home key (second theme in home key). Also, false
- the recapitulation can be
- condensed (some parts shortened)
- abbreviated (some parts omitted)
- a variation of exposition
- rearranged (order of parts changed)
- combinations of the above
References: (1) Frumm, Sonata as Dramatic Procedure , MQ
(2) Cone, Musical Form and Musical Performance , Norton, Chap. III
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[NAU] Last update, 7/19/04.