Monday, August 10, 2015

MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2015

QUOTE:
"My masters are strange folk with very little care for music in them."
AUTHOR: Johann Sebastian Bach 

MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
"Music is used for some people as a symbol of status or a way 
  to be popular and for them has little to do with the art itself."

COMPOSER:
FREDERIC CHOPIN
WALTZ OP. 64, NO. 2
C-SHARP MINOR
(Tempo giusto)
LISTENING WORKSHEET
This worksheet  has theme 1 as its "A" section and theme 2 as its "B"
section with theme 3 as an interlude  giving the music an AB interlude BAB form. 
The form of A (theme1) B (theme 2) C (theme3) B (theme2) A(theme1) B (theme2)
I believe is more accurate.


WALTZ OP. 64 NO. 2
C# MINOR
(Tempo giusto)
Artur Rubinstein, Piano
with sheet music
video
C# MINOR
(Tempo giusto)
with pictures of the pianist
This is a term that describes the rate of
speed (tempo) that a piece is played at.
The meaning is "exact time" or
"at the right tempo"
Chopin transformed the waltz, music originally
meant to be used by the masses in ballroom
dancing, into a style of undanceable music
which, with its idealized form of refine-
ment and nuance, was suited for the
aristocracy and for private sittings.
Władysław Kolbusz: Koncert Chopina
This waltz in C-sharp minor, strikingly Slavic in tone
and often likened to a mazurka, was published
in 1847 and is the second work of Chopin's
Opus 64 and the companion to the famous
Minute Waltz (Opus 64 no.1).
MINUTE WALTZ
OPUS 64, NO. 1
The piece consists
of three main themes in
the overall form layout of:
A B C B A B.
Theme 1 ("A"):
A tempo giusto: with a walking pace feel, but one
hardly ever hears this work played without a heavy
dose of rubato. This primary melody has, as critic
James Huneker called it, a "veiled melancholy"
which is unrivaled among Chopin's works.


Theme 2 ("B"):
Più mosso (faster): a faster theme similar to a
agitated perpetual motion, stated in running,
with all harmony in the left hand.

Theme 3 ("C"):
Più lento (slower): a sostenuto in a radiant tonic
major episode with a slower theme in D-flat major
(D-flat major, enharmonic equivalent to C-sharp
major). Besides the slower general pace providing
a contemplative change of mood, the melody is in
quarter notes except for a few flourishes in eighth
notes, giving this section the quality of an interlude
(which some think it is rather than another theme)
before concluding with the dramatic and haunt-
ing restatement of the second Theme "B"
instead of the usual opening theme.