MUSI 112 - Lecture 10 - Sonata-Allegro and Theme and Variations

Lecture 10 - Sonata-Allegro and Theme and Variations

Overview

Professor Wright delves into sonata-allegro form in some depth in this lecture. He focuses especially on characterizing four types of music found within a sonata: thematic, transitional, developmental, and cadential. He then moves on to discuss a different form, theme and variations, which is accomplished through the use of examples from Beethoven's and Mozart's compositions. Professor Wright and guest artist Kensho Watanabe then conclude the lecture by demonstrating a set of theme and variations through a live performance of Corelli's La Folia.

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Special thanks to Naxos, LLC for providing recordings from the Naxos Music Library for use in connection with the Open Yale Courses publication of Craig Wright's Listening to Music course. For specific credits, see:

Assignment

Wright, Craig. Listening to Music, Ch. 21, pp. 179-183

Chinese edition: trans. Li and Yu, Ch. 18, pp. 199-203

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