Posted on August 28, by Andrew Hickey A friend suggested on Twitter a few days ago when I started writing this, which was several weeks back due to a spot of ill health that I should write a blog post looking at the unreleased Brian Wilson solo album Sweet Insanity, and thinking about it this actually makes a lot of sense. Sweet Insanity has something of an undeserved bad reputation. At the time of its recording, people still expected that Brian Wilson was capable of producing music of the quality of Pet Sounds and Smile on a regular basis, but was being held back by the other Beach Boys. Looked at in that context, rather than in the context of breathless expectation of a new Smile, Sweet Insanity comes into focus as, actually, a listenable enough album.
Allegro-Presto During the 18th and the 19th centuries, compositional theories asserted that certain key signatures represented particular characteristics. Written inthe sonata can be considered the first of the monumental works for the violin-piano duo literature.
Significantly, of the seven instrumental works that Beethoven was writing during the same period, the Sonata Op. The mood represented by this key seems suited to the inner turmoil that Beethoven must have felt as he became increasingly aware of the realities of his impending deafness.
The emotional climate for the entire piece is definitively set in the fateful opening. The impetuous momentum, the sudden turning of corners, and the tragic sonority combine with tuneful, and at times playful, sections, to create not a disarray of differences but a work of epic proportion with great power and cohesiveness.
The sonata begins with rather understated dynamics and mysterious octaves. The transparency of the sound of octaves combined with the silences of the rests only increases the intensity and sense of dread, which is followed by agitated runs and sudden outbursts.
This hair-raising beginning soon gives way to a contrasting section where the theme resembles a military march.
The relationship of the two instruments is of a complementary nature, and the collaboration remains strong throughout the work. While the sound palette of the notes themselves is strongly keyboard-inspired, the importance of both parts is laid out quite evenly. The idyllic theme, first stated by the piano, is presented by both instruments throughout the movement in new and different ways.
Before the shock registers, though, the lyricism of the theme returns. However, here the meter is in three, and particularly in the middle Trio section, the feeling of a German country dance dominates.
In the outer sections, the placement of the grace notes adds humor, and wit. The tempo of this movement is quite fast, causing a breathless quality, and the sudden outbursts and the stops are, for that reason, even more striking.
Referential sources available on request. Sonata in A Major Op. Adagio sostenuto — Presto 3.
In truth, he practically missed the deadline, and was writing it until curtain time on the evening of its premiere in Vienna in with the composer at the piano and George Polgreen Bridgetower playing the violin. The plot of his work was based on the struggle between spiritual and bodily desires within the context of a certain marriage, and it climaxes into the husband killing his wife.
Performing it, I am always struck by the sheer energy and control necessary for the bursts of emotional intensity, with running notes, melodic lines, and dialogue with the piano.
These qualities, combined with the extremely challenging technical demands, become mental and physical stretch exercises for the performers. The introductory Adagio Sostenuto, opens with a choral-like phrase, initially by the violin and then followed by the piano.
In the main body of the movement which follows, Presto, the key signature of the A major three sharps is now officially changed to A minor or its relative C major, which is without any sharps or flats. The beginning statement is introduced by the violin, which is somewhat interrupted by the same statement played by the piano, who completes it with a mini cadenza-like arpeggio.
The movement then takes off, and although there are moments throughout hinting at calm, they are never completely so; they are, simply, suspended moments that do not settle down entirely. The end of the movement is marked by relentless fury. The last movement, Presto, was written originally about a year before, and was to be the last movement of another piano-violin sonata — Sonata in A Major, Op.
After the resonating A major chord from the piano—simple, yet sustained and powerful—the violin begins, setting the mood for the entire movement. The style is that of the Tarantella, which, according to Italian folklore, was a very rapid dance intended to cure the poisonous bite of a tarantula spider.
The third movement is spontaneous and graceful as the two instruments dance about together, and the movement ends triumphantly with joy and aplomb. At the time the work was premiered, Beethoven was on amicable terms with Bridgetower, who was multi-racial, a virtuoso, and was officially in the service of the Prince of Wales.Glad to have found a page with tunes that make me suspect you might be able to help.
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