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When was romatic period?
1825 - 1900
Key features of romantic music?
Expressive and emotional music to tell stories. Larger orchestras and rise of virtuoso. Longer structures and forms with programme music more common.
Why is it called the 'Raindrop'?
Constant repitition of quavers sound like raindrops.
When was it composed?
1839
Structure
Ternary and codetta
Rhythm?
4/4, use of sptuplet and dectuplet. Legato and unhurried. Use of rubato, and pedal note
Melody?
Lyrical melody in RH with ornaments. Section B the melody is in the LH with longer notes and use of 4 and 8 bar phrases.
Tonality?
Db major, mainly diatonic. Modulates to enharmonic minor (C# minor) in Section thback tonic in Section A.
Harmony?
Both sections end with imperfect cadences. Prelude ends with perfect cadence. Dominant pedal throughout the piece (Ab amd G#)
Texture?
Homophonic. Section A - broken chords in LH, mlody in RH.
Ssction B - melody in LH, pedal note in RH (pedal inverted) doubled in octaves. More chordal.
Section A - short monophonic section in coda.
Dynamics?
Lots of crescendos and diminuendos. Wide range of dynamics, no sudden contrasts. A is quieter than B which climaxes to ff twice.
Instrumentation?
Mainly middle and lower range of piano. Legato, use of sustaining pedal and rubato.