b Riding East: July 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sonata No. 1 Maestoso, draft next

Is it possible to maintain Maestoso through a migration from the rhetorical to the anti-rhetorical? Beethoven maintains the cantabile throughout his Op 111, Arietta. Yet the piece seems to leave this world and its purported clarity. Is it possible to contemplate the retrograde of Ive's (or perhaps Schumann's) cumulative form? Is such a form nothing more than an embellishment of sonata form?

I've rewritten the second half of this piece. Virtually impossible to play now. I've taken out the bars. The 3:4 structure needs to stand on its own.

Sonata No. 1: Maestoso Score
Sonata No. 1: Maestoso