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From: "Keith Bowen" <bowenk@-----.com>
Subj: RE: [kl] Analysis Question
Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2007 03:45:10 -0500

OK then!

The Wikipedia article gives a start and a good bibliography:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._5_(Beethoven)#First_movement

The classic tomes are Hopkins, Antony. The Nine Symphonies of Beethoven.
Scolar Press, 1977. ISBN 1-85928-246-6 and Tovey, Donald Francis (1935)
Essays in Musical Analysis, Volume 1: Symphonies. London: Oxford =
University
Press. You should find these in a good library.

The development does whizz about the keys, but remember the cadence rule =
- a
scale or a set of arpeggios in a new key does not establish it unless =
there
is a cadence (V-I chord sequence, or sometimes IV-I). The second subject
recapitulation is in C major not minor, and the very long coda gets him =
back
to C minor. This C major-minor tension is integral to the whole work.

Best wishes, Keith Bowen

-----Original Message-----
From: klarinet-return-92201-bowenk=3Dcompuserve.com@-----.org
[mailto:klarinet-return-92201-bowenk=3Dcompuserve.com@-----.org] On =
Behalf
Of myrnabs@-----.net
Sent: 02 December 2007 23:41
To: klarinet@-----.org
Subject: Re: [kl] Analysis Question

=20
Keith,
actually it's not for a school assignment, it's for another project that =
I'm
currently working on. I don't have any current books to help me (remind =
me)
with form and analysis at this time, and I can't really find much
information online. I do appreciate all your help. I will keep working =
on
it. Once again, thank you so very much for your time. =20
=20
Myrnabs
http://myspace.com/myrnasaldana
http://myrnabs.blogspot.com
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----- Original Message ----
From: Keith Bowen <bowenk@-----.com>
To: klarinet@-----.org
Sent: Sunday, December 2, 2007 5:02:47 PM
Subject: RE: [kl] Analysis Question

Myrna,

It sounds as if this might be a school assignment, so you can't expect =
us to
do this for you. But just to give you a little start: the opening tonic =
is C
minor, then the second subject (the horn theme) is in the relative major =
of
Eb major, which essentially lasts to the end of the exposition. You =
should
identify the development, when you would expect many key changes to take
place, but remember that in this period a key change is not established
(whatever the accidentals seem to show) until there is a cadence in the =
new
key. So go through the bass line looking for perfect cadences. And you'd
expect a return to C minor towards the end of the movement.

Keith Bowen

-----Original Message-----
From: klarinet-return-92198-bowenk=3Dcompuserve.com@-----.org
[mailto:klarinet-return-92198-bowenk=3Dcompuserve.com@-----.org] On =
Behalf
Of Myrna B. Salda=F1a
Sent: 02 December 2007 22:51
To: klarinet@-----.org
Subject: [kl] Analysis Question

I was wondering if anyone can help me analyze Beethoven's fifth symphony
first movement. I am just at a loss with all those key shifts. Can =
someone
be so helpful as to point out to me as to where I can check where all =
the
important key changes take place? Thank you so very much in advance.

Myrnabs
http://myspace.com/myrnasaldana
http://myrnabs.blogspot.com
http://pbase.com/myrnabs
http://scentsy.com/myrnabs

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