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Later, for instance in the recapitulation, the same caesura is followed by the tonic instead of the dominant. With regard to the harmonic progression in the exposition and recapitulation of sonata-form movements, Seiffert lists three types of Absatzformeln : Mozart, String Quartet in F major, K. Carl Friedrich Abel, Quartett [ i ] del Sig. Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi, Sei Quartetti per Clavicembalo, due Violini e Violoncello … London, : quartet in C major, first movement; in B flat major, first movement; in D major, first movement all Absatzformel type 2.
Anton Kammel, Quartett [ o ] del Sig. Hammell [ sic ] copies of Six Quartettos for two Violins, a Tenor, and Violoncello obligato, opera IV London, : quartet in D major, first movement; in A major, first movement; in C major, first movement; in B flat major, first and second movements all Absatzformel type 1. Giuseppe Michl : quartet in B flat major, first movement Absatzformel type 2.
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Giovanni Mosel, Quartetti : quartet in D major, second movement; in B flat major, first movement both Absatzformel type 1. Cirri, String Quartet in E flat major, 1st mvt.
As mentioned above, with their four movements and further details coda-forms, for instance they are also related to a German-Austrian tradition. Above and beyond the undisputed qualities of his Op. By way of illustration, it may be helpful to take a closer look at a few specific examples:. Haydn, String Quartet in B minor, Op. Mozart, String Quartet in G major, K. Mozart, String Quartet in B flat major, K. Mozart, String Quartet in E flat major, K. Mozart seems not to have made use of such procedures before.
This cannot be taken for granted, since linguistic and musical accentuation must coincide. This is also a typical feature of the Milanese first-movement Allegros K. By contrast, in his Viennese series we find quinario declamation more often in the slow movements, for instance at the beginning of the third movement of K. Giovanni Carli Ballola Milan, Pugnani, String Quartet in E flat major, 4th mvt. Menuetto Grazioso , first part of the minuet, bb. Mozart proceeded similarly in the finale minuets the last of three movements of his Milanese quartets in G major K.
Although with fifty-two bars it is shorter than his Milanese finale minuets, it shows a short contrasting motif in the dominant key area bb. This motif is varied in the development section bb.
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Similarly built is the Menuetto of the string quartet in C major K. So when Mozart, in the third movement of his G major quartet K. Both the declamation style and the sonata form minuet are witnesses to the continued existence of Italian practice in these works. The last part of this article will consider the formal implications of these experiences. In his Elementi teorico-pratici di musica 2 vols. Secondo motivo Uscita di tono Passo caratteristico, o Passo di mezzo Periodo di cadenza Coda Galeazzi, Elementi teorico-pratici della musica , ii Rome, , table 7, example 1, first part exposition.
As Galeazzi apparently did not know Mozart, we may assume that his description is based on Italian compositions and that Mozart was closer to this practice than Haydn was. A striking example is the first of the Milanese quartets, K. In the recapitulation this part is augmented to twelve bars bb. Harmonically, this new motif is integrated into the transitional process, comparable to K. In the transition, Haydn usually works with material from the first motif. Table 3 presents an overview of the expositions in the first movements of Op.
T able 3 Expositions in first movements in Haydn's Op.
Haydn Op. Details of these overviews may be open to discussion. This new theme leads directly into a series of cadential bars bb. The five chromatic crotchets in bars —4 serve as a very short codetta. Obviously, the contrast of fugal and galant style within the same movement is integrated in a conventional sonata-form exposition as described by Galeazzi.
This is continued in the development and recapitulation. The first part bb. After sixty-seven bars bb. His response, however, seems to have been much more pluralistic in inspiration than hitherto assumed. This should not be at all surprising. Traditional readings, especially of his motivic work in the widest sense, do not represent the whole picture. In the context of this cultural-historical construction, as momentous as it was tenacious, Mozart had to learn from Haydn, or at least from a mainly Viennese or German-Austrian tradition.
Wegman Princeton in the wording of this article as well as the insightful comments by the anonymous reviewers. Georg Feder and Sonja Gerlach Werke, ser. Examples 2 b , 3 b , 11—14, and 16 a are quoted from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Streichquartette , ii, ed. Ludwig Finscher Neue Mozart-Ausgabe, ser. Examples 6 and 15 are quoted from Mozart, Streichquartette , i, ed. Abel, Carl Friedrich, Quartett [ i ] del Sig. Carlo Federico Abel. Barbici, Michele, 12 Quartetti.
Brussels, Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, Bibliotheek, Antonio de Almeida Diletto Musicale, ; Vienna, Brunetti, Gaetano, Nine Symphonies , ed. Newell Jenkins The Symphony, —; ser. A, vol. Modena, Biblioteca Estense, Mus. Horst Heussner Diletto Musicale 94—5, —20, —9; Vienna, — III , ed.
Guglielmi, Pietro Alessandro, Quartetto 4 del Sig. Pietro Guglielmi. Kammel, Anton, Quartett [ o ] del Sig. Hammell [ sic ]. Giuseppe Michl. Rutini, Giovanni Marco, Sonate per pianoforte , ed. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Sign In or Create an Account. Sign In. Advanced Search. Article Navigation. Close mobile search navigation Article Navigation. Volume Article Contents. Oxford Academic. Google Scholar. Rainer Kleinertz.
Permissions Icon Permissions. The first to identify any analytical detail that might demonstrate a qualitative leap in Op. As the quartets Op. View large Download slide. This has not, however, been underlined by scholarly publications on the topic. Where so few authors have managed to pinpoint the originality of Op. Mark Evan Bonds, in an article on these quartets and the question of influence, mentions some presumed similarities between Op.
Neither in Op. Mozart did not need to go back to the older genres to become acquainted with it. The first type is the simplest.
The second and third types, by contrast, require more harmonic and melodic changes in the recapitulation before reaching the caesura bars. The first type with its Scharnier bar Ex. In his Viennese quartets, this strict symmetry is suspended. Winter points out that the complementary bifocal close is used less frequently during the s and s by other composers. His assumptions, however, are based exclusively upon works available in modern editions, mainly symphonies and keyboard works.
The first is the above-mentioned example by Rosen from the B minor quartet Ex. At the same time, the accompanying quavers in the first violin bb. Even at the very beginning of the movement the intrinsic relationship between subject and accompaniment is subliminally present. Then in bar 11 a short figure with dotted semiquavers is introduced and repeated in the following bars, seemingly without being of greater importance Ex.
Later in the movement, in the recapitulation, this figure reveals itself as one of the central motifs of the movement bb. The same happens in the following six bars bb. Later, in bars 27—32 Ex. Here the musical foreground and background are exchanged. The principal motif serves as an accompaniment for what had originally been presented as a mere embellishment. Another example: later in the movement, in the dominant key area bb. At the same time, the first violin seems to fill the harmony with rather ancillary crotchets bb. When this is repeated in bars 51—4 Ex.
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