[Smt-talk] Pieces contrary to the minor/major = sad/non-sad stereotype

Arndt, Matthew matthew-arndt at uiowa.edu
Thu Oct 1 12:59:23 PDT 2009

Dear Randolph,

My favorite example of sad major is "Letzte Hoffnung" from Schubert's Winterreise. The poet weeps over the grave of his last hope in Eb major.

Matthew Arndt
Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Iowa School of Music
matthew-arndt at uiowa.edu

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