[Smt-talk] Pieces with improvisatory openings

Edward Klorman eklorman at juilliard.edu
Mon Oct 24 06:54:44 PDT 2011

Picking up Bob Kosovsky's point about recitative-aria format: how about Beethoven's Tempest Sonata, whose "out of time" opening clearly references the topic of recitative, even if the recitative proper doesn't arrive until later in the work. Bill Rothstein has recently published about this in Pieter Bergé's recent collection on the Tempest.

There would seem to be some overlap between Mitch Ohriner's query and Bill Caplin's discussion of "before the beginning."



Edward Klorman
The Juilliard School

Associate Chair and Director of Core Curriculum, L&M Department
Chair, Pre-College Theory Department

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