[Smt-talk] Analytical observation re: opening measures of Beethoven's op. 2 no. 1

Jay Scheide jayscheide at comcast.net
Tue Jul 22 15:08:07 PDT 2014

I don’t know if he was the first, but Edward T. Cone, in *The Composer’s Voice* talks about this at length.
Jay Scheide

On Jul 22, 2014, at 11:46 AM, Murphy, Scott Brandon <smurphy at ku.edu> wrote:

> Would someone be so kind to remind me who recognized (and printed) that the fivefold series of bass pitch classes and interonset durations in mm. 5-8 of the first movement of Beethoven’s first piano sonata (i.e. <F,2>, <G,2>, <Ab,1>, <Bb,1>, <C,1>) is a temporal diminution (by one-half) of the same fivefold series of treble pitch classes and durations in mm. 1-7? Once captive in (and I’m pretty sure not invented by) my brain, this information has managed to escape, and my various efforts at bibliographic and Internet trolling for it have been to no avail.
> Thanks!
> -Scott
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