[Smt-talk] I­VI­IV leading to recapitulation?

Murphy, Scott Brandon smurphy at ku.edu
Thu Mar 27 06:30:50 PDT 2014

The closest thing I can think of off the top of my head is the last
movement of Schubert's D. 575 piano sonata, but, after the development, P
appears in subdominant at the onset of its small-ternary recap (to use
Caplin's language), not at the onset of the sonata-form recap. Still, the
I-VI-IV is pretty clear, although it's I-bVI-IV in this case.


Scott Murphy
Director, Music Theory and Composition Division
Associate Professor, Music Theory
University of Kansas School of Music
smurphy at ku.edu

On 3/27/14 5:58 AM, "Olli Väisälä" <ovaisala at siba.fi> wrote:

>Dear List,
>I wonder if any of you could give an example of a sonata-form piece
>with the following two properties:
>(1) Recapitulation starts from IV.
>(2) The IV is approached through a large-scale I­VI­IV progression.
>I know several pieces whose recap starts from IV that is not
>approached through I­VI­IV. I also know pieces with I­VI­IV large-
>scale progression but not leading to the beginning of the recap. But
>I know only one piece combining (1) and (2): the first movement of
>Sibelius's Violin Concerto. I would be interested whether Sibelius
>had any precedents.
>Olli Väisälä
>ovaisala at siba.fi
>Sibelius Academy
>University of the Arts, Helsinki
>Smt-talk mailing list
>Smt-talk at lists.societymusictheory.org

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