Chopin Prelude in C minor op 28 no 20 – Analysis

Frederick Chopin was a master of piano miniatures. We all know that. And his preludes was a fertile soil for all kinds of acrobatics regarding harmony and musical form. In this article, we will talk about his Prelude in C minor op. 28 no. 20; its form, its harmony and its overall musical expression.

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Beethoven – Piano Sonata Op. 2 No. 1 Harmonic Analysis

I hope that this harmonic analysis of Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata Op. 2 No. 1 first movement will help you in your work. I will try my best to post the second movement as well as soon as possible. If you are interested to find out something about stylistic procedures in this musical piece, please let me in the comments.

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Was Chopin an Antisemit?

When you think of Frederic Chopin, what is your first thought? I bet it has something to do with lyricism, romantic soul, artist with incredible talent and so on. But, would you ever think of Chopin as the anti-semit? I know, I know, it is quite a strong word and possibly even slender, but would you think of that when it comes to Chopin? I think you would not. But, did you read his letters? If not, than this article may be a very good read for you.

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Top 8 Classical Music Pieces for Running

Recently, I rediscovered my passion for running and that event led me to this article. Can classical music be a good partner in activity such running? If so, which pieces of classical music are suitable for it? On top of that, what would be my top 8 classical music pieces for running? These are the questions I will try to answer in this article. As a bonus, I will post a YouTube playlist of my top 8 classical music pieces for running.

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The Final Solution by Sabaton

Today, I have one really interesting article for you. I will talk about musical gesture inside the musical topic of traveling (in the broadest sense of that word) in one of Sabaton’s songs – The Final Solution. It is very powerful song with genius example of a musical gesture produced by the word painting. Before we dive into the analysis I have to talk briefly about the ideas of musical topic and musical gesture.

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Mozart’s Piano Sonata No.16 K.545 – Not so Facile?

Today, I will talk about musical form. It won’t be any form, but sonata form. Also, it will be quite interesting one. I guess that many of you have heard Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 16 K 545. It is sometimes called Facile sonata, mainly because of its easiness in terms of technical requirements needed for its playing. However, as much as easy it is to play, the first movement of this sonata has some remarkable formal procedures in it.

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Non-Diatonic Chords on The II Scale Degree

The non-diatonic chords are the chords that do not appear in one particular key naturally. These non-diatonic chords on the II scale degree are quite important for the overall musical expression. As you shall see, some of them can appear only in Major keys and some of them are more characteristic for minor keys.

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