Today, I will talk about, not one, but two modulations. However, they are linked to each other, and we can understand their meanings only by analyzing both of them together.
Hello reader! Every week this section of beethoman.com will feature one prominent modulation. I will talk about the procedures which are contributing to its distinction. I hope that this section will help you understand certain types of modulations and to expand your music literature fund.
This week I’ll be talking about one very special modulation from First movement of the Piano Quartet in C minor No. 3 Op. 60 by Johannes Brahms. This piece is also known as the Werther Quartet. Quite astonishing piece of music and if you haven’t heard it yet, then I really recommend to do it as soon as possible.
This Fugue, as well as pretty much every Bach’s Fugue has many interesting aspects. However, today I will focus on one thing that really stands out and marks the modulation point. The main stars of the show are measures 10 and 11.