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.
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.
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.
Enharmonic modulation is one of the most important and most powerful tools in music. In this article you can learn everything you need to know about it.