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The piece begins with a cadenza and then transform into a beautiful piece about the line between life and death. You should hear the voices of past people as this piece grows. There's much more I have to add to this, but for a start, I'm happy with it.

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Even though it is written in A minor, it starts in D minor when you have the violin by itself in the beginning of the piece. Beginning in the minor subdominant is not what I would expect, though I do like the plagal motion that it provides when it goes from violin solo to violin + piano. By then it has settled in A minor. And for a piece about death, it isn't as sad as I would expect it to be. Though that probably has to do with it being in A minor which isn't as sad of a key as say F minor.

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1 hour ago, caters said:

Even though it is written in A minor, it starts in D minor when you have the violin by itself in the beginning of the piece. Beginning in the minor subdominant is not what I would expect, though I do like the plagal motion that it provides when it goes from violin solo to violin + piano. By then it has settled in A minor. And for a piece about death, it isn't as sad as I would expect it to be. Though that probably has to do with it being in A minor which isn't as sad of a key as say F minor.

 

I believe you’re looking at the a minor section with the wrong idea. It’s not supposed to be sad. It’s supposed to be lyrical, thoughtful, and bring out the deep emotions and thoughts within people. If I wanted to make a dirge, I would make one.

Besides that, the analysis is quite accurate, so thank you.

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