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Here my new piano piece in Romantic style.  

Does a Bagatelle fit with the character? I'm not sure of the title. 

Any feedbacks are wellcome.

 

 

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Nice job!  I think the title of Bagatelle does fit this piece although it does seem to be a kind of sonatina (meaning a mini-sonata form).  It has an introductory theme (measures 2-7 which by the way reveals a bit of Beethoven influence from his C minor sonata 1st movement which I used to be able to play at one point), a main theme (measures 8-12), a little retransition to take the listener back to D minor (measures 14-17), and a codetta (measures 18-21).  Curiously, the second time the exposition repeats the codetta takes the listener to a secondary theme (measure 24) which is then treated developmentally to transition through closely related keys (B minor and G major).  This secondary theme then arrives back at a recapitulation of the introductory theme and the main theme.

Overall it was quite an enjoyable listen!  I thought that the transition back to the recapitulation was a bit awkward (measure 46 especially).  Also there's no difference between the exposition and the recapitulation except for the codetta which stays in D minor although that didn't really take away from my enjoyment of the recapitulation.  Did you write this piece based on the form of "Fur Elise"?  Thanks for sharing!

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10 hours ago, PaperComposer said:

Nice job!  I think the title of Bagatelle does fit this piece although it does seem to be a kind of sonatina (meaning a mini-sonata form).  It has an introductory theme (measures 2-7 which by the way reveals a bit of Beethoven influence from his C minor sonata 1st movement which I used to be able to play at one point), a main theme (measures 8-12), a little retransition to take the listener back to D minor (measures 14-17), and a codetta (measures 18-21).  Curiously, the second time the exposition repeats the codetta takes the listener to a secondary theme (measure 24) which is then treated developmentally to transition through closely related keys (B minor and G major).  This secondary theme then arrives back at a recapitulation of the introductory theme and the main theme.

Overall it was quite an enjoyable listen!  I thought that the transition back to the recapitulation was a bit awkward (measure 46 especially).  Also there's no difference between the exposition and the recapitulation except for the codetta which stays in D minor although that didn't really take away from my enjoyment of the recapitulation.  Did you write this piece based on the form of "Fur Elise"?  Thanks for sharing!

 

Interesting analysis @PaperComposer. I never thoght of that being a sonata form. For me thats a typical ABA short piece, main theme starting on mesure 2 with the dotted rythm, and mesures 8-12 I see as a development of the second half of the main motif (second half of mesures 3 and 6). I like the effect of grouping the bar 3+3 at the begining and than mesures 8-23 the music ideas are group into 2 mesures phrases. 

I agree the 2 bars after the recapitulation are a bit awkward. Fist I tried to make the repatitulation directly after the dominant suspension 46, but it was to abrupt to me. That I thought to introduce the Dm minor scale after the recapitulation it works a bit better, but probably the rythm is a bit unrelated with the previous material and can be better. I'm thinking now to replace somehow the EM7 of mesure for and aumented 6th chord (Bb-D-F-G#) which already contain some of the notes of Dm (Bb-F). Maybe that the return to Dm sounds more natural and convincing. Both the aumented 6th and EM7 habe de same harmonic function, working as a dominant of the dominant, but the augmented 6th is a bit more dissonant and have a stronger feeling of a minor key, so maybe it works better here. I will make a try. 

Thanks for you comments!

 

 

 

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