ATCL Recital

Topics: Key signature, Relative key, Johann Sebastian Bach Pages: 4 (416 words) Published: January 15, 2015


ATCL Recital (Piano)

Kwan Liang Hao
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CONTENTS

I. JOHANNE SEBASTIAN BACH---------------TOCCATA IN E MINOR, BWV 914 (1685-1750) (TIME)

II. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN---------------SONATA IN C MINOR, OP.13 NO.8 – (1770-1827) ‘PATHETIQUE’ (TIME)

i. GRAVE : ALLEGRO DI MOLTE E CON BRIO
ii. ADAGIO CANTABILE
iii. RONDO : ALLEGRO

III. FREDERIC CHOPIN------------------------IMPROMPTU IN C-SHARP MINOR, (1810-1849) OP.66 NO.4 – ‘FANTASIE’ (TIME)

IV. FRANCIS POULENC-------------------TROIS NOVELETTES POUR PIANO (TIME) (1899-1963)
i. NOVELETTE IN C MAJOR, NO.1
ii. NOVELETTE IN B-FLAT MINOR, NO.2

PROGRAMME NOTES

TOCCATA IN E MINOR, BWV 914 [c. 1710]
Johanne Sebastian Bach’s The Toccata in E minor, composed for harpsichord, dates from 1707-11. An exploratory prelude first tests the possibilities of a three-note gesture, constructed of a small dip down and then a return to the starting note. When a four-voice fugue enters, it incorporates that same three-note motive within its subject. After the fugue, a free-flowing Adagio brings back the improvisatory mood, until it connects to a new fugue, this one weaving a fluid, perpetual-motion subject into counterpoint for three voices.

SONATA IN C MINOR, OP.13 NO.8 - ‘PATHETIQUE’ [1798]

Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, commonly known as Sonata Pathétique. It was written in 1798 and dedicated the work to his friend Prince Karl von Lichnowsky. The first movement is in sonata form. It begins with a slow introductory theme, marked Grave followed by the Allegro di molto con brio. The second movement opens with a famous cantabile melody. It sound beautiful , similar to the background music of love stories. The third movement begins with successive notes that sound...
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