Intermezzo in A Major (Op. 118 No. 2)

Annotated Study Edition (1)

Bars 1 - 5

No gap in sound after the two-note slurs is intended; it might be helpful to think of a two-syllable word where the second syllable is somewhat lighter, leading to the downbeat minim (half note) - maybe something like “Clara Wieck”. Notice the two voices in the opening (soprano and alto), the falling motive in the alto line (easy to miss) will become important as the work progresses. The dissonance created by blending the RH quaver (eighth note) pair together within the same pedal is short-lived and will not disturb the ear. Players with a large...

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