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


Annotated Study Edition (2)

Bars 6 - 15

If the G♮ in bar 4 has taken us towards the subdominant key (D), then the D# here moves suddenly in the sharp direction, towards the dominant key (E). A modulation to the dominant key (E). A reprise of the opening phrase, now pp. The dynamic marking implies not merely a reduction in the number of decibels but a softer, gentler mood. Play stiller, do everything more calmly here. We might tweak the voicing in the RH so we hear a little more of the lower line (A-G#-F#). This three-note falling figure pervades the work...

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