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

Annotated Study Edition (5)

Bars 36 - 45

Observe the phrase structure, in which the short phrases cross the metrical hierarchy of the time signature creating a beautiful hemiola-like effect (strong-weak, strong-weak, strong-weak). The pedal point A (from bar 38 to this point) now falls, bringing back the farewell motive (A-G#-F#). A long pedal works well here (see footnote 15). The top F#-D is reflected in the LH on the last beat; no need to bring it out, it is enough just to notice it (see footnote 14). Resources...

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