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Unformatted text preview: exposition. As the piece moved toward the development section, a crescendo lead the listener toward the building tension between the soloist and orchestra as they traded off musical ideas (motifs), modulating between major and minor tonality as well as harmonic dissonances, much like that of the Baroque ritornello principle with the exchanges between the tutti and the concertino. As soon as the fortissimo had been reached in the development, a harmonic resolution back into the tonic key lead to the original theme groups introduced at the beginning of the work. This movement concludes in the typical sonata-allegro fashion with the recapitulation finally moving back into the tonic key and the added bonus of a cadenza performed by the soloist to display musical virtuosity on the piano. The piece ends on a final cadence from the dominant to the tonic chord played by all instruments....
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2011 for the course MUSIC 105 taught by Professor Sprankle during the Summer '11 term at Central Carolina.
- Summer '11