Piano Sonata analysis: Hybrids

December 10, 2017

My colleage Juan Rezzuto continues with his summaries of William Caplin's Classical Forms. 

I find this book extremely useful. It takes a ot of effort of runnign through the 756 pages that build it up but it worths every second of your time. 




Rezzuto's last summary is about the hybrid theme or the 4 chapter. Caplin describes how each hybrid type resembles the sentence or the period. 


For example:

1. Antecedent - continuation: It is similar to both the sentence and the period

2. Antecedent - cadential: Period features are stronger than sentencial ones. The cadential has more weight put on the cadence than in fragmentation, rhythmic or harmonic acceleration. 

3. CBI - continuation: It is extremely similar to a sentence



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