Sunday, May 01, 2005

Frauenliebe und Leben I - Schumann

This piece begins with the feeling of being major. It quickly turns into a minor feeling by tonicising something minor. It has a repeating sequence of sol sol la sol, then going up by step for one other measure. This piece is very simple, therefore the tone is simple. The accompaniment is also simple, mostly staying with the rhythm and melody of the voice. It's a very horizontal piece. I'm also very impressed at how well Jessye Norman makes the melody as linear as possible.

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