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Name of composer Medtner
Nationality of composer Russian
Facts about composer He is a teacher, performer and composer Notable works include: 14 piano sonatas, 3 concertos, and many shorter pieces (38 skazki being the most interesting)
Explain the title Skazka means "fairy tale"
Explain the time signature 3/4/simple triple
Explain key and modulations Main key is F min Bar 55 modulates to F# min Gradually returns to F min just before bar 71
What form is it in? Ternery form
Explain structure A - F min (b1) B - F min - new theme (b17) Bridge - variety of modulations (b47) A - F# min-F min (b55) Coda - F min (b71)
Name the period/style and give a time frame Post-romantic/early 20th century
Name characteristics of the piece typical to period/style Cantabile melodic style, flowing broken choral accompaniment, ambiguous (more than 1 interpretation) tonality
Name other composers of a similar time frame/style Rachmanioff and Skryabin
Who/what influenced the composer? Schumann and Chopin. Affinity with Rachmanioff in this work. Influenced by imaginative narratives and scenes.
Veloce Quickly and brilliantly
Slentando Slowing down
Tempo Primo Return to initial tempo
Sempre piu mosso always moving on
Narrante a piacere in a narrative tone at performers discretion
Created by: Luna Wood