The second movement, in C# minor, is a Largo based on the following text:
On the flower-strewn meadow, with leafy branches
rustling overhead, the goat-herd sleeps,
his faithful dog beside him.
Musically we have three ideas present through movement:
Here are the first bars where we can see these three elements:
Formally it consists of 4 phrases and a short coda:
First phrase. Measures 85 - 90:
The second phrase is harmonized with a cycle of fifths and ends on the minor dominant. Measures 91 - 101:
TThe third phrase is a variation of the first one. Measures 103 - 106:
The fourth phrase is harmonized with an ascending progression of fourths and thirds. Measures 107 - 116:
The melody ends with the last bars of the previous phrase. Measures 117 - 120:
John Harrison, violín, Robert Turizziani, director. Wichita State University Chamber Players.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. José Rodríguez Alvira.
Published by teoria.com