Frightening (Fürchtenmachen)

Comments on the analysis

The piece begins in E minor, but quickly modulates to G major. Its first bars, chromatic in character, are a variant of a simple cycle of fifths.

Below is the cycle of fifths and its variants:

Cycle of fifths Variation
B (V degree of E minor) B, first inversion
E (V degree of A) G# diminished, vii degree of A (the G# is not used)
A (V degree of D) C# diminished, vii degree of D
D (V degree of G) F# diminished, vii degree of G (the F# is not used)

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