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VLADIMIR ASHKENAZY CONDUCTS SFSyO YEVGENY SUDBIN piano BEETHOVEN Concerto Nº4 Op.58 FINALE
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1280 x 720px Audio only SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRS VLADIMIR ASHKENAZY director YEVGENY SUDBIN piano The first movement opens with the solo piano, playing simple chords in the tonic key before coming to rest on a dominant chord. After a poetic pause of two and a half beats, the orchestra then enters the same theme, in B major, the major mediant key, thus creating a tertiary chord change. This becomes a motif of the opening movement. The orchestra states the main theme in B major, dropping through the circle of fifths to a cadence in the tonic, G major. The theme is then stated again, this time in stretto between upper and lower voices. A very strong cadence in the tonic, withering away within one bar, introduces a transitional, modulatory theme with restless triplet accompaniment, also containing hints of stretto. The music moves to the minor mediant key, B minor, while its dynamic is reduced to pianissimo, at which point material from the opening theme returns. Through a r