Weava Collection - Research on LTCL (second half, Development, crux, Scarlatti, Piano Sonata K, first half)
section of the sonata-form movement usually consists of a free-treatment of thematic material found in the exposition, or of new material. It is a highly affective and modulatory section. In its second half, it prepares for the restatement of the first theme in the tonic (Webster 693). Like the recapitulation, the development evolved out of the second half of the binary-form movements of the Baroque (691)
- A formal feature which Scarlatti specialist Ralph Kirkpatrick called ‘the crux’ – which very frequently is signalled by a pause or fermata in the middle of the piece. Before ‘the crux’, the sonatas present their main thematic variations; after ‘the crux’, there is an increase in repetitive figurations as it modulates away from the home key (in the first half) or goes back to the home key (in the second half).
- The three piano trios he completed in 1795, which he designated as his Op. 1, established Haydn's ambitious pupil as a star of the first magnitude.