Madonna del cuscino verde - 1510 d.C.
Artista: Andrea Solario
Today our family celebrates the glorious birth of a baby girl. Oh happy day! Listening to Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op 16
Equal measures of harmony and melody
mood is created by the slow tempo, Adagio, and the chordal movement of the melodic line, which is also supported by heavy, blocked chords. The theme plays entirely on the tonic triad except for three tones, one of which is a neighbour note (the first C), the other two are passing tones. This second theme also makes use of a seven-note (rest for the first tone) embellishing figure as a bridge preceding the repetition of the theme a step higher ( ). The rhythmic in interest here is subordinate to that of melody, and other than the seven-note figure, the melodic line is without embellishment.
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