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Acronym 1

June 23rd, 2014 · 4 Comments

I write musical acronyms by taking the first beat of every measure from a given piece.  For the first one, I chose Haydn’s sparkling piano sonata in C major, XVI/35.  The result keeps much of the character of Haydn, but is shorter and a bit more abrupt.  It’s still surprisingly coherent, though; Haydn’s clarity shines through.


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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Win // Jul 2, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Huge fan of Haydn’s piano sonatas here. I think I’ll try to play this acronym on a kalimba when I get home.

  • 2 Doug // Jul 2, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    I’m a fan too; that’s why I did this.

  • 3 Win // Jul 2, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Thanks to you, I’m enjoying an entire evening of Haydn at home. Started with the Cassation in F maj. followed by Symphony #86, now spinning a couple of trios, with the string quartet in C maj. Op. 76 to come. I think it’s fair to say Haydn is not currently the most fashionable taste, but I’ve always found his music stringently poised and full of the clarity you admire.

  • 4 Doug // Jul 2, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Haydn has probably been more popular with performers than with audiences, and also overshadowed by the Mozart industry. His sense of humor has also irritated those who confuse the serious with the solemn. I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying the listening!

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