Piano solo – Rondo in A minor
Piano solo - Rondo in A minor
Rondo in A minor for piano solo is an extended piece that embodies some extreme contrasts of style, tempo, harmony and formal structure. The principal rondo theme in 6/8 meter in the Italian style is answered by a Pastorale in 3⁄4 time that is a country dance heard somewhere long ago in the distant past. The rondo returns this time in the major mode and is answered this time by a different Pastorale. The excursive alternation of major to minor, 3⁄4 to 6/8 leads us finally back home to the main theme that bring the Rondo to its logical conclusion.