2 Part Fugue in C, Hess 236 nr.9 (Corrected by Albrechtsberger)(mp3)

2 Part Fugue in C, Hess 236 nr.9 (Corrected by Albrechtsberger)(mp3)
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2 Part Fugue in C, Hess 236 nr.9 (Corrected by Albrechtsberger)
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2 part simple fugue in C, Hess 236 nr.9

Based on theme Nr.16 from Albrechtsberger's list. Nr.9 from Nottebohm's Chapter IV, p.85. Corrected by Albrechtsberger. The fugue dates from about 1794-95.

According to Albrechtsberger's rules, the second cadenza, which ends the second section of the fugue, has to be on III. Beethoven does what he had done in all other fugues in the major mode, and writes a correct cadenza in E minor :

Albrechtsberger gives an interesting alternative by demonstrating that a cadenza in E phrygian would also have been possible :
Do note that in the third bar of our example Albrechtsberger's variant has E against F, a dissonant that is much harsher than Beethoven's E against F sharp.

Here scored for kettledrum doubled by metal pad and viola doubled by ice rain.



Hess: 236


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