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Re: Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 1 & Symphony No. 2
Ford - an interesting thought. OK, if we accept that the first 3 notes of both themes move down in semitone steps then there *is* a relationship. BUT, the slow movement of Symphony 1 interpolates extra (passing?) lower 5ths too. If we choose to ignore those notes to make the two themes "fit" each other yes fine, but my sense is that DSCH has moved on from the earlier work. Yes they inhabit a similar melodic shape but I wonder if Wilson has a theory that then has the music shoe-horned to fit? Hence my "unaccountable omission".
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