Q 1 What atmosphere or mood does Beethoven establish at the opening?
Q 2 After this slow and serene movement, what would you expect the movement that follows to sound like?
Q1 In this song, the texts of four characters are performed by one singer. How does Schubert musically distinguish one character from another?
Q 2 Think of the piano player as an “active participant” in this song. Throughout the song, how does the piano part assist in creating mood and differentiating one character from another?
Q 3 If the Elf King is a threatening figure, why is his music in a major key?