- F-sharp minor
F-sharp minor is a
minor scalebased on F-sharp, consisting of the pitches Fmusic|sharp, Gmusic|sharp, A, B, Cmusic|sharp, D, and E. For the harmonic minor, the E is raised to Emusic|sharp (Fmusic|natural). Its key signaturehas three sharps ("see below:" Scales and keys).
The third (slow) movement from
Beethoven's Hammerklavier Sonata is in F-sharp minor.
__TOC__ Changes needed for the melodic and harmonic versions of the scale are written in with accidentals as necessary.
The few concerti written in this key are usually premiere concerti written for the composer himself to play, including
Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1, Alexander Scriabin's Piano Concerto, Henryk Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No. 1 and Henri Vieuxtemps's Violin Concerto No. 2.
Reger's and Tippett's second string quartets are in this key, as is Shostakovich's seventh string quartet.
*F sharp minor has been described as 'light red' by
Johann Mattheson, in 1713, wrote 'F# minor, although it leads to great distress, nevertheless is more languid and love-sick than lethal. Moreover, it has something abandoned, singular, and misanthropic about it.' On a similar theme, Harry Farjeon wrote that it is the key that Mendelssohn uses when being passionate.
*It is generally believed to be melancholy and gloomy.
*'We cannot well accompany the Devil in any key but Fmusic|sharp minor' - Anon. 1828
cales and keys
* A. Morris, "Symphonies, Numbers And Keys" in "Bob's Poetry Magazine", [http://bobspoetry.com/Bobs03Mr.pdf III.3] , 2006.
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