I imagine that all the most familiar themes of Beethoven and Mozart were crafted for their power to deceive:  I bet you thought this was going up!  Fooled you! (It went down.)
I bet you thought the next note would be an upbeat!  Got you again! (It was a continuation of the last note.)
People who study music are led to believe that structure prevails.
In the work of a master it doesn't.
Surprise prevails.
(As I reflected on this post I was reminded of that beloved Beethoven work, written in his full maturity, Fuer Elise.  Everyone thinks it begins on the upper tone but Beethoven clearly indicates, on page two, that it actually "begins" on the lower tone.  Does it matter?)


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