MOZART - 1st Movement, Symphony No.40 in G minor

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  • MOZART - 1st Movement, Symphony No.40 in G minor
    • Facts
      • Classical Period: 1750 - 1820
      • pedal notes are used in development
    • Time Signature
      • 4/4
    • Tonality
      • G minor - sadness
    • Tempo / Dynamics
      • Molto Allegro / starts p but lots of dynamic contrast and accents
    • Rhythm
      • scale passages and rising sequences
      • 1st subject - crotchet and quavers
      • 2nd subject - slow and legato rhythm
    • Harmony
      • 1st subject - G minor
      • 2nd subject
        • Bb major (relative major) in exposition
        • G minor in recapitulation
      • variety of keys explored in development
    • Instrumentation
      • classical orchestra
      • 1st and 2nd - violins, double basses, cellos and violas
      • 2x: flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons and horns
    • Texture
      • mainly melody and accompaniment
      • homophonic
      • polyphonic in development
    • Melody, Form and Structure
      • Exposition
        • 1st subject = bridge passage
        • 2nd subject = codetta
      • Development
        • opening of 1st subject
        • texture - more polyphonic
        • explores keys, pedal notes used
        • themes passed
      • Recapitulation
        • not direct repeat
        • starts in G minor
        • bridge passage is longer
        • 2nd subject - G minor as well
        • scale passages
        • rising sequence
        • ends with codetta

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