Mozart- symphony NO. 40 in G

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  • Mozart, Symphony no.40 in G-1788
    • Structure
      • recapitualtion
        • Opens with the first subject followed by the second, both of which are heard in g minor.
      • development
        • The composer 'develops' the ideas.
          • Rapid modulation from one key to the next
          • Altered melodies
          • Contrapuntal textures
          • Imitaion
          • Much use of failing semitone motif
      • Exposition
        • First subject- tonic key, lively
        • Bridge passage- modulates to contrasting key
        • second subject contrasting mood and key
      • Coda
        • The piece ends with repeated perfect cadences played by the full orchestra
    • Forces/ instrumentation
      • Woodwind
        • 1 Flute, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets and 2 Bassoons
      • Brass
        • 2 Horns
      • Strings
        • 1st Violins, 2nd Violins, Viola, Cello and Double bass
    • Rhythm/ metre/tempo
      • Based on scale passages and rising sequences
      • 1st subject
        • Crotchet and quaver rhythm
      • 2nd subject
        • slower and more legato rhythm
      • metre:4/4
      • Tempo: molto allegro
    • Harmony/tonality
      • 2nd subject: Bflat major in exposition and G minor in recapitualtion
      • Tonality: Gminor
      • 1st subject:G minor
      • Development section: variety of keys explored
    • Texture
      • Polyphonic texture in the development section
      • Main texture: homophonic (melody and accompaniment)
    • Dynamics
      • Begins p
      • Lots of dynamic contrast
      • Use of Sfz and accents

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