Mozart- Symphony no. 40 in Gminor

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  • Mozart- Symphony no. 40 in Gminor
    • CONTEXT
      • Composed for an Orchestra.
      • intended to be performed in large stately home or small concert hall.
    • Instrumentation
      • Strings play most of the time,, play the melody, scales and chords.
      • Woodwind only play sustained notes, some scalic passages and share the 2nd subject with strongs.
      • Horns play mostly the held/repeated notes to sustain harmonies
    • STRUCTURE
      • Sonata form
      • The Piece has 3 main section.
        • Exposition. contains 1st and 2nd subject and a codetta (a short passage connecting two sections)
        • Development., based on the 1st subject
        • Recapitulation., a repeat of the ideas from the exposition, 1st and 2nd subject then a coda (the conclusion of the piece)
    • RHYTHM, METRE AND TEMPO
      • 4/4
      • Molto Allegro -- very lively
      • start of 1st section - short rhytmic ideas are reapeated.
        • starts with an anacrusis (up beat)
    • TONALITY
      • In Gminor
      • the key of the music realted to the struscture of the music
      • EXPOSITION- Gminor modulated to Bb major for 2nd subject
        • Development - moves through the various keys
          • Recapitulation - Gminor, 2nd subject changed to stay in the tonic key.
    • MELODY
      • melodies are balanced : 4 or 8 bar phrases
      • 2nd subject is a  bar phrase that ends imperfect cadence, followed by 8 bar phrase, end in perfect cadence
      • many phrases are scalic
      • 1st subject repeated rhythm, falling motif
        • 2nd subject melody with descending chromatic patterns
    • HARMONY
      • mainly diatonic and functional (based around major and minor chords used to define tonality)
      • circle of 5th progression in the 2nd subject
      • pedal notes (before 2nd sbject)
    • TEXTURE
      • Homophonic
      • call and response between woodwing & strings (2nd subject)
      • octive doubling are frequently used.
    • DYNAMICS
      • Sudden change in dynamics, few crescendos , no diminuends.
      • EXPOSITION-1st subject is mainly quiet the link between is loud, 2nd subject start quiet gets louder.
      • DEVELOPMENT- STARTS AND ENDS QUIETLY, LOUD MIDDLE SECTION
      • Rcapitulation similar to exposition.
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Samuel Richardson

This is brilliantly in depth mindmap on 'Symphony No. 40 in G Minor'. 

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