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

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  • Symphony No. 40 in G minor (1st Mvt)
    • Dynamics
      • Development
        • Starts and ends quiet but is loud in the middle
      • Exposition
        • Transition-forte
        • 1st subject-piano
        • 2nd subject-piano then forte
      • Recapitulation
        • Same as the exposition
    • Rhythm
      • Short rhythmic motifs
    • Tempo
      • Molto Allegro
        • Very Fast
    • Context
      • 4 movements in total
      • Written in 1788
      • Classical period lasted from 1750-1825
    • Metre
      • 4/4
    • Structure
      • Sonata-allegro form
        • Recapitulation
        • Development
        • Exposition
    • Melody
      • Periodic phrasing
        • Question and Answer
    • Instrumentation
      • Woodwind
      • Strings
      • Horns in G and Bb
    • Texture
      • Contrapuntal
      • Imitative
      • Mostly homophonic
      • 1st and 2nd violins octave double
    • Harmony and Tonality
      • Diatonic with chromaticism
      • G minor 1st subject
      • B major 2nd subject
        • Relative major
          • G minor 1st subject

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