Symphony No.40 in G minor, Movement 1

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  • Symphony No.40 in G minor, Movement 1
    • Melody
      • Instruments generally played in middle registers
      • Flute and violin explore upper registers at times
    • Structure
      • Sonata Form
        • Exposition
          • 2 contrasting themes
          • Bridge
          • 1 in G minor 2 in B flat major
        • Development
          • Develops theme 1
        • Recapulation
          • repeats themes from exposition
          • Both in G minor
    • Dynamics
      • Many Crescendos and dimminuandoes
      • Starts at piano - unusual for genre
    • Texture
      • Mostly  Homophonic
      • Thicker at cadences
      • 1st subject has thicker texture
    • Instrumentation
      • Small Orchestra
        • No Percussion
        • Only brass is French horns
        • Flute
          • original version without
        • Oboe
        • 2 clarinets
        • 2 Bassons
        • Untitled
    • Tonality and Harmony
      • First section opens in G Minor then modulates to B Flat Major
      • Development section modulates to other keys then returns to G Flat Major
    • Tempo and Rythym
      • 4/4
      • Clear Pulse
      • Fast molto allegro

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