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1st Mvt of Mozart's Symphony No 40 in G Minor

SONATA FORM STRUCTURE
(based on a Classical "arch" plan)



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TYPICAL STRUCURE OF THE CLASSICAL SYMPHONY



Mvt I Mvt II…

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THEME AND VARIATIONS SCHERZO AND TRIO SONATA FORM
(in triple time)





TEMPO Allegro Adagio Allegretto Allegro (assai)


Questions about the Set Work
1. This set work is the 1st movement of a Symphony. How many movements does a Classical Symphony usually have?

2. What classical form is Mvt I of…

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16. What marks the beginning of the Recapitulation?

17. What change is always made to the 2nd Subject in the Recapitulation?

18. What devices does Mozart use to create an emphatic ending to the movement?






19. Explain the terms Tonic and Dominant

20. How would you describe the texture in…

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11. Describe two ways in which the Classical Symphony differed from its predecessor above (question 9).

12. What does the word "sonata" indicate in classical music?

Comments

Samuel Richardson

This is a brilliant analysis of the structure of Mozart's 'Symphony No. 40 in G Minor'. It also some loads of example questions to try after reading through the detailed notes. 

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