Shostakovich - First Movement - Harmony

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First Movement ­ Harmony
Exposition
-Fig. 1 ­ D minor established by Bb and C# (no key signature, slips from key to key, unsettled)
-3 after fig. 1 ­ bass slips up a semitone (emphasises flattened supertonic)
-2 after fig. 5 ­ D minor
- 3 after fig. 7 ­ C major
-5 after fig. 8 ­ Eb minor (very remote from D minor, semitone shift, F major expected major)
Development
-2 bars after figure 30 ­ low strings, trombone, tuba and bass notes force back to D minor
Recapitulation
-Figure 37 ­ two cadences force back to D minor
Coda
-Fig 44 ­ E pedal in bass
-Fig 45 ­ D pedal in bass

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