- Written for solo Violinist Franz Clement for a charity concert
- Written after the Violin was greatly developed with a lengthened neck, increased sounding length of strings, more between notes and more practical higher notes, a modern bow made by Francois Tourte which was more balanced, curved inwards, with more hair and weight at the bottom.
- Written between the Classical and Romantic period
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1-88 D Expostion 1 (tutti)
89 - 224 D Exposition 2 (Solo)
224-364 A-C-Bm-Gm Development
365-510 D Recapitulation
510 D Cadenza
511-535 D Coda
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Exposition 1 (tutti)
- Orchestra only
- Strong timpani motif of 5 crotchets used throughout to create unity
- Woodwind melody follows
- B.10 there is a strange D# creating suspense
- No perfect cadence ending on an unresolved dominant 7th chord.
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Exposition 2 (solo)
- Bowing indicated by slurs
- Detatched bowing over a scale up-to top D
- Bar 122 orchestra reduces and solo violin begins to dominate it is reduced to just strings, oboes and bassoons
- Solo becomes more varied and challenging towards the end quickly moving from one figure to another like fast ascending scales to rapid octave leaps.
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- Dramatic entrance of tutti over an interrupted cadence
- Repeat of expostion in the dominant key
- Tutti sounds forceful b.256 when marked sempre ff
- Retains intensity through constant semi-quaver movement in violins
- Key changes to C-maj through use of enharmonics where the timpani motif becomes a very important feature.
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- First theme returns with tutti orchestra
- Solo uses many semi quaver rhythms
- Section ends with lots of trills and long scales
- Full orchestra enters on a sudden Bb chord bar 497 moving to a sudden fermata for the cadenza
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- Long trill signals for the orchestra to begin
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- Violin solo continues with the second subject on the D and G strings to exploit the lower and darker tones
- Ends on a tutti playing the closing theme of the second subject group.
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