Reveries and Passions – Introduction (b. 1 – 71)
2 - 17
Chord establishes the key.
Begins with ambiguity, delicate like his feelings.
17 - 23
Happy mood is dissolved by descending chromatic lines in the violins – marks the return to C minor.
Cascading sequence resembles teardrops.
24 - 27
Move to Eb major then back to C minor.
Four bar linking passage
28 - 35
Warm key to emphasise his love and passion.
36 - 45
46 - 58
Fixed, like a daydream.
Tonic pedal becomes the fifth in Db major.
Tonic pedal becomes the root in Ab major.
Tonic pedal becomes the third in E major.
Tonic pedal becomes the fifth of C# minor.
Tonic pedal becomes the root of a diminished 7th chord on Ab.
VII dim of VI
Dream is broken.
60 - 63
Perfect cadence of, VI, IV, Ib, V, I
Exposition – 1st subject (b. 72 -132).
72 - 132
Creates a joyful and tender atmosphere – suitable for the first hearing of the Idee Fixe.
Exposition – Transition (b. 133 – 149).