Mozart Symphony No. 40 analysis

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Mozart - Symphony No. 40 in G minor

 

Dynamics

·         It starts piano, which is different to most symphonies.

·         Bridge passage is forte.

·         Second subject gets louder as it goes on.

·         Development starts quiet, gets louder, and then ends quiet.

·         No diminuendos used, and only a few crescendos.

 

Rhythm

·         4/4 throughout

·         Uses some syncopation

·         Starts on beat 4 – a weaker beat (this is called an anacrusis).

 

Tempo

·         ‘Molto Allegro’ (very fast)

·         Same tempo in whole piece

 

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