Mozart: Symphony No.40 in G minor - revision flashcard questions

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What key is the piece in?
G minor
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What is the tempo marking and what does it mean?
Molto Allegro (very fast)
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What two instruments aren't used in the orchestra?
Timpanis and Trumpets
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What structure does the piece use?
Sonata form (exposition, development, recapitulation)
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How many subjects are used in the exposition?
2
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How is the recapitulation different to the exposition?
The recapitulation has no modulation, it modifies the exposition bits slightly
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What does sf mean?
Sforzando - a forceful accent
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What is a coda?
An ending
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When was this piece written?
1788
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What is a sequence and give and example of where one is used:
It is a pattern that moves up or down - it is used in the beginning (first exposition)
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What period is this piece from?
The Classical period
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What is the key of the first subject?
G minor
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What is the key of the second subject?
Bb major
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What makes the 2nd subject different from the first?
It is major and the woodwind instruments are far more prominent
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What type of melodic phrasing is used?
Balanced phrasing (symmetry and almost answering patterns)
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What is the metre of this piece?
4/4
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What feature of dynamics does the 1st subject contain lots of?
Crescendos and Diminuendos
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