Symphony Number 40, Mvt 1

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What is the structure of this movement?
Sonata Form.
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Describe the elements of this structure.
There are three elements: the exposition, the development and the recapitulation.
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Describe the exposition section.
This is where the ideas are first introduced in the tonic key.
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Describe the development section.
This is where the ideas are modulated into different keys.
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Describe the recapitulation section.
This is where the original ideas are repeated in shorter form and in the tonic key.
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What is the tonic key of this movement?
G Minor.
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What is the tempo of this movement?
Molto Allegro.
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What is the instrumentation of this movement?
Orchestra
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What is unusual about the woodwind instrumentation?
There is only one flute, yet two oboes, two clarinets and two bassoons.
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What other instruments are missing?
Trumpets and percussion.
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Which family of instruments starts the movement?
Strings, with viola, cello and double bass right at the beginning and violins in the last beat of the first bar.
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How many main ideas are there?
2.
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When is the first idea introduced and by whom?
Violins on beat 4 of bar 1.
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Describe the rhythms of the first idea.
They are quaver, semiquaver rhythms which are rather basic. At the end of the first idea, there are staccatissimo notes to end the passage before it is repeated with identical instrumentation.
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Describe the elements of this structure.

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There are three elements: the exposition, the development and the recapitulation.

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Describe the exposition section.

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Describe the development section.

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Describe the recapitulation section.

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