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Information About Him (5)

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  • (1756-1791)
  • born in Salzburg, Austria
  • father was a musician
  • child prodigy
  • dad took him and his sister on concert tours
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Information About His Time in Salzburg (5)

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  • (1769-1781)
  • concert master at the court where father worked
  • dismissed and struggled to work for patrons
  • traveled to Italy to give concerts and traveled to other European cities
  • mother passed away
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Information About His Time in Vienna (7)

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  • (1781-1791)
  • free-lance teacher, performer, and composer
  • tended to have financial difficulties
  • became friends with Haydn
  • continued to write opera
  • married Constance Weber against father’s wishes
  • named court composer to Emperor Joseph II
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Information About His Final Year (3)

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  • (1791)
  • had financial and health problems
  • finished a few operas and started working on a requiem, which was finished by his student, Süssmayr
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Important Piece: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (2)

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  • serenade for two string quartets with optional double bass

- four movements

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First Movement of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (3)

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  • in G major
  • allegro
  • in sonata form
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Exposition of First Movement of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (7)

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  • theme 1 has a rocket theme
  • melody played by violin
  • bridge modulates to D major
  • Second theme group:
  • 2A – soft, downward triplet pattern
  • 2B – repeated eighth-note figure
  • codetta ends with cadence in D major
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Development of First Movement of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (3)

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  • features D major and C major
  • develops theme 1 and theme 2B
  • dominant preparation
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Recapitulation of First Movement of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (3)

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  • theme 1 remains the same
  • bridge ends in D major
  • second theme group in D major followed by a coda
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Second Movement of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (7)

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  • in C major
  • in rondo form (ABACA Coda)
  • andante
  • section A: lyrical, elegant, in rounded binary form
  • section B: more rhythmically active with new melody
  • section C: in C minor, has imitation and repeated notes
  • section A returns in C major
  • coda uses section A material
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Third Movement of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (6)

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  • in G major
  • in ternary form
  • allegretto
  • Menuet: strong character, in rounded binary form
  • Trio: in D major, more lyrical and chromatic
  • Menuet returns in D major
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Fourth Movement of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (5)

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  • in G major
  • in sonata-rondo form
  • allegro
  • theme 1 has a rocket theme, very spirited
  • theme 2 begins with a downward minor 6th and uses more stepwise motion