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characteristic features

symmetrical phrases, diatonic harmony, clarity of texture, charming character

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date of composition

1787

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genre

serenade for strings (chamber music)

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performing forces

double string quartet, optional double bass

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overall structure

4 movements, sonata cycle

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1: form

sonata form

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1: key

G major, then D major, then C major, then G major

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1: tempo

Allegro

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1: time sig

C

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1: character/mood

jubilant, lively, playful

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1: first line

outlines tonic, then dominant 7th chords

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2: name

romanza

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2: form

rondo form (ABACA Coda)

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2: key

C major, then C minor (section C), then C major (section A3)

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2: tempo

Andante

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2: time signature

Cut time (2/2)

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2: character/mood

lyrical, understated, elegant

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2: internal structure

rounded binary form

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3: form

ternary (ABA) (menuet-trio-menuet)

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3: key

G major, then D major (dominant, Trio), then G major (Menuet 2)

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3: tempo

Allegretto

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3: time signature

3/4

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3: character/mood

dynamic, robust, dance-like

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4: form

sonata-rondo form

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4: key

G major

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4: tempo

Allegro

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4: time signature

cut time (2/2)

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4: character/mood

spirited, light-hearted

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4: opening

rocket theme that outlines tonic arpeggio

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4: 2nd theme

begins with downward turn of a minor 6th, stepwise motion, and some chromatic embellishments

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review and reflection

influence of vocal melody (slow movements), clearly defined cadences (2nd mvmt), homophonic (1st mvmt)