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Date of composition

1788

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Genre

Classical

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Genre stylistics

Nicely balanced- symmetry

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Texture

Homophonic (melody+accompaniment)

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Tempo

Molto allegro (very fast)

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Metre

4/4 time

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Rhythm

1st subject uses repeated two-quaver and crochet rhythm
Driving/ pushing rhythm

2nd subject has varied rhythms
Less driving more relaxed
Simple chords

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Structure

Sonata form
1-Exposition. 2-development. 3-recapitulation. 4-coda.

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Exposition

Exposes/ shows us the main ideas
Introduced to the 1st and second subjects with a bridge in between

1st subject (G minor)- transition (changing key)- 2nd subject (Bb major)- closing section/ codetta (ends in a perfect cadence)

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1st subject

3 repeated falling semitones ending with an upwards leap
Then a downwards descent
G minor
Quiet

Accompanied by lots o quavers

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Transition

Rising broken chords
To repeated ascending scales
Helps us get into a new key

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2nd subject

Bb major, the relative major
Falling chromatic phrases

Accompanied by simple chords

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Development

Big exploration of 1st and 2nd subjects in many different keys
Avoiding tonic and dominant keys
Sounds odd at times

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Recapitulation

Go over the exposition
Return of G minor (for both 1st and 2nd subject)
Piece starts and ends in G minor- feels well balanced

1st subject (G minor)- transition (exploration of 1st subject in G minor)- 2nd subject (G minor)- closing sextion

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Coda

Brings piece to an end
Further exploration of 1st subject

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Harmony

1st subject- G minor
Transition- key change
2nd subject- Bb major
Codetta- Bb major

Exploration of lots of different keys not G minor or tonic and dominant keys

1st subject- G minor
Transition- stays in G minor
2nd subject- G minor
Cotta- G minor

Bb major- relative major of G minor
Heavy use of semitones

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Texture

2nd subject more homophonic
Horns thicken the texture
Development is very polyphonic, countermelody
End of development, texture is reduced, less instruments
Homophonic chords at the very end

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Instrumentation

Woodwind-to fill out the harmonies,
Flute, oboe, clarinets, bassoons

Brass- 2 horns(Bb and G) NO TRUMPETS

Strings- violins, violas, cellos, double basses. NO TIMPANI