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structure

4 movements, cyclical structure (three shorts and a long)`, sonata cycle

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date of composition

1807-1808 (Middle Period)

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genre

symphony

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performing forces

symphony orchestra (strings, piccolo, flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, contrabassoon, trumpets, French horns, trombones, timpani)

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1: form

sonata form

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1: key

C minor, then E flat major (in 2nd theme), C major (2nd theme during recap), C minor (Coda)

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1: tempo

allegro con brio

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1: time signature

2/4

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1: character/mood

restless, tense, bold

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1: fermatas

arrest the forward drive of the theme, generating tension and a restless character

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2: form

two themes with variations, (A, B, V1-4, Coda)

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2: key

A flat major, C major (mid-Theme B), A flat major (Variation 1), C major (Theme B in Variation 3), A flat minor (Variation 4), A flat major

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2: tempo

andante con moto

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2: time signature

3/8

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2: character/mood

elegant

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3: form

ternary (ABA) - Scherzo and Trio replaces traditional Menuet and Trio

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3: key

C minor, C major (Trio)

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3: tempo

Allegro

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3: meter

3/4

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3: character/mood

Scherzo = dark, Trio = playful, energetic

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3: opening

rocket theme (pp)

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3: trio notes

imitative texture, double basses given the theme in a rare move

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3: suspense in scherzo return

suspense is achieved at the end of the movement through a deceptive cadence that leads into a transitional passage. A blazing crescendo leads directly into the final movement

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4: form

sonata form

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4: key

C major, bridge leads to G major (2nd theme)

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4: tempo

Allegro

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4: time signature

C

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4: character/mood

dramatic

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4: second theme notes

[trip-e-let 1, tripelet 1, tripelet 1----], stepwise motion of the new theme, dramatic contrasts (ff and p)

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4: coda notes

piccolo stands out above the orchestra playing rapid ascending scales. at the presto. the presto = codetta theme played rapidly. final tonic chord repeated 8 times?

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originality

1. theme to double bassi (3rd movement trio)
2. replaced menuet and trio with scherzo and trio
3. cadenza-like oboe solo in recap of 1st mvmt
4. scherzo recalled in development of 4th mvmt
5. piccolo standing out in coda of 4th mvmt

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review and reflection

expanded orchestra (4 families of instruments)