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1

Information About Him (5)

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

2

Information About His Time in Salzburg (5)

- (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

3

Information About His Time in Vienna (7)

- (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

4

Information About His Final Year (3)

- (1791)
- had financial and health problems
- finished a few operas and started working on a requiem, which was finished by his student, Süssmayr

5

Important Piece: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (2)

- serenade for two string quartets with optional double bass
- four movements

6

First Movement of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (3)

- in G major
- allegro
- in sonata form

7

Exposition of First Movement of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (7)

- 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

8

Development of First Movement of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (3)

- features D major and C major
- develops theme 1 and theme 2B
- dominant preparation

9

Recapitulation of First Movement of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (3)

- 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)

- 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)

- 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)

- 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