Music 120 Autumn 2009 Sections Week 5 Journal D This journal consists of three parts. The first two concern the Binary Form (or Binary Unit ), from which many larger-scaled compositions of the Classical Period grew (we learned about this in section last week). All Minuets and Trios, many sets of variations, many Rondos, and all Sonata Form movements have their roots in Binary Form. 1) Listen to the Theme and Variations from Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 in G major ( Surprise ), following along with Kamien as you listen. The starting point for this piece is a Binary Unit. How does this movement “grow” from the Binary Unit? Do you get bored from hearing the theme over and over again? (We hope not!) What are some of the things that Haydn does to keep our interest? 2) Listen to the first movement of Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor, after having read about the movement in Kamien and using Kamien’s Listening Outline. How is this movement an expansion of the Binary Form? For the third part of your journal, you will listen to the opening scene of Mozart’s opera
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