Unformatted text preview: The Moldau (1874) Smetana The continuous melody played by the flutes created a flowing effect, creating a sense of water floating in the river. Then the triangle strikes, leading to the strings taking part the main theme, which repeats twice. The horns join in the music and add some power to the melody. The strings trill, indicating a new theme which forms a striking contrast with the first theme. The second theme is different on mood, tempo and melody. The harp brings the whole orchestra back to the river theme and the music ends with the variation of the first theme....
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- Spring '11
- Music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Musical instrument, Frédéric Chopin, main theme