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Muscic Comments #3 - section Symphony No.5 First Movement...

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Guo Yuxin S h I C1 #15 Professor Farber Arts 2203, section 1 November 11, 2007 Symphony No.40 in G Minor First Movement By Mozart (1756-1791) The first theme of this movement is very playful due to a short-short-long rhythmic patter. A bridge melody transfers the scale upward, leading to the second theme. Sonata form is used to strengthen the impression of the listeners for the two themes in the development section, with several variations of the two themes. In the recapitulation section, the whole orchestra plays the two themes in tonic key, which keep a balance of the whole movement, but it is not as strong as that in the exposition
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Unformatted text preview: section. Symphony No.5 First Movement By Beethoven (1770-1827) The first theme of this movement also followed a certain short-short-short-long rhythmic pattern, creating a sense of tensity. Each long lasting note modified by a fermata is hold by the strings bursts with power. The second theme is announced by a horn-call motive, which is different from a simply pause in the Mozart’s piece. The development is not filled with two much variation. On the contrast, Beethoven expanded much about the coda section, and then at last minute, the movement reaches its climax....
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