Mozart: 1st Movement from Symphony No.40 in G minor

Laura Perry
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AS - Level Music Mind Map on Mozart: 1st Movement from Symphony No.40 in G minor, created by Laura Perry on 05/25/2014.
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Mozart: 1st Movement from Symphony No.40 in G minor
1 General
1.1 Written in 1788
1.2 From the Classical Period (1750-1830)
2 Structure
2.1 1) Exposition
2.1.1 1st Subject in Gminor
2.1.2 Bridge- modulation
2.1.3 2nd Subject in G minor
2.1.4 Codetta in Bb Major
2.2 2) Development
2.2.1 Develops 1st Subject- through related keys
2.3 3) Recapitulation
2.3.1 1st Subject in G minor
2.3.2 Bridge- no modulation
2.3.3 2nd Subject in G minor
2.3.4 Coda- perfect Cadence
3 Instrumentation
3.1 Strings
3.1.1 Violins
3.1.2 Violas
3.1.3 Cellos
3.1.4 Double basses
3.2 Woodwind
3.2.1 Flute
3.2.2 Oboes (2)
3.2.3 Clarinets (2)
3.2.4 Bassoons (2)
3.3 Brass
3.3.1 Horn in G
3.3.2 Horn in Bb major
3.4 The instrumentation is slightly different to a standard classical orchestra as it contains only one flute rather than two. It also does not contain the usual two trumpets or timpani.
4 It is a symphony that is in sonata form.
4.1 Sonata Form means that has three sections. An exposition, a development and a recapitulation.
5 Features of Classical Music
5.1 Regular eight bar phrasing. 4 is asking the question and the next four answer it.
5.2 Melody dominated texture
5.3 Symmetry and balance within the structure
5.4 Functional harmony- only used for structure.
5.5 Orchestras became standard and the harpsichord was no longer used.
5.6 Contrast in key and melodies and great dynamic contrast.
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