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Symphony No.6 in F, Op 68 (Pastoral) 1st movement Beethoven Help Opus Details
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Beethoven wrote his 'Pastoral' symphony in 1808. In a major break from the classical tradition, he supplied a subtitle in the score for each of the 5 movements. This makes it an example of 'programme music', though it expresses moods and feelings more than attempted sound effects. It shows Beethoven at the transition between the classical and the romantic styles. Beethoven described the 1st movement as 'Awakening of cheerful feelings on arrival in the country.' Its tempo is marked 'allegro ma non troppo'.
Category: Symphony Orchestra Featuring Violin Classical Period
Time Signature 2 /4 Key Signature   F Major Play MP3 using player below.

1    Happy feelings are expressed in this first theme, first violins, then conversing with 2nd violins.

2    Second theme, first then second violins playing broken dominant and tonic chords, having modulated into the dominant.

3    Third theme, still violins, forte, still in the dominant key of C major.

4    Fourth theme, woodwinds, piano, still in the dominant key of C major.
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