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Symphony No.5 in E minor Op 64 1st movement Tchaikovsky Help Opus Details
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The first movement opens with a fateful, gloomy theme played by clarinets in the low register, and the movement is predominantly either gloomy or expressing a sense of longing.
Category: Symphony Orchestra Romantic Period
Time Signature 4 /4 Key Signature   E Minor Play MP3 using player below.

1    This introduction to the first movement opens with a fateful, gloomy theme played by clarinets in the low register.

2    This first main theme played by clarinets and bassoons in octaves, is a little livelier than the introduction, but still pretty gloomy.

3    This 2nd main theme played by the strings seems to express a plaintive yearning for something impossible.

4    This 3rd theme of this first movement starts with a forte pizzicato chord played by the string section, then a repetitive passage on the clarinets, folowed by an upward surge on the strings.

5    This syncopated 4th theme played by the violins continues ever more forcefully the sense of longing which dominates this entire 1st movement.
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