Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik also known as Serenade No. 13 For Strings In G Major is chamber ensemble composition by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In German, the title means "a little serenade," it is Köchel catalogue number 525. The composition was written for an ensemble of two violins, viola, and cello with optional double bass, but is often performed by string orchestras.
The work has four movements — Allegro, Romanze: Andante, Menuetto: Allegretto, and Rondo: Allegro.
Allegro, the first movement, is in sonata-allegro form, which aggressively ascends in a Mannheim rocket theme. The second theme is more graceful and in D major, the dominant key of G major. The exposition closes in D major and is repeated. The development section begins on D major and touches on D minor and C major before the work returns to G major for the recapitulation. Romanze
The second movement, Romanze: Andante, is in C major. A feeling of intimacy and tenderness remains throughout this movement. It is in rondo form, taking the shape A–B–A–C–A plus a final coda. The keys of the sections are C major for A and B, C minor for C. The middle appearance of A is truncated, consisting of only the first half of the theme. Heartz describes the movement as evoking gavotte rhythm: each of its sections begins in the middle of the measure, with a double upbeat. Menuetto
The third movement, Menuetto: Allegretto, is a minuet and trio, both in 3/4 time. The minuet is in the home key of G major, the contrasting trio in the dominant key of D major. As is normal in this form, the minuet is played again da capo following the trio. Rondo
Rondo: Allegro is the fourth and last movement and is in lively tempo in G major. The movement is written in sonata form. Mozart specifies repeats not just for the exposition section but also for the following development and recapitulation section. The work ends with a long coda.
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