The introductory Andante con moto section of the first movement is not directly related to the rest of the movement and serves a similar function to the introduction of his Op. 74 quartet. Thereafter, the movement's main thematic material is exposed and developed. The quartet's second movement makes use of an augmented second in the descending scale first played by the first violin at the beginning of the movement. This interval, repeated through the movement, gives it an association with the Hungarian scale. The quartet's third movement is a lighter Menuetto which provides the motif that is subsequently turned upside down for the last movement, an Allegro molto that begins with the viola and adds the second violin, cello and first violin in that order for a rousing finale.