Symphony No. 30 (Mozart)
The work is in 4 movements:
- Molto allegro, 3/4
- Andantino con moto (A major), 2/4
- Menuetto and Trio (the latter in G major), 3/4
- Presto, 2/4
The first movement is in sonata form and opens with a falling, dotted fanfare motif. A transitional section follows which contains a dialogue between violins and bass alternating between loud and soft dynamics and ending with a trill. The second theme group of the sonata-form structure contains two sections. The first is a ländler scored for two violins against bass while the second is a minuet for the tutti featuring trills on almost every beat. The expositional coda returns to the ländler style. The development focuses on the minuet-style with the phrase-lengths elongatated. Following the recapitulation, the movement coda returns to this minuet and regularizes its phrase-lengths before the final cadence.
In the trio of the minuet, the first violin is syncopated an eighth-note ahead of the accompaniment.
- Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, Franz Giegling, Alexander Weinmann & Gerd Sievers, Chronologisch - thematisches Verzeichnis sämtlicher Tonwerke Wolfgang Amadé Mozarts, 6th Edition. Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel (1964): 203.
- Cliff Eisen, "Symphonies" The Mozart Conpendium, ed. H. C. Robbins Landon. London: Thames & Hudson, Ltd. (1990): 261
- Robert Dearling. The Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Symphonies (Rutherford, Madison, Teaneck, Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 1982), p. 203. A reconstructed timpani part is provided in which the timpani plays in each of the movements except the slow movement."
- Brown, A. Peter, The Symphonic Repertoire (Volume 2). Indiana University Press (ISBN 025333487X), pp. 379-381 (2002).
- Symphony in D K. 202: Score and critical report (German) in the Neue Mozart-Ausgabe
- Symphony No. 30: Free scores at the International Music Score Library Project
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