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Overture to Marriage of Figaro

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Transcript of Overture to Marriage of Figaro

Overture to Marriage of Figaro
Instruments
Mozart composed his overture to be performed by an orchestra of flutes, oboes, clarinets, horns, trumpets, and violins.
The form of this composition is "shortened sonata form". This means that it has an exposition and recapitulation, but it doesn't have a development section.
The Overture
What?
An Overture is a musical introduction to a dramatic opera.
Mozart
The
Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
can be heard in this video.
Form
The tempo of this piece is Presto. Mozart opens this overture moving at nearly 145 beats per minute.
The overture has moments that are mezzo piano, which means moderately soft, and then crescendos to fortissimo, which means very loud.
Tempo
Dynamics
Mozart was able to break away from typical sonata-allegro form by using a coda at the end instead of using a development section in the middle.
This type of change in dynamics is a common characteristic of classical work
Texture
The texture that Mozart used for this overture is mostly Homophony. There are parts that you can hear a polyphonic texture as well.
He wrote an overture for the opera.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart compose the Opera Buffa, otherwise known as a comic opera,
The Marriage of Figaro
in 1786.
References
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra,
Mozart, Overture to Marriage of Figaro
, http://www.themco.ca/mozart-overture-to-figaro/
LA PHIL,
The Marriage of Figaro Overture,
http://www.laphil.com/philpedia/music/overture-to-marriage-of-figaro-wolfgang-amadeus-mozart
Norton,
The Marriage of Figaro Overture and Act 1
,http://www.wwnorton.com/college/music/listeninglab/shared/listening_guides/mozart_the_marriage_of_figaro.pdf
CSO.org, Overture to the Marriage of Figaro Compare and Contrast, https://cso.org/globalassets/institute/lesson-plans/overture-to-the-marriage-of-figaro-lesson-plan.pdf
That fast paced tempo is what you are hearing now.
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