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   Beethoven
       Symphony No.1 in C, Op 21 1st movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    Slow introduction to 1st movement


2    Faster principal theme of 1st movement


3    Second theme


4    Third theme, modulating into the dominant.

       Symphony No.1 in C, Op 21 2nd movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    Graceful tranquil first theme, with canonical entries.


2    Second theme continues the pastoral flavour but modulating into the dominant C major.


3    Third theme, with lively triplet figures.

       Symphony No.1 in C, Op 21 3rd movement Menuetto (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    First theme, very fast, definitely a scherzo even though marked menuetto.


2    Second theme on oboes alternating with violins.

       Symphony No.1 in C, Op 21 4th movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    Very lively first theme


2    Second theme modulates into the dominant, G major.

       Symphony No.2 in D, Op 36 1st movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    Slow intro to 1st movt


2    First principal theme


3    second main theme

       Symphony No.2 in D, Op 36 2nd movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    first theme


2    2nd theme


3    3rd theme


4    4th theme


5    5th theme

       Symphony No.2 in D, Op 36 3rd movement (Scherzo) (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    first theme -Scherzo (Haydn would have called it a minuet)


2    second theme - trio.

       Symphony No.2 in D, Op 36 4th movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    second theme


3    third theme

       Symphony No.3 in Eb Eroica 1st movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    First theme, introduced by the cellos.


2    Second theme, thrown from oboes to clarinets, to flutes, and to first violins.


3    Third theme, started on clarinets and taken up by the oboes.

       Symphony No.3 in Eb Eroica 2nd movement (Funeral March) (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    The solemn C minor theme of the 2nd Movt is a funeral march.


2    The 2nd theme is in Eb major, on the first violins, continuing the solemn and sombre atmosphere of this movement.

       Symphony No.3 in Eb Eroica 3rd movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    The 'minuet' part of this fast scherzo - part A


2    After the alternating notes, theme B arrives


3    The trio part of this scherzo played on the horns.

       Symphony No.3 in Eb Eroica 4th movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    First main theme, pizzicato strings, will be bass for next theme.


2    Second theme, on oboes, then picked up by first violins, in counterpoint with theme 1

       Symphony No.4 in Bb Op 60 1st movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    Introduction, adagio, pianissimo and sombre in Bb minor, on strings, with chordal woodwinds.


2    A contasting allegro vivace with a burst on the violins.


3    The bassoons introduce this new tune in F minor


4    This new bright tune starts on the clarinet and is thrown around the woodwinds.

       Symphony No.4 in Bb Op 60 2nd movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    After a one bar rhythmic introduction by the 2nd violins, the first violins play this graceful tune.

       Symphony No.4 in Bb Op 60 3rd movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    The first violins play this tune at a ripping pace, 100 dotted minims per minute!


2    This is the main theme of the trio, woodwinds alternating with violins.

       Symphony No.4 in Bb Op 60 4th movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    A brisk violin passage starts the 4th movement.


2    Violins also play this 2nd tune, echoed almost immediately by the woodwinds.

       Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op 67 1st Movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67 1st Movement


2    This variation on the opening "fate motif" is played by the French Horns.


3    This is the true second theme

       Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op 67 2nd movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    First theme, a lovely melody on the violas and cellos.


2    Second theme,firstly quietly on clarinets and bassoons, then triumphantly in C major by the full orchestra.

       Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op 67 3rd movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    First theme, pianisssimo on cellos and basses.


2    Second theme, 12 repeated notes, forte, on the horns, but the harmony by the strings modulates from C minor to Eb major..


3    Third theme, (the 'trio') in C major, starts with an energetic quaver passage on cellos and basses.

       Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67 4th movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    This 4th movement starts with a blazing fortissimo tutti, in C major, with powerful but simple tonic/dominant chords.


2    The 2nd theme is stated on the woodwinds with the French Horns, still in Beethoven's characteristic bold dominant-tonic fashion.


3    The 3rd theme, on strings, employs ascending triplet patterns, in the modulated key of G major.


4    the 4th theme is in the dominant key of G, played by the clarinets and bassoons.


5    The 5th theme is introduced forte on the bassoons, then taken up piano by the horns.

       Symphony No.6 in F, Op 68 (Pastoral) 1st movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    Happy feelings are expressed in this first theme, first violins, then conversing with 2nd violins.


2    Second theme, first then second violins playing broken dominant and tonic chords, having modulated into the dominant.


3    Third theme, still violins, forte, still in the dominant key of C major.


4    Fourth theme, woodwinds, piano, still in the dominant key of C major.

       Symphony No.6 in F, Op 68 (Pastoral) 2nd movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    Upper first theme, on first violins


2    Lower first theme, simultaneous with upper theme, played by 2nd violins.


3    Second theme


4    Third theme


5    Fourth theme on violas, a tune that seems to go round and round.

       Symphony No.6 in F, Op 68 (Pastoral) 3rd movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    First theme on strings, a brisk scherzo tune in 3/4 time.


2    The second theme flows more smoothly, but still at an enegetic pace, and in a very distant key.


3    the third theme


4    Fourth theme

       Symphony No.6 in F, Op 68 (Pastoral) 4th movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    There's a storm brewing! Pianissimo 2nd violins start this tune against a backdrop of cellos and basses playing threatening semi-quaver tremoloes deep down.


2    The 1st violins start this fragmentary theme, which conveys a sense of alarm with its emphasis on diminished 5ths.


3    By the time this bold diatonic tune in F minor appears, the storm has reached its climax, and the orchestral tutti are all in full fortissimo.

       Symphony No.6 in F, Op 68 (Pastoral) 5th movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    Peace has returned to the countryside after the storms, and the pastoral mood is captured by this incredibly simple but memorable tune exploring the notes of the tonic, dominant and subdominant triads.


2    Second theme, another peaceful pastoral tune.

       Symphony No.7 in A Op 92 1st movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    This is the slow introduction to the first movement. The tune on the oboe is punctuated by massive chords on the strings.


2    This is a continuation of the slow introduction, with a new tune on the oboe.


3    This cheerful vivace theme on flutes is preceded by an opening passage of repeated dotted quavers which set the rhythm. The violins take it up fortissimo.


4    This jolly 6/8 tune on the violins continues the Sicilian flavour.


5    This heroic new theme played by the strings with enthusiastic bursts from the horns, takes us to new heights of satisfaction, contentment and gaiety.

       Symphony No.7 in A Op 92 2nd movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    Theme 1. These starting repeated low notes on the viola are underlaid by the cello with some chordal variations.


2    Theme 2. The viola then climbs a little with a sombre tune in A minor.


3    Theme 3. Violas and cellos play this sad tune in unison, against the 2nd violins who take up theme 2.


4    This section in which the clarinets introduce a new theme, is a little brighter.

       Symphony No.7 in A Op 92 3rd movement (Presto) (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    This presto scherzo movement opens with this theme played by energetic strings and woodwinds.


2    The 'trio' of the 3rd movement, played on clarinets, is marked 'assai meno presto'.

       Symphony No.7 in A Op 92 4th movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    This very busy tune on the strings is preceded by 4 bars of huge tutti chords.


2    This grand tune played by all is dominated by the brass.

       Symphony No.8 in F Op 93 1st movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme


3    Third theme


4    Fourth theme


5    Fifth theme

       Symphony No.8 in F Op 93 2nd movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme


3    Third theme

       Symphony No.8 in F Op 93 3rd movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    Tutti main theme led by violins


2    The 'trio' of the scherzo movement is led by the french horns.

       Symphony No.8 in F Op 93 4th movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    This very lively triplet theme is played by the violins.


2    Second theme


3    A more leisurely theme forms a contrast


4    Fourth theme

       Symphony No.9 in D minor Op 125 'Choral' 1st movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    This is an incredibly dramatic opening theme, firmly establishing the D minor tonality.


2    Second theme


3    Third theme


4    Fourth theme

       Symphony No.9 in D minor Op 125 'Choral' 2nd movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme


3    Third theme, on horns.


4    Fourth theme, on violins in counterpoint with horns theme 3.

       Symphony No.9 in D minor Op 125 'Choral' 3rd movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    theme 1


2    Theme 2 is a flowing tune on the violins.

       Symphony No.9 in D minor Op 125 'Choral' 4th movement (Beethoven) (Symphony)

1    Dramatic introduction to the 4th movement.


2     'Ode to Joy' theme, introduced pianissimo by the double basses.


3    The men's voices introduce this third theme.


4    Fourth theme, a vocal quartet.


5    Fifth theme, the orchestra starts its build-up for the climax of the work.


6    Ode to Joy theme, by violins, in mid phrase, where the first note is repeated as a syncopated tie over a bar-line.


7    Ode to Joy theme, as introduced by the bass solo, with minims replaced by 2 crotchets in two places to fit the words..


   Berlioz
       Symphonie Fantastique Op 14 1st movement Rêverie, Passions (Berlioz) (Symphony)

1    Symphonie Fantastique Op 14 1st Movt. Rêverie, Passions


2    This is the second theme of the introduction to the 1st movement, a tune on the french horns, as the tempo and passion heat up a bit.


3    This is the famous idée fixe, or fixed idea, (perhaps an appropriate modern word would be obsession?). It starts on the violins, at a feverish tempo..

       Symphonie Fantastique Op 14 2nd movement - A Ball (Berlioz) (Symphony)

1    Accompanied by quivering violin chords, this sombre cello tune opens the 2nd movement, with a flourish from the harp..


2    This waltz is the principal theme of this ball movement, played on the first violins.


3    Theme 2 is Berlioz's idée fixe from the 1st movt, in a modified rhythm and played by the oboes and flutes.

       Symphonie Fantastique Op 14 3rd movement Scène aux champs (Berlioz) (Symphony)

1    Scène aux champs. Shepherd's calls, on cor anglais, then oboe.


2    After the introductory "ranz des vaches", this peaceful simple tune on the violins establishes the feeling of contentment in the countryside.


3    This second theme, also on the violins, continues the tranquil mood, possibly with a hint of disturbing thoughts emerging.

       Symphonie Fantastique Op 14 4th movement - March to the Scaffold (Berlioz) (Symphony)

1    Theme 1 is a sombre plodding march, a descending scale by the cellos and double basses.


2    Theme 2 is a triumphant march played by blazing brass and woodwind sections.

       Symphonie Fantastique Op 14 5th movement Witches' Sabath (Berlioz) (Symphony)

1    This is the witches' dance, a frenzied tune played by the clarinets.(I've omitted the grace notes and trills from the first 10 notes in the theme dictionary)


2    The bell tolls, then the ancient plainsong melody Dies Irae (Day of Wrath, from funeral service) is heard on the Ophleicide (here scored for 3rd trombone)


3    3rd theme


   Bizet
       Symphony in C, 1st movement Allegro Vivo (Bizet) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme


3    Third theme

       Symphony in C, 2nd movement Adagio (Bizet) (Symphony)

1    After a brief chordal intro, this first theme sounds from the oboes, accompanied by pizzicato strings.


2    A smooth soaring theme in the high violins in the relative major key.

       Symphony in C, 3rd movement, allegro vivace. (Bizet) (Symphony)

1    Main theme

       Symphony in C, 4th movement, Allegro vivace. (Bizet) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme


3    Third theme


   Borodin
       Symphony No.1 in Eb 1st movement (Borodin) (Symphony)

1    main theme

       Symphony No.1 in Eb 2nd movement (Borodin) (Symphony)

1    Rapid triplets on the strings.

       Symphony No.1 in Eb 3rd movement (Borodin) (Symphony)

1    main tune

       Symphony No.1 in Eb 4th movement (Borodin) (Symphony)

1    main tune

       Symphony No.2 in B minor 1st movement (Borodin) (Symphony)

1    A very dramatic and dark opening to this symphony.

       Symphony No.2 in B minor 2nd movement (Borodin) (Symphony)

1    first theme

       Symphony No.2 in B minor 3rd movement (Borodin) (Symphony)

1    first theme

       Symphony No.2 in B minor 4th movement (Borodin) (Symphony)

1    First theme

       Symphony No.3 in A minor 1st movement (Borodin) (Symphony)

1    first theme

       Symphony No.3 in A minor 2nd movement (Borodin) (Symphony)

1    first theme


   Brahms
       Symphony No.1 in C minor Op 68 1st movement (Brahms) (Symphony)

1    a slow chromatic introduction

       Symphony No.1 in C minor Op 68 2nd movement (Brahms) (Symphony)

1    main theme

       Symphony No.1 in C minor Op 68 3rd movement (Brahms) (Symphony)

1    first theme

       Symphony No.1 in C minor Op 68 4th movement (Brahms) (Symphony)

1    Main theme

       Symphony No.2 in D 1st movement (Brahms) (Symphony)

1    The first theme is a stately tune on horns, with the cellos and basses holding a solid foundation. They are soon joined by the woodwind.


2    This 2nd theme is where the violins enter, with a soaring tune.


3    The 3rd theme is played on violas accompanied by cellos, a lyrical flowing melody.

       Symphony No.2 in D 2nd movement (Brahms) (Symphony)

1    First theme

       Symphony No.2 in D 3rd movement (Brahms) (Symphony)

1    First theme

       Symphony No.2 in D 4th movement (Brahms) (Symphony)

1    First theme

       Symphony No.3 in F Op 90 1st movement (Brahms) (Symphony)

1    The sweeping first theme is announced by the strings.


2    Theme 2 enters on the clarinets, in the remote key of A major, and new time signature of 9/4.


3    Theme 3 comes in on the oboes, in the even more distant key of C# major.

       Symphony No.3 in F Op 90 2nd movement (Brahms) (Symphony)

1    first theme

       Symphony No.3 in F Op 90 3rd movement (Brahms) (Symphony)

1    first theme

       Symphony No.3 in F Op 90 4th movement (Brahms) (Symphony)

1    main theme

       Symphony No.4 in E minor Op 96 1st movement (Brahms) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 4 in E minor Op 96 1st Movt


2    This 2nd theme on the violins, surges up and away from the calmness of the opening theme.


3    This is the dramatic 3rd theme introduced on the horns.


4    The 4th theme is a new melody introduced by the cellos.


5    The 5th theme comes in on the 2nd violins, a bright descending scale passage.


6    The 6th theme on clarinets continues Brahms' outpouring of fresh melodies.

       Symphony No.4 in E minor Op 98 2nd movement (Brahms) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 4 in E minor Op 98 2nd Movt

       Symphony No.4 in E minor Op 98 3rd movement (Brahms) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 4 in E minor Op98 3rd Movt

       Symphony No.4 in E minor Op 98 4th movement (Brahms) (Symphony)

1    main theme


   Bruckner
       Symphony No.4 in Eb - Romantic - 1st movement (Bruckner) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 4 in Eb - Romantic - 1st Movt


2    Theme 2 on flutes and oboes rises in a crescendo, with a rhythmic pattern of 2 crotchets, then 3 triplet crotchets, per bar


3    Theme 3 is a lilting happy tune on the strings.

       Symphony No.4 in Eb - Romantic - 2nd movement (Bruckner) (Symphony)

1    first theme

       Symphony No.4 in Eb - Romantic - 3rd movement (Bruckner) (Symphony)

1    First theme, a hunting song.

       Symphony No.4 in Eb - Romantic - 4th movement (Bruckner) (Symphony)

1    first theme


   Dvořák
       Symphony No.8 in G Op 88 1st movement (Dvořák) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 8 in G Op 88 1st Movt


2    The 2nd subject is a chirpy birdsong tune on the flute, which later dominates the whole first movement.


3    The 3rd theme, on cellos and violas, returns briefly to the idyllic mood of the 1st theme


4    The 4th theme, in B minor, is a relaxed swinging tune for clarinets and winds over flowing triplets in the strings.

       Symphony No.8 in G Op 88 2nd movement (Dvořák) (Symphony)

1    A sort of dirge based on a short motif on the strings, followed by dark clarinets playing in close harmony


2    This is the joyous and lyrical C major 2nd theme, played by oboes and flutes against lilting descending violin passages and punctuated by pizzicato chords on the lower strings and horns.

       Symphony No.8 in G Op 88 3rd movement (Dvořák) (Symphony)

1    The opening theme is a graceful tune played by the first violins, then a harsher variation of it is played by the woodwinds.


2    The second theme is effectively the trio that traditionally came with a minuet in the classical period. It is a charming tune in G major, played on flutes and oboes, and later accompanied by a smoother counter-melody on the violas.

       Symphony No.8 in G Op 88 4th movement (Dvořák) (Symphony)

1    Trumpet fanfare which opens 4th movement of Dvorak's 8th Symphony.


2    Cello melody forming 1st major theme of 4th movement.


3    This 2nd theme is a solid lumbering tune in C minor played by the oboes and clarinets, which Dvorak then develops, especially by using the emphatic rhythm of its first two bars.

       Symphony No.9 in E minor - New World - 1st movement (Dvořák) (Symphony)

1    Slow contemplative introductory passage on the strings.


2    This is the first theme after the introductory passages, played by the 3rd French Horn.


3    Second theme, a gentle tune quietly introduced by the oboes and flutes.


4    Third theme. a lilting happy tune played by the flutes, in the relative major key of G.

       Symphony No.9 in E minor - New World - 2nd movement (Dvořák) (Symphony)

1    After a chordal intoduction, the cor anglais gently states thhis famous tune, the main theme of the movement.


2    This 2nd theme comes in lightly on the flutes and oboes, in the distant key of C# minor


3    This 3rd theme follows theme 2 with a slightly bolder tune on the clarinets, with pizzicato strings in the background.

       Symphony No.9 in E minor - New World - 3rd movement (Dvořák) (Symphony)

1    After 12 bars of dramatic introduction, the flutes and oboes introduce theme 1 of the scherzo


2    Flutes and oboes play this 2nd theme against a a whimsical repeated phrase from the bassoons.


3    Theme 3 by woodwinds with strings accompanying.

       Symphony No.9 in E minor - New World - 4th movement (Dvořák) (Symphony)

1    Dramatic rather chromatic introduction to the 4th movement on the strings.


2    Theme 1 follows the brief dramatic string introduction, with a strident and majestic first tune proclaimed by the trumpets


3    Theme 2 is a triplet figure on the first violins


4    Theme 3 is a happy tune played by the clarinets


   Elgar
       Symphony No.1 in Ab, 1st movement - Andante Nobilmente e semplice - Allegro (Elgar) (Symphony)

1    A slow stately theme opens this symphony.

       Symphony No.1 in Ab, 2nd movement - allegro molto (Elgar) (Symphony)

1    First theme

       Symphony No.1 in Ab, 3rd movement - adagio (Elgar) (Symphony)

1    First theme

       Symphony No.1 in Ab, 4th movement - Allegro (Elgar) (Symphony)

1    First theme


   Franck
       Symphony in D minor 1st movement (Franck) (Symphony)

1    This symphony opens with an atmosphere of darkness and doubt, created by a deep theme in D minor played by the cellos and double basses. The first three notes of this form a sort of leit-motiv for the whole symphony.


2    This theme follows the dark and slow introduction, and is a great contrast, marked allegro non troppo, and played energetically by all the strings.


3    This is the second-most important theme of this movement. It represents a great climax, in F major, played by the full orchestra fortissimo.

       Symphony in D minor 2nd movement (Franck) (Symphony)

1    This lyrical tune played on the cor anglais is loosely related to the leitmotiv in the opening passage of the first movement.


2    This new tune on clarinet and french horn is played twice. But the second time around, the tune reaches up from the high Db to an even higher D natural. This is an unexpected twist, a real trademark of Franck's style.

       Symphony in D minor 3rd movement (Franck) (Symphony)

1    This tune emerges in the 3rd movement, after a boisterous introduction. It is played quietly on the cellos and bassoons, but it is a happy, relaxed tune.


   Haydn
       Symphony No. 45 in F# minor "Farewell" - 1st movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    main theme


2    second theme

       Symphony No. 45 in F# minor "Farewell" - 2nd movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Main theme

       Symphony No. 45 in F# minor "Farewell" - 3rd movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Main theme

       Symphony No. 45 in F# minor "Farewell" - 4th movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Main theme in F# minor


2    Farewell theme (sometimes described as 5th movement)

       Symphony No. 48 in C "Maria Theresia" - 1st movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    main theme

       Symphony No. 48 in C "Maria Theresia" - 2nd movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    main theme

       Symphony No. 48 in C "Maria Theresia" - 3rd movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    main theme

       Symphony No. 48 in C "Maria Theresia" - 4th movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Main theme

       Symphony No.100 in G "Military" 1st movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Slow introduction


2    Main theme after slow introduction

       Symphony No.100 in G "Military" 2nd movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 100 in G "Military" 2nd Movt


2    This is the bit that gave this symphony its nickname "Military" - the bass drum, cymbals and triangle come in unexpectedly, as the tune switches into a minor key.

       Symphony No.100 in G "Military" 3rd movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 100 in G "Military" 3rd Movt

       Symphony No.100 in G "Military" 4th movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 100 in G "Military" 4th Movt

       Symphony No.101 in D Clock 1st movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 101 in D Clock 1st Movt

       Symphony No.101 in D Clock 2nd movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 101 in D Clock 2nd Movt

       Symphony No.101 in D Clock 3rd movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 101 in D Clock 3rd Movt

       Symphony No.101 in D Clock 4th movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 101 in D Clock 4th Movt

       Symphony No.104 in D "London" 1st movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Dramatic opening passage in D ninor.


2    First main theme in the major key

       Symphony No.104 in D "London" 2nd movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 104 in D "London" 2nd Movt

       Symphony No.104 in D "London" 3rd movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 104 in D "London" 3rd Movt

       Symphony No.104 in D "London" 4th movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Main theme

       Symphony No.49 in F minor 'La Passione' 1st movement- adagio (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Main theme

       Symphony No.49 in F minor 'La Passione' 2nd movement - allegro di molto (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    main theme

       Symphony No.49 in F minor 'La Passione' 3rd movement - menuetto (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    main theme

       Symphony No.49 in F minor 'La Passione' 4th movement - finale presto (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    main theme

       Symphony No.59 in A "Fire" 1st movement - presto (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Main theme on 2nd violins

       Symphony No.59 in A "Fire" 2nd movement - andante (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Slow movt starts in A minor

       Symphony No.59 in A "Fire" 3rd movement - menuetto (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Minuet theme

       Symphony No.59 in A "Fire" 4th movement - allegro assai (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Horns and oboe start the 'allegro assai'

       Symphony No.6 in D 'Le Matin' Hob 1:6. 1st movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    First violins start the intro with this pianissimo theme, adagio and in 4/4 time.


2    Flutes enter 2 bars later with this theme.


3    Flutes start the main theme, allegro in 3/4 time.

       Symphony No.6 in D 'Le Matin' Hob 1:6. 2nd movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Main theme

       Symphony No.6 in D 'Le Matin' Hob 1:6. 3rd movement - Minuet and trio. (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Minuet.


2    Trio.The bassoon features here, alongside the double bass.

       Symphony No.6 in D 'Le Matin' Hob 1:6. 4th movement - Finale. (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Main theme, first on flutes, then tutti.

       Symphony No.88 in G 1st Movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Slow introduction to 1st movement


2    Main theme, allegro

       Symphony No.88 in G 2nd movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 88 in G 2nd Movt

       Symphony No.88 in G 3rd movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 88 in G 3rd Movt

       Symphony No.88 in G 4th movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Finale: Allegro con spirito

       Symphony No.90 in C major - 1st movement - adagio - allegro assai (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    main allegro assai theme, after short slow introduction.

       Symphony No.90 in C major - 2nd movement - andante (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    First violins and bassoons play F major theme

       Symphony No.90 in C major - 3rd movement - menuet (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Main minuet theme

       Symphony No.90 in C major - 4th movement - finale, allegro assai (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Allegro assai, first theme

       Symphony No.92 in G Oxford 1st movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Slow introduction


2    main theme

       Symphony No.92 in G Oxford 2nd movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 92 in C Oxford 2nd Movt

       Symphony No.92 in G Oxford 3rd movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 92 in G Oxford 3rd Movt

       Symphony No.92 in G Oxford 4th movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    main theme

       Symphony No.93 in D - 1st movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Slow intro after the startling three unison tutti Ds at the opening.


2    First main tune, marked allegro assai

       Symphony No.93 in D - 2nd movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    rondo with variations

       Symphony No.93 in D - 3rd movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Vigorous minuet and trio

       Symphony No.93 in D - 4th movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Main theme. Complex sonata form.

       Symphony No.94 in G Surprise 1st movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 94 in G Surprise 1st Movt


2    After the slow introduction, this is the first theme, played by the first violins at a fast skipping pace.


3    The second theme of the exposition is in the dominant key of D major.

       Symphony No.94 in G Surprise 2nd movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 94 in G Surprise 2nd Movt

       Symphony No.94 in G Surprise 3rd movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 94 in G Surprise 3rd Movt


2    The trio from the 3rd Movement's minuet and trio.

       Symphony No.94 in G Surprise 4th movement (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    first theme


2    second theme

       Symphony No.96 in D "Miracle" 1st movement, adagio - allegro (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    slow introduction, marked adagio


2    second theme - allegro

       Symphony No.96 in D "Miracle" 2nd movement - andante (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    main theme

       Symphony No.96 in D "Miracle" 3rd movement - menuetto (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    minuet


2    trio - oboe solo with strings

       Symphony No.96 in D "Miracle" 4th movement - finale - vivace assai (Haydn) (Symphony)

1    Main theme


   Mahler
       Symphony No.1 in D "Titan" 1st movement (Mahler) (Symphony)

1    1st theme


2    2nd theme

       Symphony No.1 in D "Titan" 2nd movement (Mahler) (Symphony)

1    Main theme

       Symphony No.1 in D "Titan" 3rd movement (Mahler) (Symphony)

1    1st theme

       Symphony No.1 in D "Titan" 4th movement (Mahler) (Symphony)

1    Very dramatic main theme


   Mendelssohn
       Symphony No.3 in A Minor Op 56 "Scotch" 1st movement (Mendelssohn) (Symphony)

1    First theme

       Symphony No.3 in A Minor Op 56 "Scotch" 2nd movement (Mendelssohn) (Symphony)

1    Main theme of 2nd movement is a lively tune introduced by the clarinet.

       Symphony No.3 in A Minor Op 56 "Scotch" 3rd movement (Mendelssohn) (Symphony)

1    A slow plaintive tune on the first violins.

       Symphony No.3 in A Minor Op 56 "Scotch" 4th movement - allegro maestoso theme (Mendelssohn) (Symphony)

1    allegro maestoso theme

       Symphony No.4 in A Op 90 - Italian - 1st movement (Mendelssohn) (Symphony)

1    First the on violins, accompanied by pulsating triplets.


2    The 2nd theme emerges on clarinets and bassoons, continuing the mood of Italian-style gaiety.

       Symphony No.4 in A Op 90 - Italian - 2nd movement (Mendelssohn) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 4 in A Op 90 - Italian - 2nd Movt


2    The first theme is a sombre processional tune in D minor, introduced by the violas with the oboes, against a background of cellos and double basses playing a sort of walking bass in quavers.


3    The second theme on first violins continues the serious mood.


4    The 3rd theme is brighter, in A major, played by the clarinets.

       Symphony No.4 in A Op 90 - Italian - 3rd movement (Mendelssohn) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 4 in A Op 90 - Italian - 3rd Movt


2    The trio theme starts on the horns with a gentle fanfare, and introduces trumpets later.

       Symphony No.4 in A Op 90 - Italian - 4th movement (Mendelssohn) (Symphony)

1    This is a Tarantella tune from Naples, which with its similar cousin from Rome, the Saltarello, dominates this fast movement. It is played on the flute.


   Mozart
       Symphony No.29 in A K201 1st movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme


3    Third theme

       Symphony No.29 in A K201 2nd movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.29 in A K201 3rd movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.29 in A K201 4th movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.31 in D K297 'Paris' 1st movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.31 in D K297 'Paris' 2nd movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.31 in D K297 'Paris' 3rd movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.32 in G major K 318 1st movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    First theme

       Symphony No.32 in G major K 318 2nd movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    Main theme

       Symphony No.32 in G major K 318 3rd movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    Main theme

       Symphony No.33 in Bb major K 319 1st movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme


3    Third theme

       Symphony No.33 in Bb major K 319 2nd movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.33 in Bb major K 319 3rd movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    First theme - minuet


2    Second theme - trio

       Symphony No.33 in Bb major K 319 4th movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme


3    Third theme

       Symphony No.34 in C major K 338 1st movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.34 in C major K 338 2nd movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.34 in C major K 338 3rd movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.35 in D K385 "Haffner" 1st movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 35 in D K385 "Haffner" 1st Movt

       Symphony No.35 in D K385 "Haffner" 2nd movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 35 in D K385 "Haffner" 2nd Movt


2    2nd theme

       Symphony No.35 in D K385 "Haffner" 3rd movement Minuet and Trio (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    Minuet


2    Trio

       Symphony No.35 in D K385 "Haffner" 4th movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 35 in D K385 "Haffner" 4th Movt

       Symphony No.36 in C major "Linz" K425 1st movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    First theme, a dramatic, leaping introduction


2    Second theme


3    Third theme


4    Fourth theme

       Symphony No.36 in C major "Linz" K425 2nd movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.36 in C major "Linz" K425 3rd movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.36 in C major "Linz" K425 4th movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme


3    Third theme

       Symphony No.38 in D major "Prague" K 504 1st movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    First theme - intro- 'Mannheim rockets"


2    Second theme


3    Third theme


4    Fourth theme

       Symphony No.38 in D major "Prague" K 504 2nd movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.38 in D major "Prague" K 504 3rd movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.39 in Eb K543 1st movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    Main theme

       Symphony No.39 in Eb K543 2nd movement Adagio (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    Adagio

       Symphony No.39 in Eb K543 3rd movement Minuet (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    Minuet


2    Trio

       Symphony No.39 in Eb K543 4th movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    Main theme.

       Symphony No.40 in G minor K550 1st movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    First theme on violins, in G minor, accompanied by pulsating viola chords.


2    Second theme, on strings and woodwind, in relative major key of Bb major.

       Symphony No.40 in G minor K550 2nd movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    Main theme

       Symphony No.40 in G minor K550 3rd movement - Minuet and trio (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    Minuet from 3rd movt, in G minor


2    Trio from 3rd Movt, in the tonic major key

       Symphony No.40 in G minor K550 4th movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 40 in G minor K550 4th Movt

       Symphony No.41 in C Jupiter 1st movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    Military style drum roll opening theme.


2    The second theme is more tranquill.

       Symphony No.41 in C Jupiter 2nd movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 41 in C Jupiter 2nd Movt

       Symphony No.41 in C Jupiter 3rd movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 41 in C Jupiter 3rd Movt

       Symphony No.41 in C Jupiter 4th movement (Mozart) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 41 in C Jupiter 4th Movt


   Prokofiev
       Classical Symphony Op 25 3rd movement - Gavotte (Prokofiev) (Symphony)

1    Classical Symphony Op 25 3rd Movt - Gavotte


   Schubert
       Symphony No.1 in D 1st movement (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    Intro to 1st movt


2    Theme 1A


3    Theme 1B


4    Theme 2

       Symphony No.1 in D 2nd movement (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.1 in D 3rd movement (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.1 in D 4th movement (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme


3    Third theme

       Symphony No.2 in Bb 1st movement (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.2 in Bb 2nd movement (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    Main theme

       Symphony No.2 in Bb 3rd movement (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.2 in Bb 4th movement (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.3 in D 1st movement, adagio maestoso - allegro con brio (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    1st theme


2    2nd theme


3    3rd theme

       Symphony No.3 in D 2nd movement, allegretto (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    second theme

       Symphony No.3 in D 3rd movement menuetto, vivace (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.3 in D 4th movement - presto vivace (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.4 in C minor Tragic 1st movement (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 4 in C minor Tragic 1st Movt Intro


2    Symphony No 4 in C minor Tragic 1st Movt 1st theme


3    Symphony No 4 in C minor Tragic 1st Movt 2nd theme

       Symphony No.4 in C minor Tragic 2nd movement (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme


3    Third theme

       Symphony No.4 in C minor Tragic 3rd movement (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.4 in C minor Tragic 4th movement (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    Intro


2    first theme


3    second theme


4    third theme

       Symphony No.5 in Bb D 485 1st movement (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    Intro to 1st movement.


2    First main theme


3    Second main theme

       Symphony No.5 in Bb D 485 2nd movement (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.5 in Bb D 485 3rd movement (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    First theme - minuet


2    Second theme - trio

       Symphony No.5 in Bb D 485 4th movement (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.6 in C D589 1st movement (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    Intro to 1st movement


2    First theme introduced by the flutes.


3    Second theme

       Symphony No.6 in C D589 2nd movement (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.6 in C D589 3rd movement (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.6 in C D589 4th movement (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme


3    Third theme

       Symphony No.8 in B minor - Unfinished - 1st movement (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 8 in B minor - Unfinished - 1st movt


2    This is the first theme after the sombre introduction. It is a wistful tune on the oboe


3    Theme 2 is a much brighter tune in a major key. It starts on the cellos after an introductory flourish by the French horn, and is taken up by the violins.

       Symphony No.8 in B minor - Unfinished - 2nd movement (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    Introductory descending cello passage.


2    Cheery opening theme on the violins.

       Symphony No.9 in C - Great - 1st movement (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    This majestic horn theme opens Schubert's 'Great' Symphony, and forms the basis for the slow introduction.


2    This is the start of the allegro, after the slow introduction. It is played by the strings, with a vigourous rhythmic pattern used throughout the rest of the movement.


3    Using the same rhythm, this soaring passage on the violins is the first subject theme of this movement.


4    This second subject of the movement, announced by bassoons and oboes, marks an abrubt change of key into E minor

       Symphony No.9 in C - Great - 2nd movement (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    The plaintive first theme, in A minor, emerges on the oboes, against this chordal background.


2    The 2nd theme is calmer and sweeter, in A major, still played by the oboes, later joined by the clarinets.


3    The dramatic 3rd theme is in the dominant key of E minor, played by the violins, punctuated by heavy brass and timpani.


4    A change to a more placid mood occurs with this 4th theme in F major, played by the 2nd violins.

       Symphony No.9 in C - Great - 3rd movement (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 9 in C - Great - 3rd Movt


2    This 2nd theme is a sweet flowing melody on the violins that just goes round and round.


3    Schubert then weaves throgh some amazing key modulations, eventually arriving at this 3rd theme, a lovely tune on the flute in Cb major!

       Symphony No.9 in C - Great - 4th movement (Schubert) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 9 in C - Great - 4th Movt


2    The first main theme comes in on the oboes, energetically accompanied by swirling triplets on the violins.


   Schumann
       Symphony No.1 in Bb Spring 1st movement (Schumann) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 1 in Bb Spring 1st Movt Intro

       Symphony No.1 in Bb Spring 2nd movement (Schumann) (Symphony)

1    Main theme

       Symphony No.1 in Bb Spring 3rd movement (Schumann) (Symphony)

1    Main theme

       Symphony No.1 in Bb Spring 4th movement (Schumann) (Symphony)

1    Slow intro


2    Lively main theme

       Symphony No.2 in C Op 61 1st movement sostenuto assai - allegro (Schumann) (Symphony)

1    Intro theme 1


2    Intro theme 2


3    Intro theme 3


4    First main theme


5    Second theme

       Symphony No.2 in C Op 61 2nd movement (Schumann) (Symphony)

1    First theme, a rapid flitting semiquaver passage.


2    Second contrasting tune


3    Third theme is a skipping triplet passage


4    Fourth theme

       Symphony No.2 in C Op 61 3rd movement (Schumann) (Symphony)

1    First theme, in C minor


2    Second theme, in relative major

       Symphony No.2 in C Op 61 4th movement (Schumann) (Symphony)

1    A prestissimo dramatic introduction


2    Bold main theme


3    Third theme


4    Fourth theme

       Symphony No.3 in Eb Rhenish 1st movement (Schumann) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 3 in Eb Rhenish 1st Movt

       Symphony No.3 in Eb Rhenish 2nd movement (Schumann) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 3 in Eb Rhenish 2nd Movt

       Symphony No.3 in Eb Rhenish 3rd movement (Schumann) (Symphony)

1    Main theme

       Symphony No.3 in Eb Rhenish 4th movement (Schumann) (Symphony)

1    main theme

       Symphony No.3 in Eb Rhenish 5th movement (Schumann) (Symphony)

1    First theme

       Symphony No.4 in D minor Op 120 1st movement (Schumann) (Symphony)

1    Slow introduction, this theme is recycled in other movements.


2    Rapid semiquaver passage on strings


3    A brief placid passage by strings

       Symphony No.4 in D minor Op 120 2nd movement, Romanze (Schumann) (Symphony)

1    Melancholy first theme by oboes


2    A little cheerier triplet theme on strings

       Symphony No.4 in D minor Op 120 3rd movement (Schumann) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 4 in D minor Op 120 3rd Movt

       Symphony No.4 in D minor Op 120 4th movement, langsam (Schumann) (Symphony)

1    Dramatic opening theme


   Sibelius
       Symphony No.2 in D Op 43 1st movement (Sibelius) (Symphony)

1    First theme on oboes, in a light, pastoral style, after a throbbing chordal introduction by the strings.


2    Second theme, played by unaccompanied violins

       Symphony No.2 in D Op 43 2nd movement (Sibelius) (Symphony)

1    The low winds play this sombre tune accompamied by pizzicato walking double basses and cellos.


2    The second theme is a very slow tune played on the strings.

       Symphony No.2 in D Op 43 3rd movement (Sibelius) (Symphony)

1    Very fast string passages start this movement


2    This lovely haunting theme appears played by oboes

       Symphony No.2 in D Op 43 4th movement (Sibelius) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 2 in D Op 43 4th Movt


   Tchaikovsky
       Symphony No.1 in G minor "Winter Daydreams" - 1st movement (Tchaikovsky) (Symphony)

1    first theme

       Symphony No.1 in G minor "Winter Daydreams" - 2nd movement (Tchaikovsky) (Symphony)

1    First theme

       Symphony No.1 in G minor "Winter Daydreams" - 3rd movement (Tchaikovsky) (Symphony)

1    first theme

       Symphony No.1 in G minor "Winter Daydreams" - 4th movement (Tchaikovsky) (Symphony)

1    first theme

       Symphony No.2 in C minor "Little Russian" Op 17 - 1st movement (Tchaikovsky) (Symphony)

1    first theme

       Symphony No.2 in C minor "Little Russian" Op 17 - 2nd movement (Tchaikovsky) (Symphony)

1    First theme

       Symphony No.2 in C minor "Little Russian" Op 17 - 3rd movement (Tchaikovsky) (Symphony)

1    first theme

       Symphony No.2 in C minor "Little Russian" Op 17 - 4th movement (Tchaikovsky) (Symphony)

1    first theme

       Symphony No.3 in D 1st movement (Tchaikovsky) (Symphony)

1    First theme - pianissimo introduction


2    Second theme


3    Third theme


4    Fourth theme

       Symphony No.3 in D 2nd movement (Tchaikovsky) (Symphony)

1    First theme

       Symphony No.3 in D 3rd movement (Tchaikovsky) (Symphony)

1    First theme played by flutes, andante elegaico


2    Second theme on a solo bassoon, with pizzicato strings


3    Third theme on strings, cantabile

       Symphony No.3 in D 4th movemnt (Tchaikovsky) (Symphony)

1    first theme on strings, an incredibly fast scherzo


2    The 'trio' has the second theme on woodwinds

       Symphony No.3 in D 5th movement (Tchaikovsky) (Symphony)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Symphony No.4 in F minor Op 36 1st movement (Tchaikovsky) (Symphony)

1    Symphony No 4 in F minor Op 36 1st Movt. Opening fanfare on french horns and bassoons.


2    second theme of first movement, on strings, following the opening fanfare.

       Symphony No.4 in F minor Op 36 2nd movement (Tchaikovsky) (Symphony)

1    First theme, a plaintive tune on the oboe, with occasional pizzicato chords on the strings.


2    The second theme of this movement, on the strings, is a little more confident than the oboe opening.

       Symphony No.4 in F Minor Op 36 3rd movement (Tchaikovsky) (Symphony)

1    The first theme is a long and rapid pizzicato passage on the strings.


2    After the long pizzicato passage, this oboe theme brings some contrast.

       Symphony No.4 in F Minor Op 36 4rd movement (Tchaikovsky) (Symphony)

1    First theme, plaintive in the minor key


2    Second theme, brighter, in the relative major key

       Symphony No.5 in E minor Op 64 1st movement (Tchaikovsky) (Symphony)

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.

       Symphony No.5 in E minor Op 64 2nd movement (Tchaikovsky) (Symphony)

1    French Horns introduce the slow, sweeping main theme of this slow movement.


2    This 2nd theme of the slow movement is another plaintive melody, this time from the oboe, against pulsating triplets from the strings.


3    Third theme, now in regular 4 beats to the bar.

       Symphony No.5 in E minor Op 64 3rd movement (Tchaikovsky) (Symphony)

1    Main theme

       Symphony No.5 in E minor Op 64 4th movement (Tchaikovsky) (Symphony)

1    This is the same theme that started the first movement, but in E major instead of E minor.

       Symphony No.6 in B Minor Pathetique - 1st movement (Tchaikovsky) (Symphony)

1    A slow sad tune on the bassoon, accompanied by low strings, starts off this movement.


2    Theme 1 is a poignant sad tune played by the violas and cellos.


3    Theme 2 is a lovely sweeping melody, one of Tchaikovsky's immortal tunes, played in octaves by the first violins and the cellos.


4    Theme 3 as a brisker tune in which the flute ascends a scale and falls down an arpeggio, imitated by the bassoon.


5    Theme 4 is a reprise of the lyrical flowing tune of theme 2, this time backed by the entire orchestra.

       Symphony No.6 in B minor Pathetique - 2nd movement (Tchaikovsky) (Symphony)

1    This lovely melody on the cellos which introduces the slow movement, has the unusual 5/4 time signature.

       Symphony No.6 in B minor Pathetique - 3rd movement (Tchaikovsky) (Symphony)

1    A skipping tune on the violins starts the 3rd movement energetically.


2    The 2nd theme, still on first violins, skips along with an energetic new rhythmic pattern which is employed throughout this movement.


3    The 3rd theme on clarinets is a new tune in a major key, but it uses the same rhythmic pattern as theme 2.

       Symphony No.6 in B minor Pathetique - 4th movement (Tchaikovsky) (Symphony)

1    The 1st theme is poignant tune in B minor on the violins, in which the notes of the melody are played alternately by the first and the second violins.


2    The 2nd theme is a slow majestic tune on the strings, descending the top 4 notes of the major scale.

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