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1770 J.C. Bach Op. 18 No. 4

 

1770 J.C Bach Symphony Op 18 No. 4 in D major
Instrumentation Strings, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani
Movements I: Allegro con spirito (D) II: Andante (G) III: Presto (D)
Key concepts J.C. Bach’s music is firmly in the galant style and light years away from the style of his father. The orchestra here is slightly larger than the early Classical standard, with trumpets added alongside horns. He is clearly influenced by the Mannheim composers – notice the crescendo starting on the second line of the first movement. Like Haydn’s symphony No. 2, this is in three short movements ending with a simple rondo and with a middle movement in the subdominant. The central C section of the rondo finale is imitative and turns to the tonic minor

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