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Analysis Of The String Quartet In C Minor

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The String Quartet in C Minor, Mvmt IV by Ludwig van Beethoven was composed from 1798-1800. It consists of four movements: Allegro ma non tanto – fast lively tempo, Andante scherzoso quasi allegretto - moderately slow tempo (e.g. walking). Faster than adagio but slower than allegretto, Menuetto - A graceful, courtly French dance of the Baroque and Classical period with a triple meter and a moderate tempo. It was introduced at the court of Louis XIV. In classical forms such as the symphony or chamber music, the minuet evolved into the more vigorous scherzo. : Allegretto - moderately quick tempo, and slower than allegro but faster than andante (Christiansen, 2005). The instruments that Beethoven uses in the song is two violins: 1st violin and 2d violin, a viola, and a cello (typical string quartet). He also uses the rondo form within this song. The rondo form features a tuneful main theme (A) which returns several times with other themes. This form is really easy to remember because this piece is repeated throughout the song, people can usually recognize its return. Also, because of it...
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