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Beethoven’s Middle String Quartets. op. 59 no.1 in F major — 4 Comments

  1. Can you explain where the first and second themes of the exposition in the first movement begin and end? Beethoven’s Op.59, No.1 String Quartet

    • Here is the case with any classical sonata form: The first theme group (or first theme group–there may be more than one distinct theme) ends with the last full cadence in the home key. The second theme (or second theme group) begins where the new key is established. There is usually some kind of modulatory passage in between.

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