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String Quartet no. 2 in c Minor Op. 13, Mvt. 5, Allegro

Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
7 minutes
Modern classical music
String quartet
Instrumental parts
Not available

Movement 5 � Allegro This movement was influenced by the crazed air of the �Folia� (madness) dances of the Baroque era. However, it is not titled as such because a true La Folia is strongly associated with a certain harmonic progression which this piece does not incorporate. This is another eccentric dance that shares the satiric character of the earlier Valse, but faster and wilder. It follows a ternary form- dance/trio/dance. However, instead of the usual binary dance section, it uses a rondo instead. This is the only movement that does not contain the opening motif of the first movement somewhere within. Instead, the trio is a reprise of the second movement

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