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This week’s challenge:
Sonata form is the name we give to the structure of many symphonic first movements. It’s a ternary (or three-part) form: exposition–development–recapitulation. However, even in the late symphonies of Mozart, you’ll find a repeat sign at the end of the recapitulation, going all the way back to the start of the development. What does this reveal about the origins of sonata form?
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