Mozart: String Quartet no. 21 in D major, KV 575 – 1st movement: Allegretto

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bar                          thematic design            harmonic design

                                 Exposition

1 – 16                        FTA                                       I: tonic (D major)

17 – 32                      ITr                                         I ==> V

32 – 48                     STA                                       V (A major)

49 – 62                     CL                                         V

64 – 77                     Codetta                                V

78 – 116                  Development

105 – 116                 Rtr

                               Recapitulation

117 – 132                  FTA                                     I

133 – 147                 “ITr”                                     I ==> I

148 – 164                 STA                                     I

164 – 179                  CL                                       I

180 – 193                  Coda                                  I

Score with annotation

Harmonic detail of development

I am grateful to Erwin van Oostenbrugge for the very helpful discussions I had with him on the analysis of this piece.