Symphony No.8 In E-Flat Major – Part II – Schluss-Szene Aus Goethes Faust II (Final Scene of Goethe’s Faust II)

Listening Guide

The Work

Tempo: Beginning with Poco adagio and making numerous tempo changes some of which will be mentioned below.
Key: E-flat minor (Introduction) with several intermittent key changes and ending in E-flat major.
Time Signature: 4/4 with occasional meter shifts.
Form: Introduction and combination of sonata elements (Exposition and Development) with variations and strophic forms that incorporate aspects of oratorio, cantata and operatic aria.

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