Reference Entry

motto theme

Edited by Joyce Bourne

in The Oxford Dictionary of Music

Sixth edition

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199578108
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744518
motto theme

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A theme that recurs, sometimes transformed, throughout the course of a comp., e.g. in Beethoven's 5th, Tchaikovsky's 4th and 5th, and Elgar's 1st Syms. It is akin to Wagner's ...

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Subjects: Music

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