A coda is the concluding passage of a piece and, prior to the Eroica, symphonic codas moved straight from the recapitulation to the final bang. Beethoven however, had more to say and elevated this coda to a section in its own right.
|The coda begins with the second violins softly playing the heroic motive while the first violins counter with a new subject. We are firmly on new ground as the coda commences. Soon however, the subject introduced in the development is recalled.|