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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.

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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.


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