The first movement, an Allegro, uses the ritornello form. In this form the main musical idea - the ritornello - is presented with variations by the full orchestra (tutti or ripieno), alternating with soloists sections (concertino).

Follows the structure of this movement (click on the sections to examine them):

1 - 13
E major
Springtime is upon us...

13 - 27
E major
The birds celebrate her return with festive song

27 - 30
E major

31 - 40
E major
and murmuring streams are
softly caressed by the breezes.

40 - 44
B major

44 - 55
E major, B major and C# minor
Thunderstorms, those heralds of Spring, roar,
casting their dark mantle over heaven,

55 - 59
C# minor

59 - 65
C# minor
Then they die away to silence,
and the birds take up their charming songs once more.

66 - 70
C# minor

70 - 82
E major

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