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 - 30
G minor
Under a hard season, fired up by the sun
Languishes man, languishes the flock and burns the pine

31 - 51
G minor
We hear the cuckoo's voice;

52 - 58
G minor

59 - 89
G minor, D minor
then sweet songs of the turtledove and finch are heard.
Soft breezes stir the air, but threatening

90 - 115
D minor
but threatening
the North Wind sweeps them suddenly aside.

116 - 154
D minor, E minor, F minor and G minor
The shepherd trembles,
fearing violent storms and his fate.

155 - 59
G minor

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