The opening movement is a simple chase, one instrument following the other.
As with children's games and love affairs, the one who chases sometimes is
the one being chased, and vice versa.
With the oboe and violin being relatively equal, with the exception of the
violin's greater range, the chase begins with the oboe as the violin follows
behind by one half a measure, though only eight measures later, this is
ii. Rondo cantabile - [ 2 pages, circa 3' 15" ]
The rush of the first movement gives way to a simple cantabile in the
second, though the voice exchange somewhat.
The violin for the most part accompanies the oboe's plaint.
iii. Contrappunto e finale - [ 4
pages, circa 2' 15" ]
The last movement recalls the triple meter of the caccia, this time in
After a breathless opening of runs and jumps, the counterpoint settles in.
As with the caccia, the fugue subject seems to appear at the interval of one
half a measure, but this is false. The fugue subject itself is stated in its
greater length at measure seventeen and thereafter, with the tonal regions
visited being the dominant and some less expected harmonic dalliances.