There is a song I heard quite some time ago. It is by a classical composer, and I think it was Mozart. Somewhere in the middle, the string section plays a brief riff with the same famous chord progression as "Heart and Soul", I, vi, IV V. I think it repeats it twice. The rhythm is quarter, eighth-eight, and each chord is (semi-) arpeggiated starting on the root, going up to the third, and then back to the root (and then the next chord).

Does anyone know what song this is? I remember hearing it when I was young and being startled to hear a "pop" riff in a classical piece.

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    Do you know if it's a symphony, or is it perhaps a concerto or an opera excerpt? – Richard Oct 6 '18 at 15:42

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