Beethoven
Lived 57 miserable years

Abusive Father

Constant illness

Deaf most of life




  Never had a patron

 Wrote t...
Symphony = a piece for orchestra in 4 movements

I.    Allegro

II.   Andante

III. Scherzo and Trio

IV. Allegro
1-2 Like Mozart and Haydn

3-5 Deaf
    Expands to romantic style
    Getting long

6-9 Chromatic harmonies
    Considered...
Symphony #5 in c minor
First performance took place in Vienna on December 22, 1808




Jean Lesuer, a famous French
compos...
Motif or Motive
    vs.
    Theme




First Movement.
    2/4 meter     c minor
    Sonata-allegro From
Sonata-allegro Form
Exposition
   Theme 1 - c minor
   Theme 2 - Eb Major :||

Development
   Expansion on both themes, cr...
Beethoven #5
2nd MVT

Ab Major

3/8 meter

Form - Double Theme and Variations

Theme 1
Theme 2
Variation 1 (of theme 1)
Va...
Beethoven #5
3rd MVT
Scherzo & Trio

c minor

3/4 time

A1 :||: A2 :||: B1 :||: B2 :|| A1 | A2 || Coda

"Rocket Theme" = m...
Beethoven #5
    th
4        MVT

Sonata-allegro   C Major      4/4 time

Exposition
   Theme 1 - C Major
   Theme 2 - G M...
List of firsts:
Cadenza in symphony

Start in one key and end in another
( c minor to C Major)

New instruments used in a ...
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  1. 1. Beethoven Lived 57 miserable years Abusive Father Constant illness Deaf most of life Never had a patron Wrote to make the aristocracy respect him
  2. 2. Symphony = a piece for orchestra in 4 movements I. Allegro II. Andante III. Scherzo and Trio IV. Allegro
  3. 3. 1-2 Like Mozart and Haydn 3-5 Deaf Expands to romantic style Getting long 6-9 Chromatic harmonies Considered Romantic Era th st (9 1 to use chorus)
  4. 4. Symphony #5 in c minor First performance took place in Vienna on December 22, 1808 Jean Lesuer, a famous French composer and theorist, found it such exciting music that he felt it shouldn't even exist. Louis Spohr, in his Autobiography, finds the theme of the first movement wanting in dignity, the Trio of the Scherzo too grotesque, and the last movement replete with unmeaning babel. Albert E. Wier, The Nine Symphonies of Beethoven in Score, Bonanza Books
  5. 5. Motif or Motive vs. Theme First Movement. 2/4 meter c minor Sonata-allegro From
  6. 6. Sonata-allegro Form Exposition Theme 1 - c minor Theme 2 - Eb Major :|| Development Expansion on both themes, create tension Not repeated Recapitulation Same themes as exposition w/ different instrumentation (Oboe cadenza! - never happened before or since!) Coda Emphasizes finality
  7. 7. Beethoven #5 2nd MVT Ab Major 3/8 meter Form - Double Theme and Variations Theme 1 Theme 2 Variation 1 (of theme 1) Variation 1 (of theme 2) Variation 2 (of theme 1) Variation 2 (of theme 2) etc. Coda
  8. 8. Beethoven #5 3rd MVT Scherzo & Trio c minor 3/4 time A1 :||: A2 :||: B1 :||: B2 :|| A1 | A2 || Coda "Rocket Theme" = melody low to high quickly then back down.. Coda - tympani represents death knocking "Out of despair comes joy" th directly into 4 MVT (joy)
  9. 9. Beethoven #5 th 4 MVT Sonata-allegro C Major 4/4 time Exposition Theme 1 - C Major Theme 2 - G Major :|| (Exposition repeats) Development Expansion on both themes, modulation to create tension Recapitulation Same themes as exposition w/ different instrumentation Coda Emphasizes finality, very long
  10. 10. List of firsts: Cadenza in symphony Start in one key and end in another ( c minor to C Major) New instruments used in a symphony (piccolo, trombone, contra bassoon) No break between 3 rd and 4 th movements
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