NAME : AZRUL SYAKIRIN BIN NOORDINADMIN NO. : 1106925ICLASS : T11
Für Elise by Ludwig Van BeethovenLudwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827 ) Born in Bonn, Germany. Beethoven began piano and violin lessons with his father at a very young age. Went to Vienna, meet the great composer Mozart and Haydn. Beethoven learnt various style from them and he created his own style. Late 20s, he began to suffer from hearing loss. Age of 50, he had become completely deaf. A very successful composer. Composed romantic and classical music. 9 symphonies, 1 opera, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets and other solo instrument.
Für Elise Therese Malfatti, Beethoven’s student. He fell in love with her. At one night, Beethoven wanted to propose marriage to her. So he composed a music especially for her. Für elise meaning ‘For Therese’. They were going to marry at that time but Thereses father objected. She was married in 1816 to Baron Von Drosdick.
Music Analysis-Rhythm- Entire piece is in 3/8 time. The A and B sections of the piece consist of sixteenth notes. The sixteenth notes offer a spiraling quality to the melody. These sections are contrasted by the C, D and Transition sections: C : slower moving. 1st T : elaborates on C section. Increases the speed and enhances the spinning quality of the A and B sections. D : brings an immense contrast to all other sections by maintaining the sixteenth note drive in the bass while slowing down the rhythmic values. 2nd T : brings the listener back to spiraling feeling, this time using sixteenth note triplets.
-Harmony- No voice. Only piano instrument. The melody consists of rises and falls. Melody line is in the repetition of the A and B sections throughout the piece. Key of A minor. The piece as a whole is generally tonal.-Tempo- Adagio, moderato and allegro at some part (restful, medium, lively and fast).-Dynamics- Piano, mezzo piano and mezzo forte (soft, moderate soft, moderate loud).-Tone Colour- Colour instrument are constant.
-Structure Form- A A B A B A C 1ST T A B A D D’ 2ND T A B A• Written in a sectional form. 5 different sections (A, B, C, D and T) . Total 17 sections.• Begin and end with A section and alternates between various contrasting sections.• Most of the sections move directly back and forth between each other with the exception of the C and D sections. These sections move into a transitional passage before returning back to the main theme (A section).• Occasionally, Beethoven slightly altered the repeated sections as they progress through the piece.
Popularity Of Für Elise Opera. People still hear this romantic music. People play this music with different kind of instrument. Example, using electric guitar, bass and drum instrument:
Personal Response He express his feeling through music. Eventhough he became deaf, he still can composed such great music. Learnt how to compare different section of the music.