Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
11 beethoven, the world of
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

11 beethoven, the world of


Published on

Inside the world of composer Ludwig van Beethoven

Inside the world of composer Ludwig van Beethoven

Published in: Education

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total Views
On Slideshare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

No notes for slide
  • Beethoven was able to make it as a free agent—he did not work for a court. There were wealthy patrons who would support him from time to time, but he also made money from ticket sales and royalties from his publications.
  • Transcript

    • 1. Music 111: Appreciation 10: The World of Beethoven
    • 2. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)One of the greatdisruptive forcesin the history ofmusic
    • 3. Born in Bonn,Germany
    • 4. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)Father was a tenorat the court of theElectorate ofCologne in Bonn
    • 5. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)Later, fathersuccumbed toalcoholism
    • 6. 1792George Washingtonre-elected president
    • 7. 1792Beethoven studies with Haydn
    • 8. Motive—a short succession of notes thatcreates a single and distinct impression A B
    • 9. Beethoven made a living as a free agent
    • 10. Some of Beethoven’s compositionsPiano sonatas (32)Symphonies (9)Fidelio—OperaViolin ConcertoPiano concertos (5)Triple Concerto (for violin, cello, piano)Missa solemnis—Large mass for choir, orchestra, soloistsLate string quartets—very dissonant!
    • 11. Beethoven’s Piano SonatasWrote 32 total sonatas throughout his life
    • 12. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C♯ minor "Quasi unafantasia,” op. 27, No. 2 (“Moonlight”)—1801Three movements
    • 13. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C♯ minor "Quasi unafantasia,” op. 27, No. 2 (“Moonlight”)Required: First movement Uncharacteristic of typical sonatas Truncated sonata-allegro form, no repeat of exposition, limited development
    • 14. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C♯ minor "Quasi unafantasia,” op. 27, No. 2 (“Moonlight”)Second movement: joyful and content
    • 15. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C♯ minor "Quasi unafantasia,” op. 27, No. 2 (“Moonlight”)Required: Third movement Turbulent character; weightiest of the three Fast arpeggios (fast chord figurations) and strongly accented notes
    • 16. Beethoven’s Symphonies (9)Third Symphony (1805): Eroica Dedicated to a heroFifth Symphony (1808)Sixth Symphony (1808): Pastoral Scenes from the countrysideNinth Symphony (1824): Choral features well-known melody and chorus in final movement
    • 17. Beethoven Symphony No. 5Composed 1804-1808
    • 18. Beethoven Symphony No. 51805 Napoleon’s Troops Occupy Vienna
    • 19. Beethoven Symphony No. 5Beethoven’s personal lifeTroubled by his increasing deafness
    • 20. First movement: Allegro con brioSonata-Allegro formBased on recurring rhythmic motiveRequired
    • 21. Second movement: Andante con motoSlow movementDouble Theme and Variations
    • 22. Third movement: Scherzo allegroScherzo—faster than a minuetItalian for “joke”
    • 23. Fourth movement: AllegroSonata-allegro formTriumphant!
    • 24. Symphony No. 6: “Pastoral”Scenes from the countrysideMovement 4: Allegro—depiction of a violentthunderstormMovement 5: Allegretto—Rondo form
    • 25. Beethoven’s influenceBeethoven’s symphonies are popular for alltime; everybody wants to hear them
    • 26. Beethoven’s influenceBeethoven’s Symphony No. 5 on first programfor New York Philharmonic in 1842
    • 27. Beethoven’s influenceBeethoven’s Symphony No. 5 on first programfor National Symphony Orchestra in 1931
    • 28. Beethoven’s influenceSymphony becomes an epic work
    • 29. F.J. Haydn (1732-1809)Composed 104 Symphonies
    • 30. W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)Composes roughly 40 symphoniesin his short 35-year life
    • 31. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)Composed 9 symphonies
    • 32. Music after BeethovenHow do new composers get theircompositions heard?