Lecture 1 Beethoven and his Fith Symphony

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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 11/6/2007- Beethoven and his Fith Symphony Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)- Born in Bonn, Germany- Transitional figure; bridges classical and romantic- “freelance” composer- no permanent position- Fiercely independent and slightly anti-social- Works: o 9 symphonies o 32 piano sonatas o 5 piano concertos o 1 opera Beethoven’s Three Periods- Early period (1770-1802) o In the footsteps of Haydn and Mozart- Middle “Heroic” period (1803-1814) o Bolder, more personal style o Heiligenstadt Testament (1802) o Theme of heroic struggle against adversity o Longer works- Late period (1815-1827) o More experimental music, unusual for time o More introspective and personal Heiligenstadt (1802)- went death and became reclusive Beethoven’s 9 Symphonies- early period o symphony no. 1 (1800) o symphony no. 2 (1803)- symphony no. 3 (1807)- symhony no. 4 (1807- symphony no. 5 (1808)- symphony no. 6, “pastoral” (1808) Beethoven: Symphony no. 5 in C minor, op.67- First performed in Vienna, 1808...
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