Presentation on theme: "Joel Aldrich Music 1010 Spring 2014. 1770, December 16 - Born 1774-1776 – Father started teaching him using rigorous and brutal methods 1787 - Beethoven."— Presentation transcript:
1770, December 16 - Born 1774-1776 – Father started teaching him using rigorous and brutal methods 1787 - Beethoven went to Vienna to audition to study for Mozart. Mozart said “Keep your eyes on him; some day he will give the world something to talk about.” Mother became ill shortly after arriving, so he returned home.
1790 – Composed Cantana on the death of Emperor Joseph II in honor of the Emperor’s death. Considered his first masterpiece. 1791 – Mozart passed away and Beethoven began to work with Joseph Haydn 1795 – “first” concerto in C Major 1800 – showcased Symphony No. 1 in C major in Vienna at Royal Imperial Theater. Wrote Symphony No. 3, the Eroica Symphony, in honor of Napoleon Bonaparte.
1803-1812 – “heroic” or “middle” period of Beethoven’s music. Composed on opera, 6 symphonies, four solo concerti, five string quartets, six string sonatas, five sets of piano variations, four overtures, four trios, two sextets, and seventy-two songs.
As his career pressed forward, he became deaf until the point of utter deafness – although people could not tell because his writing was more beautiful and brilliant than ever. 1824 – Missa Solemnis (considered to be one of his greates works. Also finished his ninth and final symphony.
1827, March 26 – Died at the age of 56. Autopsy reported cirrhosis of the liver, deafness, and obvious ill temper which led them to the conclusion that he had arterial disease. 10,000 people attended his funeral One of the most celebrated musicians of all time.
Beethoven liked to work on his pieces simultaneously. After he finished Symphony No. 3, he began to work on his fifth symphony that was finished in 1808 – around the same time as his sixth. When first performed, it was not very popular. It became popular when there was a highly favorable review written in the “General Music Journal”
0:00 - First movement Strings and woodwinds, played in fortissimo 0:06 - strings, played in piano 0:14 - Crescendo 0:18 - full orchestra, played in fortissimo strings, played in piano 0:43 - Horn, played in fortissimo 0:46 - Theme II - played in piano higher strings repeated by lower strings 0:58 - Crescendo to fortissimo 1:15 - Woodwinds and brass descending 2:49 - horns echoed by strings, played in fortissimo 2:51 - strings and woodwinds, played in piano crescendo 3:24 - violins, woodwinds, brass key change, played in fortissimo 4:08 - Theme I, full orchestra 4:41 - timpani followed by brass 5:02 - Theme II, violins and flutes 5:07 - Woodwinds and horns descending 5:52 - Coda! played in fortissimo violins and bassoon 6:17 - pianissimo, the fortissimo 7:26 - Second movement Violas and cellos 7:56 - woodwinds and strings 8:28 - clarinets rising 8:43 - violins played in pianissimo crescendo 9:44 - Theme A 10:33 - Theme B 11:44 - Theme A’ 15:15 - Theme A 16:04 - Coda! Bassoon playing piano Crescendo 17:16 - theme A 18:01 - Third Movement Cellos and bass, played in pianissimo 18:10 - Repeat of melody with woodwinds and strings 18:19 - Horns played in Fortissimo 19:45 - Cellos and bass 20:00 – Theme A 20:14 – repeat A 20:30 – Theme B 20:54 - repeatB 21:13 - original melody in pianissimo 22:17 - ppp, timpani 22:28 - violin in pianissimo, crescendo