Beethoven’s 7 th Symphony and RHYTHM. His Life. 1770-1827. Born 6 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Father was cruel to young Ludwig and at age 17 had to take care of his siblings. Studied with Haydn and met Mozart. Around 30, gradually went deaf.
The Seventh Symphony is in four movements:
I. Poco sostenuto — Vivace
IV. Allegro con brio
The symphony is scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in A, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in A, E and D, 2 trumpets in D, timpani and strings.
Variations on a Shaker Melody