Beethoven
Download
Sponsored Links
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
1 / 20

Beethoven PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 1024 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Beethoven. Life and Works, Periods and Styles. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) Three Style Periods Early Beethoven Middle Period “Heroic Style” beginning in 1803 Late Beethoven. Early Beethoven. Born in Bonn, 17 December 1770 First public performance at age 7

Download Presentation

Beethoven

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Beethoven

Beethoven


Life and works periods and styles

Life and Works,Periods and Styles

  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

  • Three Style Periods

    • Early Beethoven

    • Middle Period “Heroic Style”

      • beginning in 1803

    • Late Beethoven


Early beethoven

Early Beethoven

  • Born in Bonn, 17 December 1770

  • First public performance at age 7

  • Appointed assistant to the electoral court organist at age 10

  • Court singer and instrumentalist at age 18

  • Sent to study in Vienna in 1792


Early beethoven1

Early Beethoven

  • Studies with Haydn, Albrechtsberger, and Salieri

  • Virtuosic performer and improviser in Viennese musical circles

  • Op. 1 Piano Trios (1795)


Early beethoven2

Early Beethoven

  • Sonata No. 8, Op.3 Grande sonatepathétique[Anthology 2-17]

    • C minor

    • First movement

      • Grave

      • Allegro di molto e con brio

      • recall of the Grave


Early beethoven3

Early Beethoven

  • First Symphony, 1800

    • “masterpiece”

    • “originality”

    • “bizarre”


Early beethoven4

Early Beethoven

  • Septet, Op. 46 [Anthology 2-18]

    • clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello, double bass

    • 6 movements

    • traditional classical forms


Disaster

Disaster

  • Summer 1801

    • “For the past three years my hearing has become weaker and weaker” (letter to Wegeler)

  • Heiligenstadt Testament, 1802

    • unsent letter to his brothers

    • confession of deafness and despair


The eroica

The Eroica

  • Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 55 (1803) [Anthology 2-19]

  • “Heroic style”

  • Unprecedented scale

  • Premiered 1805


The eroica1

The Eroica

  • Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 55 (1803) [Anthology 2-19]

    • First movement

      • lyrically cello melody with unexpected C#

    • Second movement

      • Marcia funebre(Funeral March)

    • Third movement

      • Scherzo (“joke”)

      • metric ambiguities

    • Fourth movement

      • theme and variations


Fidelio

Fidelio

  • Beethoven’s only opera

  • Extensively revised

    • 3 versions, four different overtures

  • Premiered 1805

  • “Rescue operas”

  • Opérascomiques


The fifth and fate

The Fifth and Fate

  • Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 [Anthology 2-20]

  • “Organicism”

    • all four movements grow from the opening measures

    • three shorts and a long


The fifth and fate1

The Fifth and Fate

  • Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 [Anthology 2-20]

    • First movement

    • Second movement

      • unusual two-themed variation form

    • Third movement

      • vigorous scherzo and trio, leads directly into the fourth movement

    • Fourth movement

      • introduction of three trombones

      • sonata form


The pastoral symphony

The Pastoral Symphony

  • Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68

  • “More expression of feeling than tone painting”

  • Program music


Rising fame and decreasing productivity

Rising Fame and Decreasing Productivity

  • Period of depression

  • “Immortal Beloved” (1812)

  • Legal battle over his nephew Karl

  • Wellington’s Victory 1813

    • celebrated Napoleon’s defeat

  • “Conversation books”


Late beethoven

Late Beethoven

  • Large and imposing compositions

    • three piano sonatas (Opp. 109, 110, 11)

    • “Diabelli” Variations, Op. 120

    • Missasolemnis

    • Ninth Symphony

    • five string quartets (Opp. 127, 130, 131, 132, 135)

    • Grosse Fuge, Op. 133


Late beethoven1

Late Beethoven

  • Unusual length

  • Structural fragmentation

  • Exploration of counterpoint

  • New deployment of instruments


Late beethoven2

Late Beethoven

  • Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

    • an hour long

    • unusual ordering of movements

    • vast finale for soloists, chorus, and orchestra

      • setting of Schiller’s “An die Freude” (“Ode to Joy”)


Inwardness the late string quartets

Inwardness: The Late String Quartets

  • Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 [Anthology 2-21]

    • fifth movement, Adagio molto

      • “Cavatina”

      • “sotto voce”

      • “beklemmt”


Inwardness the late string quartets1

Inwardness: The Late String Quartets

  • Quartet in F Major, Op. 135

    • Final movement

      • DerschwergejastEntschluss(The Difficult Decision)

      • “Muss essein?” (Must it be?)

      • “Es muss sein!” (It must be!)


  • Login