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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

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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


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Early Beethoven

  • Studies with Haydn, Albrechtsberger, and Salieri

  • Virtuosic performer and improviser in Viennese musical circles

  • Op. 1 Piano Trios (1795)


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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


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Early Beethoven

  • First Symphony, 1800

    • “masterpiece”

    • “originality”

    • “bizarre”


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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


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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


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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


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Late Beethoven

  • Unusual length

  • Structural fragmentation

  • Exploration of counterpoint

  • New deployment of instruments


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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”


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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!)


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