Beethoven Sonata In D Major Analysis

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Beethoven was a German pianist composer and the predominant musical figure who bridged the classical and romantic eras. Born into a musical family, he received music education from his father and grandfather at an early age. Beethoven’s career and works were categorized into three periods. Works from his early period (1781 to 1802) showed heavy influences of the classical forms and techniques from the predecessors, Haydn and Mozart. However, he invented some new approaches to his composition such as expanded form, thick texture, extended harmonic relationship, wider range of the pitch and dynamic and imitation the sound of the orchestral instruments. His music strongly reflected his manly and vigorous personality.
Sonata in D major was dedicated to the Countess Anne Margarete von Browne. It was recognized as Beethoven’s first masterpiece as it
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The music starts with an exciting and energetic octave passage followed by a contrasting darker and cloudy second theme. The syncopations and the unpredictable accents drive the excitement and finally concludes with a full orchestral-like passage.
Largo e mesto, means slow and sad. It is an extraordinary slow movement that evokes the emotional depth. It was considered as a trademark in Beethoven’s development. The mournful melody line and sonorous harmony express the deepest tragedy. The theme is being fragmented at the coda and eventually ends in silence. It was remarkable as one of the Beethoven tragic creation. It remains unrivalled until the appearance of the Adagio sostenuto from Hammerklavier, Op. 106.
Out of the despair moment, the arrival of the dance movement - menuetto presents with a graceful theme. Furthermore, Beethoven brilliantly used the contrapuntal compositional technique in this movement. The trio is comparable exuberant as the left-hand subject in the trio is presented with crossing hand in two contrasting articulations, detached and

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