Compare And Contrast Beethoven's Symphony

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In Beethoven’s Symphony 5 and his Symphony 9, movement IV are both composed with very simple notes, which are then taken to complex levels which make them what they are today. With that said, this makes it very similar to Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 94, the “Surprise” Symphony. The similarities include the complex use of simple notes turned into long, creative pieces of music for both the composer's’ works. However, the differences are not to noticeable, but pretty significant once analyzed thoroughly. For example, the theme for Haydn’s the “Surprise” Symphony are played shortly and the total of four variations, make up the rest of symphony. Whereas in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, the symphony begins and ends with the same theme, and the variations (also a total of four) are just there to fill in the gap.…show more content…
Symphony No. 5 begins with the Allegro con brio (first movement), then the Andante con moto (second movement), Allegro (the third movement), and to conclude is another allegro. In Haydn’s No 94 symphony, there are also four movements, but geared in a different direction. To start with the symphony, movement one starts very fast, or can be defined as vivace assai. Movement two takes on a very slow tempo. Movements three and four then pick the pace right back up and finishes off allegro. Overall, the main differences can be found throughout the way the movements are paced out in the three works, mainly focusing on Beethoven’s symphony no.5 and Haydn’s Symphony No.94, and also how the themes and variation are played into it as
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