Before the French took over Vienna, Austria is probably when Beethoven began composing the Emperor. This concerto is considered “regal, imperial even”. This is exactly how Beethoven though of Napoleon, as well as himself. He saw both Napoleon and himself as “equally great, equally commanding”. John Clubbe describes perfectly in his article entitled “The Creative Rivalry with Beethoven and Napoleon” how the piano and interpretations relate back to Napoleon and his opinion of him: “WIth a courage and heroism of soul equal to Napoleon’s and with his chosen instrument, the piano, as protagonist, he would take the field against the Emperor.
The length of this movement itself (691 measures) is as long as a whole symphony in the previous generation and it is what made this movement ‘heroic’. Beethoven treated the main melody in this movement like a character in a drama. Beethoven started an unusual trend in the exposition by letting the cello play the pastoral theme which outlines an E-flat major triad. The triple meter is another bizarre trait, yet when it’s combined with the tempo of this movement; it reminds the listener of Deutsche peasant dance. The primary theme (see fig.
Ludwig van Beethoven (17 December 1770– 26 March 1827) Sonata in C minor (‘Pathétique’), Op.13 Beethoven (1770–1827) Grave; Allegro di molto e con brio Adagio cantabile Rondo: Allegro Piano Sonata Op.13 was composed in 1798, during a time when Beethoven realised about his encroaching deafness. This piece soon became one of Beethoven’s most well-known compositions as its air of mystery and sober atmosphere had an immediate appeal to the public. The title of this piece refers to pathetic as sufferings, not the sense of pity. This piece shows resemblance to some piano works written by Mozart, in the same key. However, the way Beethoven had composed Pathetique departs fundamentally from that of his predecessor, with an attitude of defiance and resistance.
It uses musical ideas to represent concepts without having to use sung words. Prominent examples of a programmatic works include Richard Strauss’s Alpine Symphony - where it is a musical description of ascending and descending a mountain, Modest Mussorgky’s Pictures at an Exhibition – inspired by the paintings and watercolours of artist, Hartmann who was a close friend of Mussorgsky. The piece in focus would be Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. We will be focusing on his artistic influences from literature that influenced the story of his Symphonie Fantastique. When Hector Berlioz wrote his Symphonie Fantastique, or Fantasy Symphony, in 1830, he was greatly inspired by Shakespeare 's work, Hamlet but more specifically, he was swept away by the likes of Irish Actress, Harriet Smithson.
Antonin Dvorak was a famous Czech composer who incorporated Bohemian styles into his own pieces. He put together various operas, concertos, and chamber pieces. Most importantly, the romantic composer orchestrated five well-known symphonies, including New World Symphony. Due to unclear notes that were uncovered after his death, many have hypothesized that this particular symphony could have been the fifth, eighth, or ninth. However, eventually it became known as his ninth symphony, and his last completed one.
This gave freedom to musical culture in Leningrad. Dmitri Shostakovich was close to death then, although, he was widely viewed as a leader from his seventh symphony. He described his symphonies as tombstones to represent the people who have died in numerous places during the devastating war. The structure of the novel reinforces its larger argument by engaging the reader into the beginning of the composer's life during Russia's rise of Fascism. Then, to the war effects on him in Russia from Germany’s gradual
Beethoven is well known for his deafness and his ability to still create many compositions although he could no longer hear. His deafness depressed him immensely shown by a letter written to a one of his friends named Franz Wegler, in which he wrote, “I must confess that I lead a miserable life. For almost two years I have ceased to attend any social functions, just because I find it impossible to say to people: I am deaf.” (“Ludwig van Beethoven Bio”, 2017). Although he was going deaf from 1803 to 1812 he continued to write
Ludwig van Beethoven was a famous composer of the eighteenth-century classical music and the nineteenth-century romanticism style of music. Beethoven is still remembered for his spectacular pieces in modern times. Beethoven’s music led others to take the art of music as a serious topic. His symphonies and sonatas were revolutionary to the music world, because of this, many people today are not aware of his deafness. His deafness eventually caused him to make sacrifices in his music career.
Since children of that era were traditionally baptised the day after birth in the Catholic Rhine country, and since Beethoven's family and his teacher, Johann Albrechtsberger, celebrated his birthday on 16 December, most scholars accept 16 December 1770 as his date of birth. Beethoven's first music teacher was his father. He later had other local teachers: the court organist Gilles Van Den Eeden, Tobias Friedrich Pfeiffer, and Franz Rovantini. Starting at age 5, his musical training was harsh and intensive, which often reduced him to tears. Many times he was dragged from his bed to the keyboard to do irregular late-night sessions.
He gave up studying law to take on a career as a virtuoso pianist, but a hand injury prevented him to pursue his dream to become the finest pianist in Europe. He then invested all his time and effort to compose. Schumann at first composed solely for piano until 1840, after which he composed for piano and orchestra in his later years. His works included: four symphonies, many Lieder, an opera, concerto and other choral, chamber and orchestral works. Schumann 's remarkable skill to express delicate and profound emotions is evident in works such as his collection of short piano pieces, Phantasiestücke (Fantastic Pieces) and in the song cycle Dichterliebe.