Beethoven Sixth Symphony 6 Analysis

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Symphony number five and six were written at the same time but differ vastly in theme. ‘The Pastoral” has the theme of nature or rather a love for nature. Throughout the piece many facets of nature are depicted. Calm and the chaos of nature in the form of storms. The sixth symphony was created as Beethoven loved to stroll through nature and found much calm there. He actually wrote about this in a letter saying “How happy I am to be able to walk among the shrubs, the trees, the woods, the grass and the rocks! For the woods, the trees and the rocks give man the resonance he needs.” The goal of conveying love for nature is really captured well in the title of the sixth symphony and the five movements within it. Although music is a medium of art it is much harder to capture the essence of nature in music than in prose or painting. Beethoven managed to do it though, rising far beyond that of his predecessors. He was able to do it as he experienced nature and lived at the heart of it. Beethoven conveyed the motif of nature in music through various mediums. The result is a piece that transcends the boundaries of time as it can still be appreciated and inspire a sense of awe today. It is said of the sixth symphony that it is an…show more content…
It is titled, “Joyful feelings of gratitude after the storm”. It is also played in the F major key, the only thing different is the time in which it is played. six eighths time. I may argue that the movement is sonata form with rondo elements as the main theme appears in the beginning, exposition, and end of the piece. The movement seems to place emphasis on theme. The theme of gratitude towards nature. It is very simple but nonetheless majestic. The coda starts quietly much like the storm in movement four and similarly builds to everyone playing. After this there is a short calm then two chords concluding. This ends Beethoven sixth symphony in which he conveyed the motif of nature in a sustainable
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