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Ludwig van Beethoven: symphony no. 5 op 67

life date 1770-1827
birthplace Bonn, Germany
received early training from Father, johann
Influential patrons prince Lobkowitz, prince Lichnowsky, count Rasumovsky
family brothers Caspar and Nikolaus, father Johann, Grandfather Ludwig, Nephew Karl
devastated after _____'s suicide attempt Nephew Karl
replaced menuet and trio with Scherzo and trio
famous works Tempest(Piano works), Fidelio(only opera)
cyclical structure material heard in one movement recurs in later movements
scherzo and trio italian for "jest" or "joke", could be humorous or ironic, A-B-A form
Genre Symphony
began losing hearing in mid-twenties
admired what great ruler? Napoleon
who was karl's father? brother, caspar
early career, patrons in Bonn as organist, attracted patronage of Viennese nobility, Prince Lobkowitz, Prince Lichnowsky
early stage Absorbed classical style, (Sonata form) used sturm and drang influence, preference for minor keys, composed many string quartets and symphonies, including sym. no 1 and 2, also first ten sonatas
middle period Romantic elements, increased chromaticism, unusual modulations, usually a hero composed Fidelio, sym.3-8, and piano concerto "emperor"
late period more abstract, employed counterpoint more, experimented more, adding SATB soloists and chorus to final movement of symphony no. 9, "choral". composed more piano sonatas
Created by: olaurie



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