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PBHS Beethoven

You Gotta Know These Beethoven Works

Symphony No. 5 in C minor In popular culture it represents "fate knocking at the door" with its short-short-short-long rhythmic pattern of a descending major third followed by a descending minor third
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, "Choral" utilizes Schiller's "Ode to Joy" and his own texts. Typically takes 75 minutes to perform
Symphony No. 6 in F major, "Pastoral" depiction of rural scenes, the second movement identifies several woodwind motifs as being based on bird calls.
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, "Eroica" composed during his "heroic decade"; originally intended to title it as "Bonaparte"; Beethoven supposedly ripped the title page of the score upon hearing that Napoleon had declared himself emperor
Fidelio Leonore disguises herself as a boy named __ to rescue her husband Florestan from the prison of evil Pizarro. "Oh what joy," sung by prisoners.
Missa Solmenis dedicated to his patron, Austrian Archduke Rudolf
Missa Solmenis "solemn mass" includes Gloria and Credo movements
"Emperor" concerto Piano Concerto No.5 in E-flat major composed near the end of his "heroic decade"
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major--"Emperor" concerto Beethoven's last concerto and the only one he never performed publicly
Moonlight Sonata Piano concerto No.14 in C-Sharp Minor, quasi una Fantasia; sustain pedal held down throughout entire first movement
Moonlight Sonata Beethoven dedicated it to his pupil, Named after Beethoven's death for resembling Lake Lucerne in the moonlight
Appassionata Piano Sonata No.23 in F-minor; The final movement's coda is one of the most difficult passages in all of Beethoven's works
Wellington's Victory or Battle of Vitoria sometimes called "Battle Symphony" Originally written for panharmonicom, an automated orchestra; utilized "God Save the Queen" "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" and "Rule Britannia" calls for musket fire; generally regarded as Beethoven's WORST work
Created by: gkarlish