Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata N. 4 for violin and piano Op. 23 Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 4, in E♭ major, Op. 7, sometimes nicknamed the Grand Sonata, is dedicated to his student Babette, the Countess Keglevics. This piano sonata was composed in Bratislava, in 1796, in November, during his visit of Keglevich Palace in Bratislava. Beethoven named it Great Sonata, because it was published alone, which was unusual for the time. Along with the Hammerklavier Sonata, it is one of the longest piano sonatas of Beethoven. A typical performance lasts about 28 minutes. 1. Presto 5:25 2. Andante scherzozo, più allegretto 6:39 3. Allegro molto 4:13 For more: #MusicHistory #ClassicalMusic #Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven - Missa Solemnis: Opus 123 The Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123, is a solemn mass composed by Ludwig van Beethoven from 1819 to 1823. It was first performed on 7 April 1824 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, under the auspices of Beethoven's patron Prince Nikolai Galitzin; an incomplete performance was given in Vienna on 7 May 1824, when the Kyrie, Credo, and Agnus Dei were conducted by the composer.[1] It is generally considered one of the composer's supreme achievements and, along with Bach's Mass in B minor, one of the most significant Mass settings of the common practice period. Written around the same time as his Ninth Symphony, it is Beethoven's second setting of the Mass, after his Mass in C major, Op. 86. The work was dedicated to Archduke Rudolf of Austria, archbishop of Olomouc, Beethoven's foremost patron as well as pupil and friend. The copy presented to Rudolf was inscribed "Von Herzen—Möge es wieder—Zu Herzen gehn!" ("From the heart – may it return to the heart!") 1. I Kyrie 9:54 2. II Gloria 5:01 3. Qui Tollis 6:19 4. Quoniam 6:40 5. III Credo 4:29 6. El Incarnatus est 6:09 7. Et Resurrexit 10:42 8. IV Sanctus 5:39 9. Benedictus 11:05 10. V Angus Dei 6:44 11. Dona nobis pacem 9:21 For more: #MusicHistory #ClassicalMusic #Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 The Symphony No. 3 in E♭ major, Op. 55, (also Italian Sinfonia Eroica, Heroic Symphony) is a symphony in four movements by Ludwig van Beethoven. One of the composer's most celebrated works, the Eroica symphony is a large-scale composition that marked the beginning of Beethoven's creative middle period. Composed mainly in 1803–1804, the work is grounded in the Classical symphonic tradition while also stretching boundaries of form, length, harmony, and perceived emotional and possibly cultural content. It has therefore widely been considered an important landmark in the transition between the Classical period and the Romantic era. 1. Allegro con Brio 2. Adagio Assai 3. Scherzo: Allegro vivace 4. Finale: Allegro Molto For more: #MusicHistory #ClassicalMusic #Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven The Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Opus 24, is a violin sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven. It is often known as the "Spring Sonata" (Frühlingssonate), and was published in 1801. It was dedicated to Count Moritz von Fries, a patron to whom Beethoven also dedicated two other works of the same year—the C major string quintet and the fourth violin sonata—as well as his later seventh symphony. The Scherzo and its trio are particularly brief. The entire sonata takes approximately 22 minutes to perform. The name "Spring Sonata" was given to it after Beethoven's death. The Allegro movement is featured in the stage show Fame and in the syllabus of grade 8 of ABRSM's bowed strings exam from 2016 till 2019. While reviewing the cpo recording of composer Ferdinand Ries's violin sonatas Op. 8 No. 1, Op. 16, No. 2 and Op. 71, Jonathan Woolf commented that the Op. 8 No. 1 sonata was heavily inspired by this work. Primavera: Allegro Spring: Allegro For more: #MusicHistory #ClassicalMusic #Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven (17 December 1770[1] – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the classical and romantic eras in classical music, he remains one of the most recognized and influential musicians of this period, and is considered to be one of the greatest composers of all time. Beethoven was born in Bonn, the capital of the Electorate of Cologne, and part of the Holy Roman Empire. He displayed his musical talents at an early age and was vigorously taught by his father Johann van Beethoven, and was later taught by composer and conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe. At age 21, he moved to Vienna and studied composition with Joseph Haydn. Beethoven then gained a reputation as a virtuoso pianist, and was soon courted by Prince Lichnowsky for compositions, which resulted in Opus 1 in 1795. The piece was a great critical and commercial success, and was followed by Symphony No. 1 in 1800. This composition was distinguished for its frequent use of sforzandi, as well as sudden shifts in tonal centers that were uncommon for traditional symphonic form, and the prominent, more independent use of wind instruments.[2] In 1801, he also gained notoriety for his six String Quartets and for the ballet The Creatures of Prometheus. During this period, his hearing began to deteriorate, but he continued to conduct, premiering his third and fifth symphonies in 1804 and 1808, respectively. His condition worsened to almost complete deafness by 1811, and he then gave up performing and appearing in public. During this period of self exile, Beethoven composed many of his most admired works; his seventh symphony premiered in 1813, with its second movement, Allegretto, achieving widespread critical acclaim.[3] He composed the piece Missa Solemnis for a number of years until it premiered 1824, which preceded his ninth symphony, with the latter gaining fame for being among the first examples of a choral symphony.[4] In 1826, his fourteenth String Quartet was noted for having seven linked movements played without a break, and is considered the final major piece performed before his death a year later. His career is conventionally divided into early, middle, and late periods; the "early" period is typically seen to last until 1802, the "middle" period from 1802 to 1812, and the "late" period from 1812 to his death in 1827. During his life, he composed nine symphonies; five piano concertos; one violin concerto; thirty-two piano sonatas; sixteen string quartets; two masses; and the opera, Fidelio. Other works, like Für Elise, were discovered after his death, and are also considered historical musical achievements. Beethoven's legacy is characterized for his innovative compositions, namely through the combinations of vocals and instruments, and also for widening the scope of sonata, symphony, concerto, and quartet,[5] while he is also noted for his troublesome relationship with his contemporaries. Ludwig van Beethoven Tracklist: 1. Abertura "Egmont" op. 84 Sinfonia n. 6 em fá maior op. 68 "Pastoral" 2. Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande 3. Szene am Bach (Andante molto mosso) 4. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute (Allegro) 5. Gewitter, Sturm (Allegro) 6. Hirtengesang: Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm (Allegretto) SINFONIA Nº 9 EM RÉ MENOR "CORAL", OP.125 7. Allegro Ma Non Troppo-Un Poco Maestoso 8. Molto Vivace-Presto-Molto Vivace 9. Adagio Molto e Cantabile- Andante Moderato 10. Presto 11. Allegro Assai.Allegro Assai Vivace-Alla Marcia.Andante Maestoso-Allegro Energico-Prestissimo For more: #MusicHistory #ClassicalMusic #Beethoven