Beethoven Symphony No. 5 Analysis

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When I received this assignment I automatically knew that I would choose between Ludwig Van Beethoven or Johann Sebastian Bch. Both very great composer with very great works of music, but my composer of choice is going to be Ludwig Van Beethoven. Beethoven’s piece of music composed that I choose as well is The Symphony No. 5 in C Minor. Ludwig Van Beethoven was born in Bonn, the Capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire. Still to this day there is uncertainty of the exact day that Beethoven was born. Matter of law and custom, babies were supposed to be baptized within 24 hours of birth. Beethoven was baptized in the date of December 17,1770 and born to the mother Maria Magdalena Van Beethoven and father Johann Van …show more content…
The key of the Fifth Symphony, C Minor, is commonly regarded as special key for Beethoven, specifically a “heroic stormy tonality”. There was a lot of criticism of the premiere performance, it was said that the orchestra didn’t play very well at all. Many instruments played a role in the one symphony. The symphony is scored for piccolo (4th movement only), two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets in B and C, two bassoons, contrabassoon or double bassoon (4th movement only), two horns in E and C, two trumpets, three trombones (alto, tenor, and bass, 4th movement only), timpani (in G-C) and strings. I played this piece for my mom and it is not particularly her cup of tea in music, but she knows it very well. She calls it elevator music but this song is definitely no stranger to her ears. She has heard it growing up and listened to it in music classes as child in …show more content…
5 in music class at school. My first encounter with the song was when I was in the 4th grade. I remember trying to distinguish between the instrument possibly being played at the time. My music teacher would have all of us students lay out on the floor anyway we felt comfortable and close our eyes. We were to become one with the music and try and really get into the feel of the music. I loved laying closer to the stereo as I could feel the vibrations and bass through my body as they went through the floor. As the tone of the music went from high kind of scariness to low calming tones I could feel it all and loved to put myself in a very relatable scene in my head. I could only imagine how Beethoven felt as he stood in front of the orchestra directing as they played his symphony that he worked very hard on putting together. Although he couldn’t necessarily hear the music I’m sure he felt the vibrations under his feet and through his body as the orchestra played. He also instructed them to play stronger and louder just for that exact reasoning which is amazing to me and this is also the reasoning why it is defiantly one of my favorite classical pieces

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