Beethoven's Fifth Symphony

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The one composer that music today can thank for all of the brilliance and genius he has composed is none other than Ludwig van Beethoven. During the classical era, there was a new sense of subjectivity, proportion, order, and simplicity. It was a time of the Enlightenment, a time of reason and the experimentation with trial and error. All men were created equal, and were given a voice on matters that needed to be handled. This was also the time of the Industrial Revolution, where new machines were being built and introduced. There were many introductions of new inventions that were to help common people live their lives with ease. This was the new age of new ideas and applying those ideas into a part of everyday life. Classical music was also …show more content…
In fact, halfway through one of the movements, Beethoven who was conducting the orchestra, stopped the musicians halfway through and made them restart all the way from the beginning. (History) It has not been until recent decades that his fifth symphony has made impacts in the society. Beethoven’s fifth has made appearances in many commercials, ceremonies, and other major events. (npr) His fifth symphony is simply a brilliant work that signifies the “progression of emotions” that he was feeling throughout the process of losing his hearing. (npr)The struggle of his life that he suffered can be seen throughout the four movements within the symphony. Another reason people finally realized this work was pure genius was because it was a perfect example of the new style of music he was bringing into our culture. Each movement begins with the main rhythmic theme, with measures that grow from that main opening …show more content…
The fifth symphony that he composed is one that stands out the most and has definitely left behind a legacy that will never fade or die. With his genius creativity and new ways of thinking, he has created and broken new boundaries for musicians during his time and for many more times to come. With his expansion and magnification of development, it has helped and taught others to open their eyes to different and new ways that music could be created and composed. Had Beethoven taken his life during his depression of going deaf, music may have never grown as much as it did when he paved that path for musicians of all sorts. Because of Beethoven’s will to follow his ear for music, he has been a great inspiration in the music

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