- Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, analysis by Gerard Schwarz (part 1)
- Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 Analysis by Gerard Schwarz (part 2)
- Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, analysis by Gerard Schwarz (parts 3 - 4 )
- Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, a conducting lesson by Gerard Schwarz (1st Movement)
- Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, an appreciation by Leon Botstein
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 Analysis by Gerard Schwarz (part 2)
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- Do most composers at Beethoven's time elongate symphonies and emphasize variations?(27 votes)
- Actually, no. Beethoven's Symphonies were considered groundbreaking (and were actually bridging the gap between "classical" and "romantic" music) precisely because they "broke the mould" of what a composer was supposed to do with symphonies.
The 9th Symphony was the first (as far as I know) to add a Choral to Instrumentation.(39 votes)
- what is an all-star orchestra?(3 votes)
- All-Star Orchestra is an orchestral music project created by Gerard Schwarz, former music director and conductor laureate of Seattle Symphony. It is a television and DVD project, filmed by 20 high definition video cameras without an audience for PBS, the Khan Academy, educators, students, "and enthusiast". Mr Schwarz assembled 95 leading orchestral musicians, of major symphony orchestras, from across the United States. The assembled players performed over a four-day period. The current program consists of eight episodes. Mr. Schwarz intends to do more segments annually.
For more information look: http://www.allstarorchestra.org/about(12 votes)
- Is it possibly to compose a piece without the addition of a coda?(2 votes)
- Yes, compositions that contain no codas have been written frequently. In fact, there are probably more pieces that do not contain codas than there are pieces that do contain codas.(5 votes)
- how do play all at the seme time(2 votes)
- It takes practice. Lots of it in order to get so good.(4 votes)
- what is a viola?(1 vote)
- It's a member of the string family that sort of fits in between the violin and violincello (cello). It's tuned an octave higher than the 'cello, which is also a fifth lower than the violin.
For some great info about the viola from this partner (All-Star Orchestra), check out this video: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/music/music-instruments-orchestra/strings-music/v/viola-interview-and-demonstration-with-principal-rebecca-young(5 votes)
- What other music did Ludwig van Beethoven compose? I(2 votes)
- He composed a HUGE amount of other music!
For the piano he wrote:
32 Sonatas (Including the Moonlight Sonata)
5 Piano Concertos for Piano Solo and Orchestra
He also wrote 9 Symphonies for full orchestra (including Ode To Joy, which also utilizes a choir and solo voices)
Many other piano works some of which are Fur Elise, Bagatelles, and Dances.
He wrote many trios for three instruments, quartets for four, and quintets for five.
For a complete list, it would be advisable to Google "List of compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven".(4 votes)
- when was this symphony created ?(3 votes)
- Beethoven's 5th was composed and first performed in 1808.(2 votes)
- Can someone please explain the structure of a symphony to me?(2 votes)
- A symphony is made up of movements.
The movements have their own individual structure.
Some common structure forms are: Sonata-Allegro, Theme and Variation, and a rondo(4 votes)
- What is the difference between aa concert band and a orchestrall band?(3 votes)
- A concert band is mainly made up of Wind, Brass, and percussion. Sometimes they will have a bass.
A String orchestra, is just made up of strings (violin,viola,cello,bass)
A full orchestra, is made up of the strings, flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, french horn, trombone, trumpet, and percussion
A jazz band, has trumpet, trombone, bass, vibes, drumset, flute, piano, saxophone and sometimes clarinet
Sometimes concert bands are called wind ensembles or a wind symphony etc.
Full Orchestras , can be called philharmonics, symphonys', etc
They are the same groupings of instruments but the name is changed.
(excuse me if i forgot an instrument or two ;p)(2 votes)
- At about2:33, he says the cellos begin playing in an "extroverted" way. What does that mean?(2 votes)
- It means that they are playing in a very bold, outgoing, and passionate way.(2 votes)
- The second movement is a series of variations. This beautiful lilting theme is first played by the violas and the cellos. ("5th Symphony, 2nd movement" by Ludwig van Beethoven) There's an answer to that played by the violins and the woodwinds. Then comes the interlude, or could call it a second theme if you like. First it starts played by the clarinet and bassoon. And then it becomes triumphant played by the horns, trumpets, and the full orchestra. Then we're back to the original theme, except this time it's the first variation. So this variation has that original theme, but played still with violas and the cellos but with faster notes. It still has the response of the woodwinds and the strings, and again leads us back to the clarinets and bassoons with the second little theme. And the triumphant theme of the trumpets, horns, accompanied by the strings. Then we get to the second variation, which are faster notes yet, again played by the viola and the cellos. Then there's a little version for the violins. Finally, they get into the picture and play a little variation, and that leads to a kind of heroic one. So far the theme's always been soft, and now the cellos and basses are playing the same variation on this theme in a very extroverted way. Then a remarkable cadence leads us to a little interlude for the whole woodwind section. So now the woodwinds have a little something of their own. If you think of it the piece has the string section playing what they play, the woodwinds playing what they play, and when we get to the triumphant. (playing notes) Even though it's full orchestra, the timpani, trumpets and horns lead that thing. So then we have a little interlude by the woodwinds. And then we have a variation that the woodwinds play. So finally, they get one of these variations by themselves. You can just see Beethoven's mind working. It's almost as if he had a checklist. You know, I'm gonna have some variations with the woodwinds. I'm gonna have variations with the violins. I'll have one with the violas and cellos I'll add the basses in this variation. I'll have the triumphant theme played softly by the woodwinds and make that a variation, I'll add that as well. Beethoven alternated between the woodwinds, the brass, the strings back and forth. Obviously, he had variation, and he had contrast. Contrast, volume, contrast of the speed of the notes, contrast of the musical inflection, or the musical impetus that leads. He then even does the first theme, the one that we originally heard on the violas and cellos, in a heroic fashion, played by the full orchestra. Another variation is a variation for the solo bassoon. And there's this little comment from oboe. It's like a conversation. The bassoon plays. (playing notes) And the oboe does things like. (playing notes) A little comment, until they come together at the end. ("5th Symphony, 2nd movement" by Ludwig van Beethoven) The final variation, he takes the same material, and he does it in a kinda mysterious way. The woodwinds are playing quite softly. And then it builds. It builds. It builds. And in wonderful Beethoven fashion it ends strong and in a very positive way.