A Level Music Beethoven First Symphony

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  • Created by: J. Ronan
  • Created on: 28-03-13 09:46
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  • Beethoven Symphony Analysis - Movement One
    • Subject 2 - this is a more relaxed, feminie melody that is imitated by the flutes when played by the oboes - here there is a dialogue between instreuments
    • After bar 33, the exposition is finally underway with the use of forte dynamics and the orchestra playing Tutti - with a homophonic texture - This is the Bridge Passage
    • Exposition - 1-33 Begins it in the tonic key but does it in an understated way - With P dynamics
      • First Subject introduced with the repeated rhythm of dotted quaver and seiquaver and is then modulcated to D Major
  • Introduction Bars 1 - 12
    • Effect - Creates Tension - goes against conventions of classical writing
  • Starts in F Major with perfect cadence - Then moves to an Interrupted G-Am and then a perfect D7 - G
    • Introduction Bars 1 - 12
      • Effect - Creates Tension - goes against conventions of classical writing
  • The woodwind take over the strings and are the dominant sound which is usual as the string were normally the family that led in the classical period.
    • Beethoven Symphony Analysis - Movement One
      • Subject 2 - this is a more relaxed, feminie melody that is imitated by the flutes when played by the oboes - here there is a dialogue between instreuments
      • After bar 33, the exposition is finally underway with the use of forte dynamics and the orchestra playing Tutti - with a homophonic texture - This is the Bridge Passage
      • Exposition - 1-33 Begins it in the tonic key but does it in an understated way - With P dynamics
        • First Subject introduced with the repeated rhythm of dotted quaver and seiquaver and is then modulcated to D Major
    • This indicates that Beethoven did not following what was normally expected in the Classical Periods

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