BEETHOVEN LISTNEING JOURNALS

Illustrations and Reflections on Beethovian symphonies.

lUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

This year In Music, we have been learning about Beethoven. In his 5th symphony Beethoven depicts a battle between good and evil which is created by the strings and timpani. This may be due to his internal conflict between loving music and losing his hearing. In Beethoven's 6th symphony the music depicts the country side and many themes related to it such as a brook, folk dancing, and a storm. His 9th symphony, famously called the Ode, To Joy, creates a powerful setting for courage and national pride.
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