Beethoven 5th Symphony Analysis

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My composer is Ludwig Van Beethoven who was a German composer and pianist. Beethoven lived during the transition from the Classical era to the Romantic era. He was a primary leader in the transition between the two eras. During his life the Encyclopedia Britannica was released. The American Revolution started and the US signed the Declaration of Independence. The Rosetta Stone was found in Egypt and the US declared war on Great Britain.


Beethoven was born on December 16, 1770 in Bonn Germany. Throughout his childhood his father was a heavy drinker and beat him into practicing music. His father even locked Beethoven in the cellar and deprived him of sleep just to get a couple more hours of practice. His first recital call “little son of 6 years,” was on March 26, 1778 even though he was really seven years old.
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In this composition there are violins, violas, cellos, flutes, oboes, clarinets, trumpets, and trombones. In this work it goes from really fast to slow then to medium then back to fast. Just like the speed the volume gets loud to quiet to medium usually matching with the tempo. When the music speeds up the music gets louder vice versa. To me the music expresses bliss and happiness. There are no voices in this composition. The music is also very relaxing at some points but it also get loud and fast so it may be hard to fall asleep to.

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He was 56 years old. The official cause of death was post-hepatitic cirrhosis of the liver which is basically liver failure as revealed by an autopsy. The autopsy also showed that his deafness could have been caused by contracting typhus is the summer of 1796. Scientists also claimed to have found high concentrations of lead in his skull but that theory has since been widely unaccepted. Today he is still known as one of the greatest composers to have ever
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