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Genesis The Concerto for Violin Opus 61 was composed in a number of weeks between November and Decemberan unusually short time for Beethoven. The chance to bring to life a concerto for violin and orchestra the only complete Beethoven concerto of its kind fell to the violinist and conductor Franz Clement, artistic director of the Theater An der Wien the theatre which, under the direction of Schikaneder, hosted the premiere of Mozart's Magic Flute in Clement had commissioned Beethoven to write a piece to be performed at a public concert prior to Christmas.
The Beethoven violin concerto was not completed until a couple of days before the performance itself which took place on 23rd December, and the violinist was forced to play from a score which he had barely had time to read through. The period in which Beethoven wrote the violin concerto was one of intense creative activity: While these works bear Beethoven's unique signature, his approach to composition is rich and varied in terms of technique, form and genre.
Beethoven had written a rough draft for another violin concerto many years previously, although he had later abandoned it and it had lain forgotten for decades.
His two romanzas Opus 40 and 50 confirm the cantabile approach which Beethoven took to the violin as a solo instrument. Stylistic Content and History of Criticism The Violin Concerto is the most accurate reflection of the lyrical side of Beethoven's musical personality.
There is no trace of tragic intensity, inner struggle, suffering or overwhelming passion anywhere in the forty-five minute long piece: His decision to open the piece with four beats on the timpani is quite original; the violins come in on the tenth beat on an unexpected note D sharp which is resolved in a similarly unusual manner ending on C sharp instead of E ; the transitional motif, played fortissimo over the harmony in B flat, hints at the unpredictable, powerful side of Beethoven's personality.
It is difficult to understand why Beethoven's Violin Concerto did not immediately receive the universal renown it enjoys today. Reports of the first ever performance tell us that it met with the approval of the public not surprising, since it was played by the artistic director of the theatre, a highly regarded musician but was not well received by music critics: Probably as a result, the concert was not performed again for many years, until after Beethoven's death.
The pianist and publisher Muzio Clementi commissioned Beethoven to write a version of the concerto with a solo for piano. Beethoven modified the solo score the orchestral part remained the same and performed the new version himself, but the Beethoven concerto was badly received and fell into oblivion.
While it was written with a deep understanding and knowledge of the instrument, the piano version undermines the original idea which was "created" for the violin; it is performed rarely today, mostly out of curiosity. Despite this Beethoven did not abandon the piece: The Breuning family was a great solace to Beethoven on the death of his mother and the bonds of friendship between the two men lasted a lifetime.
Breuning died of a liver complaint three months after Beethoven's death. Breuning's son Gerhard wrote a biography which contains important first hand information on the composer. It was the violinist Joseph Joachim, friend of Brahms to whom his violin concerto is dedicatedwho brought the concert to light in ; his performances of the piece were conducted by Mendelsshon and Schumann on various occasions.
Opinions of the Beethoven violin concerto remain divided even today: Ludwig van Beethoven's website - http:The Violin Concerto is the most accurate reflection of the lyrical side of Beethoven's musical personality.
There is no trace of tragic intensity, inner struggle, suffering or overwhelming passion anywhere in the forty-five minute long piece: it is governed by a superior harmony and equilibrium of scale which make the work one of the highpoints in the history of music.
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Beethoven was born on December 16, , in Bonn, He was reared in stimulating, although unhappy, surroundings.
His early signs of musical talent were subjected to the capricious discipline of his father, a singer in the court chapel. No one seems to be answering this, so I'll take a crack. The problem is your use of the word "genre," which could mean either which forms did he write or which styles did he write in.
To answer the first question, Beethoven composed: 9 symphonies. Schubert had also sketched out a 10th Symphony before he died (he died about a year after Beethoven did), and Schubert's sketch was much closer to completion than Beethoven's. Schubert's 9th is considered one of the best symphonies ever created.