Beethoven is unarguably one of the most influential musicians of all times. His symphonies and other works have remained some of the most famous compositions in classic and romantic genres of music. All his works exude a remarkable quality of musical maturity and prowess that are hardly matched by any other musician. Beethoven drew inspiration from life and other personal experiences. Most people claim that the romantic touch in his music might have come from his experiences in the world of romance and heartbreaks.
His seventh symphony gained fame for being among his best works. This piece of music has some of the artist’s emotional attachment, since it was written during the time, when he was recovering from an ailment at Teplice. This piece was a dedication to Count Moritz.
The symphony is an artful mix of instruments, which include flutes, clarinets, bassoons and horns. This mix is clearly audible from the exquisite performance. The performance also includes trumpets, strings and timpani. It took enormous effort and skill to harmonize all these instruments while maintaining their individuality and influence.
The symphony consists of four distinct parts. These give an illusion of breaks in the music, but they are a combination that is necessary for the flow of music. Beethoven separated the four movements in an order that would create a harmonious separation, and yet show unity in the rhythm. The first movement is characterized by a lively rhythm that one can easily dance to, and incorporated rapid movements. There are some instances of repetition in this section. The second movement adopts a slow rhythm, breaking away from the rapid dance mode set in the first section. This part of the symphony uses cellos and violas. This sets a mood of serenity and peace. There is also a consistent A-minor tone, which changes at the climax of this section. The contrast between the first and the second sections adds to the rhythmic diversity of the music.
The third and fourth sections of the symphony incorporate some aspects of ternary and sonata forms. The dance mode rhythm is repeated at the end, which is an excellent way to end the piece. This symphony is approximately 40 minutes long (Beethoven 7th symphony).
There is an impressive mixture in the melody alignment of this symphony. In the first half, the pitch is mellow, occasionally hitting the high pitch. As the piece progresses, the intensity of musical instruments increases until the end, where it becomes a rigorous mix of tones and vitality.
At the beginning, there is a rhythmic profile that is maintained further into the symphony, when all instruments combine to give a rainbow effect of the melody. It uses key forms ranging from A to F. Beethoven rarely used monotones in his work. This gives a smooth melody movement and pitch range.
Apart from the dance beats used in the symphony, there is an aspect of tango theme in the mix. This could be from the romantic influence of the lyrics. The music piece is beautifully harmonized. This includes the systematic use of many instruments, which are synchronized together, to the use of many tones and form of the music, without altering the authenticity of the music. The sonata form incorporated in the music brings a twist to the whole piece. The artist used this tool in many of his works. The texture is mixed. This comes from adaptation of many monophonic influences and fusing them together to form one inclusive piece of art. The color analysis of this symphony ranges from maroon to purple, blue and green. All of these represent the variation in the themes and intonation of the music.
This symphony is a representation of freedom that an inclusive piece of music can exude. The artist fuses a wide array of musical character, yet manages to remain creative and impressive.