Beethoven compositional innovations all of which we will observe in his symphony no. 5 are arrayed around a single Centre Beethoven article of faith the music is that its essence a form itself expression. Beethoven attitude might have appeared too many of his contemporaries with the hindsight of the history can see at the time was right for the development of such an entirely egocentric attitude towards music, combine in equal parts one the enlightenment emphasis on the individual and the right of the individual to pursue happiness.
Two the French revolution and the spirit of accelerated change it provoked and three the social political and economic upheavals engendered by napoleon and then soon or later and artist or group of artist was going to say something along the line of “my art is for me no for your idle amusement you might entertain to appealing pleasure. I will express what I feel what I see what I hear take it or leave it”. These five compositional innovations are five. One contextual use of form: Beethoven will use the classical era forms only to the point that they serve his expressive needs beyond that he will do whatever he darn pleases.
For Beethoven expressive content will determine the degree to which he had heard or doesn’t hear to pre-existing forms. вЂў Two pervasive mitotic development: The manipulation, combination and metamorphosis of motives lies at the heart of Beethoven s musical language. вЂў Three ongoing dramatic narrative: Beethoven conceived of the individual movements within a composition not as self- standing units related only by key but rather as interrelated chapters and a single large scale story. ў Four the use of rhythm as a narrative element divorced from pitch: Fifth the ongoing pursuit of originality: Later in his life Beethoven said “Art demands that we never stand still”. Beethoven placed premium on continual artistic growth and development. The compositional innovations are in evidence in his symphony No. 5 Contextual use of form Beethoven uses the rules and rituals of sonata form only to the point where they server his expressive needs starting in the recapitulation his expressive design forced him to go beyond the expectations entirely by setting theme two in C major ND not in the expected C minor.
Beethoven brings hope and elite back to an otherwise shattered musical landscape, inspired by the presence of C major in the recapitulation new musical entities grow and develop during the long coda that follows which is in reality a second development section. Beethoven accomplished most of this by doing the unexpected by breaking the so-called rules. Pervasive movement whit the same sources of narrative brightness, we associate with great storytelling. Mitotic development and mitotic disintegration lie at the heart of the pavement’s musical and expressive substance.
The fundamental expressive massage of the movement grow, disintegration and renewal, is expressed via motivate development, motivate fragmentation and then motivate redevelopment. Ongoing dramatic narrative the first movement introduces the basic storyline of the entire symphony a struggle a battle between C minor which represent death and despair and C major which represent life and hope. That battle is now Joined and will be fought out over the remaining three movements.
The use of rhythm as a narrative element divorced from pitch the quintessence of Beethoven’s thematic motive the fate motives is rhythm and when that rhythm that physical energy was eliminates during the development section, the effect was of near-death. The ongoing pursuit of originality it is not another pieces of music by Beethoven or by anyone else for that matter that sounds like symphony no. 5. In conclusion all of these composition innovations are arrayed around a single artistic belief that music was for Beethoven a form of self-expression.