Blithe ignorance of the future cataclysm Rumblings of unrest and anticipation Forces of war unleashed In memory of the dead The eternal question: why? Dmitri Shostakovich. Piano Concerto No. Portal:Classical music.
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9 In C Major apparent lack thereof between the slow, sombre and dissonant introduction and the bright allegro which String Quartet No. 9 In C Major, is similar to what is found in Mozart 's "Dissonance" Quartetalso in the key of C. The quartet's second movement makes use of Eclipse - Yes - The Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection augmented second in the descending scale first J.
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Unlike the other two opus 59 quartetsthis one does not have an explicit "Theme Russe" in any of its movements.
Nevertheless, it can be argued that this second movement with its sparse texture and comfortless melodies, evokes a Russian feel by bringing to mind the vast, barren and desolate landscape of the Siberian tundra. The quartet's third movement is a lighter menuetto which provides the motif String Quartet No.
9 In C Major is subsequently turned upside down for the last Op. 59, a fugal allegro molto that begins with the viola and adds the second violin, cello and first violin in that order. The movement is in alla breve time and is almost a perpetuum mobile in quavers. The fugue is semi-rigorous, somewhere between the fugato Op. 59 Mozart's string quartet K. Although this opus does not contain the most played works by Beethoven it was a significant milestone in his development as a composer.
At the time of publication the year-old Beethoven regarded the trios as his best compositions. The musicologist Gerald Abraham has remarked that in terms of their style and aesthetic value the string trios of Op. Beethoven composed no further trios after the first quartets Op.
The most vigorous of the three trios is perhaps the G major, with the fast movements' thematic richness and almost symphonic elaborations especially in the first Allegro. The Adagio in E major resembles in its beauty and melancholic atmosphere other slow movements written by Beethoven at that time. The trio ends with a brilliant and virtuoso Presto.
Trio in D major is the most traditional piece in the opus. It lacks the G major's symphonic effects but conveys a finely subtle chamber music with warm and intimate atmosphere. However the slow movement in D minor is perhaps the saddest piece in the opus. The last trio, in C minor, brings the most energy and novelty with highly passionate tone.
C minor is one of Beethoven's most important keys.
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