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Ludwig Van Beethoven is, perhaps, one of the most fascinating composers of all time. Born in 1770, Beethoven cemented his place in history as one of classical music's most influential and critical powerhouses. He was the mastermind behind the rise of classical music and brought innovation to its compositional structure. Many critics have attributed the evolution of the modern classical music genre to the genius of Beethoven.
As a child, Beethoven started composing his own music. Belonging to a family of musicians, Beethoven learned the family trade early on in life, and his earliest recorded public performances are from when he was seven years old. Over the years, he created a repertory that remains, to date, one of the most celebrated collections of music.
Perhaps what makes his music more interesting is that he composed his most prized pieces when he was partially or completely deaf. Beethoven started losing his hearing around the age of twenty six. 1796 onwards, Beethoven suffered from hearing problems until he became deaf. However, much of his work was composed prior to 1796, which in itself is a testament to his musical mastery. One of the most iconic moments remembered through history is when this maestro had to be turned around physically since he couldn't hear the applause that followed one of his recitals.
Beethoven's repertory contains a plethora of quartets, concertos, sonatas and symphonies. However, it is his symphonies that have become a wide source of international acclaim for him. Beethoven's symphonies did not adhere to the then accepted structure of a symphony. Instead, his work was an aesthetic upsetting of the norm, and a medium through which Beethoven projected his own feelings on to the crowd. In total, Beethoven composed nine symphonies which have stood the test of time and emerged as some of the greatest pieces of music in history.
Of the nine symphonies composed, one of the most frequently performed is the fifth symphony. The symphony was composed and finalized between 1804 and 1808. The four year work on the symphony shines through the perfection with which the symphony progresses. The symphony debuted in Vienna in 1808, and was fast hailed as “one of the most important works of time,” by the German romantic author and music critic, Hoffmann.
The fifth symphony, often referred to as the “Victory Symphony,” is one of Beethoven's most recognizable works. The symphony starts off with the iconic short, short, short, long note (or the dit-dit-dit-dah note as it is sometimes explained), which has become symbolic of a certain urgency that the composer is trying to instill in the audience. The listeners are often captivated by the very beginning of the piece and the rest of the symphony carries the same agitated and insistent quality that it opens with. Instead of building to a climax, Beethoven chooses to begin with a climax and punctuate that with parts of serene music which again leads to a crescendo. Overall, very little relief is provided to the listener in terms of calm music.
Often called the “Symphony of Destiny,” the Fifth invokes a sense that not many scores can invoke. Beethoven himself is rumored to have said that the opening of the symphony is how “destiny knocks at your door.” According to Hoffmann, the symphony exists in the realm of the infinite and awakens a yearning through enticing fear, pain, terror and awe. The symphony is widely regarded as one of the most soul stirring pieces of music, and the timelessness of its appeal is an ode to its perfection. To watch some of today's best conductors perform this masterpiece, get Beethoven's Fifth Symphony tickets now.