BEETHOVEN'S UNIVERSE - The Architects of Music

Beethoven's Universe - Symphony No. 5 in C minor
2nd MovementPart 2-1

The mighty Fifth Symphony

The Architects of Music I  Narration by Lawrence Rapchak

  • Beethoven's use of A Flat Major. A graceful intermezzo in the Theme and Variation format.


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We begin by pointing out the harmonic relationship between this movement and the one that just concluded and explains that this movement -with its theme and variation structure- serves almost like an intermezzo between movements. The movement is dominated by a “dotted rhythm” theme throughout. And the first theme comes to a gentle conclusion.

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