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THE BEST OF BEETHOVEN 01. Symphony No. 3, Op. 55 (Eroica): I. Allegro con brio (00:00) 02. Symphony No. 5, Op. 67: I. Allegro con brio (13:46) 03. Symphony No. 6, Op. 68 (Pastoral): III. Allegro (21:02) 04. Symphony No. 6, Op. 68 (Pastoral): V. Allegretto (26:04) 05. Symphony No. 7, Op. 92: II. Allegretto (35:34) 06. Symphony No. 7, Op. 92: III. Presto (38:56) 07. Symphony No. 9, Op. 125: Ode to Joy (42:24) 08. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Moonlight Sonata: I. Adagio Sostenuto (1:07:38) 09. Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor, WoO 59 (Für Elise) (1:11:47) 10. Rondo a Capriccio in G Major, Op. 129 (Rage Over a Lost Penny) (1:14:24) 11. Minuet in G major, WoO 10, No. 2 (1:21:53) 12. Duet for Clarinet and Bassoon (1:24:24) 13. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 (Emperor Concerto): II. Adagio (1:28:17) 14. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 (Pathétique): II. Adagio (1:35:06) 15. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 (1:40:16)

Beethoven (the genius of Bonn)

In 1803, Beethoven, one of the undisputed masters of classical music, wanted to compose a work that reflected all the greatness of the time he was living in. He planned to dedicate it to the most famous man in those years, Napoleon Bonaparte, but in the end he called it the Heroic Symphony.

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The dry chords like cannon shots. Next, a melody glides through the cellos, noble and warm, and then moves to horns and clarinets in a crescendo of intensity that finally bursts majestically throughout the orchestra. begins This is how Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 . Tradition relates that the composer wrote it in Vienna in 1803 and that he initially titled it the Bonaparte Symphony . By then, Napoleon had just started the war against the powers of the Old Regime that would devastate Europe for more than a decade, but for Beethoven this foreign general was more of a liberator than an invader.

In the same way that Napoleon shook up the European political chessboard and challenged balances and forms of power that had been consolidated for centuries, Beethoven’s Third Symphony also marked a before and after in the history of music. After her, music will begin to be thought of in a different way, it will move on broader horizons, history will be measured in other terms.

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To understand the scope of the novelty, it will be enough to mention a simple numerical data. The first movement of Symphony No. 2 , written just a year earlier, measured 363 measures; the opening Allegro of the Third , 695. Almost double. Until the Ninth Symphony (1824) Beethoven will not undertake anything as broad and ambitious as in the Third .

In fact, by the time the work was published in 1806, Beethoven had crossed out Bonaparte’s name from the title page and instead chosen a more generic title: Heroic Symphony, Composed to Celebrate the Memory of a Great Man . Memory? In 1806, Napoleon had just defeated the Prussian army and Russia had had to enter the war to stop the advance of the French army. None of his enemies saw a way to counter him, and yet Beethoven spoke of him in the past tense. He celebrated the memory of a great man without even mentioning him, as if he were a deceased person. It was as if the Bonaparte to whom he had planned to dedicate his Symphony No. 3 was already another person.

The turning point in this relationship of love (first) and hate (later) was produced by Napoleon’s decision to proclaim himself emperor in 1804. A gesture that the composer’s republicanism considered as a betrayal of the ideals of the French Revolution that Napoleon in At first he had given the impression of flagging.

Beethoven’s ideas were largely formed in Bonn, his hometown, where he lived until he was twenty-two. For a long time this stage of his life has been undervalued, which was crucial for the maturation of his human and artistic personality. Capital of the Electorate of Cologne, which was then an independent State, Bonn was certainly not Vienna , but its smaller size and the more decentralized nature of its surroundings made it a city open to the passage of new ideas.

Personal relationships were also less marked by protocol or belonging to closed social circles. The intellectual environment benefited from the winds of novelty that came from outside, whether it was the philosophy of Kant or the poetry of Schiller and Goethe. They were years of great intellectual ferment.

In the absence of a strong father figure – Beethoven’s father was a tenor more fond of drinking than music – the key role in his upbringing was played by Christian Gottlob Neefe. Court organist of Prince Elector Maximilian Frederick and musical director of the National Theater since 1782, Neefe took charge of the young Ludwig’s musical training.

In his piano and composition classes, the teacher instilled in his student a love for the music of the Bach (Johann Sebastian and Carl Philipp Emanuel) and directed his budding musical career. Neefe was also a man of broad culture, a great connoisseur of the literature and philosophy of his time, which is why he also transmitted to Beethoven the Enlightenment and Freemason ideals that supported his personal creed.

The enlightened atmosphere of Bonn

The environment of the University, in which Beethoven would enroll in 1789, was another channel of transmission of the ideas of the Enlightenment , to whose approaches the new sovereign of the city had not been hostile since 1784. Maximilian Francis of Austria offered his support to artists and literati , and was sympathetic to a model of enlightened sovereignty similar to that of his brother, Emperor Joseph II.

The death of his mother in 1787 forced Beethoven to take financial care of his younger brothers , working as an instrumentalist in the local orchestra and as a private music teacher. Despite this, the years spent in Bonn were among the most enriching for the musician. The doors of high society were also opened to him, as attested by his close relations with the Von Breuning family or Count Walsegg.

All these experiences provided a clear guideline for his thinking, they consolidated in him a series of ethical values ​​that accompanied him for the rest of his life. Among them, his faith in the ideals of equality, freedom and fraternity as an element of unity between men, the values ​​of republicanism and universalism, the conviction that the cosmos obeys rational laws and that life is a journey whose inevitable obstacles They culminate despite everything in the happiness of the individual.

For example, it was in his youth when he recorded in his memory the poem To Joy , by Schiller, the same one that he would use in the Hymn to Joy of the Ninth Symphony , with the famous choir that sings: «Joy, beautiful divine spark , / daughter of Elysium […]. All men become brothers / wherever your sweet wing soars.

Story of a disappointment

It is not surprising therefore that Beethoven received with enthusiasm the news that came from France starting in 1789, with the popular insurrection against Louis XVI and the subsequent overthrow of the monarchy and the creation of the Republic, in 1792. In the latter By this time, Beethoven had already moved to Vienna, the city where he would reside until his death in 1827. There, the composer followed with interest the successes that accompanied the military campaigns of the young General Bonaparte, first in Italy (1796-1797) and then in Egypt and Palestine (1798-1799).

Proclaimed first consul of the French Republic, Napoleon inflicted a decisive defeat on the Austrian army in Italy in 1800. Beethoven saw in him the champion of the ideals of the Revolution and the one in charge of spreading them outside France with his army, overthrowing the old order embodied by absolutism with its hierarchical vision of society, its archaic values ​​and its injustices.

Beethoven was fascinated by great historical and mythical figures, heroic personalities who overcame their own destiny in pursuit of a higher and more transcendent mission. He had shown this in 1801 when composing the ballet The Creatures of Prometheus , centered on the titan who had defied the divine decree of Jupiter and had given fire to men, suffering a horrible punishment for it.

Beethoven used materials from this ballet for his Third Symphony , suggesting that the composer saw in Napoleon a contemporary Prometheus, capable of challenging the established order – the Europe of the Old Regime – to deliver to his contemporaries the fire of the new civilization. embodied in enlightened and revolutionary values.

In 1804, Beethoven’s admiration for Napoleon suffered a severe setback. When the composer learned that Bonaparte had proclaimed himself emperor, thus betraying the ideals of the Republic and de facto aligning himself with the conduct of his adversaries, his disappointment was total. Bonaparte had taken off his mask and revealed himself as an ordinary despot , whose only motive was the thirst for power. The symphony became an exaltation of the figure of the hero, detached from any historical and individual reference.

Ode to the victors

Despite everything, Beethoven was not a convinced revolutionary and maintained an ambiguous attitude towards absolutism. It is still paradoxical, for example, that his renewing Third Symphony was premiered privately within the walls of Prince Lobkowitz’s aristocratic palace.

In his daily life in Vienna, Beethoven dealt with counts, princes, dukes and archdukes, among whom were some of his main patrons. The aristocrats guaranteed him a salary, commissioned works from him, or hired him as a music teacher for his children. Although it is true that Beethoven dealt with them as equals, sometimes with excessive recklessness, common sense imposed a certain respect for established hierarchies.

On the other hand, it is significant that in 1814 Beethoven composed a cantata, Der glorreiche Augenblick , “The Glorious Moment”, dedicated “to the European monarchs and statesmen” gathered at the Congress of Vienna with the aim of reestablishing the previous political order in Europe. to the French Revolution and Napoleon.

A year earlier he had composed Wellington’s Victory to commemorate Napoleon’s defeat at the Battle of Vitoria, which forced him to withdraw from Spain. It is a descriptive and effective page (cannon shots are included) where the use of the hymns God save the King and Rule Britannia is an obvious nod to the nationality of the duke and the English public, for which the work was intended.

It is also significant that Wellington’s Victory was one of Beethoven’s most successful pieces during the composer’s lifetime. The same thing happened with other works that we consider “minor” today, such as the Septimino (a work for seven instrumentalists composed in 1799) or the arrangements of popular songs with which his music entered the homes of fans.

On the other hand, the titanic and groundbreaking Beethoven of the Third or Fifth Symphony generated a mixed mixture of praise and criticism, while his later sonatas and quartets were the object of almost unanimous incomprehension on the part of his contemporaries, and they had to wait until the 20th century before being stably incorporated into the repertoire and recognized in all its genius.

The values ​​that Beethoven had carried in his heart since the time of Bonn remained as an internal tension, emblems of a utopia perhaps unrealizable in the world. As the experience of the French Revolution and the career of Napoleon had shown, its implementation had almost immediately involved the most complete disfigurement of him.

That political revolution that he longed for, Beethoven transferred to a purely sound plane. The score was the true battlefield where the old and new orders clashed in search of unusual and innovative horizons, and Beethoven’s music became a continuous revolution that still endures to this day.

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