Beethoven Essay Topics

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer who brought about gigantic alterations in the nature and techniques of music—an achievement matched by few other artists. He found music a rococo-dramatic art, the orchestra a relatively small ensemble, and the piano a newly established successor to the harpsichord. By his aggressive, iconoclastic, even egotistic nature, and… View Article

For Elise by Beethoven

While Ludwig van Beethoven’s more popular works are his symphonies, one of his works remains popular with piano students- Fur Elise. The piece was created around 1810, by the time Beethoven had gone deaf (Forelise. com, 2007). Like its composer, Fur Elise is a subject of much speculation. Fur Elise translates to For Elise and… View Article

Beethoven Sonata No 27

This piece is highly unusual for Beethoven Sonatas. One, although it was written at the start of his late period, this sonata had only two movements, the first being extremely short. Secondly, this was the first that Beethoven started writing his tempo markings in German, as though implying that this Sonata was more personal. Beethoven… View Article

Musical Style and Innovations of Beethoven

Musical Style and Innovations Beethoven is viewed as a transitional figure between the Classical and Romantic eras of musical history. Above all, his works distinguish themselves from those of any prior composer through his creation of large, extended architectonic structures characterized by the extensive development of musical material, themes, and motifs, usually by means of… View Article