The piano is such a versatile instrument, that naturally everyone wants to write for it. Clara Schumann was one of the best known pianists of her time, but sadly she moved away from composing, saying " I once believed that I possessed creative talent, but I have given up this idea; a woman must not desire to compose — there has never yet been one able to do it. Should I expect to be the one? This beautiful piano concerto gives us an idea of her incredible pianism and musical imagination. Get it right, and it allows the most accomplished pianists to shine. Chopin composed his most well-known nocturne at the tender age of 20, which perhaps accounts for its youthful passion. The build-up from the main theme and waltz-like accompaniment to the dramatic trill-filled finale makes the Nocturne in E-flat Major a strong contender for the most beautiful piano work ever written. Her music is always thrilling, experimental and enormously powerful. Her Viola Sonata is considered one of the greatest pieces ever written for the instrument. And just listen to the power packed into her Piano Trio for piano, cello and violin.
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Want to expand your Beethoven repertoire? Here are 10 pieces you absolutely must include! Subtleness is the key, though, in order to make it really sparkle. Watch the wonderful Chenyin Li perform it below. The notes might look easy to master, but this famous movement will still need some serious practice. The LH accompaniment should float along with utter calm and evenness, above which the RH melody quietly shines. A great test for pianissimo playing. What a precious piece this is! We say the sweeter the better!
1. Bagatelle in A minor WoO 59 ‘Für Elise’
Google decided to honour Beethoven with a Doodle puzzle which allows users to piece together some of his best compositions. New Delhi: Google decided to honour musical genius Ludwig van Beethoven on Thursday with a Doodle puzzle which allows users to piece together some of his best compositions. It was on this date, years ago, 17 December , that Beethoven was baptized his exact birth date is unclear. Here are some of his most important works, as per articles and information from popular classical music sites like Favourite Classical Composers and Sinfini Music. A hugely famous piece, with a slow, dark first movement. The story goes that the name was inspired by moonlight Beethoven saw while he improvised away on the piano. In fact, it was named Moonlight by a critic, years after the composer died! The slow second movement is well-known for the tragedy and deep emotions it expresses.
Ludwig van Beethoven 17 December — 26 March is one of the most influential and significant composers of all time. He was the predominant musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras and despite suffering far reaching medical and emotional torments he became completely deaf by the age of 40 his music is a testament to the human spirit in the face of cruel misfortune. Listen to the best Beethoven works on Apple Music and Spotify and scroll down to explore our selection of the 10 best Beethoven works. At a stroke orchestral music moves into another dimension, with a breadth of conception and emotional freight and range beyond anything previously dreamed of, the exact concision and classical symmetry of Mozart is left behind. It was originally dedicated to Napoleon — a dedication Beethoven removed in a rage on hearing he had made himself Emperor. What Beethoven did here was to understand the possibilities of the sonata form, and thematic development, and then revel in his freedom. In this symphony, Beethoven sought a new path for himself; in the end, he found one that shaped music for a century. Symphony No. While it appears to follow a conventional four-movement symphonic model, its massive choral fourth movement was not at all conventional. Piano Sonata No.