Beethoven Symphony Essay

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Review of The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conducted by Bernard Haitink in 2009
The Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 was composed by Beethoven and was completed in
1808. It is also referred to as “Pastoral Symphony.” In 2009, Bernard Haitink conducted the performance of the symphony by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
From Haitink’s concert on Beethoven’s sixth symphony, I was expecting to see the original work of composer. The symphony has qualities of both the classical and romantic periods and illustrates composer’s radical ideas as well as highlighting his classical influences. Its programmatic nature is the main romantic feature though the dramatic dynamic changes, as well as the use of percussion and brass, are also features from this era. Nevertheless, there are numerous classical influences in entire Beethoven’s work such as the dominance of the strings in different movements, the balanced phrasing, use of the dominant and tonic throughout the entire symphony. The various romantic and classical elements of
Beethoven’s music should be revealed throughout thi...

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