Beethoven Sonata Op. 90
Ludwig van Beethoven, for most people, is considered on of the leading composers who represents the change from Classicism to Romanticism. His fascination lies in his never-ending experimentation with ways of using traditional structures while enhancing emotional intensity. This is shown in much of Beethoven’s sonata works. His thirty-two sonatas were divided into five periods, which portraits different ideas, styles, purposes, and even some experiments. The Sonata Op. 90 in e minor was written in 1914, which represents Beethoven’s late second period. This sonata is comprised of two movements, an Allegro in e minor in concise sonata form, and a long sonata-rondo Andante in E Major, which is one of Beethoven’s happiest lyric inspirations. For the most part, this work was written for more emotional developments rather than the technique. Much of what this paper is going to be on is a brief historical biography on Beethoven and an analysis of the Sonata Op. 90 in historic aspect and musical aspects including forms, structures, and comparisons with other composers in this period.
Beethoven is a German composer who was born in Bonn. He was baptized on the 17th of December 1770, and died in Vienna on the 26th of March 1827. His early achievements, as a composer and performer, show him to be extending the Viennese Classical tradition that he had inherited form Mozart and Haydn . As a personal affliction, deafness and the inability to enter into happy personal relationships loomed larger. He began to compose in an increasingly individual musical style. Toward the end of his life is where he composed his most sublime and profound works. From his success at combining tradition, exploration, and personal expression, he came to be regarded as the dominant musical figure of the 19th century and scarcely and significant composer since his time has escaped his influence or failed to acknowledge it.
Around 1913-1816, the period where...