Perspective 1.4 - From Classical to Romantic

Assignment 1.4 - From Classical to Romantic

Listen to Symphony No. 7 (Movement II: Allegretto) by Beethoven. Be prepared to discuss the mood of the piece and the story behind Beethoven's crisis of emotional music.

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In a paragraph or two, describe the mood and emotions that you hear in the music. What do you hear and how does it make you feel? What was Beethoven trying to say with his music?

Be sure to connect these ideas to the elements of music. Refer to the Elements of Music presentation if you need a reminder.

What elements does Beethoven use to create the mood and emotion? How does he use them? Think about the beginning, middle, and end of the piece.