Beethoven and Liszt Comparison Essay by ResearchRiter

Beethoven and Liszt
A comparison of the first movements from the symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Liszt.
# 127049 | 750 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Music Studies (Classical and Baroque) , Music Studies (Composers)

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This paper compares the first movements of two symphonies from two classical Romantic composers, Ludwig van Beethoven (Fifth Symphony) and Franz Liszt (transcription of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony). The circumstances surrounding the compositions are also addressed.

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"As surely as Ludwig van Beethoven was influenced by Haydn and Mozart, he also influenced his contemporaries like Franz Liszt. A student of Antonio Salieri, the Viennese Court composer who despised Beethoven, Liszt was introduced to Beethoven after his successful public debut in Vienna in ... Both classical Romantic composers, Hoffman called Beethoven's Fifth Symphony one of the most important works of the age. In contrast, Liszt wrote works for piano requiring formidable playing skill that are grouped into two categories. On the..."

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