History YMMV / LudwigVanBeethoven

8th Dec '16 1:42:51 AM 06tele
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* EndingFatigue: Even some professional musicians feel that Beethoven had a hard time bringing Symphony No. 5 to an end.
1st Aug '16 2:14:38 AM 06tele
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** When he was asked to send in a composition for the joint project of many popular composers of his time, curated by Anton Diabelli, he initially refused as he didn't want to be a "cobbler's patch". Beethoven however took the proposed motif and ran amok with it, resulting into the famous Diabelli variations. Diabelli considered them so Badass that he released his contribution as an independent volume, putting all fellow composers to shame. [[CurbStompBattle Which included big names like Franz Schubert and Franz Liszt.]]

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** When he was The composer and impresario Anton Diabelli wrote a short waltz and asked a lot of famous composers to send in do a composition for the variation on it which he could then publish as a joint project in aid of many popular composers orphans and widows of his time, curated by Anton Diabelli, he initially refused as he didn't want to be a "cobbler's patch". the Napoleonic Wars. When Beethoven however took the proposed motif and finally sat down with Diabelli's tune he ran amok with it, resulting into it. It took him four years, but the result was the famous Diabelli variations. ''Diabelli Variations'', the greatest set of keyboard variations since Music/JohannSebastianBach's ''Goldberg Variations'' of 60 years earlier. Diabelli considered them so Badass that he released his Beethoven's contribution as an independent volume, putting all fellow composers to shame. [[CurbStompBattle Which included big names like Franz Schubert and Franz Liszt.]]
1st Aug '16 1:58:54 AM 06tele
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* VindicatedByHistory: The first performance of the [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Ninth]] reportedly was a bit of a failure, and after opening night it did poorly. Possibly partly because Beethoven insisted on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beethoven%27s_Ninth_Symphony#Premiere directing it himself]] despite being [[TearJerker completely deaf]] - to the point where he was still conducting after the orchestra finished playing.
** The premiere of the Fifth Symphony was in a concert that lasted four hours on a cold, December night and the audience was tired. Needless to say, it was not very well accepted in its first performance. It took a review by Creator/ETAHoffmann to bring its genius to light. However, ItMakesSenseInContext - the premiere was during the Napoleonic Wars, and as a result the orchestra was only able to rehearse the piece once before the performance, and mangled it so badly that Beethoven was forced to stop and restart at one point.

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* VindicatedByHistory: The first performance of the [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Ninth]] reportedly was a bit of a failure, and after opening night it did poorly. Possibly partly because Beethoven insisted on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beethoven%27s_Ninth_Symphony#Premiere directing it himself]] despite being [[TearJerker completely deaf]] - to the point where he was still conducting after the orchestra finished playing.
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The premiere of the Fifth Symphony was in a concert that lasted four hours on a cold, December night and the audience was tired. Needless to say, it was not very well accepted in its first performance. It took a review by Creator/ETAHoffmann to bring its genius to light. However, ItMakesSenseInContext - the premiere was during the Napoleonic Wars, and as a result the orchestra was only able to rehearse the piece once before the performance, and mangled it so badly that Beethoven was forced to stop and restart at one point.
12th Apr '16 7:28:07 AM ParanoiaAgent
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** When he was asked to send in a composition for the joint project of many popular composers of his time, curated by Anton Diabelli, he initially refused as he didn't want to be a "cobbler's patch". Beethoven however took the proposed motif and ran amok with it, resulting into the famous Diabelli variations. Diabelli considered them so Badass that he released his contribution as an independent volume, putting all fellow composers to shame. [[CurbStompBattle Which included big names like Franz Schubert and Franz Liszt.]]
6th Feb '16 11:35:00 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: This is actually still up for debate between the Fifth and Ninth Symphonies. And some critics will throw in the Seventh Symphony.
12th Nov '15 8:47:05 PM wittylibrarian
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* MagnumOpus: This is actually still up for debate between the Fifth and Ninth Symphonies.

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* MagnumOpus: This is actually still up for debate between the Fifth and Ninth Symphonies. And some critics will throw in the Seventh Symphony.
12th Nov '15 8:46:00 PM wittylibrarian
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* MagnumOpus: This is actually still up for debate between the Fifth and Ninth Symphonies.
16th Sep '15 1:48:51 PM deezee
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** The premiere of the Fifth Symphony was in a concert that lasted four hours on a cold, December night and the audience was tired. Needless to say, it was not very well accepted in its first performance. It took a review by Creator/ETAHoffmann to bring its genius to light.

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** The premiere of the Fifth Symphony was in a concert that lasted four hours on a cold, December night and the audience was tired. Needless to say, it was not very well accepted in its first performance. It took a review by Creator/ETAHoffmann to bring its genius to light. However, ItMakesSenseInContext - the premiere was during the Napoleonic Wars, and as a result the orchestra was only able to rehearse the piece once before the performance, and mangled it so badly that Beethoven was forced to stop and restart at one point.
9th Feb '14 2:02:16 AM beergood
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* CrowningMomentOfHearwarming: At the end of the first performance of the ninth symphony, which Beethoven directed himself despite being completely deaf, the audience gave him five standing ovations - and they did it by waving hats and handkerchiefs in the air so he could see the applause he couldn't hear.

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* CrowningMomentOfHearwarming: CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: At the end of the first performance of the ninth symphony, which Beethoven directed himself despite being completely deaf, the audience gave him five standing ovations - and they did it by waving hats and handkerchiefs in the air so he could see the applause he couldn't hear.
9th Feb '14 2:01:52 AM beergood
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* CrowningMomentOfHearwarming: At the end of the first performance of the ninth symphony, which Beethoven directed himself despite being completely deaf, the audience gave him five standing ovations - and they did it by waving hats and handkerchiefs in the air so he could see the applause he couldn't hear.
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