what is the meaning of symphony,What is Ludwig van Beethovens most famous symphony?


The 8th premiered the same night as the 7th.

The crowd loved the 7th very much, way more than the 8th.

u201cThats because the 8th is so much better,u201d Beethoven remarked.

,To me, the 8th is certainly a favorite u2014 but not because of its supposed charm and Haydnesque sound.

,In fact, I didnt understand the symphony as long as I kept thinking of it as Haydnesque.

The 8th is actually about modernism-avant-la-lettre and not about evoking the sound of Haydn.

Its been seen as a relaxed, funny, back-to-the-18th-century piece, which it most certainly is not.

In terms of musical craftmanship, the 8th is Beethovenu2019s most radical, forward looking, proto-20th century symphony.

The more I realized this, the more the symphony became a favorite.

,Notice, for example, that the symphony contains no slow movement.

Its fast-scherzo-minuet-fast.

,Notice the weird, short first motif in the first four measures.

Its not a theme.

In fact, it hardly even sounds like an opening gesture.

,Notice the constant flow of unexpected sounds, the syncopes, the eccentric chord changes, most certainly in the first and fourth movement.

,Notice the obsession of the development section of the first movement, where Beethoven keeps on hammering on the second beat of the 3/4-measure for dozens of measures at a time.

,Notice the ever shifting pulse.

Without the measure ever changing in a movement, Beethoven constantly appears to do so.

,Notice the radical changes of the dynamics, from ff to pp back to ff, sometimes within almost the shortest possible time intervals.

,I could go on and on.

The list of innovative elements of Beethovenu2019s 8th is very long.

The radical (wordless) story it tells is hard to comprehend, but both inviting and haunting.

Orchestra meaning

Yes, and Iu2019ve played in more than a few over the years.

,The term usually refers to an orchestra that is not an established society with regular rehearsals, but instead is put together for a particular concert or project.

Genre meaning

This is an interesting one because it means several things in French, and English has borrowed the word for one of its meanings (but not the others), and then has slightly diverged from it.

,Genre in English has come to mean a category of art, mostly in the following arts: cinema and music.

,But genre in French is a bit broader than that.

It originally means type, as in a type of something.


,u201cCe genre de client mu2019u00e9nerveu201d (this type of customer drives me nuts)nu201cJu2019adore ce genre de sportsu201d (I love this type of sports)nu201cElle nu2019est pas mon genreu201d (sheu2019s not my type)nu201cJe me sens bien dans ce genre de paysu201d (I feel comfortable in this type of country),But genre means other things too:,masculine /feminine in language:(genre masculin, genre fu00e9minin, genre neutre (in other languages - French doesnu2019t have a u201cneutreu201d ;-),in biology, genre is a classification of animals / plants - for example, le genre canin, is the canine genre.

Genre humain is humans.

,in some expressions: avoir bon genre, means looking well and well-behaved, conversely mauvais genre means looking dodgy,And so unlike in French, genre in English means a classified type (for example in film: horror, comedy, drama, u2026), whereas in French, itu2019s more vague, it can pertain to a classified type, but also diving both deeper and broader (u201cce genre de filmu201d mean u201cthis style of film, or this type of filmu201d),Plus, young French people use u201cgenreu201d like in English people say u201clikeu201d every other word.

,u201cJu2019u00e9tais dans une soiru00e9e, genre, un peu folle, et un mec, genre bogosse, me branche en me disant, genre, salut, u00e7a va, et moi, genre, je lu2019ignore,u2026u201dn(I was at a party, like, a bit wild, and this guy, like quite good-looking, chats me up, like, how are you and Iu2019m like, I ignore him, u2026u201d