Symphony c-minor, 3 movements by the use of sketches for Beethoven's Tenth symphony
I'd like to stress that unlike Mr. Cooper I did not want to show how Beethoven might have composed his 10th symphony! I simply wanted to use his sketches according to my personal feelings because they fascinated me and they are worth to be heard.
The MP3's were recorded by the use of Merlin grand 4.2 soundfonts.
1. Andante /Allegro con brio ed appassionato Download MP3 (13,5 MB) (download with right mouse click)
In the years 1822 and 1825 Beethoven made several sketches for a 10th symphony. The sketches for the main theme of the first Allegro in c minor all have the same basic line: a jump to G'', a downward line, and a jumb to Ab''. I believe that Beethoven was fascinated by this motif since his work on his heartmelting Arioso dolente from his piano sonata op. 110 which he wrote just some months earlier (which by the way is also very similiar to a famous Adagio from Albinoni).
Here you can see the sonata motiv, Beethoven's sketches for the 10th symphony and the themes I derived for my symphony. I did not use Beethoven's sketch from 1825 directly as did Mr. Cooper because to me this version seemed to be a bit static and stiff.
0:01 Andante, a choral, first in solemn C Major by solo horns, later
2:55 Allegro con brio ed appassionato, c minor, 6/8, Exposition
13:38 resuming the choral theme
3:59 Variation on main theme in Ab minor
5:13 Recapitulation Adagio cantabile
6:46 short variation on main theme from 1st. mov.
7:22 Andante on theme from Beethoven's 10th symphony sketch
8:22 Middle part, variation on main theme from 1st. mov.
10:23 - 13:11 Variations on main theme
3. Scherzo Allegro con brio Download MP3 (6,0 MB)
Among the sketches from 1825 there are the opening 24 measures for a Scherzo (titled 'Presto') and the 7 measure theme for a Trio as a middle part of the movement. This Scherzo theme is one of the most furious and powerful Scherzo themes I know, somewhat a mixture of the Scherzo themes of his fith symphony and Schummann's first symphony. I made an atttempt to develop these themes to a whole symphonic movement.
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