The majesty and gravity of the second movement of opus 21 Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. One of the most beautiful compositions of the Romantic period and probably in the history of music. Clearly, LV Beethoven was a genius, ahead of his time but who lived and felt the influence of political changes occurring in Europe, and by extension the world. What we today call an opinion leader. It was a cultural leader and therefore social.
Addressing the issue from the sociological point of view, I am part of a movement that changed the view of society and history of the world. At the same time, and therefore was a revolutionary. The end of the eighteenth and nineteenth virtually the entire scene of the revolution that changed the way of thinking and acting both in the social, cultural and political. Now hear this movement of his most famous symphony, comparable to the ninth. I mention this majestic contrasts with the dramatic first movement, associated with the call of destiny to the door, is it possible most dramatically expressed in a sentence? I think it’s difficult. More difficult still is to express drama, sadness, grandeur in a play, and that this will become standard in the standard, in no more. Without diminishing or exalt Beethoven John Williams too, I think the latter is of the few who, in the cultural field in which it moves, and taking into account current circumstances would be comparable to that genius of the past century.
This is indicated by his works such as The march imperial Empire Strikes Back (George Lucas, Star Wars original trilogy), or the main theme of the same trilogy, whose initial film now occupies the fifth chapter of the series. We could talk about the issues of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Schindler’s List, or the March opening and theme of the Olympic Games in 1984. In each one has different moods and deep and full use of resources in the best orchestral symphonic expression. It is a pleasure and the best of luck to attend the vital presence of this great contemporary composer, and have the opportunity to hear the different LV Beethoven orchestral versions.