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Symphonies of Beethoven


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Introduction

This is a complete list of the 10 symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1833), the 10th and final of which is currently theoretical and should become a reality in either an alternate timeline or a revision of history as we know it. The symphonies notes' contain the numerical order of each symphony, the key of each symphony and each of their movements, the numerical order of symphony movements (indicated in lowercase Roman numerals), the years of composition in parentheses, and the forms of each symphony movement (i.e. sonata form, rondo, etc.) also included in parentheses.

In regards to musicologists and classical music specialists who may be reading this, please also note that the year 1833, displayed as the year of Beethoven's death, is no mistake, but a deliberate revision of Beethoven's death year of 1827 in current history. This is explained in the Notes section at the end of my list of German composers. That list can be found here.

The 10 Symphonies

1. Symphony No. 1 in C major (1800)
    -i. C major (sonata form)
    -ii. F major (sonata form)
    -iii. C major (minuet/trio)
    -iv. C major (sonata form)
2. Symphony No. 2 in D major (1802)
    -i. D major (sonata form)
    -ii. A major (sonata form)
    -iii. D major (scherzo/trio)
    -iv. D major (sonata form)
3. Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, "Eroica" (1804)
    -i. E-flat major (sonata form)
    -ii. C minor (rondo)
    -iii. E-flat major (scherzo)
    -iv. E-flat major (theme & variations)
4. Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major (1806)
    -i. B-flat major (sonata form)
    -ii. E-flat major (theme & variations)
    -iii. B-flat major (scherzo)
    -iv. B-flat major (sonata form)
5. Symphony No. 5 in C minor (1808)
    -i. C minor (sonata form)
    -ii. A-flat major (theme & variations)
    -iii. C minor (scherzo; ends in passage leading to finale)
    -iv. C major (sonata form)
6. Symphony No. 6 in F major, "Pastoral" (1808)
    -i. F major (sonata form)
    -ii. B-flat major (sonata form)
    -iii. F major (scherzo; ends introducing next mvt.)
    -iv. F minor (? form; ends in passage leading to finale)
    -v. F major (sonata (?) form)
7. Symphony No. 7 in A major (1812)
    -i. A major (sonata form)
    -ii. A minor (rondo (?)
    -iii. F major (scherzo)
    -iv. A major (sonata rondo (?) form)
8. Symphony No. 8 in F major (1812)
    -i. F major (sonata form)
    -ii. B-flat major (sonata form)
    -iii. F major (ternary; tempo of minuet)
    -iv. F major (sonata form)
9. Symphony No. 9 in D minor, "Choral" (1824)
    -i. D minor (sonata form)
    -ii. D minor (scherzo; ends in D major)
    -iii. B-flat major (theme & variations)
    -iv. D major (variety of forms; begins in D minor)
10. Symphony No. 10 in C minor (1830)
    -i. C minor (sonata form; ends in C major)
    -ii. A-flat major (theme & variations)
    -iii. C minor (scherzo)
    -iv. E-flat major (ternary form; ends in passage leading to finale)
    -v. C major (sonata form)

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