Symphony in c-minor I. Andante/Allegro appassionato
I'd like to present the first movement of my symphony in c-minor in Classical style with a kind of Biblical meaning.
It starts with a bright choral theme in an Andante introduction in C-Major which depicts the beauty and honour of life in creation which however is destroyed by the motif of temptation and sin, so the choral theme turns to a sad lamantation tune which then leads to the desperate Allegro appassionato. The theme of this Allegro is inspired by Beethoven's various sketches for a main theme for his planned 10th symphony.
The Allegro covers various aspects of Life - conflicts and desperation on the one hand and joy and hope on the other.
Towards the end the work comes back to a majestic return of the initial choral theme before the movements ends in a furious Presto.
It is the work on the largest scale I have done so far:
Re: Symphony in c-minor I. Andante/Allegro appassionato
Originally Posted by Matthew S Phillips
Why sonata form?
Why sonata form? I cannot imagine a symphony without a sonata form with the development and coda section always being the highlights of such a movement with all its possiblities to develop musical ideas. I definitely wanted to write a symphony in classical style.
Please tell me what you think musically of the work ...