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Beethoven, Ludwig van Ludwig van Beethoven
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(1770 - 1827)
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Beethoven, Ludwig van: "Allegro for a Flute Clock" for Flute Trio

"Allegro for a Flute Clock" for Flute Trio
Ludwig van Beethoven

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Allegro for a Flute Clock for Flute Trio
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Composer :Ludwig van BeethovenBeethoven, Ludwig van (1770 - 1827)
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3 flutes (trio)

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Ludwig van BeethovenMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
The events of Beethoven's life are the stuff of Romantic legend, evoking images of the solitary creator shaking his fist at Fate and finally overcoming it through a supreme effort of creative will. Born in the small German city of Bonn on or around December 16, 1770, he received his early training from his father and other local musicians. As a teenager, he earned some money as an assistant to his teacher, Christian Gottlob Neefe, then was granted half of his father's salary as court musician from the Electorate of Cologne in order to care for his two younger brothers as his father gave in to alcoholism. Beethoven played viola in various orchestras, becoming friends with other players such as Antoine Reicha, Nikolaus Simrock, and Franz Ries, and began taking on composition commissions. As a member of the court chapel orchestra, he was able to travel some and meet members of the nobility, one of whom, Count Ferdinand Waldstein, would become a great friend and patron to him. Beethoven moved to Vienna in 1792 to study with Haydn; despite the prickliness of their relationship, Haydn's concise humor helped form Beethoven's style. His subsequent teachers in composition were Johann Georg Albrechtsberger and Antonio Salieri. In 1794, he began his career in earnest as a pianist and composer, taking advantage whenever he could of the patronage of others. Around 1800, Beethoven began to notice his gradually encroaching deafness. His growing despondency only intensified his antisocial tendencies. However, the Symphony No. 3, "Eroica," of 1803 began a sustained period of groundbreaking creative triumph. In later years, Beethoven was plagued by personal difficulties, including a series of failed romances and a nasty custody battle over a nephew, Karl. Yet after a long period of comparative compositional inactivity lasting from about 1811 to 1817, his creative imagination triumphed once again over his troubles. Beethoven's late works, especially the last five of his 16 string quartets and the last four of his 32 piano sonatas, have an ecstatic quality in which many have found a mystical significance. Beethoven died in Vienna on March 26, 1827.

These five pieces surfaced after Beethoven's death, bringing with them several very puzzling mysteries. Most challenging of them all was the instrument for which they were written. Piano, strings, harp and most other common instruments were instantly ruled out, building on the perplexing mystery and adding to the frustration. Eventually, Albert Kopfermann set forth a convincing argument that their strange scoring seemed a perfect fit for the Flötenuhr or Spielühr, a mechanical organ or clock. He observed that the notation in No. 1, in F, matched that in Mozart's K. 608 Fantasia (for Flötenuhr), the score of which Beethoven possessed. Other circumstantial factors pointed to the Flötenuhr as the instrument Beethoven designed these pieces for.

A second mystery regarding these five works is the time of their composition. It appears that Nos. 4 and 5, both in C, were written as early as 1794 or perhaps slightly later. The others were likely written in 1799-1800. No. 1, marked Adagio, features a very attractive theme, which Beethoven deftly develops. He obviously took this music very seriously, despite the unorthodox instrumentation. The Scherzo (No. 2), in G, is also well crafted, as is the delightful Minuet (No. 5).

None of these five pieces was published until the twentieth century, and, not surprisingly, all are rarely heard. This arrangement is the Allegro from No. 3 in G Major and although originally written for Mechanical Organ (or Flute Clock), I created this arrangement for Flute Trio.
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Added by magataganm the 2013-07-24

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By christian-faivre , at 09:02

Very pleasant score, and nice music !

In german, "Flöten-Uhr" means "Mecanichal organ" and not "Recorder organ". There are also some pieces by Joseph Haydn for this organ
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