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Beethoven 5th Symphony Visualized


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  1. I am blind and everything wa easier when I was sighted. Music was appreciable when I had sight as it is now; the loss is when an artist adds to the music with visual images. Even when people in an attempt to be kind attempt to describe the addition it generally looses in translation.

    I don’t know if you are impaired Rahavin1 but to dismis as though you are in the first peorson Bettoven’s accomplishment so authoratativly is laughable. Who are you? What have youproduced? As for your poet-

  2. @lolyjack – More peolpe your age agree with you than you know. Beethoven was not ‚one of the herd‘ either. Many don’t like classical music (at any age) because they – have not been exposed to it; – do not know how to listen to it; – associate it with a particular social class.. Connoisseurship is a choice. Familiarity & knowledge leads to geater appreciation & often more enjoyment. A local music society, teacher, or orchestra can connect you with other young people who enjoy classical music.

  3. HELLO EVERYONE The metal militia will be attacking Justin Bieber’s video (justin bieber baby ft. ludacris) on the FOURTH OF JULY! Assemble all fans of good music in every genre! (Jazz, Metal, Classical, Classic Rock etc.) On said date leave a comment giving your thoughts on JB, close the comment with -MM. Copy and paste this comment to all the good band videos! (Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, led zeppelin, black sabbath, classical composers etc.) Thumbs up this comment

  4. when i pressed play i was lost in a sea a peace and happiness and to what seemed like an eternity of listening was only a mere minute and a half just goes to show how beautiful music can lull you into a whole new world.

  5. No offence, I really like everything you’ve done here, The one thing I’d change is the speed, everything seems a little too fast, in the majority of your videos.

  6. @Interioroutbreak69 It has nothing to do with being brainwashed. You think you’re making some kind of groundbreaking statement but you just sound like an idiot. Most people have simply fallen away from classical music. It isn’t that hard to imagine that it’s gotten replaced by *gasp* newer and more current music. Most decent music videos have millions of views dude due to multiple plays and sheer popularity. Nothing new. Get over it.

  7. @XSilvenX yeah but take the 10 most popular musical artists of this time and at least 50% of them will be extremely untalented and or promote the wrong things. Its not about art anymore, its about money.

  8. @Interioroutbreak69 The „top 10“ as most people already know is bullsh1t and very subjective so using that as the basis of any type of debate is simply not good enough. Point is, there are many GOOD songs that are underrated and don’t have these millions of views. That’s why it’s called mainstream. Being the best doesn’t necessarily mean being the most popular. I do agree that most of the top artists are quite talentless but this is America, you have to expect pop music to win over classical.

  9. @XSilvenX There’s nothing for people to get over in order to enjoy and appreciate this stuff. You seem to ignore the fact that there is plenty of *new* orchestral music, either as stand-alone pieces or – gasp – used as incidental music in almost every new Hollywood blockbuster that comes out even these days. Sometimes trumpets, violins and flutes can convey much more of a sense of feeling than a drum machine and some yadda-yadda-ing over the top of it.

  10. @BizMarkUK What exactly is your point….? My music library consists of a ridiculous range of genres so yes, I know there are still orchestral pieces done (movies, games, you name it…) but Beethoven is classical and this song doesn’t really offer much in terms of an orchestra *__*. Maybe the line between Classical and orchestral is blurred for you. Either way you must have not read the comment I was responding to because you’re taking on a completely different argument.

  11. I’m trying for days now to find this piece,
    this melody is stuck in my head:
    d d e cis cis break fis fis gis f f
    i dont know if it is by mozart or not
    (sound a little bit like a star wars soundtrack)

  12. @smalin – this may be true, but when I read the written word, I hear it on my ear, so reading is very like hearing the work read alout (though their may be an arrangement of words upon the page not conveyed by the spoken sound). Perhpas this is not true of all readers… I do not know.

  13. @smalin – To elaborate, I believe Beethoven ‚heard‘ the music in his ‚mind’s ear‘, so to speak. Nevertheless, a remarkable man with an exceptionally well developed musical ability. Thank you for posting this; the graph enhances my enjoyment and understanding of the structure of the piece.

  14. @Rahavin1 & smalin – ‚a mathematical expression holding artictic value’… An interesting concept, but one that mathematicians would readily embrace, I’m certain. As an artist, if I become blind, I will make sculpture and/or reliefs and will ’see‘ it in my mind’s eye .A bit tangential, but on YouTube somewhere their is a vid that vividly exibits the underlying mathematical structure to many objects we consider ‚beautiful‘ no doubt at least in part because of their proportions.

  15. @Rahavin1As someone who writes many forms of poetry I must disagree with this statement that it must be read aloud. Certain poetry, yes, is designed to be read aloud however, Poe is a great example. Much of my poetry is constructed around the concept creating images in the reader’s head and when I’ve heard my poetry read aloud and it’s very distracting because it is a very personal form of art and to hear someone else’s interruption of the poetry can ruin mine

  16. Amazing. Thank you! I just had the urge to hear this this morning, looked it up and found this. At first I thought it looked tedious and wasn’t going to watch while I listened, but after a few seconds…. what a great idea.

  17. Also, My oppinion is that his loss effected his composing in a very profound way. From my own experience in studying the his compostions it is clear that he went through a few very distinct phases.A s do most. I believe that after he started lossing his hearing, he was no longer limited by the confines of the technical and mechanical limitations of the instruments of the time i.e. piano. As a proffessional performer of his pieces I can intuit a clear revolutionary, glorious, positive impact.

  18. And also in my oppinion his hearing loss even coencides with the use of a literal directive, on his behalf, towards way more passionate and emotive music. Just alone in the use of way more colorful usage of instrumentation combonations, also if one reads or has the ability to read, all of the subtle nuances in the scoring of his compostions, starting the second phase, culminating in the final stage of total deafness. Yet he was still composing? The most revolutional technically demanding music

  19. I sure have a lot of oppinions don’t I? Anyway I dont think any one will ever know for sure what effect his hearing loss had on him. Id feel pretty devistated if the one sense that is suppose to be my gift was taken from me. Probably make me quite a bit more passionate in my own composing. I know Ive had great loss in my life as do we all, and it has deffinetely affected my self expression with music. Im no Beethoven though.

  20. And one dosn’t realy need to read the music to see all the dynamic contratsts, the so called „emotives“ that he wrote into his music. With a psuedo-refined ear its quite achievable to hear these things. Thats why we feel his music, because of all the so called „emotives“ in his music. Which if you listen to a wide range of his compositions especially the Piano and Trio Sonatas, there is a very clear sort of evolution thats occuring. where art, over form takes a lead roll.

  21. Also a true musician needn’t hear any music to be able to „hear“ the music. The „chords“ and tonalities are all processed in a different part of the brain for those of us that have played and read music most of our lives. Im not for ar against reading music to enrich ones musical experience. For me though its nice being able to look at a score that ive never heard before and „hear“ it in my mind. Those of us that compose can relate, in that we sometimes write music without instruments at hand.

  22. Would there be a way to show dynamic contrast in this video?the vid clearly shows that different instruments are playing either relatively high or low. but not when a cressendos or dimmuendos is occuring. Yes the more instruments would ussually indicate more volume from the orchesra. But a very important part of his compositions were the very detailed dynamic markings that he wrote into his music. The so called „emotives“. I dont „see“ that here. Maybe im missing it.

  23. @stark1770 there are several definitions of the word „orchestral.“ One meaning of the word most definitely identifies an ensemble setting. „Orchestrated“ is synonymous with „arranged“ and would not apply in the context that you mentioned. Similarly „symphony“ and „symphonic“ actually apply to a particular genre of orchestral rep, not the ensemble. If you have any kind of music degree I’d be inclined to hear a more substantive argument but any classically trained musician would disagree with you.

  24. @matzartify To me orchestral is not a term used by „Classical“ musicians in a broad sense. When we use the word orchestral were speaking on very specific terms. For example the Orchestral suites of Bach. I said orchestral is to vague in the sense that it was being used. Orchestral in the sense of being directed or arranged would also fit to a degree. Cleary not what I was speaking about though. The ensemble setting could be orchestrated but not orchestral unless string instruments are used.

  25. @matzartify Unless that ensemble without strings sounds orchestral in nature. the composer may do that on occasion. I was trying to help some people gain idea of some of the lingo that us classical musicians use. I mean main stream is still considering Vivaldi to be „Classical“

  26. I also use the word orchestral as an adjective quite frequently. For example i might say „that wind quintent sounds very orchestral“ By the way definitely have my share of what’d you call it „classical training“? Also if one wants to call this orchestral they can continue to use that. However if one once to be correct in identifying Betthoven’s second movement to his fifth symphony . A symphonic piece clalssical music.

  27. @matzartify I can’t speak for every CONSERVATORY educated artist myself, but Im honored, to in all my days to finally have met one, maybe you can help me with my spelling too;)

  28. @stark1770 I suppose orchestra could be could be „wind“ orchetstra or „brass“ orchestra if there were enough players. But Im not sure if i would use „orchestral“ to describe them. Anyway, I hope that my „spectral disorded“ did not interfere with my true intentions.

  29. @stark1770 We were Initially talking about this composition in particular not the ensemble anyway, Yes this ensemble playing is an orchestral ensemble. any body can tell you that. But this piece can and is played in many different forms. Ive even heard it transcribed for the penny whistle. At which point does this specific syymphony become orchestral, if 30 penny whistles got together of different sizes and played all the parts. Orchestral does refer to the size of ensemble playing the piece.

  30. @stark1770 Not the piece or even a specific form/genre of composition ,except when it is specifically written that way. i.e. an orchestral suite, but then again in theory couldnt you play an orchestral suite transcribed for the harpsichord?

  31. @matzartify By the way, why not get a dictionary and a thesaurus, look up the two phrases-Orchestral music and Symphonic music, then get back to me with your findings.

  32. @matzartify It would be advisable (I suspect you haven’t) for you to read all posted comments concerning this apparently hot topic. You might gain some percpective that you didn’t have prior to your post.

  33. I don’t understand, if it’s performed by the Royalty Free Classical Music Symphony Orchestra, how can it be synthetic?? It *sounds* synthetic to me (flutes @ 1:00 and 2:26 have no idiosyncrasies and strings @ 3:46 and 3:49) … more than likely exposing my ignorance here, but it sounds synthetic to me. …Oh, brilliant video by the way 🙂

  34. @TheOlvaid Creo que estas muy correcto, es bien si no gustan Beethoven, pero, quierro saber porque. A migo, Beethoven es un person muy imporatante en mi vida. A los tiempos cuando la monde es mal, Beethoven es aqui. El habla a nosotros que aye personas en este monde que son muy bonitos en la cabesa. Y este es especial.( Lo siento que mi espanol es muy mal, soy de Michigan E.U. )

  35. this is soo cool it should be a screen saver or sompthing. oh love the song!!!! its allways good to know that a teen can still appreciate the classical music, helps me think.

  36. @jamesninja36 Hardly, fine music has simply changed with the times, while this is undoubtably the cornerstone of an era, that era no longer exists. Saying people don’t appreciate fine music because this is no longer loved by masses is like saying people don’t appreciate fine clothes any more because no one wears Victorian dresses

  37. Have you read or seen beethoven’s biography?Wikipedia won’t help you I saw his biography on Discovery Channel when i was about 10 and i remember him being awe inspiring he used to lay his ear on the piano and play it as he was deaf nearly and this symphony ,all of them were made when he was deaf so deaf he couldn’t reciprocate a crowd’s applause after his performances which often angered his patrons.(kinda sponsors)This is his most painful symphony shows his constant inner turmoil.

  38. @suryakiller Intersting point, very awe inspiting to me as well. Smalin has posted a great thing here, more people are getting aquainted with and art form that hasnt had much exposure. Also the forum for some quite intruiging oppinions and debates have opened the door to a deeper understanding of what this music is all about and the nature of the mind of mankind. I vaguely sense a slight trend to more sophistication in pop music lately. Postings like this might just be a contributing factor.

  39. It’s very hard to judge between Mozart and Beethoven who is greater. I believe both men are the greatest composers ever. Beethoven’s symphonies 5, 6, 9 and Moonlight Sonata are extraordinary music that can only be composed by a divinely-inspired soul. (Mozart’s Symphony 40 is one of the best as well). Generally, in terms of symphonies, Beethoven is the greatest. In terms of piano compositions, both Beethoven and Mozart are somewhat on the same level. In all other things, Mozart is the greatest.

  40. @toni4branti Why should one be deamed greater than the other? Thats like compairing B.B. King to Hendrix, not possible. There are too many variables in that judgement. Remember that Beethovens golden era would be said by most scholars to be after the turn of the 19th century, by that time, Mozart had been gone for about a decade. The musical sceene had changed quite a bit by that point. I can appreciate your preference for Mozart, but not the cut and dry statement that Mozart is greatest.

  41. @gilllie666 He wrote it down on paper. People with adequate musical training can imagine what music sounds like by looking at the notation, just as you can imagine what words sound like without having to read them aloud. I can do it (though not as well as Beethoven could).

  42. @smalin But to imagine so many different sounds/instruments all correlating, quite a task. Would production have help, that is could that have been used in a trial and error sense? btw this is coming from a guy who writes melodies on guitar records that then in playback harmonizes with different chords or riffs etc

  43. @gilllie666 Sure — if you don’t know what music sounds like until you hear it, then you certainly need external feedback. But musical imagination, the ability to hear music just by thinking about it, is related to musical comprehension and creativity. If you have to wait to hear something externally before you know if it’s musically valid, you are handicapped. Imagine if you had to say something out loud before you knew if it was true …

  44. @smalin thanks for your help, come to think of it, sometimes in bed when the subconscious is reflecting on something one has just written but stuck on how to continue or elongate, you can find yourself imagining where to go next in that sense you have referred to. But how do you remember what notes harmonize, by using the tonic then playing corresponding mode notes one after the other?

  45. I love what you’ve done with the score. Can you do this for Four Seasons by Vivaldi as well? You’ve done Winter, so I don’t see why you shouldn’t do the other three as well.

  46. @Arvendragon It’s a lot of work to make a video, and at this point I’m more interested in variety than completeness (at least, when it comes to music that other people like more than I do … like Vivaldi).

  47. o.O nice i love it. Can u do tis for Moonlight Sonata all movements and for La campanella(Both piano solo and Violin). They all sound nice and i believe it adds variety to ur works as well.


  48. An absolute classic. Beethoven was a magnificent composer, one of the best of his era – a pure genious. Beethoven, J. S. Bach, Mendelssohn, Mozart etc. created magnificent pieces of music and will forever be appreciated. This most certainly is one of my many favorites. Brilliant!!

  49. @myprayer99 Sorry it took so long to get an asnswer to you, it was hard for me to figure out this format at first, so I can understand how it could be difficult for some people to just „look at the score“.

    Anyway, yes there is a first flute,second flute AND piccolo. Cool thing about ol’Loius was he was the first composer to use the piccolo in his symphonic works on a regular basis. He really was quite the innovator. (hope this helps:)

  50. @myprayer99 Most people who aren’t farmiliar with non-modern(classical) music associate it with strings, and while yes the string players have more seats in the modern day classical orchestra, there are many varieties in the realm of classical music. Piano music would be another type that is strongly associated with classical music to the non-farmiliar listener, as is opera. However the sky was the limit when they composed, almost every instrumental combination imaginable was written for.

  51. @stark1770 Sure, as a composer, handicapped. If you have to hear music (through your ears, as opposed to in your „mind’s ear“) before you can tell whether it’s any good, you can’t do as much of the work in your imagination, and this limits you.

  52. @zegh8578 Most scholors would say zegh8578 that you are spot on the money. If you want to learn more, the rest of these comments are a good way. You should be able to tell which comments have the ring of truth to them. There is lots of good info. One of the great things about this format is that it does open the door for shared oppinions. So my suggestion to you my friend is to read on!:)

  53. @smalin:

    Just ran across your graphic representations of classical music a few minutes ago. My question: Are you REALLY this talented!?!? These vids blow me away!

    Superior stuff!

  54. Hello smalin, you should edit some kind of red (Or whatever color) Line vertically so we can see exactly when each note is played. Just a suggestion. Keep up the great work.

  55. This was amazing. This is actually the first time listening to the entire thing all the way through. The way he made the chorus sound different each time, with such simplicity as adding a few key notes is spectacular. Todays „artists“ should take a hint from this.

  56. @smalin True, my statement was arbitrarily made because I didn’t see the opening title. I was away from my computer for the opening but I just noticed it, therefore I stand corrected.

  57. About 4000 likes to about 60 dislikes. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a video with 67 likes per dislike before! But this deserves it all!

    (No i’m not trying to get a highest rated comment by saying „60 people are deaf“)

  58. está re buena! escuchar a este viejo compositor me revive el alma….miren que tengo 13 años pero me encantan estos temas de Beethoven…el era simplemente un genio!

  59. Beethoven sure wasn’t scared of putting too much instruments at the same time with the risk that it may be… well… too much.

    One of the gratest compositions of all time.

  60. Very nice to see a visual representation of the music, but for me, it in some way diminishes the majesty of the piece.. Makes it look like it’s something easy to produce, when in reality the complexity & beauty of it, is so much more…

  61. @xXkaddiiiXx Perhaps, but consider what that means. When you’re almost deaf, you can’t distinguish speech, and can’t hear quiet sounds or resolve complex ones, but you can still hear musical harmonies. For a composer, that’s what’s most needed; it’s easy to imagine how new melodies sound, or new rhythms, but the effect of new, previously-unheard harmonies is more unpredictable, elusive. So, I believe Beethoven’s hearing didn’t compromise his composing until he was completely deaf … if then.

  62. I vote we have more music like this. Just sayin‘. =)

    Although, of course, nothing will ever compare to Beethoven himself, haha. 😉

    It amazes me how much music has changed over the centuries, and yet hasn’t changed. But I think what warms my heart most is the fact that people today are still enjoying it. Truly a timeless piece! I only hope Beethoven himself is proud.

  63. ya he was almost completely deaf and in order to hear the sounds, or vibrations really. He had to cut off the legs of his piano and listen to the vibrations by putting his ear to the ground. Some crazy shit, but he got it done.

  64. Ludwig von Beethoven was truly a musical genius. He completely revolutionized music. This piece alone stands out as one of the greatest musical feats of all time, not to mention his countless other masterpieces.

    He was the most metal dude who ever lived.

  65. I would just like to say that you have practically saved my life, I have to write a paper about music (music appreciation class) and I was totally confused – up til now!
    So thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    what program do you use for this?

  66. Very few people in India have interest in Western classical music.Most people in India are not even aware of the Indian classical music..Bloywood music is popular and we have many languages and dialects in india.Live concert of western classical music is confined to niche class and never advertised.I listen to classical music alone in my bedroom and try to enjoy it closing my eyes.There is no audience except myself

  67. honestly, beethoven is the fucking man. 300 years ago he made music that is so high above the level intellectually that most people make nowadays. It’s like (Beethoven) „Oh, I wish I could live 300 years from now to hear music that will blow my mind“ (Me, after taking a time machine) „Nope, its sucks. The music your hearing now is better than any music after it“ (Beethoven) „Oh shit! I’m glad I live now so I won’t be alive to see humanity slowly destroy itself“

  68. Thanks I haven’t heard that piece in such clearity in a long time. I love the work you have done never sell youself short of such greatness. Yea your not the composer but you were able to put a composors work together and post it without all the errors in sound I have heard in the past. So take a bow and acept the bouquet of roses… BROVO!!!

  69. @mcvaney71 rumor has it he was so loud with his piano he was evicted many times from flats all across Germany ..
    His Piano was not like the old ones lots of others used back then . His was Very close to a modern Piano . Much more louder …

  70. Would this be considered a fugue? It seems like the different „voices“ are imitative contrapuntal or practice that, but not sure how disparate the voices can become before the composition is not considered a fugue…

  71. @bradscans I agree – check the wikipedia article. Basically there a very clear, and strict structural requirements for a fugue – a „subject“ – one melodic idea sounds first – before another voice produces an „answer“ – which is normally exactly the same as the subject but a new key (transposed normally to the dominant or subdominant). While the answer plays, the original voice accompanies with a „countersubject“. The process continues with new entries of the subject
    NB: No.5 is not contrapuntal

  72. I was board once in class… It was a comp sci class and we were in a computer lab. So.. I made a program that used the speaker to do the first few notes of this piece. Every once in a while.. If I felt that parts of the instructors lecture was missing dramatic over tones, I’d run the program.

  73. I was board once in class… It was a comp sci class and we were in a computer lab. So.. I made a program that used the speaker to do the first few notes of this piece. Every once in a while.. If I felt that parts of the instructors lecture were missing dramatic over tones, I’d run the program.

  74. If only I could see that proud moment as Beethoven would’ve conducted this piece, and feel every atom in each cell of my proud German blood vibrate in response to the assault of such a sound. The experience could only be God-like, something beyond which we will never go, for this is the closest thing to perfection a man has ever created. It shall never be equalled, never debased and never forgotten. This music and the proud soul who created it are immortal kin within the annals of time.

  75. Tout simplement le plus grand morceau de musique classique de tous le temps. Le génie de Beethoven est encore plus visible avec cette barre graphique. Merci pour cette vidéo.

  76. There should be a star rated thing in youtube. looking to this video gives me the feeling like some firework is going together with al the imagination this incredibly inhuman over talented Beethoven who was creating this song in his mind. It is a brain killer. I’ve got nothing than admiration for this peace of work.

  77. I used to love watching the piano roll flow over the vacuum bar on a player piano. This is even better. Have you ever seen a reproducing piano roll? It was a system that playback the way the player cut the roll…the music would get louder, slower, however the person played it. It was another row of holes, and you could anticipate the changes watching them come off the roll and then go over the bar. Anyway, this is great stuff. Congratulations.

  78. @bradscans

    No. A fugue has a very specific form. For instance, a fugue must make the statement in the tonic and then immediately after, in the dominant key at the beginning of the piece. This piece does have many things that make fugues sound like fugues, such as imitation and contrapuntal movement, however, fugues are as much about form as style

  79. In your sofware, do each of the instruments have their own color when you put them on the bar score? Or does the software put the colors in itself randomly (I know that it isn’t completely random, each section has its own shade of a certain color)?

  80. @thijsisf1fan So that I.Ok,I also don’t like classical music like Mozart,bach or Hayden.But Bethovens 5th Symphony is masterpiece (actually almosty every his song is nasterpiece). And some Chopin is also really good.;)

  81. @benni604613 Yeah, I actually think you’re showing a sort of bias here. This is clearly a real recording. The fact that it’s so precise is just the nature of classical music. Mathematically perfect.

  82. the musicers need not do be sad about bad critics, listen tothe bad stacatto from 5:58 min on, or the apocalyptik pattern from 6:04 to 6:07 !!! Theres one too much, must be an echo, but sounds like shit!

  83. Here are some musical facts: Beethoven wrote this during his „heroic“ period, this is a Romantic style piece, not Classical, becuase it was written in the Romantic era and it is said the four note theme represents fate knocking. This movement is a sonata, becuase the theme is presented, it repeats, it is modified then partially returns and ends. And the four note theme is a unified theme for it is heard in the other movements also.

  84. Three out of five; not bad. Beethoven is usually considered to have been a composer who spanned the Classical and Romantic periods, and this piece was written at the end of what most people call the Classical period (and before what most people call the Romantic period). The „fate“ attribution comes from Schindler, who is believed to have forged entries in Beethoven’s conversation books. So I would call these two not „facts“ but „matters of opinion“ (opinions that I do not share).

  85. @smalin
    Now we all know you like bright colors 😉
    Considering Beethoven could only (barely) hear the bassline with his hearing equipment set, it is to be considered a miracle and a sign of his true passion being able to write such an emotional (romantic) piece.
    The more i look at those graphics, the more impressed I am by the complexity of this work (and lots of others).

  86. @bradscans There’s not really much counterpoint – hardly any. Also, you usually wouldn’t find any repeats in a fugue – all the repetition is internal, consisting of repetitions of the theme. Lastly, a fugue introduces each voice one by one with the subject, and they modulate to a different key with each entry.

  87. @bradscans This is Sonata form. First theme, transition to second theme in the dominant key, etc…This follows the form very closely. Yes there are imitative parts, but a fugue is much more structured, and the subject would be much longer and presented totally in one voice before it was repeated in another. And Beethoven generally didn’t write fugues. That was so passe in his time 🙂

  88. @Nintonic33 That is not musical facts, that’s nonsense. Beethoven’s romantic period is considered to have started around 1820. Therefore the only symphony to be romantic is the 9th. And it is indeed a milestone since it broke with the dogma that symphonies have to consist of four short movements and to be performed by an orchestra only.
    Many later composers from Mendelssohn to Mahler used the 9th symphony as a template for their own ones.

  89. Ok honestly, the reason I liked WATCHING this was because I thought of guitar hero and how ridiculously hard this would be if it were on there lol. And who else got that little dizzy feeling after you finished watching this…like the screen was still moving lol. Anyways, I love this song now and its going in my……

  90. Beethoven is a genius. No one else made music like him. I am more a metal/hard rock fan, but this is my favourite after metallica. And guys who clicked dislike button. You just disliked music made by a man who was gifted by God, and is sharing it with us. Thanks, all Beethoven fans.

  91. These graphs really help the listener who is already somewhat familiar with the pieces. Your ear tends to gravitate to certain aspects that stand out to you. When you „watch“ the music you start to notice the beautiful interplay of ALL the parts! Brilliant!

  92. Thank you for this excellent application and example. The recording is of a real orchestra performing. The visual rendering has no regard to dynamic contour but is really fascinating as time-based occurrences.

  93. @bobbertq A chord is any 3 or more notes played simultaneously. You could even go further and claim the same in the spectral realm of each timbre. Also, consider micro-tones. „Standard chord“ is defined by idiom. On each pitch you can create ANY chord. And each note can be any pitch. And so the result of your proposed scenario can be anything. If you want a specific result, you need to control the variables in your scenario. I hope this helps.

  94. @smalin Yes I’m pretty sure You’re correct. He composed some of his greatest works as his deafness began causing him his worst internal agony. This is supposedly best exemplified in his Symphony No. 3 „Eroica“ – the first of his „Heroic“ works. It is outstanding.

  95. That’s great, thank you. I hope you can add for us Beethoven’s piano sonata called „Apassionata“/ 3rd movement (Op 57), when you can. This should look fabulous!

  96. @smalin This is chamber music? I don’t think works for full orchestra fall under that category of „chamber“ music, especially not a symphony. And I don’t think Beethoven wrote this for a „general“ audience; I can’t say for certain, but I can take an educated guess and say that at the time this was premiered it was probably met with confusion and dissatisfaction.

  97. @MariusChamberlin You misunderstood me; I was saying this *isn’t* like his chamber music. His orchestral music in general, and this movement especially, is much more repetitive and effect-oriented than his average piece of chamber music. The first performance of the fifth symphony was under-rehearsed and the audience was exhausted, so it wasn’t very well-received, but its second performance was very well received and the piece quickly became a „standard“ (unlike, say, the grosse fuge).

  98. @TVAboy1 Dude, Im 12 and I love classical and baroque music. Of course I listened to the whole thing at least 10 times. Im saying, can’t you change the ENDING of this to be like 1:29.

  99. @ChaozMKW The symphonies are less subtle than some other music, with bigger gestures. If the piece ended with something like the cadence at 1:29, the audience would have had wondered „is it over?“ (since it did that at 1:29, and it wasn’t over then). He wanted to do something more obviously final.

  100. @ChaozMKW If you listened to it at least 10 times, you would have noticed that it’s not the same thing played over and over again from 0:00 to 1:29. You may love classical and baroque music, but you certainly don’t appreciate it.

  101. @ChaozMKW If you listened to it at least 10 times, you would have noticed that it’s not the same thing played over and over again from 0:00 to 1:29. You may love classical and baroque music, but you certainly don’t appreciate it.

  102. @Thecrazymmallow He was Deaf! He could not hear a single note. In order to write his music, he sawed the legs off of his piano and banged on the keys to feel the fibrations through the floor.

  103. It was so amazing how he was deaf and he still made such beautiful music. It just comes to show that all the fags that say deaf ppl r good for nothing that they can make something of themselves. and to get a life before they talk anymore crap about deaf ppl or anybody for that matter. Beethoven was amazing at what he did and idk how he did it wen he was deaf to make such wonderful music. I love this guy he was so amazing and freakin wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  104. Beethoven often lay his head on the piano to feel the vibrations while playing it. I guess it was pure hell for him to be such a genius in music while suffering from his advancing deafness. Of course he knew how the music sounds but he wasn’t able to listen with his own ears at the end.
    Maybe it’s even his deafness which pushed him to all his great achievements, we’ll never know …

    Anyway! He’s no1 in my personal top 5 greatest Germans.

  105. Beethoven was indeed a friggin genius… I haven’t realized how complex classical music was until I saw this -_-
    I’ll make sure to listen to this stuff more xD

  106. @blizzardballz I wrote a very simple game once … about 30 years ago … but other than that, it’s all been about music … see the history section of my web site for more background …

  107. @undertakersuckslikeh Sure; there have been many piano arrangements, and they aren’t too hard (that is, compared to the hardest things written for piano).

  108. music like this will live for ever.for those that like to listen to this music but in the 70s Walter Murphy turn it up a notch but for me i like both and it’s get to have sex while listening to

  109. @SirFinnThe8th You know, SirFinnThe8th, saying „I think Beethoven’s Fifth is boring“ is more or less equivalent to saying „I’m totally brain-dead.“ Just so you know.

  110. So I’m listening to this for my class and I like it soo much that I’ve made a ring-tone out of it but I still need to know why it’s considered a romanticist work of art, can anyone help?

  111. @SirFinnThe8th You need more imagination. Take this song and imagine a scene with this song as the theme song, it doesn’t become boring after that. What Mickey Mouse Fantasia does pretty similar to what I’m asking. If you can’t, then you Sir, are indeed brain dead.

  112. @SirFinnThe8th Prepare youreself for the spooky dick and prepare to get raped with it during 4 centuries of penetration of the homosexual ghost.You will find it soo much fun.

  113. This song is so stupid. It don’t even have no words in it. It u wanna hear real music turn on the radio and listen to sum Hannah Montana or Justin Bieber. Classical music is boooring and dead.

  114. @undertakersuckslikeh find listz’s arrangement. and well, it isn’t one of the easiest things ever. the hardest thing is the distance between the notes(which is generaly a lot)

  115. @mimozaification Do you know why? It’s a subconscious trick Beethoven plays…. the entire time, that one melodic fragment goes up but never ALL the way up – it always falls short… then, right where you pointed out, he extends it and brings it up the entire octave. He knew he was going to do that from the moment he started writing lol

  116. I would like to add my thanks for your videos and hard work, and sharing them. I play around w/ a little Casio kybd with Bach’s Toccatta (to scare the trick-or-treaters, of course) and you’ve actually made it easier to improve a bit. I wonder what Beethoven would say, if he could have seen this.

  117. so beautiful/relaxing. as many others said thank you for taking the time to do this for our viewing pleasure 🙂 so glad that classical music is still appreciated. just makes me want to be a better person haha thank you!

  118. @jameshamza Without clicking I’ll bet you’re referring to the lone oboe.
    I would also bet that the great power that can come of an isolated oboe or recorder shrewdly employed is something Beethoven learned from the baroque masters, as in the beginning of the second movement of Bach’s first Brandenburg concerto.

  119. The first eight notes of Beethoven’s Fifth are still some of the most powerful ever written.

    Then again, ANYTHING would sound powerful with instrumentation like that!

  120. The is the The Fibonacci Sequence ( A mathematical pattern that is found everywhere, the length of your knuckles, how a rabbit grown, how the branches on a tree grown, the rings around a pincone evrything!, the ancient piramids, the parthanon, and it wasn’t discovered until years after those were made., the sequence gows, 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34………. Beethoven decided to put it in as music and it was musicaly perfect.

  121. This video has a way of touching the music like I’ve never seen. For the time it took you to make this, it was worth every minute, Thank you for recreating such a beautiful masterpiece.

  122. @smalin great job you did with the 5th, i saw more of these graphics. My questin is : does every color of the bars reprecent a different instrument? Sometimes i get a bit lost in thoese graphics.

  123. @pils64 Each color is an instrumental part in the score. Some of these are separate instruments, and some are groups of instruments (e.g. the first violins).

  124. @SuperSovietBear Because of copyright considerations, I only do work by contemporary artists when they ask me to (and sometimes not even then).

  125. this was purely amazing. I am 18 and i have been recently looking at this type of music and i really enjoy this ALOT! its funny because i listen to bands like avenged seven fold and metallica and slipknot haha and lets not forget tupac, but this is amazing i love this. Thank you for uploading these!

  126. @smalin oh, but I’m satisfied with any working software, good or not 😛 I’m trying to write music down by listening to it, and these animations are very helpfull but I don’t have any MIDI files of the songs I’m trying to write down xD

  127. Wonderful thing about Beethoven’s later symphonies is that they’re so difficult to analyze as far as musical form because of the apparent extensions of every single semi-phrase and phrase in the entire piece. Tchaikovsky has some very clear textbook examples of non-extended period-form music, but then again, they’re completely different composers =)

  128. @glencoe428 No, actually, Beethoven could still hear somewhat when he wrote this. If he lived today, he would have spent more time playing with equipment (and playing video games) and less time becoming a skilled musician, so he probably would have written stuff that wasn’t as good.

  129. @royalclutchz how are you gay for enjoying music that has been celebrated for centuries? Especially songs as famous as this symphony. You obviously wanted to hear it if you chose to watch it

  130. @glencoe428 He would sound like every other person out there, money owns music now, not back then. Music was about music, so i’m happy that he did what he did back them.

  131. @royalclutchz Well, if we are gay, then so is quite a bit of the human population. A lot of people listen to this amazing music. You know, „You’re gay!!“ is not a very good insult… Try thinking up something more intelligent next time, if you are capable.

  132. Very irritating: it’s a good concept for a visual, graphic depiction but the instrument’s position on the graph AND COLOR change. Note values and rhythm aren’t really indicated, there can be no respresentation in this scheme for tones not in the diatonic scale, so you cannot tell where B’ven modulates away from Cminor into G. Far better are the graph representations that simply use Standard musical notation and move along; this is more confusing than helpful (cf anathiron) esp trying to LEARN it

  133. @smalin Now I think you underestimate maestro Beethoven: we have many examples of people today who spend almost every minute they possibly can on creating fantastic art, composers, painters, writers etc. Beethoven was such a devoted and true artist I don’t think he would have (or could) distract himself from composing even if he lived in today’s society (allthough it probably inhibits the creativity of many mediocrities the true artists remain, cause they can do nothing but create).

  134. @glencoe428 He was not completely deaf when writing the 5th. His hearing was certainly poor at the time, but he could still hear. Around 1814, he finally had to give up performing due to hearing loss. This was written a few years before that. And Beethoven was certainly familiar with guitars, though he never wrote anything for the instrument.

  135. Excellent rendition, I wonder how many people remember that this piece of music was outlawed in all Nazi occupied territories? Dot dot dot dash is Morse code for the letter „V“ which had become the allies‘ symbol for victory over the Axis powers.

  136. @bonesdoc11
    I HIGHLY doubt that.
    According to Hitler and Goebbels (Hitler’s second in command), the three master composers that represented good German music were Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard Wagner, and Anton Bruckner.
    He would never outlaw Beethoven as he was a „good and proper German composer.“

  137. 6.08 until the end is like watching the last final fight between the good and evil knight in a thunderstorm with the rain pouring down on their shining armors and clashing swords. The good knight is exhausted to the brick of death and deadly wounded, but still he has to carry on for the sake of humanity.. How it ends? Not to good though….God this gets me every time.. This is so much more than music… Thank you for the upload

  138. @acaesura how you dare? Beethoven is spinning in his grave because of you and he’s spinning in his grave too when someone plays heavy metal which isn’t even music

  139. @TonyWRO Retard, that’s all i can say, you want respect for your music, but you spit on other music, seriously, get a rope and hang yourself, i love both music, and he is just trolling you and you fail at it

  140. @smalin No, actually, Beethoven realized that he was going to suffer a total hearing loss in 1802 and he wrote his 5th Symphony in 1808 with almost no hearing and a constant ringing in his ears. By 1814, he was totally deaf. And I doubt someone with the drive and talent tht Beethoven had would ever consider sitting around playing video games.

  141. @Beremor It wasn’t exactly sarcasm. Beethoven grew up in an environment where learning to play music was one of the most fun, meaningful and gratifying activities available, and where there were few distractions (compared to today). It’s hard to say what a Beethoven would grow up into if he were born, for example, as a Latino in Los Angeles in 2011, but I doubt he would end up as a famous composer of art music.

  142. @mafiaslicka I sorry but I actually disagree. I feel that music is something that speaks to your heart, and if it truly speaks to yours then it’s music to you. I think that beethoven would see that. Yes, some music is less sophisticated, but that doesn’t make it bad…

  143. @Powerhungry5000 but, it’s pretty easy to argue that today’s ‚artists‘ put very little work into their music compared to composers who spend years perfecting their music

  144. @mafiaslicka I agree, some don’t. Some also do it for money. I just think that beethoven wouldn’t write off an artist just because the music is simpler, because some people do put their heart and soul into their music, even though it’s not as „good.“

  145. @Powerhungry5000 yes, but today’s music doesn’t actually speak to anyone’s heart. It’s just poular because some people thought it was catchy and word spread. It just sounds cool, but really doesn’t truly „speak“ to a person-although I won’t argue to those to which today’s music actually speaks to them

  146. als ik het zo beluister en de grafiek zie meespelen denk ik dat je geniaal persoon moet zijn om zoiets in elkaar te zetten en dan te bedenken dat zijn gehoor zeker niet optimaal was

    Super dus

  147. @mattkim824 there are plenty bands which make musik that can speak to your heart. allthough these bands do not reach the perfection of a beethoven symphony. but you should listen to tool, the cinematic orchestra or pink floyd for example.

  148. holy crap when i heard this i had the sudden urge to do something, and felt like i just had purpose. this song is intense and i love it, got to go old school every now and respect the classics and keep them alive

  149. @Vesivian
    The „Mozart effect“ is complete bollocks. You get the same effect with just about any music. It inherently gets you to focus and increased brain activity temporarily.

  150. @drzcabral I think Disney once did an episode on the life of Beethoven, and included a performance of the Fifth, (albeit not the entire piece).
    From what I understand, the hall in which it premiered was rather chilly due to a combination of things: weather, inadequate heat supply, etc. Much of the audience was wrapped up in extra layers just to avoid freezing.

  151. @wyldstallyn2005

    He was deaf, but not completely when he composed this piece. He already had a very difficult time hearing, but he could definitely hear this. Around when composing his eighth and ninth did he go completely deaf.

  152. @Surtak Not quite. Austrians speak german, and their culture is almost identical, and the government is almost identical, but there are little bits that are not quite the same. But in terms of music each of them put out, Austria does equal Germany. Take this for example. Beethoven was born in Austria but wrote this in Germany.

  153. The reason why this melody is so known and beloved is exactly the same why everybody knows Michael Jackson’s Billy Jean. It’s just that it takes time to recognize all the other melodies in Beethoven’s 5th, whereas Billy Jean has one very catchy melody. Musical talent in my opinion lies in music, not in dancing skills or looks. I do love MJ just so you know…

  154. Does the designer of these graphics have a deaf person in his/her enviroment? Someone he/she wanted to show how magnificent the 5tn of Beethoven sounds? Well, this designer did a magnificent job!

  155. i like both beethoven and justin bieber, but i will have to give a slight edge to bieber because his music is more modern and this is a little obsolete. But they are both pretty decent…

  156. Looking at all those dots makes me really apprecitate all the talent and work it took Beethoven to compose all his peices. To someone like me it seems so overwhelming and incomprehensible! That man trulry had a gift from God.

  157. @AproudKorean Hi, No offence, I have no problem with the wonderful people of Korea but don’t you wish to integrate with Australians and become an Australian if that’s your new chosen homeland?

  158. I love this. Being my ignorant pre-teen self, I usually dislike and sometimes roll my eyes at classical music. But I am often faced with the problem in which I want some background music to listen to while I do work but my favorite songs are too distracting, what with the words and all. I found this and loved it, it’s perfect music to play while I work.

    Thx so much Smalin,
    Alvinfuzzball (who is in fact a girl)

  159. @memph1zzz Uncorrupted? You mean the time when peasants had no rights and only a select few had land? The time when antibiotics were non-existent and a simple pneumonia could kill you? The time where if you were born black in a white world you would most likely die. The time when 1 out of 3 children didn’t reach the age of 1. The time where equality was a crazy mans french dream and he got exiled for it?

  160. The reason Beethoven became deaf was because after hearing his aweosme music, another composer forced him to listen to his music, and it was so bad that Beethoven shouted MY EARS! STOP PLAYING! AHHHHHH…

  161. @smalin Yes and when he looses his ability to hear he composed with his head on die piano so he could feel the vibrations of the instrument. Over the years his musik gets darker and darker. Sometimes it feels over the time he fell into depression deeper and deeper.

  162. @gummybeargirlify u must be… I don’t have a word to describe how idiotic that comment just was… a gummy bear? I dunno….
    All i can say is, „It’s over 9000!“

  163. Lees dit In 1940 was er een meisje gedood op een vreselijke wijze . Haar lichaam is nooit meer teruggevonden . Kopieer dit en verzend het naar 10 andere video’s. In 2003 deed een jongen dit niet. Het meisje verscheen ’s nachts in zijn kamer en doodde hem op dezelfde manier. Wees dus verstandig en stuur dit door, anders zal dit ook met jou gebeuren. 27 feb 2011

  164. Hey classical music enthusiasts,

    I’m a composer from Pittsburgh interested in film scoring. Please check out my channel and let me know what you think!

  165. i ive in austria, so i learned about beethove @ age 9 in school. and all i can strangely enought think about is; damn that mean was death and couldnt hear a thing when he composed such genius musik. it`s just amazing. i dont think that anything besides stephen hawkings comes near such genius today. But i should probably not anoy you with my upinion, just enjoy the musik.

  166. YES!! i found you 🙂 i saw some of your videos a while back, but forgot your name so i couldn’t find you. randomly searching on youtube and found you. love the software you created 🙂

  167. I listen to classical music when I’m a variety of moods, happy, angry, sad, you name it. And I think certain parts of this piece express all three.

  168. I listen to classical music when I’m a variety of moods, happy, angry, sad, you name it. And I think certain parts of this piece express all three.