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Light Symphony Concert


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BEETHOVEN'S Second Symphony was first performed in Vienna in 1803, when he was thirty-three. Even in those days of his young manhood he was suffering from incipient deafness, and from other troubles. Just a few months before he completed this happy work he had been plunged into one of those fits of depression that became more common later, but which he overcame with magnificent courage, as he overcame many more trials in his later years.
There are four Movements.
The FIRST MOVEMENT, after a very slow and fairly long Introduction, dashes off in a quick, spirited style, and lie keeps this up throughout its course.
SECOND MOVEMENT. (Slow, with breadth.)
This is mainly lyrical, and there is in it much delicate and charming Woodwind work.
TmRD MOVEMENT. This is the Scherzo.
Instead of the old Minuet, Beethoven gives us a livelier, more skittish movement.
FOURTH MOVEMENT. This is a lively piece to wind up with.


Unknown: Frank Bridge

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