While arranging/transcribing Beethoven's various types of music (quartets, concertos, symphonies, etc...) into these somewhat similar rock arrangements, I could more clearly see the different composing approaches he used between these genres. The concertos seem the most straightforward from a melodic and structural standpoint, though the solo part gets all the "adventurous" stuff. The quartets have the most complex and labyrinthine horizontal/melodic material, and the symphonies take a middle ground of having dense vertical constructions but simpler thematic material. These are just gross generalizations of course...
String Quartet 10 in Eb, Op 74 "Harp" (1809)
String Quartet 11 in Fm, Op.95 "Serioso" (1811)
Full Quartets Below:
|Early Quartets: Opus 18|
|Middle Quartets: Opus 59, 74, 95|
|Late Quartets: Opus 127, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135|