Color-Coded Analysis of Beethoven's Music

Here is a handy index to all works which I have applied a kind of "visual breakdown" of structure. Basically I used sonata form terminology but even if you're rough on that, the visual breaks can act as a harmonic roadmap. Most of these structural breakdowns started out from analysis texts written by Greenberg, Tovey,, Harding, Alan Rich and the Kalmus Orchestra Scores, and then I "corrected" them (which means I'm possibly "wrong", but I marked out a certain theme section the way I felt it anyways...).

There are 3 kinds of analysis methods here:
  1. Color-coded Analysis:  Each movement is shown in waveform in a single picture with sections color-coded like a diagram.  The cursor-line moves through the colored sections as the movement progresses to indicate where in the structure the music is. These are my favorite type and are probably the least distracting.
  2. Annotated Performance: Underneath footage of a live performance, the sections of the movement are labelled with a play-by-play commentary. These give the most information, but may be a bit too detailed for some.
  3. Annotated Waveform: Waveform plays and when sections of the movement occur info "pops up".  Least amount of info and usually just 1 movement and not entire works.

All links below refer to "Color-coded Analysis" YouTube videos, unless otherwise indicated.
"Orig. post" goes to a blog page where I first wrote about the video.

Symphonies
(Featuring Rene Liebowitz, Takashi Asahina, Arturo Toscanini, and others) 

Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 21
Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 36
Symphony No. 3 in Eb, Op. 55, "Eroica"
Symphony No. 4 in Bb, Op. 60
Symphony No. 5 in Cm, Op. 67    (Orig. Post)
Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68, "Pastoral"
Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92    (Orig. Post)
Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93    (Orig. Post)
Symphony No. 9 in Dm, Op. 125, "Choral"

Playlist


String Quartets
Op.18, Op.59, Op.74 & Op.95: The Pascal Quartet
Op.127, 130, 131, 132, 135: The Lindsay Quartet

String Quartet 1-6, Op.18:
String Quartet 7-9, Op.59 "Razumovsky":
String Quartet 10, Op.74 "Harp"
String Quartet 11, Op.95 "Serioso"
String Quartet 12, Op.127
String Quartet 13, Op.130
String Quartet 14, Op.131
String Quartet 15, Op.132
String Quartet 13x, Op.133 "Grosse Fuge"     (Orig. Post)
String Quartet 16, Op.135

Playlist


Piano Sonatas
Sonatas 1-15: Midi realizations in "Beethoven 360"
Piano Sonata 1, Op.2, No.1
Piano Sonata 2, Op.2, No.2
Piano Sonata 3, Op.2, No.3
Piano Sonata 4, Op.7
Piano Sonata 5, Op.10, No.1
Piano Sonata 6, Op.10, No.2
Piano Sonata 7, Op.10, No.3
Piano Sonata 8, Op.13, "Pathétique"
Piano Sonata 8, Op.13, "Pathétique" (Brendel)  (Orig. Post)
Piano Sonata 9, Op.14, No.1     (Orig. Post)
Piano Sonata 10, Op.14, No.2     (Orig. Post)
Piano Sonata 11, Op.22     (Orig. Post)
Piano Sonata 12 ,Op.26, "Funeral March"     (Orig. Post)
Piano Sonata 13, Op.27, No.1 "Quasi una Fantasia"
Piano Sonata 14, Op.27, No.2 "Moonlight" (Brendel)    (Orig. Post)
Piano Sonata 15, Op.28 "Pastoral"

Playlist

All performances below feature Annie Fischer:
Piano Sonata 16, Op.31, No.1
Piano Sonata 17, Op.31, No.2 "Tempest"
Piano Sonata 18, Op.31, No.3 "The Hunt"
Piano Sonata 19, Op.49, No.1
Piano Sonata 20, Op.49, No.2
Piano Sonata 21, Op.53 "Waldstein"
Piano Sonata 22, Op.54
Piano Sonata 23, Op.57 "Appassionata"
Piano Sonata 23, Op.57 "Appassionata" (Brendel)     (Orig. Post)
Piano Sonata 24, Op.78 "For Therese"
Piano Sonata 25, Op.79
Piano Sonata 26, Op.81a "Les Adieux / Farewell" 
Piano Sonata 27, Op.90
Piano Sonata 28, Op.101
Piano Sonata 29, Op.106 "Hammerklavier"
Piano Sonata 30, Op.109
Piano Sonata 31, Op.110
Piano Sonata 32, Op.111

Playlist

Piano Sonata 3, Op.2, No.2 (Annotated Performance)
Piano Sonata 14, Op.27, No.2, Mvmt 3 "Moonlight" (Annotated Waveform)
Piano Sonata 8, Op. 13 "Pathétique" (Annotated Waveform)
32 Variations (in C minor) on an Original Theme WoO.80 (Annotated video)

Concertos

4th Piano Concerto, Op.58    (Orig. Post)
5th Piano Concerto, Op.73, "Emperor"    (Orig. Post)
Violin Concerto in D, Op.61  (NEW)

Chamber and Choral

Violin Sonata 9, Op.47, "Kreutzer"     (Orig. Post)
Piano Trio 5, Op.70, No. 1, "Ghost"     (Orig. Post)
Piano Trio 7, Op. 97, "Archduke"      (Orig. Post)
Missa Solemnis in D, Op.123     (Orig. Post)
Mass in C, Op.86     (Orig. Post)
6 Dances and a Coda, WoO 15     (Orig. Post)

Violin Sonata 9, Op.47, 'Kreutzer' Mvmt 1 (Annotated Performance)
Piano Trio 5, Op.70, No. 1, "Ghost" Mvmt 1 (Annotated Waveform)
                                                        Mvmt 2, 3 (Annotated Waveform)


Béla Bartók:
String Quartet 1
String Quartet 2
String Quartet 3
String Quartet 4

String Quartet 5 
String Quartet 6 

Piano Concerto 1
Piano Concerto 2
Concerto for Orchestra

Playlist 

Claude Debussy:
La Mer  (New) 
3 Nocturnes for Orchestra:  (New)
1.Nuages (Clouds) 
2.Fêtes (Festivals)
3.Sirènes (Sirens)


4 comments:

  1. hi! the name of the SW you used for give colors? thanks!

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  2. Was hoping you would have one of Gassenhauer Trio

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  3. I used the Beethoven Piano Son 3, Great help, thanks.

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