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Mozart ,Beethoven and Fauré : three great composers

Mozart ,Beethoven and Fauré : three great composers

Thorough comparison between Mozart and Beethoven:

  The Wonder Child VS The Saint of Music

These two composers are the pinnacle of European music, but they have different tastes, so I thought about what they were like.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is 1756-1791. He has been called a "Wonder Child" since he was a child, and he was a genius who continued to call him until he died at the age of 35. Ludwig van Beethoven is 1770-1827. It developed the classical music created by Mozart and paved the way for the rise of Romantic music. He died at the age of 57. His later years suffered from deafness, in which he composed "Symphony No. 9", praising his suffering and overcoming it, also known as "The Saint of Music". Unexpectedly, these two are not as old as their parents and children, but rather they are older siblings.

Evidence from theory, I made a list of the characteristics of these two people, so please read it.


I've almost exhausted this table, but it seems that the difference between the two seems to stand out. I will supplement some items.

3. Similar people: Zhuang Zhou (philosopher) and Li Bai (poet), who have an unsewn personality, are similar to Mozart, and Confucius (philosopher & politician) and Du Fu feel sad because of the country. (Poet), and Beethoven is a good match for it.

5. Sound quality: The word "running sorrow" was written in Hideo Kobayashi's critic "Moozart" as being sung by a European music critic, but in the first movement of Symphony No. 40. It seems to be prominent.
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Symphony No. 40, 1st movement

On the other hand, "fixed joy" is an expression that I myself thought about , but this is an induction from the image of the 9th symphony "chorus". However, I don't really like "chorus", but rather the 6th "countryside" is my favorite.
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6th " countryside " 1st movement

A word of the day: Mozart's music is "things that can be made" and Beethoven's music is "things that are made by force", which is my basic evaluation of these two great composers. (2. It's just the impression I wrote about the creation of music. Yeah, blunt, to be honest, Mozart's is holy music made of clear sound, Beethoven's is more or less muddy. It is a vulgar music that is mixed.

Fauré's ear sickness

Gabriel-Urbine Fauré: 1845-1924 has written a number of good songs with stunning melody lines and chords. "After a dream", which is a wonderful song better than the original poem,"Sicilienne: also known as Siciliano", a song of "Pereas and Melisand Suite" depicting a pair of men and women's tragic love, sensual love Typical examples are the "Ispahan Rose" that I drew, and the "Requiem" that is perhaps be better than that of Mozart. Perhaps many people have heard one of these songs.


Fauré: "Après un rêve" (After a dream)



Ear sickness attacks the Fauré . Around 1903, his son wrote:

"The long-standing despair and Schumann's suffering with Beethoven was also his own ... In addition to deafness, unfortunately he heard a more vicious deformed sound and the bass range. Was felt 3 degrees higher and the treble was 3 degrees lower, and only the midrange was weak but accurately perceived. "

Quoted from "Gabriel Fauré" (Jean-Michel Nectou).

It is true that Beethoven also suffered from a disease in his later years that he could not hear the sound completely, and Schumann may be, but this ear disease that hit Fauré was more particularly than Beethoven and Schumann. I think it was a heavier shackle for Beethomann, the authority on chords. Beautiful chords can only be heard as noise. This can be described as "sound torture."

Fauré began his musical career at the Niedermeyer School of Religious Music, where he owned the chords. From this time on, he will have a lifelong friendship with Saint-Saens.

In 1905, Fauré's student Ravel for missing the Prix de Rome, and his predecessor took responsibility and resigned and Fauré was appointed director of the National Conservatory of Music in Paris. However, he didn't care about his fame in the floating world, but he seems to have made a big change as soon as he became the director.

Regarding Fauré's historical evaluation, it is typical that he is positioned like a joint between Romantic music and contemporary music, and it became a bridge between the two, but I saw the independent peak called Fauré there. Because the chords and melody lines are so good, it's not just only a beautiful song like Debussy's "Arabesque". As evidence, the poet Verlaine and the novelist Marcel Proust have also sent dedications to Fauré.
After his death, he was sent to a state funeral in France.

A word of the day: "Piano Quintet No. 2" is a masterpiece of a song written in such a terrible state.
This song is said to be a musical will of Fauré, but I think it is a masterpiece with solemnity and resignation. There is no "sound distortion" at all. It's a big deal, not even that ear sickness. Fauré exclusively writes piano pieces, songs, and chamber music, and does not write much symphonies and orchestras. Is this also a work of his humble personality?

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交響曲第40番 第1楽章




第6「田園」 第1楽章

今日のひと言:モーツァルトの音楽は「出来てしまうもの」、ベートーベンの音楽は「力業で造ってしまうもの」というのが私の基本的なこの2人の偉大な作曲家についての評価です。(2.音楽の創造 について書いた通りの感想なのです。ええい、ぶっちゃけ、正直に言ってしまえば、モーツァルトのは、どこまでも清澄な音で出来た聖なる音楽、ベートーベンのは多かれ少なかれ、濁った音が混入する俗な音楽です。


 ガブリエル・ウルバン・フォーレ(Gabriel−Urbain Faur‘e:1845−1924)は、見事なメロディーラインと和音で、佳曲をいくつも書いています。原作のありふれた詩をみごとな歌曲にひっぱりあげた「夢のあとで」、一組の男女の悲恋を描いた「ペレアスとメリザンド組曲」の一曲「シシリエンヌ:別名シチリアーノ」、官能的な愛を描いた「イスパハンのバラ」、一部ではモーツアルトのそれより出来が良いといわれる「レクイエム」などが代表的です。おそらく、これらのうち一曲は聴いたことがある人も多いでしょうね。


Fauré: "Après un rêve" (夢のあとで)












タグ  モーツァルト ベートーベン フォーレ 聖なる音楽

Tag Mozart Beethoven Fauré Sacred Music

Mozart's music is sacred with clear sounds, and Beethoven's is more or less muddy music. In the case of Fauré, the clarity of the sound seems to be comparable to Mozart.