About halfway into the movement, a contrasting theme is introduced, which moves in minims.
The movement concludes with an enormous Mannheim crescendo , peaking at an implicit fff. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Part 3, 2nd movement.
Part 4, 2nd movement. All of the above performed in by the Busch Quartet.
Beethoven Landsberg 10, p. Orpheus String Quartet. Beethoven String Quartets notes on animated graphical scores I made my first graphical scores in the s, my first animated graphical score in , and the first of these for a movement of a Beethoven string quartet in Beethoven Artaria Beethoven Grasnick 15 [No. Display again. Beethoven Grasnick 25b, f.
String quartets by Ludwig van Beethoven. String quartet arrangement of Op.
Part 3, 2nd movement Part 4, 2nd movement All of the above performed in by the Busch Quartet. Problems playing these files? Note function distinguished by shape and motion. Function is possibly not the best word for this; notes assigned a given shape and way of moving might be said to share the same meaning , or feeling , or nature , or identity , The main idea is shape and motion are used to emphasize the effect of the notes, and to highlight differences in these effects.
Here are the renderers I use most often in these pieces:.
GenAlpha is the simplest, most flexible renderer; it can draw notes in a variety of shapes as shown here: ellipse, octagon, polygon, circle, triangle, rhombus, inverted ellipse with a variety of behaviors when the note is sounding "aura" highlight, shrinking center, traversing to the following note, etc. It is used more than any other renderer.
The "gen" in its name means "generic" because it's designed to be a way of showing notes that doesn't bias the viewer. This renderer was designed for the animated graphical score of The Rite of Spring ; page two of this PDF explains how it was designed.
V-Ring Alpha is the main renderer I use for notes for which the motion from one note to the next is important. Unlike the GenAlpha motion, these note forms move completely horizontally for most of their duration and only move vertically when they get close to the next note. Crescent is like V-Ring Alpha, but it is somehow stronger and more expressive.
As far as I know, the first person to use this kind of shape to represent a musical note was Oskar Fischinger. His use was much more expressive than mine. Neon is meant to suggest neon bulbs see here for background on how I developed this and the other V-Ring renderers. Neon Stretch is like Neon, but with the neon "tube" stretching and bending as the note is sounding.
Spline is like Neon Stretch, but with the connecting curve being a cubic spline. The Voronoi renderer is described in detail here.
Shaded Rectangle looks like Voronoi, but the shapes are just simple rectangles not Voronoi tessellations. V-Ring which I've nicknamed "bird of paradise" because of its shape points to the following note and unrolls toward it as it sounds.
V-Ring Delta is likd V-Ring but it changes size continuously with dynamics, and rotates at the rate related to the tempo.