Portrait of Beethoven in 1803, three years after the premiere of his 1st Symphony.
The First Symphony Bethoveen lasts 25 minutes and consists of four movements:
• Adagio molto-Allegro con brio
• Andante cantábile con moto
• Menuetto: allegro molto e vivace
• Adagio-Allegro molto e vivace
Franz Joseph Haydn
This symphony was dedicated to Baron Gottfried van Swieten, who supported Beethoven since its inception. Actually, the symphony has a clear dedication to his teacher Joseph Hayden, considered the "Father of the Symphony" (he published 101), and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whom he admired and enjoyed his friendship.
The opening or "Premiere" took place on April 2, 1800 in KK Nächst der Burg Hoftheater in Vienna, Austria. The concert included a Mozart symphony and oratorio "The Creation" by Haydn.