I found this in a CD liner note. "the work shows the influence of Beethoven in its dramatic contrasts and its feeling for large scale tonal organization."

What does this mean?


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    Thanks very much. – las14 Mar 31 '19 at 21:13

"Large scale tonal organization" refers to planned key relations extended in time. Relating the first and last movement in symphonies for example. Mozart and Beethoven did this a lot.

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