|1812||Ludwig van Beethoven||Symphony No. 8|
|Instrumentation||Strings, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani|
|Movements||I: Allegro vivace e con brio (F major) II: Allegretto scherzando (B♭ major) III: Tempo di menuetto (F major) IV: Allegro vivace (F major)|
|Overview||This symphony is on a much less grand scale than many of Beethoven’s others and is notable for its much more relaxed and less Scherzo-like third movement|
|D) 3rd movement / Minuet||This third movement of Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony retreats from the faster more aggressive scherzo and is a much more relaxed minuet-like affair. Mendelssohn followed this rather than the more fiery Scherzo model in his fourth symphony.