Beethoven

The Great Composers Part 3

Beethoven's Life

Beethoven was born in December 1770. He was a German composer during the transition of the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music. He has made 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets. Wow! He is still considered one of the best composers of his time, as well as one of the most famous and influential.

Beethoven's Childhood

Beethoven was only one of three children whom survived to childhood, but one of seven children.

Some of Beethoven's Musical Pieces

Beethoven, a famous classical music composer, made many songs for example:

Symphony No. 5

Piano Sonata No.14

And Fur Elise

Some Of His Top Pieces Of Music

Enjoy some facts on Beethoven!

Fun Facts

5 fun facts/facts on Beethoven are:

- Beethoven became deaf yet continued to make songs

-No one knows his exact birth date, but many believe he was born on December 1, 1770

-Beethoven thought he was two years older because of his dad, that means he was two years more advanced than he already was.

-As a young boy, Beethoven played the violin, often enjoying improvisation rather than reading the notes from a score.

-There’s some speculation about when the young composer started setting his ideas on paper, but the only piece to date from as early as 1782 is a set of nine variations for piano.

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