Ludwig van Beethoven

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EARLY LIFE:

Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany on December 17, 1770. He was one of 7 children, however, only three of them made it to adulthood. He adored his mother, Maria, and detested his drunkard father, Johann. His father gave music lessons to the children on nobility, and recognized Beethoven's talent, and nurtured it only because he saw it as a source of income.

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Beethoven studied in Vienna when he was 17, which soon become his home. He visited Bonn many times, due to the deaths of several family member. After Beethoven's father lost his job, Beethoven was forced to take responsibility for his family. When his father died, Beethoven returned to Vienna, and stayed there.

Some of Beethoven's Works:

  • Moonlight Sonata
  • Fur Elise
  • the 9 Symphonies
  • Violin Concerto
  • Wellington Victory

Beethoven's Legacy:

Though Beethoven had no children, but cared for other composers' children. He aided in raising money for the only surviving child of Johann Sebastian Bach, who before lived in poverty. Out of generosity, he donated new compositions for a benefit concert in aid of Ursuline nuns. His many pieces are some of the most commonly played pieces of the world, and his 9th symphony is recognizable to anyone

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