LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
About his family
His grandfather is Lodewijk Van Beethoven, a musician from Mechelen in the Southern Netherlands. His first music teacher was his father. His father wanted him to be a child prodigy. His father claimed that Beethoven was six (he was seven) on the posters for Beethoven's first public performance
- Beethoven is acknowledged as one of the giants of classical music. He was a pivotal figure in the transition from the 18th century musical classicism to the 19th century romanticism. His influence on subsequent generation composers was profound
Discussion of Musical Era
Classical Music has a lighter, clearer texture than baroque music and is less complex. Variety and contrast within a piece became more pronounced than before. it has a variety of keys, melodies, rhythms, and dynamics. Beethoven didn't like the restrictions of the classical era. His music was very emotional.
About Fur Elise
This piece was not composed until 1867, 40 years after Beethoven's death. The version of "fur elise" we hear today is an earlier version that was transcribed by Ludwig Nohl. Whenever I hear this song, it's usually played on the piano and it was originally played on the piano