Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

By: Chinoyelum Aniagboso

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About Beethoven

Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany. He had a miserable childhood, he was one out of the seven children and only three of them survived to be adults. He absorbed music as a small boy. When he was seventeen he made his first trip to Vienna, Italy. After his father's death, he becomes very serious about his music.
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Where Beethoven Lived

Beethoven grew up in Germany and this is where his family stayed. He lived specifically in Bonn, Germany.
Beethoven: Symphony No 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica' - BBC Proms 2012 (Daniel Barenboim)

One of His Pieces

This piece of music is Beethoven's symphony 3 or the "Eroica". He wrote this in 1804. It was originally dedicated to the first consul of France: Napoleon Bonaparte.

Other Music by Beethoven

  • Symphony 5
  • Symphony 3 ("Eroica")
  • Symphony 9
  • Single Violin Concerto
  • Symphony 6 (Pastorale)

Other Facts/Stories on Beethoven

He wrote symphony 1 right before he became deaf. He "heard" through the vibrations. He had four pianos without legs so he can feel their vibes.