Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)

By: Michael Oyekola

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Ludwig Van Beethoven Early-Middle Years

Beethoven was born December 7, 1770. He was born in Bonn, Germany. Very early, quite like Mozart and Vivaldi, he had a knack and natural talent for composing music. His father Johann realized his talent and thought, "i could use him as a source of income". In 1787, when he was seventeen, Beethoven made his first trip to Vienna, the city where he would later on also die in. When he was about 28, he began to lose his hearing. For some periods his hearing improved. But it did nevertheless continue to get worse. Eventually he completely lost his hearing. This didn't though, stop him from writing music. He cut the legs off his piano, and began to listen to the pianos vibrations on his wooden floor. Sadly our hero died late in the afternoon of March 26, 1827. His last words being, and i quote,"I shall see again in heave."

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Map of Bonn, Germany

Bonn, Germany, was the birthplace of Ludwig Van Beethoven. Although he was born here it was not the only place that he ever visited. He also went to Vienna, the city where his fame would begin and skyrocket, the place where he would call home, and the place he would eventually die in.

CITATION

"Bonn, Germany - Map Locator." AwesomeStories.com. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.
Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 | Gustavo Dudamel [HD]

Music Wise

Music wise, Ludwig Van Beethoven was known for his amazing work. He is the composer of the famous Symphony No.5, his Symphony No.5, at least. He was a great composer, but he did have a very bad temper. When he would see his music played at concerts wrong, he would go to the extremes of ripping the performers music sheets, and shouting at them. Even with this temper, he was still pursued because of his great music.

CITATION

"Ludwig Van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 | Gustavo Dudamel [HD]." YouTube. YouTube. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.

Other music

Even after written Symphony No.5, he is still the composer of other very great pieces. Such as Symphony No.3 "Eroica", Symphony No. 9, Piano Concerto No. 5, Piano Sonata No. 23, Piano Sonata No. 29, A Song Of Joy, and many others.

CITATIONS

Citation 1: Symphony No.7 : "Beethoven - Symphony No.7 in A Major Op.92 - II, Allegretto." YouTube. YouTube. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.


Citation 2: Ode to Joy: "BEETHOVEN.ODE TO JOY." YouTube. YouTube. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.