Ludwig Van Beethoven


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Pictue of Beethoven

Beethoven was a composer from the age of 28 when he wrote his fist symphony. He had many popular Symphony such as 3,5,6, and 9 being his most popular called Choral which he adapted from "Ode to Joy". As you can see in the photo he doesn't look like he is very happy, reason being he had Temper problems. He was said to throw hot food at a waiter, he swept candles off a piano during bad performances; he may have it a choirboy.

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Map of Vienna

Beethoven move to Vienna a the age of 17 and lived their the rest of his life as well as Mozart. In fact he meet him. Beethoven started becoming deaf at the age of 28 and it only got worse from their. Beethoven died when he was completely deaf. From this he had to limit how much time he would set asaid for his social life which was close to none.


Map of Vienna

Vienna / Map / 1802. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 14 Oct 2015.

Picture of Beethoven

BEETHOVEN Ludwig van Ludwig.. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 14 Oct 2015.

Video of Symphony 9

Kirkman, Michael. "Symphony No. 9 ~ Beethoven." Youtube. An American Composer,
22 Dec. 2010. Web. 14 Oct. 2015. <>.

Symphony No. 9 ~ Beethoven

Symphony 9 (most famous symphony)

Symphony 9 was Beethovens last symphony which he made when he was completely deaf aroung the age of mid-fifties. When he was making his last symphonies when it was hard to hear wgat you were playing he had to chop the piano legs and put it face flat on the floor. He did this so he could hear the vibrations when put his against the floor while he was playing. This is remarkable that not only his last symphony was his best but at the same time he was at his worse time of his ability to hear.

List of Known peices

Only Symphony Nos. 3 (Op. 55), 6 (Op. 68) and 9 (Op. 125) have names that were given by the composer. Those are the "Eroica" (3rd Symphony), the "Pastorale" (6th Symphony) and the "Choral" Symphony, the 9th. All the others are just called by their Op like Symphony 1 is Op 21, Symphony 2 is Op 36, Symphony 4 is Op 60, Symphony 5 is Op 67, Symphony.

Other Interesting Facts

  • Beethoven often dipped his head in cold water before composing!
  • Beethoven loved cooking, so much so that he named one of his pieces "Christ! On the Mount of Olives"
  • He was jealous that Rimsky-Korsakov wrote an opera called "Mozart and Salieri" instead of "Mozart and Beethoven"
  • He designed one of his piano sonatas to be played with building implements and called it the "Hammer-Klavier Sonata"
  • He wrote another of his sonatas entirely at night and so called it the "Moonlight Sonata"
  • Beethoven's father was an alcoholic and emotionally abusive to Beethoven when Beethoven was growing up
  • Beethoven's height was 5' 3"
  • Beethoven had unusually bad skin