Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827
The legendary composer of the Classical Era by Aidan Ashrafi
Portrait of Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven was born on December 17,1770. He died on March 26.1827 when he was 57. He grew up in the town of Bonn, Germany.He was one of seven children, of whom only three survived infancy. His mother was named Maria and his alcoholic father was named Johann. His father gave him music lessons that the child absorbed and learned from. His father was a huge part of his musical talent. Later on he became deaf and toward the end of his life he was completely deaf but surprisingly he still composed music after that. His first composition was at the age of 13.
Video of Beethoven's Piano Composition:Fur Elise
This is a video of Beethoven's Piano Composition: Fur Elise. It was published after he died in 1867. Despite his anger issues Beethoven attracted friends easily. Some of his friends Beethoven dedicated parts of his music to. For example, he met Antonio Vivaldi 's rival Antonio Salieri and he based 3 violin sonatas on their relationship. This song Fur Elise is dedicated to the woman in his life Elise. He composed it around the time he was going deaf.
List of Other Known Music
- In Beethoven's life, he met Mozart and got feedback on his music, Mozart's words were " You will make a big noise in the world"
- Beethoven's father, Johann, was a hard-drinker and a very demanding person yet he had no special talents but he taught music to Beethoven because he saw it as income
- Beethoven had to interrupt his first stay at Vienna because his parents and siblings were dying
- Beethoven chopped off piano legs to be able to continue to play music
- Beethoven was arrested because police thought he was a tramp
- Beethoven was so obsessed with composing that he even composed while he was naked
BEETHOVEN Ludwig van Ludwig.. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 14 Oct 2015.
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