Ludwig Van Beethoven

By: Rikki Bush

Ludwig Van Beethoven

He was born December 17, 1770 in Bonn Germany He preformed he died March 26, 1827, in Vienna, Austria, of cirrhosis of the liver and lead poisoning.

His Life

In 1801, Beethoven confides to a couple of trusted friends that he is experiencing deafness. By 1818, he is totally deaf. Beethoven had long wanted to set the poet Friedrich Schiller’s “Ode to Joy” to music. In 1823, he finally accomplishes that goal by finishing the Ninth Symphony. It is first performed on May 7, 1824, conducted by Beethoven. Though Beethoven is beset with illness in his last years, he composes a final series of five string quartets in 1822-26.

Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata (FULL)