Ludwig Van Beethoven | 1770-1827
A composer struggling to hear
In 1787, Beethoven traveled to Vienna, his future home. Playing for Mozart, the talented composer predicted that Beethoven would "make a big noise in this world."
The trip was cut short, though, after many family tragedies. However, he went back to Vienna as an adult and made money for his only surviving sibling, now living in poverty, and Ursuline Nuns. Although he had a short temper, he attracted friends easily. He studied piano and, though failing his remaining two students, continued to write music.
Map of Vienna, 1802
Other Well Known Pieces
-Symphony No. 9
-Paraphrase in Polyphony
Vienna / Map / 1802. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 9 Dec 2015.
"Beethoven: Symphony No 3 in E Flat Major, 'Eroica' - BBC Proms 2012 (Daniel Barenboim)." YouTube. YouTube, 4 Aug. 2014. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.