Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827

Brandon Lang

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Mozart's Early Life

Mozart was born in Bonn, Holy Roman Empire at December 17 1770. Mozart had a gentle mother named Maria van Beethoven but he also had an alcoholic father named Johann van Beethoven. Johann is a music teacher which he found that Beethoven had great music talent so he found it as a source of income and pushed Beethoven very hard. In 1787, Beethoven moved to Vienna, Austrian Empire and met Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and even playing the piano for him. Mozart's predicted that he would be a great composer which he quote, " You will make a big noise in the world." Beethoven then lived through a series of tragedies when Beethoven moved back to Bonn, Upper Rhenish. Beethoven returned to Vienna, Austrian Empire and even met Antonio Salieri, Salieri was nice to him and Beethoven played pieces of music with him.
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Germany 18th century.

Germany in Beethoven lived in the Holy Roman Empire. In Beethoven's time, the Holy Roman Empire is starting to fall apart and other countries are starting to invade this empire. Bonn was in the western part of the Holy Roman Empire which's in the west pat of present-day Germany. The Holy Roman Empire has no official capital and although the emperor has total control of the empire, the government positions are usually elected. Beethoven lived in Bonn for most of his childhood but when he's 17 yrs old, he moved to Vienna, Austrian Empire. When tragedy occurred in his family, Beethoven moved back to Bonn, Holy Roman Empire to support his family. After Johann van Beethoven, his dad, died in 192, Ludwig van Beethoven moved back to Vienna and stayed there as his home.
Beethoven Symphony n 3 Eroica Karajan Berliner Philharmoniker

Eroica Symphony No. 3 "In memory of a great man"

When Napoleon(The first emperor of France) stated his conquest, Napoleon indirectly inspired Mozart to write a third symphony about Napoleon. Symphony No. 3 is Mozart's third symphony dedicated to Napoleon which was used to be called "To celebrate a great man". Mozart thought Napoleon is trying to free France from tyranny but Mozart took too much time to compose the piece that by the time Mozart finished Eroica (another name for the piece), Napoleon declared himself "First Emperor of France". When Mozart heard this, he got so furious that he changed the name of the piece to "In Memory of a Great Man".

Other songs Mozart wrote

  • Symphony No. 9
  • Symphony No. 5
  • Symphony No. 6
  • Fur Elise
  • Moonlight Sonata

Mozart's Later Life, Death, and Legacy

Mozart had a very tragic childhood, his dad is hard drinker, his mom and infant sister died when he came back to Bonn, Holy Roman Empire, and his dad died in 1792. Beethoven moved back to Vienna, Austrian Empire and lived there in his rest of his life. In his adulthood, Beethoven's personality is the opposite of Mozart. While Mozart is child-like and immature, Beethoven raged with a hot temper. Beethoven never let his friends visit him when he's working which will make Beethoven very angry if his friends ever interrupted his work. When he's 28 yrs old, he started losing his hearing and tried every treatment that existed at that time but none of them work and toward his end of his life, he lost all of his hearing. At Beethoven's end of his life, he got sick with pneumonia and in March 26, 1827, thunder clapped. Beethoven raised his fist and said, "I shall hear in heaven." and he died afterward. Beethoven's skill as a composer is astonishing since he composed astonishing music even when he became deaf.

Work Cited

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Jeeseok, Cheong, editor. "Beethoven Symphony n 3 Eroica Karajan Berliner Philharmoniker." Youtube, 4 Feb. 2015, www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3X1-whz6oY. Accessed 13 Oct. 2016.

Ludwig van Beethoven.. Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 25 May 2016.
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