Ludwig Van Beethoven 1770-1827

Cayman Hubbarth

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Early Life

Beethoven was born in Bonn Germany on December 17, 1770. Beethoven had a miserable childhood. He was one of seven children, one of 3 that survived to adulthood. He had a gentle loving mother, Maria and a demanding father Johann. His father had no great talent, but he gave music lessons to the children of the nobility. When Beethoven was 17 he made his first trip to Vienna, the city that would become home.

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Map of Vienna

Beethoven made his first trip to Vienna in 1787. He was 17 years old. Beethoven stay was cut short by family tradgities. He first had to return to his dying mother in Bonn. Shortly after his infant sister died. When his father lost his job Beethoven had to take responsibility of the renaming family. After his fathers death in 1792, Beethoven returned to Vienna for good. He helped raise money for the only surviving child Johann Sebastian Bach, who was living in poverty. despite his temper Beethoven made friends really easily.
Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 | Gustavo Dudamel [HD]

Symphony No. 5

Today Symphony No. 5 is the most played music by Beethoven. Many people know the song by the beginning which goes Dun Dun Dun Dunnnn! Dun Dun Dun Dunnnn! It was written between 1804 and 1808. It took 4 years to make but it was worth it to be the most famous song by him today. Beethoven wrote 9 Symphonys and that was one of the best ones back then other than No. 9.

Other known Music

* Symphony No. 9 "Choral"

* Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"0

* Fidelio

* Fur Elise

* Piano Sonatas