Ludwig van Beethoven(1770-1827)

Zoe Cardno

Citations

Beethoven. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 9 Dec 2015.
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Map Germany 1849. Photo. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 9 Dec 2015.
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"Beethoven: Symphony No 3 in E Flat Major, 'Eroica' - BBC Proms 2012 (Daniel Barenboim)." YouTube. 4 Aug. 2012. Web. 10 Dec. 2015

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Beethoven's Early, Adult, and Personal Life

Beethoven was born on December 17, 1770 in Bonn, Germany. But according to some records he was born a day earlier. His mother, Maria, was gentle and loved her a lot more. His father he was scared of because his father, Johann, demanding and was a man who liked to drink alcohol a lot, this is what we call a hard-drinker. Johann was not a music prodigy but he did teach children music lessons of the nobility. When Johann found out about Beethoven's talent he used it for ways to gain money. Beethoven's adult life started when he took a trip to Vienna, Austria in 1787 when he was about 17 years old. Then, he was submerged into the European's cultural capital. His journey in Vienna was cut short when in Bonn, Germany his mother was dying and Beethoven's little baby sister died a little bit after. Once his dad lost his job, Beethoven had to be the leader of his family. When Beethoven was 28, he started to go deaf, then a decade later he lost his hearing entirely.
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Map Relation to Beethoven

Beethoven had a lot of memories in Bonn, Germany. What with his mother passing away. His little baby sister passing away. His father losing his job. And even him being born on December 17, 1770. And in Bonn, Germany his father recognized his son's talent and used it to gain money for the family. Whatever the cause Bonn, Germany left an imprint on Beethoven's heart forever....family-wise.
Beethoven: Symphony No 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica' - BBC Proms 2012 (Daniel Barenboim)

About Eroica

"Eroica" was originally dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte because Napoleon represented to Ludwig van Beethoven all of the nobleness and the glorious of the human race. But that soon disappeared because when Beethoven found out Napoleon had announced to everyone that he was Emperor; Beethoven went into a humongous rage and erased the dedication to Napoleon of the song, "Eroica." The hero is not Napoleon who Beethoven dedicated the song to, the hero was the music "Eroica," itself.

Other Pieces of Music

Other pieces of music that Beethoven made were:

-Symphony #3: Eroica

-Symphony #5: Very popular in the modern society

-Symphony #9: The chorus and the vocalists are sending a textual message

and Symphony #6. Also, he made two songs for the women in his life called:

-Moonlight Sonata and Fur Elise.

Facts and/or Stories.

The day Beethoven died was a sad day. it happened when he was lying in bed and there was thunder. the thunder lit up his room; he raised his fist; and fell back down on his bed dead. His last words were and I quote, "I shall hear in Heaven." Beethoven died on march 26, 1827 in Vienna, Austria. His grave has one word on it and it is, "BEETHOVEN." Another story is Beethoven was known for his temper and it is said that he hot food at a waiter, when it was a bad performance he wiped the candles off the piano and many other stories. he also started to go deaf at age 28. But after 10 years he lost his hearing completely.