Persevering through failures
Beethoven and Mozart
Two great composers of their time, Ludwig Van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. They were both classical composers of their time, but had very different styles that you could see through both of their music. And it’s said that they could’ve met in 1787 and Beethoven might have had a few lessons from Mozart but there is no clarification.
Beethoven and Mozart’s styles were very different for each other’s. Although Beethoven did use Mozart’s pieces as models for his own sometimes. Mozart started composing at the young age of five, his love for music inspired by his father who taught a coral group. Beethoven whoever published his first work at the age of twelve. It’s hard for some people to play piano at the age of five, much less compose music. I can’t image how much both of them had to practice their instruments in order for them to create compositions at such young ages.
Mozart’s music was much easier to play even my less experienced players while Beethoven’s music was harder to play with more notes, requiring more experience in order to perform them. Beethoven’s compositions were also much more romantic than Mozart’s, "as he was a lonely and moody man, qualities which showed in the music" (differencebetween). Mozart’s had multiple failures including when he was refused an appointment to the imperial court, which he then lost his position as a court musician. This didn't stop him though, after he had gone home he wrote some of his most well known pieces. Also in the last three to four years before he died he wrote three compositions, all of which were seen to be massive failures. Beethoven, when he first appeared on stage after being in Vienna for twelve years, assembled a huge orchestra which famous Vienna singers to sing the alto and soprano parts. Although the composition was beautiful people thought the performance to be "scrappy" and "under-rehearsed". Beethoven, conducting the piece, was some measures behind when the piece ended and the crowd started to applause he was still conducting. A member of the orchestra had to turn him around to the cheering audience.
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