Ludwig van Beethoven

Julia T.

A Composer Made of Fire

Beethoven was born on December 17th, 1770 in Bonn Germany. He loved his mother Maria, but feared his hard-drinking father. One time when Beethoven visited Vienna for the first time, he met Mozart.'''You will make a big noise in the world''' Mozart told Beethoven and Beethoven did just that. Beethoven never got married. He didn't have friends and after many years died a lonely death on March 26th, 1827. He was 57 years old.

Living Years

Beethoven lived from December 17th, 1770 to March 26th 1827
Beethoven, Symphony 9, 4th movement (complete) Ode to Joy, Presto, Philharmonia Baroque

9th Symphony

Beethoven's 9th symphony broke records. It had stanzas from "Ode to Joy". It has choirs and solos in German. The ending has triumphant sounds and beautiful dinging. It is one of his best symphonies.

Citations

Beethoven composing

Beethoven. Photographer. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 14 Oct 2015.
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A draft of his music

Beethoven Fidelio draft score.. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 14 Oct 2015.
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Map of vienna

Vienna - 1649 city.. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 14 Oct 2015.
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