This probably led to why he was a loner and why he only went to academic school for three years. Beethoven’s father wasn’t the only one who saw Beethoven’s talent, Gottlob Neefe (a German Organist) become young Beethoven’s mentor. Gottlob thought Beethoven was the next Mozart, so he sent him to Vienna to meet him. But Beethoven’s mother got sick so he had to come back home before he met him formally. By the time he came back to Vienna, Mozart had died so Beethoven sought help from Hadyn, another German composer.
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Beethoven received piano lesson from Tobias Friedrich Pfeiffer while Franz Rovantini had given him violin and viola lessons. In July of 1787, Beethoven’s mother died of tuberculosis and his father took up the habit of drinking. At the young age of nineteen, Beethoven was recognized as the head of the household. He easily received half of his father’s pay to support their family, as his father was quite open about not doing it himself. Johann, Beethoven’s fa... ... middle of paper ... ... places for his music.
Beethoven named this symphony "Grande Sinfonie" while in Hiligenstadt wh... ... middle of paper ... ...usic. Not only did he create a bridge between the 18th-century classical period and new beginnings of Romanticism, but he started a new era of music. Beethoven's last years were marked with illness. On March 24, 1827, Beethoven died in Vienna. A crowd of almost 30,000 people attended his funeral and burial at Vienna Central Cemetery (Schmit, 31).
Soon, Beethoven was trying to change music and by the age of twelve he finished his first real piece. It was in an unusual key and very difficult. His father also tried to force Beethoven to become a child prodigy, similar to Mozart, but it wasn’t until he was a teenager that he received any attention from the public. He was actually given his dead brother’s baptism certificate and it was announced that he was six, although he was actually almost eight. (Ludwig van Beethoven Biography, http://www.lvbeethoven.com/Bio/BiographyLudwig.html) (Ludwig Van Beethoven, Germany Composer, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ludwig-van-Beethoven) At only fourteen, he was appointed to work as the organist for the court of Maximilian Franz.
Beethoven Study Guide v Ludwig Van Beethoven was born in 1770 in the town of Bonn, Germany v His was given the same name as his grandfather who was a court musician in Bonn v His father, Johann, was not a talented musician and was a cruel first tutor for Ludwig v Beethoven had 2 brothers v Beethoven wrote his first music composition when he was just 12 years old. v Christian Neefe was Beethoven’s first legitimate tutor and quickly recognized his talents. Neefe took Beethoven to Vienna when he was just 16 years old. Vienna was the music capital of Europe at the time. In 1787, Beethoven played for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
During this period, there were hundreds of composers, but the three main composers of the time were Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Josef Haydn, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Haydn was born on March 31, 1732 in Rohrau, Austria. As a child, he was in a choir, but as he grew up his voice changed and he was later dismissed from the school when he turned 18 years old. In his early adult hood, he was a freelance musician so he could earn a living, but by his middle years he grew close with a very wealthy family and became a very popular musician. His last years were spent composing music in London where he made most of his money and he died of old age in 1809.
Joseph Haydn was a composer born in Rohrau, Austria in 1732. He was the son of a wheel maker, whom taught himself how to play harp on an amateur and recreational basis. His family was musically inclined and Haydn was immersed in music since his early childhood as they made it a family affair to sing together and at times even along with neighbors. His father appreciated Haydn’s fine vocal ability and recognized that Rohrau was not an ideal place for Haydn to develop his musical skills. He was fostered under the care of their relative Johann Matthias Frankh at his request around the age of six, never to return home.
In the book Beethoven His life & Music by Jeremy Siepmann, he talks about Beethoven’s childhood and how his father saw something extraordinary in Beethoven. Siepmann says he was “ruthlessly set about trying to produce a second Mozart” (5). Not only was his father trying to make him perfect he also made it to where when visitors would come over they would see Beethoven crying at the piano. Not only that he was also locked in the cellar and/or not given food (Siepmann 5). At the age of eight his father organized a concert in Cologne for him and Johanna Averdonk which ended up being a failure and Beethoven was blamed for this.