Ludwig Van Beethoven: The Predominant Musical Period Between The Classical And The Romantic Eras

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Ludwig Van Beethoven lived from 1770 to 1827 he was born in Bonn, Germany. Ludwig Van Beethoven would be defined as a deaf German composer who composed a multitude of musical pieces that are still around today. If he were to have a definition that is. He was the “predominant musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and the Romantic eras.” Ludwig Van Beethoven was also an innovator with things such as the sonata, symphony, concerto and the quartet, Beethoven even combined instruments in a new way. (Ludwig Van Beethoven, 2014). He was vary influential to the time period and is still widely talked about now in days. Ludwig Beethoven did not have an easy childhood as it seems most talented musicians did not. Beethoven 's…show more content…
There was a slight change to his music as there were new pitches. But it still sounded great. From the years 1803 to 1812 which was known as the middle/heroic period he composed way more music then ever expected. "An opera, his first and only, six symphonies, four solo concerti, five string quartets, six string sonatas, seven piano sonatas, five sets of piano variations, four overtures and more(Ludwig Van Beethoven, 2014)."
So Ludwig Beethoven was lucky with his music career he got to continue with it, but he was a rather lonely and sad man. he would argue constantly with his brothers, his publishers, housekeepers, and because he was shy and short tempered he was never married. Though there was a women that he was in love with. She was already married though. Her name was Antoine Brentano and he wrote her a letter that took him two days, explaining his love for her, although the letter was never
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His younger brother Casper died and four seven years he was in a legal battle with Casper 's wife over his nephew Karl Van Beethoven 's custody. While he was in this custody battle he didn 't compose anything, as all of his attention went into the battle. It seemed as he was almost obsessed with becoming a father and he got just what he wanted when he eventually won(Beethoven and His Nephew, N/d). After some time of Karl living with Ludwig Beethoven, he ran away from home. This made the perfect opportunity for his mother to try to win custody again. But she lost for the second time. There is not much known about Karl Van Beethoven 's life after his uncle was given full custody of him.
During the time which Ludwig Beethoven was completely deaf he created what may be the best composed music of all time. The work closest to his death was some of the best. Such as Missa Solemnis in 1824, and the String Quartet No. 14 or his Ninth and final symphony in 1824. On March 26th, 1827 Ludwig Van Beethoven died. He was 56 years old and an autopsy revealed that his immediate death was caused by post-hepatitic cirrhosis of the liver, the autopsy also gave signs of typhus which may have been the reason for his temper, chronic diarrhea, and deafness(Beethoven’s Deafness,
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