As his father's alcoholism increased, Ludwig became the main musician. Beethoven's talents were discovered at an early age, and he was sent to Vienna to study under different teachers including Mozart and Hayden. There, Beethoven quickly adopted a reputation of a great piano player, a child prodigy. He gave his first public performance at the age of eight and published his first works at the age of twelve: nine variations, in C Minor, for piano. Christian Goftlob Neefe was sure that Beethoven's talents would make him the new Mozart of the time.
He traveled and performed in Prague, Bresden, Leipzig, and Berlin. After he toured he played a concert in Budapest. Ludwig van Beethoven is still known today for having an excessive impulsive behavior, but it was excused because of his talent with music. Everyone admired Beethoven, and his performance in Vienna struck that. In 1800 Beethoven composed his first symphony at the age of thirty he composed his first symphony.
His father, a master violinist and composer, decided to enroll young Wolfgang in harpsichord lessons. At age five Mozart was composing music and by age six he had mastered the keyboard. By his early teens, he had mastered the piano, violin, and harpsichord. He began composing minuets at the age of 5 and symphonies at age 9. In 1762, Mozart and his elder sister Maria Anna (best known as Nannerl) who was also a gifted keyboard player, were taken by their father on a short performing tour, of the courts at Vienna and Munich.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria on January 27th, 1756. He was born to Leopold and Anna Maria Pertl. Leopol was a very successful composer, voilinist, and the assistant concertmaster at the Salzburg court. Mozart showed musical talent at a very young age. By age five he was composing minuets.And at age six he played before the Bavarian Elector and the Austrian Empress.His father taught him, but said teahcing Wolfgang was hard because he knew so much already.
Both children played the harpsichord, but Mozart had also mastered the violin. In 1763, when Mozart was seven years old, his father took leave of his position at the Salzburg court to take the family on an extended concert tour of western Europe. Mozart and his sister performed in the major musical centers, including Stuttgart, Mannheim, Mainz, Frankfurt, Brussels, Paris, London, and Amsterdam. They did not return to Salzburg until 1766. During this time, Mozart continued to compose, completing his first symphony at age nine and publishing his first sonatas the same year.
Written in 1811, Beethoven’s 7th symphony premiered as part of a charity concert in 1813 for soldiers wounded in the Battle of Hanau. The orchestra at the concert was made up of the best musicians of the day including Johann Hummel and Antonio Salieri. Beethoven conducted the symphony, and the audience reacted so well that the second movement was given an encore on the spot. This symphony was said to be the height of Beethoven’s popularity (St. Clair). Briley 2 The Classical era began in the second half of the eighteenth century.
Ludwig Van Beethoven was born on December 16, 1770 in Bonn, Germany and he died on March 26, 1827 in Vienna Austria. Beethoven’s music is mostly associated with the classical era because that is when he crafted most of his greatest works. Beethoven’s father and grandfather were both musicians that played at Court of Elector of Cologne. Beethoven’s main instrument that he played was the piano. He was taught by his father how to play the piano.
Beethoven’s first music teacher was his father. Once Johann noticed his son’s talent, he tried to make Beethoven into the next Mozart. At this point, Beethoven’s childhood and life was greatly affected by his father’s cruelty, harshness, alcoholism, and attempts to make him a child prodigy. Johann tried to portray Beethoven as another child, musical genius like Mozart. Beethoven made his first public recital on March 26, 1778, where his father advertised him as a six-year-old.
Mendelssohn first had his piano lesson from his mum, but soon he was sent to study with the best teachers at that time such as Marie Bigot and Ludwig Burger. He also took composition lessons with Karl Zelter, who was the professor of the University of Berlin. Under their proper guidance, he completely showed his music talent- he first appeared as pianist at nine and as a composer at ten. At his age of twelve, he already composed nine fugues, five symphonies for strings, two operas and a huge number of smaller pieces. When he was sixteen, the publication of his Octet in E-flat Major for strings and Overture to A Mid Summer Night’s Dream marked his full maturity.
His father taught him what he knew with the piano and violin. Beethoven was a child prodigy, just like Motzart, only Beethoven never traveled until he was seventeen. He traveled with his piano teacher by the name of Neefe, who studied under Johann Sebastian Bach's son. He went to Vienna. While he was there he had received one or two lessons from Motzart and then got a letter stating that his mother was dying, so he had to go back to Bonn.