Why Is Beethoven A Musical Composer?

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Beethoven born as Ludwig van Beethoven was born 1770 in Bonn, Germany. He was a musical composer of the classical and romantic periods. “He was born into a family of musicians.” (Ludwig). His father, Johann van Beethoven, was an ordinary court singer better known as an alcoholic than anyone with any musical ability (Ludwig). Beethoven 's grandfather was Bonn 's most prosperous and eminent musician. Beethoven childhood was very rough. Beethoven 's father first taught him music using punishment which affected Beethoven forever. He was usually forced, locked in a cellar to for long hours to practice (Ludwig). He studied the violin and clavier as well as taking additional lessons from organists around town. (Ludwig). Despite of the way his father…show more content…
Not because Beethoven is well known in music, but because he was a really great composer. He was phenomenal for being able to write great sonatas, quartets, and symphonies all while being deaf. Although, Mozart’s and Haydn works influenced Beethoven, most of his musical techniques were original. His musical compositions were better than the norm. Most of his songs used great tension and excitement through syncopations and dissonances (Kamien). The uses of pitch and dynamics in his musical works help different moods to be more pronounced (Kamien). Beethoven was a musical architect that pushed pass his ability to create large scale structures (Kamien). Not all of his music was loud stormy and powerful; they also ranged from gentle to humorous to noble…show more content…
It was completed in the year 1826. It’s about forty minutes long and consists of seven movements. This piece was played without a break. The first movement is described as adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo. The second movement is described as allegro molto vivace and is about three minutes long. The third movement is allegro moderato- adagio meaning fast moderate and then slow. The fourth movement is the central movement of the quartet and about fourteen minute long. The fifth movement is presto meaning very fast. Movement six serves as a slow, dull introduction to movement seven. Movement seven is allegro. The finale of the piece returns to the home key of C minor. Beethoven dedicated this musical piece to Baron Joseph von Sutterheim, as a gesture of gratitude for taking his nephew into the army. Beethoven took the string quartet from Haydn and Mozart and made it a more fantastic piece. This quartet was considered as Beethoven’s favorite. Although Beethoven had a rough life as a child and as he got older, he still was able to produce phenomenal compositions. He refused to conform to traditional musical standards and strived for perfection. Beethoven took composing music to a whole new level. “Beethoven opened up new realms of musical expression that profoundly influence composers throughout the nineteenth century.”

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