Beethoven Essays

  • Beethoven

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    BEETHOVEN Ludwig van Beethoven was born 1770 in Bonn Germany. His mother was a singer in the service; his father was a court musician that had little motivation and a drinking problem. His father noticed that Beethoven had a gift at a young age, and began teaching him piano and violin. But Beethoven was a hard learner, he was self-involved and impatient. 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

  • Beethoven

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    an experience of suffering, pure and profound, enters as an integral part into Beethoven’s greatest work, that helps to give that work its unique place in the minds and hearts of men.';(Marek, 634) These words of compassion come from J. W. N. Sullivan during Ludwig van Beethoven’s funeral. They express the regret and sense of loss felt by people all over the world as they caught news of his end. Beethoven was and is a cornerstone for music of all kinds in that he combined new color, imagination

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    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


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    Ludwig Van Beethoven Born to a drunkard father and an unhappy mother, the young Beethoven was subjected to a brutal training in music at the hands of his father, who hoped that the boy would prove to be another prodigy like Mozart. Failing in this, the young Beethoven nevertheless embraced music and studied for a short time in 1792 with Franz Joseph Haydn in Vienna. Hailed as a genius and a master of improvisation at the piano, Beethoven soon made a name for himself, and by 1794 was known throughout

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    Ludwig vans Beethoven, who as one of the greatest composers of all time wrote most of his music while he was deaf! It seems impossible, but what a genius he was. Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany on December 16, 1770. His mother died while he was a teenager and his father was very abusive and a crazy alcoholic. Beethoven came from a very musical family. His grandfather became a conductor and his father played and taught piano and violin. From a very young age, Beethoven was a perfectionist

  • Beethoven

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    The rise of Ludwig van Beethoven into the rank of history’s greatest composers was paralleled by and in some ways a consequence of his own personal tragedy and despair. Beethoven’s family was of the Flemish origin. His mother, Maria Magdalena, died after a long illness when Beethoven was only 17. He was not the only child in this family though. He had 2 brothers and 1 sister, both to which were disorganized and unruly. His family was always in constant need of funds. Beethoven showed his extraordinary

  • Beethoven

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    Ludwig Van Beethoven was regarded as one of the greatest musical composers of the 19th century. Beethoven’s compositions are considered to be a watershed moment in western musical history. According to scholar Scott G. Burnham, “The overmastering coherence felt in Beethoven’s music became an imposing measure of the greatness of musical artworks.” Part of Beethoven’s greatness can be linked to the inner turmoil he dealt with throughout his life. Part of this turmoil was caused from his hearing disability

  • Beethoven

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    Beethoven Term Paper Believed to be born on December 16, 1770 Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. Born to Johann van Beethoven, a musician of Bonn and Maria Magdalena Keverich. At a young age, Beethoven took an interest in music, which his father would teach him every day and night. It is speculated that Beethoven’s father was a harsh instructor, forcing Beethoven to often play the piano with tears in his eyes. However, Beethoven had other teachers as well. Gilles van den Eeden

  • Beethoven

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    Beethoven He was born in the German town of Bonn on the 16th of December 1770. His grandfather Ludwig and his father Johann were both musicians. Johann was to act as little Ludwig's first music teacher, but Ludwig soon changed to the court organist C. G. Neefe. Passing eleven years of age, Ludwig deputized for Neefe, and at twelve had his first music published. He then stayed as Neefe's assistant until 1787, when at seventeen, he took off for Vienna. Even though Vienna was to be his home for

  • Ludwig Van Beethoven

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    Ludwig van Beethoven, a German composer, generally considered one of the greatest composers in the Western tradition. Born in Bonn, Beethoven was reared in to the capricious discipline of his father, a singer in the court chapel. In1789, because of his father's alcoholism, the young Beethoven became a court musician in order to support his family. His early compositions under the tutelage of German composer Christian Gottlob Neefe, particularly the funeral on the death of Holy Roman Emperor Joseph

  • Ludwig Van Beethoven

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    Ludwig van Beethoven Beethoven's importance lies not only in his work, but also in his life (Tames, 4). Included in my report is proof that Beethoven was one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. In this proof is a brief description of his life. This will help you understand how he felt when he wrote his music. Also, there will be a description of all his symphonies. On December 16 or 17, 1770, (date uncertain) at 515 (now 20) Bonngasse Bonn, Germany Beethoven, like Mozart, was born into

  • Mozart and Beethoven

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    Music Appreciation May 2010 Mozart and Beethoven Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven are two of the greatest composers ever to write music. Both men lived in the early 18th and 19th century, but their music and influences are still felt today. The men faced similar experiences, yet they both lead very different lives. All together the pieces that these men composed amounts to over 300 published, and unpublished works of art. The people of their time period often had mixed feelings

  • Mozart And Beethoven

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    Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven. When people think about them, what would come to mind first is that they were both famous composers and musicians. These two well-known men did have that in common, but they also had much more. Besides the fact that they were famous composers and musicians, neither of them had good relationships with their fathers, they both spent most of their childhoods around adults,they were Catholic, and they played similar instruments. Mozart and Beethoven were both famous for

  • Essay On Beethoven

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    Ludwig van Beethoven The Classical era was a time for order, objectivity, harmonious proportion, and noble simplicity. The switch between the ways of the old world and the beginning of the new world was what constituted the characteristics that shaped this era. Major changes were brought into the world; advances in science and ideas, the changing of aristocratic sovereigns in Europe, style of art and ways of thinking. However, a major part of the Classical era that changed was music. This new era

  • The Music of Beethoven

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    The shift of music from Classicism to Romanticism could not have simply occurred without the many contributions brought by Ludwig van Beethoven, who was one of the most influential German composer and pianist of all time. And the music within his lifetime acted almost as if it was simultaneously rising, then revolutionized through Beethoven’s hands as he absorbed the classical style directly from many well-known musicians such as Mozart and Haydn and then served his audiences with vast variety kinds

  • Beethoven and Mahler

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    Beethoven and Mahler This report examines the history and musical ability of Ludwig Van Beethoven with a comparison to another great composer Gustav Mahler. The purpose of this report is to provide a brief summary of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s life and compare and contrast Beethoven’s musical work and life struggles to another great composer Gustav Mahler, who attempted to improve Beethoven’s work in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Gustav Mahler and Beethoven were great composers

  • Beethoven Accomplishments

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    Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the most widely known musicians from any time period in history. His music has influenced countless artists, from both art music and popular music. He created some of the most recognizable music to the ears of today’s people and shown the world his remarkable talent despite tremendous loss and obstacles. His music embodies a time and a feel that is entirely his own, and the impacts of what he was able to do for music will continue to live on, as it has, for generations

  • Beethoven and Bach

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    with your heart to the hearts of others.” Starting at a young age Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven have done just that with their musical compositions. Both musical composers changed the world of music and captivated the hearts of many. Their love of composing shared many similar traits, though their musical styles were much different. Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven both flourished in their compositions of classical music; however, their genre of music differed considerably

  • Johann Van Beethoven And Johann Van Beethoven

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    3. Beethoven was born to Maria-Magdalena and Johann van Beethoven in the garden wing of a house at Bonngasse 20 on December 16, 1770, in the city of Bonn, Germany. Although his exact date of birth is uncertain but on December 17, 1770, Beethoven was baptized. “It was customary for people to be baptized the day after they were born and indeed it is known that his family celebrated his birthday on December 16th.” (Lane, 2006). 4. Beethoven passed away on March 26, 1827, due to cirrhosis of the liver

  • Life of Ludwig van Beethoven

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    of Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven, also known as “ The General of Musicians,” was born on December 16, 1770. However, this date is not exact because it is believed that Beethoven’s father lied about his son’s age in order to portray him as an infant prodigy. As a result, Beethoven is convinced he was born on December 16, 1772 at the Rheingasse home, which belonged to the Fischers, who were close friends of the family (Orga 8). Johann van and Maria Magdalena Beethoven bore five children