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  • Early Piano Sonatas Of Beethoven
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    Ludwig van Beethoven was, and remains today, an influential figure in the history of classical music. Perhaps no other composer in history wrote music of such inspiring power and expressiveness. His influence on the last 150 years of music is unequalled. Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany in 1770. His father, a music enthusiast, dreamed of molding his son into the next Mozart. Beethoven never showed the impressive characteristics of Mozart, but he was unusually talented, learning the piano, org...
  • Every Significant Composer Since Beethoven's Time
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    Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven overcame many obstacles throughout his life (1770-1827). By expanding the style of his influences, he accomplished musical tasks before possible. His influences were Neefe, Mozart, and Bach. In comparison to other composers, such as Bach and Mozart, Beethoven produced a relatively small number of symphonies. However, his nine symphonies contained more emotion and ingenuity than all other artists combined. In fact, the Ninth Symphony Orchestra is Beethoven's most re...
  • Musical Career And Talent
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    Who Do You Call Educated How is it possible to be a composer and face the reality that one's acute hearing is slowly slipping away However, for the fortunate one's like Beethoven, he was able to master his musical career even though he didn t have the full benefit of hearing his own musical talents evidently this is one case of the great miracles of art. He is an incredible, and well-educated composer. His educational background, talent, and determination are all the factors that help structure ...
  • Beethoven's Piano Sonata No 14
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    Sci the March 8, 2000 Music Critique Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 14 On December 16th, 1770, Ludwig Van Beethoven was born in Bonn. His father a court musician and tenor as well as a forceful alcoholic. Ludwig's father forced him into becoming a child prodigy, and at 14, he became a paid member of the Bonn court orchestra. He played the viola and the harpsichord. In 1792, he was given a grant from the electoral prince of Bonn to travel to Vienna. In Vienna Haydn, Salieri, and Forster instructed ...
  • Classical Music The Name Beethoven
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    "Moonlight" Sonata in Resident Evil The music of Beethoven is still around with us today, even one hundred and seventy-two years after his death. When we think of classical music the name Beethoven comes to mind. movies, television, even video games use Beethoven's music to exploit the emotions that the music conjures up and connects these feelings to a product, situation, etc. While playing a video game I stumbled on one of many examples where Beethoven's music is used. In the video game, Resid...
  • Beethoven's Musical Instruments And His Compositions
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    As someone who suffers from extreme hearing loss, I am amazed at the great Talent of 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 fat...
  • Beethoven's Music
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    '... to the cast majority of people suffering is still one of the fundamental characteristics of life, and it is their realization that 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 wo...
  • Forms Music For Solo Piano
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    Ludwig van Beethoven was, and remains today, an Olympian figure in the history of classical music. His influence on the last 150 years of music is unequalled; while general a member of the Classicist fold, he was in fact the first Romantic, and pre-figured virtually all music that followed the Romantic era as well. Perhaps no other composer in history wrote music of such exhilarating power and expressiveness; certainly no other composer did so against greater odds. Beethoven was born in Bonn in ...
  • Life Of A Legend Ludwig Van Beethoven
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    Life of a Legend 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 Fischer's, who were close friends of the family (Orga 8). Johann van and Maria Magdalena Beethoven bore five children of w...
  • Beethoven's Work
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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 throug...
  • Music In His Spare Time Vs Beethoven
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    Beethoven Study Guide Ludwig Van Beethoven was born in 1770 in the town of Bonn, Germany His was given the same name as his grandfather who was a court musician in Bonn His father, Johann, was not a talented musician and was a cruel first tutor for Ludwig Beethoven had 2 brothers Beethoven wrote his first music composition when he was just 12 years old. vs. Christian Neefe was Beethoven's first legitimate tutor and quickly recognized his talents. Neefe took Beethoven to Vienna when he was just 1...
  • Final Symphony Beethoven
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    Beethoven Ludwig Von Beethoven was born December 17, 1770. by the time he was 12 he has already composed a published work of music. His public debut was in 1795 which was the same time his first important publications appeared, three piano trios op. l and three piano sonatas op. 2. It was claimed that as a pianist, he had fire, brilliance and fantasy as well as depth of feeling. At this point in Beethoven's life nothing could go wrong, he was on top of the world. In 1802 Beethoven had encountere...
  • First Time 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 saw...
  • Evident In Beethoven's Early Chamber Music
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    I sit here listening to Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, and wonder who this man was. I went to Ask. com, and asked whom he was, and they had a brief overview of the man. Beethoven, Ludwig van The composer of some of the most influential pieces of music ever written, Ludwig van Beethoven created a bridge between the 18th-century classical period and the new beginnings of Romanticism, and did much to enlarge the possibilities of music and widen the horizons of later generations of composers. (unknown ...
  • Works Of Beethoven In His Last Period
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    We have witnessed and had the chance to hear many pieces from both classical and modern composers. Numerous composers have tried to match the style of one of the most prominent composers of the nineteenth century, but few have come close. We are speaking of the ever-famous Ludwig van Beethoven. Beethoven is one of the most famous composers of all times and always will be considered to be among the best. The rise of Beethoven into the ranks of history's greatest composers was paralleled and in so...
  • Innovative Nature Of Beethoven's Music
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    When critically analyzed in respect to the earlier artists of the Classical music period, Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven's music and life are simultaneously shown to be an evolution as well as a break from his predecessors. No doubt due to the influence of Mozart, as well as his tutelage under Haydn, Beethoven inherited their Classical music legacy but did not keep it in stasis. His innovations within musical composition were built upon the artistic foundation of ...
  • Beethoven's Music
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    Ludwig van Beethoven is considered one of the greatest composers in the history of music, and he has had a huge impact upon the evolution of musical style. Both Beethoven's life and his musical technique make him an interesting and well-remembered figure in music history. Beethoven has gone down in history as a great musical innovator, but his fame was not achieved without struggle. There is controversy and mystery surrounding Beethoven's birth because no records exist to show his accurate date ...
  • Last Period Of Beethoven's Musical Career
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    Building on the genres, styles and conventions of the classical period, Beethoven's compositions were created to such a high standard of individualism, that it brought him unprecedented success compared to that of his contemporize; and with that success his music became models for later composers. In this assignment I intend to discuss some of the features of Beethoven's musical style, which contribute to what we all would identify as being 'Beethoven's music'. Beethoven wrote a prolific amount ...
  • Musical Structures Beethoven
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    Beethoven Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827), German composer, generally considered one of the greatest composers in the Western tradition. Born in Bonn, Beethoven went to Vienna in 1792 to study under Austrian composer Joseph Haydn. In Vienna, he dazzled the aristocracy with his piano improvisations and became a successful freelance composer. In the first decade of the 19th century Beethoven expanded the musical language bequeathed by Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and revealed his complete a...
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven Ludwig Van Beethoven
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    Ludwig Van Beethoven Ludwig Van Beethoven came from a talented musical family. His father and Grandfather worked for the electors of Cologne, which residence was in Bonn. Ludwig's grandfather Lode wyk joined the Orchestra in 1733 and became a known conductor in 1761. His father Johann Van Beethoven (1740-1792) was a soprano at the age of only eight. He was also a very musical person and played the piano and the violin. Johann married Maria Magdalena Leymnee Kev erich who married at the age of 21...

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