How Did Beethoven's Life Influence Famous Composers?

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Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany, and studied with his father, who was a singer in the electoral choir. Displaying talent as a pianist at an early age, he was able to study and be mentored by multiple instructors and composers, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Joseph Haydn. Although he made his public piano debut in 1800, his growing deafness hindered his public performances. Even with his disability, nothing could stop or discourage Beethoven from doing what he loved and pursuing his passion. He continued to compose music and never looked back. His early works in the 1800s included piano sonatas and chamber music. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis and an opera, Fidelio. He is a crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music and remains to be one of the most famous and influential of all composers. (www.lvbeethoven.com) This bronze bust of the world renowned German composer Ludwig van Beethoven was created by the German-American…show more content…
With an exception to written labels “Concourse for Pedestrians” and “Music Stand,” they left the area blank. The Concert Grove was intended to be a promenade where park visitors could enjoy outdoor music performances. Due to acoustical problems, concerts were not held there for long, but in spite of the changes the grove has undergone throughout the years such as the mid-20th century demolition of the Concert Grove House and construction of an ice skating rink by Parks Commissioner Robert Moses , ties to its musical past remain in several busts.(prospectparkroutes.wordpress.com)They beautifully decorated the area with elaborate flower beds, decorative carvings, and

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