Ludwig van Beethoven was a famous composer of the eighteenth-century classical music and the nineteenth-century romanticism style of music. Beethoven is still remembered for his spectacular pieces in modern times. Beethoven’s music led others to take the art of music as a serious topic. His symphonies and sonatas were revolutionary to the music world, because of this, many people today are not aware of his deafness. His deafness eventually caused him to make sacrifices in his music career.
Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are both considered the greatest composers of history. Although their style is very different they have some similarities in their work. Ludwig van Beethoven was baptized on December 17, 1770 in Bonn. He lived in between the Classical and the Romantic eras. By the age of 11, Beethoven had to leave school because his family could not afford it.
Both had rough times in their lifetimes and instead of letting these problems bringing them down they continued to write compositions and create amazing works. Their works changed through their careers and they used many different techniques to keep their compositions up to their standards and interests. Beethoven and Brahms influenced many composers years after their deaths and their works continue to be studied to this day. Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer during the classical period. He wrote 9 symphonies, 1 opera, 32 piano sonatas, 5 piano concertos and many other works.
Beethoven I’m doing an essay on Ludwig Van Beethoven who was a German composer and the most well known musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras. Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany in December of 1770 to Johann Van Beethoven and Maria Magdalena Keverich. He had three sisters and four brothers and was the second oldest. There is no authentic record of Beethoven’s birth date, but there is the registry of his baptism, in a Catholic service at the Parish of St. Regius on 17 December 1770. Since children of that era were traditionally baptised the day after birth in the Catholic Rhine country, and since Beethoven's family and his teacher, Johann Albrechtsberger, celebrated his birthday on 16 December, most scholars accept 16 December 1770 as his date of birth.
Before the French took over Vienna, Austria is probably when Beethoven began composing the Emperor. This concerto is considered “regal, imperial even”. This is exactly how Beethoven though of Napoleon, as well as himself. He saw both Napoleon and himself as “equally great, equally commanding”. John Clubbe describes perfectly in his article entitled “The Creative Rivalry with Beethoven and Napoleon” how the piano and interpretations relate back to Napoleon and his opinion of him: “WIth a courage and heroism of soul equal to Napoleon’s and with his chosen instrument, the piano, as protagonist, he would take the field against the Emperor.
The length of this movement itself (691 measures) is as long as a whole symphony in the previous generation and it is what made this movement ‘heroic’. Beethoven treated the main melody in this movement like a character in a drama. Beethoven started an unusual trend in the exposition by letting the cello play the pastoral theme which outlines an E-flat major triad. The triple meter is another bizarre trait, yet when it’s combined with the tempo of this movement; it reminds the listener of Deutsche peasant dance. The primary theme (see fig.
Some of Joseph achievements are he was a prolific composer with 104 symphonies also he has 62 piano trios sonatas also more than 90 more quarters to his name. Some of Joseph achievements were long confused by the fact that an enormous amount of his work were very wrongly attributed to him. He worked on a definitive catalogue of his compositions continuing into the 20th century. In his early career he experimented with prevailing stylistic trend. Then he adopted light gray and elegant musical style that was really popular at the timer in Austria.
It uses musical ideas to represent concepts without having to use sung words. Prominent examples of a programmatic works include Richard Strauss’s Alpine Symphony - where it is a musical description of ascending and descending a mountain, Modest Mussorgky’s Pictures at an Exhibition – inspired by the paintings and watercolours of artist, Hartmann who was a close friend of Mussorgsky. The piece in focus would be Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. We will be focusing on his artistic influences from literature that influenced the story of his Symphonie Fantastique. When Hector Berlioz wrote his Symphonie Fantastique, or Fantasy Symphony, in 1830, he was greatly inspired by Shakespeare 's work, Hamlet but more specifically, he was swept away by the likes of Irish Actress, Harriet Smithson.
However, the way Beethoven had composed Pathetique departs fundamentally from that of his predecessor, with an attitude of defiance and resistance. With its extreme difference and high level of energy, it made many of the Viennese listeners shocked and stunned. Beethoven dedicated this piece to Prince Karl von Lichnowsky, who was a huge supporter of Vienna’s musicians and Beethoven. In return for dedicating this piece to him, Beethoven was given a quartet of Italian string instruments and an annual sum of money. In the powerful and impactful Grave introduction, the resistance to the sufferings is exemplified in the contrast between the upward moving melodic and the darkness of the C minor tonality.
He gave up studying law to take on a career as a virtuoso pianist, but a hand injury prevented him to pursue his dream to become the finest pianist in Europe. He then invested all his time and effort to compose. Schumann at first composed solely for piano until 1840, after which he composed for piano and orchestra in his later years. His works included: four symphonies, many Lieder, an opera, concerto and other choral, chamber and orchestral works. Schumann 's remarkable skill to express delicate and profound emotions is evident in works such as his collection of short piano pieces, Phantasiestücke (Fantastic Pieces) and in the song cycle Dichterliebe.