Ludwig van Beetoven LV.3 630 words EMMA BOYCE Ludwig van Beetoven was a famous german composer and pianist. He was born in December 1770 in Bonn, Germany. He died on the 26 of March 1827. Beetoven was one of seven children, but only three boys survived. Ludwig was the eldest child.Ludwig was taught the piano by his father Johann van Beetoven. Ludwig van Beetoven moved to Vienna at the age of twenty one, where he began studying composition with Joseph Haydn. He began to lose his hearing in his late twenty’s and in the last few years of his life he was completely deaf , we do not know exactly why he lost his hearing. There are many theories the is that he was abused and hit on the head a lot by his father, or how he dipped his head in cold water to keep himself awake too many times . Beetoven’s autopsy showed that he had a distended ear. When he died he was almost completely deaf.in 1811 he gave up conducting and preforming in public but he still composed. Many of his most famous works came from the last few years of his life. After Beetoven knew that his hearing was just getting worse he made the Sonatas for piano, the best he could. …show more content…
It says how his music,estate and affairs should be left to his immortal beloved. We still do not know exactly who his immortal beloved was but there were many theories as to who it might be.in the movie his brothers wife is his immortal beloved.Another theorie is how his brothers son, his neace is actually Beetovens son. I think the movie Immortal Beloved was very well done. I think that it was an excellent movie the way it had suspence through out the whole movie and how it showed how easily things could be miss interpreted. It showed how difficult it is to live without hearing and having people have to write so that you can talk to them. It is also very inspiaring how even though he is deaf he still composed and preformed and did what he
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Felix Mendelssohn Felix Mendelssohn; pianist, composer, conductor. Mendelsohn was a man of many talents that graced the world with his artistic genius. Many compare him akin to Mozart and Beethoven, and though his life was short lived, he made the most of what he had. Felix Mendelssohn was one of the greatest composers of the 1800s, or the Romantic era in music history. Born in Hamburg, Germany on February 3rd, 1809 to Leah Salomon and Moses Mendelssohn, he was lucky to have been born and raised in a prosperous middle class family.
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His father, Leopold, noticed his son’s extraordinary musical gifts when Mozart was only five, because he could not only play but also compose music. Leopold took his son to the Bavarian Court, the first place Mozart performed
While it might seem exciting, living the life of a sensational composer, he went through many hardships and often at times felt isolated. Beethoven first began playing the piano at five years old. It was his life and what he initially became famous for. He played his first concert at the age of seven although his father wanted to show off his “child prodigy” and advertised him as a six-year-old. He then moves to Vienna, just shy of twenty-two years old, and begins to showcase his career as a pianist.
Beethoven is well known for his deafness and his ability to still create many compositions although he could no longer hear. His deafness depressed him immensely shown by a letter written to a one of his friends named Franz Wegler, in which he wrote, “I must confess that I lead a miserable life. For almost two years I have ceased to attend any social functions, just because I find it impossible to say to people: I am deaf.” (“Ludwig van Beethoven Bio”, 2017). Although he was going deaf from 1803 to 1812 he continued to write
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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.
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Jazz in the Third Reich was seen as an especially degenerate art form. Firstly, the German government saw the genre as both a Jewish and Black invention. This contended with the social hierarchy within the Nazi regime. People who were Jewish or of Jewish descent were seen as less human than the ‘pure, Aryan race’ of the German people, and anyone who was not white was seen as sub-human - lower than Jews in the Nazi’s social hierarchy. This social view is best represented in the picture below.
It is commonly thought that Beethoven was born deaf and learned his musical abilities while not being able to auscultate the sounds. Starting at age 8, Beethoven started to hear buzzing and whistling sounds in his ears but never concluded anything of it. Sadly, the young prodigy soon became deaf over time, yet he still became one of the greatest composers of all time. Becoming deaf is a terrible, unfortunate barrier for his profession. “I must confess that I lead a miserable life.
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