Ludwig van Beethoven Essays

  • Ludwig Van Beethoven: A Short Biography Of Ludwig Van Beethoven

    856 Words  | 4 Pages

    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

  • Comparing The 4th Movement Of Ludwig Van Beethoven And Ludwig Van Beethoven

    1504 Words  | 7 Pages

    There are many differences and similarities between the fourth movement of Beethven’s Fifth symphony and the fourth movement of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, whether it is the orchestrastion of the pieces, the dynamics, form and period. Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the most well known Classical composers in music history, born into a family of musicians and was seen by his father as a profitable prodigy and had several of his piano compositions published by the age of twelve. He was the first

  • The Ninth Symphony: Beethoven's Response To The Philosophical Revolutions Of Ludwig Van Beethoven

    1092 Words  | 5 Pages

    The Ninth Symphony: Beethoven’s Response to the Philosophical Revolutions of His Era Ludwig van Beethoven was a master of the symphony. A pioneer in the genre, Beethoven used his symphonies to engage his audience and challenge both musical and political conventions (Marek 1969). Faced with the rapidly changing culture of the late 18th and early 19th century, Beethoven sought to push the boundaries of musical innovation (Marek 1969). One of his works in particular, the fourth movement of the Ninth

  • Beethoven's Influence Of Ludwig Van Beethoven

    1688 Words  | 7 Pages

    and your reality were shattered. This is the exact situation the pianist Ludwig van Beethoven found himself in when he traveled to Vienna in hopes of receiving lessons from his role model, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Beethoven delivered an impressive and successful audition, earning his spot as Mozart’s pupil. Unfortunately, before his first lesson, he received news that his mother was ill

  • Beethoven Contributions

    999 Words  | 4 Pages

    Ludwig van Beethoven is a world renowned and famous music composer and pianist. He composed some of the most influential pieces of music. Beethoven created a bridge between the 18th century Classical Period and the Romantic eras. His best innovations in composition came in his instrumental work, including his symphonies. He succeeded in several areas of music (music forms), which were passed down to him from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Hadyn including the sonata, concerto, and symphony (Isaac

  • Ludwig Van Beethoven's My Immortal Beloven

    1167 Words  | 5 Pages

    Ludwig van Beethoven, known worldwide as the most tremendous composer of all time, was born around 16 December 1770 in Bonn, Germany. Despite his correct birth date being undecided, Ludwig was baptized on 17 December 1770. Due to law at the time, babies were baptized within 24 hours, so his most likely birthdate would be 16 December 1770. Beethoven had two younger brothers: Caspar and Johann. Beethoven’s mother, Maria, was gentle and well principled. Johann, his father, was an ungifted singer, was

  • Beethoven's Sonata In Beethoven

    1380 Words  | 6 Pages

    finishing the phrase with a diminished 7th in the Mozart and a dominant 7th in the Beethoven. The unresolved chords allow for the reappearance of the first character, who belts out the melody with the same arpeggiated motif from before, but this time in the dominant major—G major. Once again, the quieter character follows, this time resolving the phrase to a C minor chord. As seen in these two pieces, Beethoven copied the notes and story told in Mozart’s sonata. The characters created are close

  • How Does Music Affect People's Life?

    964 Words  | 4 Pages

    Music has a miraculous ability to affect people’s lives in many different ways. One of the greatest composers of all time is Ludwig Van Beethoven. Well known for his superhuman ability to compose the finest melodies while he was deaf and melancholic. Beethoven’s era was one when classical music really flourished. Mozart, Bach and Haydn were also active at the same era, which only proved how extraordinary he was to shine through in such fierce competition. Similarly, Charlie Parker is an eminent,

  • Beethoven And Beethoven Comparison

    913 Words  | 4 Pages

    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. At age 18, he had to earn money to support his family. Christian Gottlob Neefe eventually became Beethoven’s

  • Amadeus Mozart Greatest Composer

    724 Words  | 3 Pages

    composers like Ludwig van Beethoven and Joseph Haydn, Mozart exceeded expectations. His musical prowess was one-of-a-kind, and he was brought up as that. His father, Leopold Mozart, was a phenomenal violinist, and great performer. Mozart compose his first piece at the age of five, and started performing at the age of six. Mozart had a phenomenal sense of pitch and had the ability to remember those pitches. His sense of music exceeded those of Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn

  • Reflection Of Beethoven

    808 Words  | 4 Pages

    Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827) Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor “Sonata quasi una fantasia" Opus 27 No. 2 (Moonlight Sonata), completed 1801. Valentina Lisitsa, piano. The reason why I chose this piece is because, I was playing the first movement of this piano sonata when I was under the tutor in Korea and I decided to write about it but not only the first movement, all 3 movements. It was quite hard to analyse this piece because I played the arranged version of this piece in the key of E

  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Sonata In A Minor

    877 Words  | 4 Pages

    recognized and became the musical model for other famed composers after his time such as Mozart, Beethoven and Mendelssohn. The Sonata in A minor is one of the works in Bach’s six unaccompanied violin sonatas and partitas. His sonata has 4 movements and all organized in slow-fast-slow-fast order. The whole set was completed in 1720 while Bach serves under Prince Leopold as the director of

  • The Cello Suites In Bach's Bach By J. S. Bach

    702 Words  | 3 Pages

    which ways to do the vibrato. J.S Bach written his six cello suites when he served in the Church and also wilfrid Mellers described it as “Monophonic music where in a man has created a dance of God.” Beethoven cello sonata Op.5

  • Critical Analysis Of Ludwig Van Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony

    1331 Words  | 6 Pages

    Ludwig van Beethoven was born in 1770 and died in 1827. He was one of the most influential and crucial figures in the transition period of music from the classical period to the romantic period. Beethoven composed his Pastoral Symphony in 1808 during his ‘middle period’, when his symphonies were longer than most and had heroic tunes. During the 18th century the orchestra began to increase both in size and in stature to express more emotions and create a wider variety in sound. Composers began to

  • Ludwig Van Beethoven's Symphony

    1472 Words  | 6 Pages

    Ludwig van Beethoven was born in December 1770 to a musical family living in Bonn, Germany. Although he and his family celebrated his birthday on 16 December, there is no evidence to suggest that this was his exact date of birth, with only the registry of his baptism on the 17th serving as the commonly accepted birth date of this legendary composer. As a child, Beethoven was musically trained by his father and later by other local musicians. His talent was evident from a young age and, exploited

  • Essay On The Classical Period

    1186 Words  | 5 Pages

    from others. For example, the string quartet flourishes in the Classical time period. It is comprised of four parts designed for two violins, a viola and a cello, becoming popular under the works of Joseph Haydn. However, other composers like Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert also wrote pieces for the string quartet. As a matter of fact, Haydn’s String Quartets, Op. 20, uses all elements of the string quartet as well as sonata form that

  • Eroica Symphony Analysis

    1656 Words  | 7 Pages

    Getting sketches "Eroica", Beethoven confessed: "I am not quite satisfied with his previous work, now I want to choose a new path. We have heard from childhood that name - Beethoven, Beethoven - the great Viennese classics. His undying fame, despite the fact that since his death 188 years have passed. History tells that Ludwig Van Beethoven great, rude, conceited classic German composer who lived in the 18th and 19th century was a revolutionist and he liked Napoleon Bonaparte very much who was

  • The Piano: The Importance Of The Piano

    717 Words  | 3 Pages

    The piano is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard. Widely used in Western music for solo performance, ensemble use, chamber music, and accompaniment, the piano is also very popular as an aid to composing and rehearsal. Although not portable and often expensive, the piano 's versatility and ubiquity have made it one of the most familiar musical instruments.Piano originated on Europe in the eighteenth century, Italian Bartolommeo Cristofori invented a instrument which similar to modern

  • Music Eras Of The Renaissance Era

    778 Words  | 4 Pages

    There have been several different music eras throughout the years, some of them being the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern era. The renaissance period gradually began in the 1400’s and slowly ended in the 1600’s. This was the transition period between the Medieval Era and the modern world. The renaissance period in Europe was a time of renewed interest in the arts. At this time people like Leonardo Da Vinci was painting his Mona Lisa, and Shakespeare was writing plays such as

  • Parson's Music Analysis

    728 Words  | 3 Pages

    ATCL Piano (Recital) Kevin Shen 31st October 2015 9:00-9:40 am Parson’s Music, Kornhill Plaza Programme Composer Name of Composition Duration(Minutes) J.S. Bach French Suite in G BWV 816 10:32 Minutes Allemande Courante Sarabande Gavotte Bourree Loure Gigue W.A. Mozart Sonata in C KV 309 Allegro