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Transcript of Beethoven

Beethoven was a very famous pianist. Beethoven spent his life totally immersed into the world of music. From a young age, he was hailed as a child prodigy. Ludwig van Beethoven was a deaf German composer and the dominant musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic areas.
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Early Life
A Musical Family
Quick Facts
Ludwig van Beethoven
Pianist, Composer
Birth Date
December 16, 1770
Death Date
Beethoven's real name was Ludwig Van Beethoven. Beethoven was born in Germany. They don't really know when he was born but they think most likely he was born on December. 17,1770. However, Beethoven himself mistakenly believed that he was born two years later, in 1772, Beethoven was mostly influenced by his dad who was a German musician, teacher, and singer who sang and he's mostly known for playing the piano and violin!
Beethoven was born into a musical family. Beethoven's grandfather was Johann Keverich. He was the first of the family to work for the Elector. Ludwig started as a bass singer, and eventually rose to be the most senior musician at the Elector's court. His son Johann (Beethoven's dad), was also a singer in the chapel, and gave lessons on the piano and violin. He started teaching Beethoven to play the piano and violin at age 4.

Johann Keverich
Johann Van Beethoven
Ludwig Van Beethoven
The Child Prodigy
Beethoven's Music
From an early age Ludwig showed that he had a rare musical gift , and his father encouraged him to work hard at practicing both the piano and violin. Perhaps he was hoping young Ludwig would cause a similar sensation as the child Mozart, of Europe, performing with his father and sister. At one concert that Ludwig gave , he was announced as being six, although he was actually seven. so that the audience would be even more impressed with his skills
Beethoven grew up to be a very well-known composer. He was a innovator who combined vocals and instruments in a new way.He suffered from a form of tinnitus, a "ringing" in his ears that made it hard for him to hear music. Here is just some of Beethoven's top 10 masterpieces!
Beethoven as a kid
March 26, 1827
Place of Birth
Bonn, Germany
Place of Death
Vienna, Austria
Beethoven And The Music He Played
Beethoven was a great composer who produced many symphonies, concertos, piano sonatas, violin sonatas, an opera, masses and several overtures. Though Beethoven was a great musician, In about the 1800's his hearing began to deteriorate at age 31. At 46 in 1816 he was completely deaf. Even though Beethoven was deaf people say that he made the best music when he was deaf.. Beethoven was a very talented man he wrote nine symphonies, 32 piano sonatas, one opera, five piano concertos, and many chamber works including some ground-breaking string quartets. Beethoven is so well-known that people have made statues of him
How he die?
His Dad
His father, Johann van Beethoven, was a mediocre court singer better known for his alcoholism than any musical ability. By 1784, his alcoholism worsening and his voice decaying, Beethoven's father was no longer able to support his family, and Ludwig van Beethoven formally requested an official appointment as Assistant Court Organist
His Mom
Beethoven 's mother, Maria Magdalena van Beethoven, was a delicate, gentel, and deeply honourable woman. She was born on December 19, 1764. She Died on July 17, 1787
Important Acheivements
Johann Van Beethoven
Around 1801, Beethoven began to lose his hearing. He suffered a severe form of tinnitus, a "roar" in his ears that made it hard for him to appreciate music and he would avoid conversation. The cause of Beethoven's deafness is unknown, but it has variously been attributed to typhus, auto-immune disorders (such as systemic lupus erythematosus), and even his habit of immersing his head in cold water to stay awake.

In 1802, he became depressed, and considered committing suicide. He even wrote a letter to his brothers that he's suffering in life and I really want to commit suicide, and if you never see me again it probably means I've commit suicide. He left Vienna for a time for small Austrian town of Heiligenstadt, where he wrote the "Heiligenstadt Testament", in which he resolved to continue living through his art. He continued composing even as his hearing deteriorated. After a failed attempt in 1811 to perform his own "Emperor" Concerto, he never performed in public again.
"Music should strike fire from the heart of man and bring tears from the eyes of woman"
In, 1792, around the 2nd or 3rd of November Beethoven leaves for Vienna. He arrives there on the 10th of November. On the 18th of December his father dies.
1802, 6th and 10th of October - writes the Heiligenstadt Testament. Composes the variations for Eroica, the Op. 26 and 27 sonatas and the Symphony No.2
People think that Beethoven died from some sort of lead poisoning. People also think that it might have come from some sort of wine he drank. They think that he had passed from some sort of lead poisoning because when they dug up his bones they found that there was lead in them.
Composing a musical Memorial for the death of Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II
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In 1794, the first symptoms of the deafness appear. Composes a trio for piano, Op.1. On the 29th of March, he holds his first concerto at The Burgtheater.
(Beethoven with lead poisoning!)
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