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The Mysteries of Beethoven's Hair

Alison Jenny Kreider Strohecker

on 20 November 2012

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BEETHOVEN He was born in Bonn on December 17 1770. His Father left many many unpleasant
memories in his life. Beethoven's
Birth 1770 Beethoven's
Death 1827 Beethoven died March 26 1827, in Vienna. He died of lead poisoning found in his hair. Journey Of Beethoven's Hair The Journey Of Beethoven Beethoven
to Bonn July 17th 1787, Beethoven returns to Bonn, where his mother Maria Magdelena Keverich dies. 1787 Beethoven Enrolls at the Bonn University 1789 May 14th 1789, Beethoven enrolls in the Bonn University in his home town. Beethoven Moves to Vienna 1792 On his first visit to Vienna, Beethoven played for Mozart who declared "Keep your eyes on that one, one day he'll give the world something to talk about." Beethoven
Sick 1797 Beethoven had a high fever that lasted for weeks to come. 1801 Beethoven's Alarming Deafness He grew deaf unexpectedly. This did not prevent Beethoven from continuing to compose music Beethoven's 5th Symphony 1804 Symphony No. 5
in C minor, Op. 67, was written by Beethoven 1804-1808.
This was his most popular symphony. Beethoven finishes his 9th symphony Beethoven's Funeral March 29th, 1827, 3 days after Beethoven's death was his funeral. More than 20,000 people crowded the streets surrounding the Vienna church 1827 1824 Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, is the final complete symphony of Ludwig Van Beethoven. The Cutting Of His Hair On March 27th the hair was cut off Beethoven's corpse by fifteen year old Ferdinand Hiller in memory of Beethoven. 1827 Passed Down From Father To son Ferdinand Hiller was getting old and ready to die. So he gave the lock to his son Paul for a 13th birthday present. 1911 During The Holocaust 1933-1943 The hair from Beethoven went through and survived the Holocaust but had no written record at this time period. The Hair Reached The Danish Port 1943 Somehow the lock of hair reached the Danish Port in Gilleleie. Michelle Makes A Decision 1994 On May 26 Michelle signed a contract saying she allows the London House to sell the hair to benefit her family in terms of money. Ira Got A Letter 1994 In November of 1994 Ira Brilliant got a letter saying the hair was for sale for 2000-3000 pounds or 1251.80-1877.70 dollars. Want Some Hair? 1994 Dr.Alfredo Guevara and Ira Brilliant bought the hair. The Hair Is Revealed. 1995 The lock of Beethoven's hair survived for so long it is finally opened. It remained in a coil after Dr. Guevara removed it. Beethoven's first appearance in public was March 26, 1778. Beethoven's first music teacher was his father. Johann was a harsh instructor and Beethoven was "often at the keyboard in tears" In July 1792 the renowned composer, Haydn, Passed through Bonn on his way to Vienna. He met Beethoven and was impressed and perhaps disturbed by Beethoven's work. Clearly he felt this young man's talents needed to be controlled before it could be developed. Beethoven's Symphonies 1 5 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 1799 Click here to listen to Beethoven's first symphony Symphony No. 2 in D major, op.36 was elaborated in the summer of 1802 in Heilligenstadt when Beethoven was fighting to get control over his life. Click here to listen to his 2nd symphony. 1801-1802 Symphony number 1 in C major, op. 21. This was Beethoven's first symphony. Symphony No. 3 in flat E major, op. 55 represents a new stage in Beethoven’s, being one of the most discussed symphonies throughout time. 1803-1804 Click here to listen to his third symphony.
-> Beethoven's opening 1806 Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 in B Flat Major, Op. 60, was written in 1806. It was premiered in March of 1807 at a private concert of the home of Prince Franz Joseph von Lobkowitz. click here to listen to his 4th symphony The Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67, was written by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1804-1808. This symphony is one of the most popular and best-known compositions in all of classical music, and one of the most often played symphonies. 1804-1808 Click here to listen to his 5th symphony. 1808 Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F major (Op. 68), known as the Pastoral Symphony, was completed in 1808. One of Beethoven's few works of program music, the symphony was labeled at its first performance with the title "Recollections of Country Life". Click here to listen to his 6th symphony -> Ludwig van Beethoven began to work on his Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, in 1811, while he was staying in the Bohemian spa town of Teplice in the hope of improving his health. It was completed in 1812. 1811-1812 Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93 is a symphony in four movements composed by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1812. Beethoven fondly referred to it as "my little Symphony in F", distinguishing it from his Sixth Symphony, a longer work also in F. 1812 The Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" is the final complete symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven. Completed in 1824, the symphony is one of the best known works of the Western classical repertoire. It is considered one of Beethoven's most highly regarded masterpieces. 1824 Click here to listen to Beethoven's 7th symphony Click here to listen to Beethoven's final symphony Click here to listen to Beethoven's 8th symphony By Ali Kreider and Jenny Strohecker The Mysteries of Beethoven's Hair Beethoven After Beethoven's death in 1827, Scientists did research on Beethoven's hair. As a result, they found lead poisoning which was Beethoven's cause of death. Beethoven's father, Johann, forced Beethoven to practice the piano. Johann left many unpleasant memories in Beethoven's life. The Beethoven statue is located in Heiligenstadt on the outskirts of Vienna. It is sculpted in marble in Heiligenstadt park. Beethoven's Signature In the spring of 1811 Beethoven became seriously ill, suffering headaches and high fever. On the advice of his doctor, he spent six weeks in the Bohemian spa town of Teplitz. The following winter, which was dominated by work on the Seventh symphony, he was again ill, and his doctor ordered him to spend the summer of 1812 at the spa Teplitz. Beethoven's
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