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Ludwig van Beethoven

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Kat Norwood

on 22 May 2014

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Ludwig van Beethoven
This is a portrait of Beethoven in his middle ages. The artist who created this piece was named Joseph Karl Stieler.
Ludwig van Beethoven was born on December 17, 1770. The date is not precise but many researchers believe that this was the date.
His family was from Belgium and his father was a musician and his mother, to him, was considered at the time , his "best friend." Beethoven was the eldest of nine children in his family.
Who is Beethoven?
Creating Music
At this stage in life, Beethoven began creating the most beautiful sounding pieces known to his era.

Some of the most famous pieces include:

Für Elise
Symphony No. 5, Op. 67 (1st movement)
Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111 (1st movement)
Violin Romance No. 2 (Beethoven)

These songs all involve a major breakthrough in music.


As Beethoven grew older, he became a musical prodigy. His first music teacher was his father. When the time came, however, for a new teacher Beethoven took music lessons from Christian Gottlob Neefe.

Christian Neefe taught Beethoven many things including one of the biggest things he was famous for, which was composing. He then began to write notes on paper and began creating music.

Beethoven: A Composer
A Presentation by Kat Norwood
Breakthrough in the History of Music
Beethoven was an incredible composer and conductor. He was and still is a major part of our history in music.

Beethoven played a lead role in the transition between the classical music era and the romantic music era.

Without the transition between the two genres of music, there wouldn't be any of the music that we have today or any of the music that came through in the past including: jazz, blues, and classic rock.
Becoming Deaf
While Beethoven was in his later stage in life, he went somewhat deaf.

Though, this didn't stop him.

Beethoven still played the piano and composed the way he had been. Something like this didn't stop him from doing what he loved and this inspired many people.



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