Beethoven, Symphony No. 9

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Beethoven, Symphony No. 9

Ludwig Beethoven was not only one of the greatest composer & musician ever born- he is a wonderful study tool for me during exam week. My faithful study partner was born in a small town, Bonn, Germany on December 16, 1770 to a family of professional musicians. Beethoven learned violin and some other instruments from his father. His father wanted him to be perfect in music, and in that endeavor he violently scolded Beethoven whenever he made any kind of mistake during practice. Even, according to one story, due to the punishments given by his father, Beethoven suffered from hearing problems in future, which basically ruined his life. (NP)
Beethoven was sent to learn music from C. G. Neefe. Beethoven learned
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It was a road block for the musical genius and it became nearly impossible for him to perform again. Beethoven stopped creating new composition; he obviously was very disappointed and became constantly more frustrated. It had been said that he even wrote letters to his brothers telling them how he felt like it was an end of his life. During this period when Beethoven had almost stopped working on music creation, he was living off funds from his earlier compositions, and symphonies. Those funds soon proved to be no enough to support Beethoven, and he feel deeper and deeper into an economic slump.
Tragically on March 26, 1827, due to his dimensioning health, and lack of funds to provide care, Ludwig Van Beethoven, the great musical genius ever to walk this earth, died.
Even though one may think his life was cut off way to short, he left countless amazing works to remember him by. One of his pieces I will be exploring today was my personal favorite, Beethoven Symphony No. 9.
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" is the last complete symphony composed by Ludwig van Beethoven. (Wikipedia) Completed in 1824, the choral Ninth Symphony is one of the best known works of the Western repertoire, considered both an icon and a fore-father of Romantic music, and one of Beethoven 's greatest masterpieces- not to mention a spectacular work to listen too while studying for exams! “Symphony No. 9 incorporates
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