Key Signature and Beethoven

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Title: Life and Works of Ludwig van Beethoven and His Achievements
Thesis Statement: Beethoven is one of the greatest composer in the history of music. He played a big role in the world of music. He was the one who initiated among his co-composers the freedom to express themselves. Some of his masterpieces were Eroica Pastorale, Fideleo and the religious composition entitled Missa Solemnis. I. Introduction II. The Man and His Music A. Historical background 1. Early years a. Beethoven born in Bonn b. Studied under Christian Gottlob Neefe (1748-98) c. 1787: brief visit to
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Wilfredo and Mrs. Rebecca Camarce, for the support they have given along with their patience; to my beloved teacher, Mrs. Felicitas P. Centeno, for the motivation and encouragement to strive for excellence; to my relatives, Ms. Lilibeth and Mr. Niño Joseph Lacson, for their contribution to this research project; and lastly, to the sites I’ve researched that helps my research work being completed. To these people, grateful words are not enough, for what they have done is beyond gratitude, a prized memory that can be measured in terms of love. I Introduction

Ludwig van Beethoven was a great composer at his time. He was a German composer and born in a big family whose interest and inclination is music. Though at the age of 20, he was already known as a pianist and a composer with distinctive talent, it was at the age of 30 that Beethoven was recognized as a talented pianist. In 1796, his life changed when he started to feel deafness. At first, he was dismayed and become irritable so that he almost lost his hope but due to his strong determination, he continued to compose music. He was able to create wonderful and well-loved music even though he became totally deaf. Beethoven was the grandson of a musician of Flemish origin named Lodewijk van Beethoven (1712–1773). Beethoven was named after his grandfather, as Lodewijk is the Dutch cognate of Ludwig. Beethoven's
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