Ludwig Van Beethoven ( 1770-1827 )

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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was a German composer, a representative of the Viennese classical musical school; was born in Bonn, but spent most of his life in Vienna. Notably, Beethoven 's music is a complex synthesis of creative achievements of the Viennese classics (Gluck, Haydn, Mozart); art of the French Revolution; and the new emerging artistic direction, Romanticism. The works of Beethoven bear the imprint of ideology, aesthetics, and art of the Enlightenment. This explains the logic, clarity of form, reasoning of the whole artistic design and the particular parts of works.
Being the composer of a new era, Beethoven expressed intonation using different tones – dynamic, restless, sharp. Thus, the sound of his music became much more saturated, dense, and dramatically contrasting. As a result, his musical themes were laconic, yet austerely simple.
The audience was impressed by emotional power of Beethoven 's music, manifesting in the rapid tension, grand epic sweep, or the soulful lyrics. But these qualities of art of Beethoven were admired by the musicians of the Romantic. And although the link with Beethoven and Romanticism is undeniable, his art in its main outlines does not correlate with that period. At least, it does not fit entirely in the frame of classicism, since Beethoven, like few others, was unique and multi-faceted.
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