Ludwig Van Beethoven : Classical And Romantic Era

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Introduction Ludwig Van Beethoven was a classical and romantic era composer and pianist. Ludwig van Beethoven was the transition from the classical to western music. Beethoven was much taken by the ideals of the Enlightenment and by the growing Romanticism in Europe.His early work resemble Haydn and Mozart in great amount. However, his later works set stage for the choral symphonies of Romantic period. He is famous for composing 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, Mass the Miss solemnis, and opera Fidelio. His works are remembered for their heroic expression and intellectual depth. He had a very successful career in the beginning but different tragedies and illness caused the downfall…show more content…
When relocated to Vienna, he established a reputation as a piano virtuoso. His notable pieces from the classical period include, first and second symphonies, the first six quartets, the first two piano concertos, and about a dozen piano sonatas, including “Panthetique”. During the middle ages (1800 -1815) he started having listening deficiency, he composed six symphonies (No.3-8), the last three piano concertos and the only violin concerto, six string quartets (No. 7-11), many piano sonatas (Moonlight, Waldstein,and Appassionata”) and his only opera Fidelio. In his late period he (1816 onwards) he had completely lost his hearing ability, his creations were very expressive that include, Ninth Symphony, Missa Solemnis and the last six quartets and the last five piano sonatas. (8notes.com, n.d.). In his last years, he completed his work in the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Sixteenth quartets. Loss of Hearing, Depression and Illness It is considered that, in summer of 1797, he first showed up with the symptoms of deafness, due to a severe form of tinnitus, a “ringing” in his ears. Though the actual reason is still unknown, his suffering from typhus, auto- immune disorders is also credited to his loss of hearing which worsens later. He
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