Ludwig Van Beethoven, Composer Of All Time, And For Good Reason

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Ludwig van Beethoven is perhaps the most well known composer of all time, and for good reason. Born in the Classical era, Beethoven composed music that people could connect to and feel in a way that they had never experienced before. Beethoven was a great musical innovator as a result of his work as a composer, his assistance in the transition from the Classical era to the Romantic era of music, and his famous Ninth Symphony. Ludwig van Beethoven was born on either December 16th or 17th in the year 1770. The precise birthdate of Beethoven is unknown, but these two dates are assumed because he was baptized on December 17, 1770. Beethoven grew up in the city of Bonn, which is located in Germany. Other than one trip to Holland when he was 12, all of Beethoven’s early musical experience came from the town of Bonn and his firsthand experience from his father and grandfather. Beethoven’s father, Johann van Beethoven taught his son music theory, piano, and violin after Ludwig finished his primary schooling. Unlike Mozart, Beethoven was not considered to be a child prodigy, and that is because Johann decided not to showcase his son’s ability to play. Although he played extremely well for his age, Beethoven as a child did not possess the same skill that Mozart had when he was young. In 1787, Beethoven was sent to Vienna to study with Mozart, but very little is known about the visit, including than it was two weeks long and Mozart was astonished at how well Beethoven could…
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