Essay Ludwig Van Beethoven

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven's importance lies not only in his work, but also in his life
(Tames, 4). Included in my report is proof that Beethoven was one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. In this proof is a brief description of his life. This will help you understand how he felt when he wrote his music.
Also, there will be a description of all his symphonies.
On December 16 or 17, 1770, (date uncertain) at 515 (now 20) Bonngasse Bonn,
Germany Beethoven, like Mozart, was born into a small family (Comptons, 1). He took his first lessons on March 26, 1778, (Schmit, 10). In 1787, he went to
Vienna to study with Mozart, but he went back to Bonn due to the nature of his mother's sickness (Schmit, 15). This would be the
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     Beethoven's third symphony, made in 1803, is the one where he started writing his style which was quite recognizably his own, rather than based on a previous composer (Tames, 16). The third symphony, originally called Bonaparte, was named after Napoleon Bonaparte. Later, Beethoven changed the name to
"Sinfonia Eroica" (Schmit, 36). Two times as long as any one of Mozart's or
Hayden's symphonies, the third symphony challenged the idea of what a symphony is.      The fourth Symphony was written in 1807. This symphony shows Beethoven as a good humored person (Schmit, 39). This symphony was smaller and more appealing than the third symphony, and had a more lively style (Thompson, 25).
     In the year of 1808, he wrote the fifth symphony. He went with Hayden to Esterházy Palace at Eisenstadt. His fifth is one of his most famous symphonies. Work on the fifth was started before the fourth and was published after the fourth. This is one of the most popular symphonies of all time, and was performed on the 22 of December 1808. (Schmit, 41) This symphony was made popular because he used many instruments that were not normally use in orchestral works at that time (Thompson, 26).                     

     The sixth symphony, is in a class of its own.

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