Ludwig Van Beethoven : The First Four Notes

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Do you think you could identify a composer’s work is the first four notes of their piece? A note sequence of short, short, short, long describes one of the most iconic classical symphonies of all time. For most people in the world this German composer has made that possible with the amount of success he achieved in his career. This composer has influenced generations of music makers and listeners from the 1800’s to today. Undoubtingly one of the most influential, well-known, and talented composers of all time is Ludwig van Beethoven, who accomplished so much in his lifetime, with some of the most difficult obstacles. Today I’m going to dive into the life of Ludwig van Beethoven. I will be talking about his childhood, family, famous works, health issues, and his death.
Ludwig van Beethoven was born on December 16th, 1770 in Bonn, Germany. Beethoven’s birth date isn’t an exact date because many had said that Beethoven’s father might have lied about his age to depict his son as a young child prodigy. The custom in Germany back then was to get your baby baptized the day after their birth. Beethoven was baptized on December 17th, 1770. Regardless of what date is Beethoven’s actual birthday, he always acknowledged the December 16th, 1770 as his date of birth. Ludwig van Beethoven was named after his grandfather who was a professional singer.
Beethoven’s father was Johann van Beethoven. Johann was a musician who sang tenor, played piano, and violin. Johann
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