Ludwig Van Beethoven's Impact On Music And Music

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Ludwig Van Beethoven was a German pianist and composer who dedicated himself wholeheartedly to musical study and changed the outlook on music today. Ludwig Beethoven’s symphonies changed the world, he changed music, the sound of music, and what composers do. Ludwig Beethoven is a legacy and life would have never been the same if he had never found the love for his music. Ludwig Beethoven was born in the attic of his home in December 1770. People are still unsure to this day of his actual date of birth, his birth record went missing. Some people have come to believe he was born on the sixteenth of December. Ludwig Beethoven had a difficult childhood, as well as a difficult life. His father, Johann Van Beethoven, was a huge alcoholic and that…show more content…
Together, they had picked Ludwig Beethoven to write a cantata commemorating the death of Joseph II, the result of this was “Cantata on the death of Joseph II.” Beethoven performed his Third Symphony not too long after Napoleon Bonaparte claimed himself as the emperor of France in 1804 which was called “The Eroica.” During this symphony, he added instruments to orchestra such as the piccolo and the trombone.The length of his symphony had beat any other symphonic work ever performed or written. It was double the time of even Mozart's and Haydn's symphonies. He also had an impact on Igor Stravinsky for juxtaposing chords in this symphony, “The Eroica.” Because it was so different from anything anybody had ever heard before, even after weeks of practice and rehearsal, nobody could figure out how to play it. Ludwig Beethoven’s fifth symphony was very well known and it is known for its menacing first four notes of the symphony. His fifth symphony was performed at the same time as his sixth symphony in Vienna in the year of 1808. All together Ludwig Beethoven had nine symphonies, his ninth being the most famous out of all, but each and every one of them impacted society and other composers. It began to change how other composers saw and wrote music. He wrote a symphony that had human voices, which had never been done before in the composing
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