Ludwig Van Beethoven's Life And Biography : Ludwig Van Beethoven

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Brandy Crew
Fine Arts
Fall Semester '17
Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven was German composer who is widely considered as the greatest pianists of all time. His innovative compositions often combined both instruments and vocals, which served the purpose of widening the scope of the symphony, quartet, sonata, and concerto. Over time, he has been cited one of the most crucial figures in the transition that connected the Romantic and Classical ages of Western music. However, Beethoven’s life was marked by his struggles against deafness. This nonetheless did not stand in his way and during the penultimate years of his life, he composed some of the works that are considered his greatest achievements (Corbett). This was during the period that his hearing had deteriorated to an astounding level. He died in 1827 at the age of 56.
Beethoven was born on December 16, 1770, in the then capital of the Electorate of Cologne. His baptism was performed a day later as per catholic laws. Beethoven displayed his natural talent for music at an early age after his father; Johann Van Beethoven introduced and taught him the art. Famed composer, Christian Gottlob Neefe also played a crucial role in molding Beethoven into the famed composer he is regarded as today. At the tender age of 21, Beethoven moved to Vienna to study composition and work with Joseph Haydn where he started to gain a reputation as an expert pianist. As he got to his late 20s, his hearing started to decline,

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