Music: Ludwig Van Beethoven

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Music is might not be the universal language but it plays an important role in human culture as well as the society. Music is not only provide entertainment but it is also a tool for a composer and listeners to release emotion. The best well-known for his inspiring power and expressiveness music is Ludwig van Beethoven. He was a musical genius whose composed some of the most influential pieces of music ever written. During the Classical period, Beethoven’s compositions were the expression as one of the most powerful musical personalities. Although Beethoven was influenced by most of the famous composers such as Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, etc. but he was also innovated new techniques that will be seen in the next music …show more content…
(Rosen 444). During the French Revolution of 1789, Beethoven was inspired with ideas of freedom and equality by the Napoleon Bonaparte, who defeated France’s enemies. Soon after Napoleon declared himself as the emperor, Beethoven was furious and decided not to name his Third Symphony after the French emperor. Then, he named it Eroica which means heroic, the and it took him almost year to complete. Under the title, Beethoven wrote in Italian, “to celebrate the memory of a great man” (Pauly 202). When Eroica Symphony premiered in 1805, it became a turning point in musical history. In 1802, Beethoven began to realize that his hearing problem was incurable and bounded to worsen as he gets older. Fall of 1802, Beethoven wrote a long, letter to his two brothers known as Heiligenstadt testament to express his bitter, unhappiness, and the thought of sucide but Beethoven overcame this unhappiness with sheer determination and entered a new creative phase, middle period. (Kamien 255). Many of his works in this period are noted for large-scale structures that express heroism and struggle. Middle period compositions included five symphonies, an opera, and the next seven piano sonatas including the Waldstein and the Appassionato, etc. One of the most popular and well-known of his symphonies is Symphony No. 6 in F major known as the Pastoral and it combined five movements. The
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