The Classical Era And The Age Of Enlightenment

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Ludwig Van Beethoven was a musical masterpiece. He never let problems interfere with his work. He was born in the baroque period, lives a life of fifty-four years, and contributed so much romance in his life although never being married or having kids. Beethoven is well known for his work and will forever be known as a Romantic influencer. Beethoven dedicated his whole life to his music. He never let bad situations fully tear him apart from writing and playing music.
The historical period that Ludwig grew up in was known as the baroque period. The people of this period began to rely on knowledge, saying that knowledge is power. They called this the age of enlightenment because instead of relying on superstitions and beliefs they relied on scientific knowledge to show the way. Before this era was the medieval era and with Beethoven’s appearance in the world it soon became the romantic era. Although before the romantic era was the classical era. In the classical era the music was known as clearer with cleaner and more distinct parts. His whole era was very much revolved around all kinds of arts, but especially the music (Longyear 649). Ludwig Van Beethoven was born on December 16, 1770 in Bonn, the electorate of cologne, a principality of the Holy Roman Empire. Although this may not be his actual birth day because they do not have documentation on it. They went off the fact that he was baptized the day after on December 17, 1770 and there was documentation on this date so…
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