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The Contribution Of Ludwig Van Beethoven

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Abstract Ludwig Van Beethoven was one of the greatest musical composers of his time. Starting very young in his studies of music, he held many important positions they would develop him into the composer he became. Born in Bonn, Germany to a singer, he held his first position at the church. He later moved to Vienna where his composed several pieces, and even an opera. He created a new style of music, cyclic form.

Background Ludwig van Beethoven (1770- 28 March 1827) was one of the greatest art musicians, and probably had more influence over musical events than any composer, of his time (Charlton, 2016). He was born in Bonn, Germany to Father Johann van Beethoven, and named after his grandfather, Ludwig van Beethoven. There is no official record of his birthday, but the church had on file his baptism on 17 December 1770. Because one of his teacher celebrated his birthday on 16 December, his birthday is generally accepted to be on this date. He had seven brothers and sister, being one of three to survive early childhood. Beethoven’s Grandfather, Ludwig van Beethoven (1712-1773), moved to Bonn when he was in his twenties. He was employed as a bass singer to the Elector of Cologne. In 1761, he became the music director. Ludwig was father to Johann (1740-1792), his only son. Johann Beethoven was a tenor singer in the same place has his father. Johann gave piano and violin lessons in his spare time to assist his income. Johann fell in love
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