The Life and Works of Ludwig van Beethoven Essay

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Ludwig van Beethoven has had a huge impact on musical events. He began his works in the classical era; this era lasted from about 1750 to around the 1800. His musical career started when he was very young, he spent many years studying with Hayden Vienna where he spent the rest of his life. Beethoven is widely known for his nine symphonies and the creativity each one brought. Through this essay we will learn many things about Beethoven and his works. A symphony for starters is a musical composition for full orchestra, typically in four movements where at least one is in sonata form. A sonata is also a composition in several movements from one to eight instruments but a sonata form is a form of a single movement. Beethoven's symphonies have …show more content…
Ludwig van Beethoven has had a huge impact on musical events. He began his works in the classical era; this era lasted from about 1750 to around the 1800. His musical career started when he was very young, he spent many years studying with Hayden Vienna where he spent the rest of his life. Beethoven is widely known for his nine symphonies and the creativity each one brought. Through this essay we will learn many things about Beethoven and his works. A symphony for starters is a musical composition for full orchestra, typically in four movements where at least one is in sonata form. A sonata is also a composition in several movements from one to eight instruments but a sonata form is a form of a single movement. Beethoven's symphonies have some similarities and differences between Hayden and Mozart. Each one of these composers in the classical era tended to focus more on instrumental music than on vocal music. Mozart, Hayden, and Beethoven are still known to be the best composers of this time. (Charlton 2007) The similarities these three composers share are that they each wrote in a string quartet form. A string quartet consisted of two violins, a viola and a cello. It consists of four movements which are, fast, slow, minuet or scherzo, and fast. Hayden had a huge effect on Mozart and Beethoven in the classical period. Hayden was the “First great master of the string quartet” (Charlton 133). Beethoven's sixteen string quartet, was one of his most popular works in his

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