The Talent Of Beethoven By Ludwig Van Beethoven

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Many of my family members along with some family friends suffer from an extreme lack of hearing just like one of the greatest composers of all time, Ludwig van Beethoven. However, my family members and family friends are not musicians. The talent of Beethoven is very inspiring for not only the deaf, but for other people as well. He created most of his music while suffering from hearing loss which seems to be quite impossible, but somehow he managed to do it. Though his music is without a doubt unbelievably good, his compositions were always based on a negative tone. Was his tone always negative because he lived an angry life coping with his deafness? This is a question many of his audience and fans have wondered and asked themselves. With research, the answer has become quite clear.
On December 16, 1770, Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany. His family originated from Brabant, in Belgium. His father was a musician at the court of Bonn. Unfortunately, he had a definite weakness for alcohol. His mother was a singer and was always described as a gentle, retiring woman that always welcomed people with a warm heart. Beethoven referred to her as his “best friend”; the one he trusted and believed in. The Beethoven family consisted of seven children, but only the three boys survived, Ludwig being the oldest. When Beethoven was sixteen years old, his forty-one-year-old mother passed away. She had a terrible disease known as Tuberculosis, which is an infectious bacterial…

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