The Van Beethoven 's Musical Style And Innovations

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Luwig Van Beethoven
Ludwig Van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany and spent his musical career in Vienna. Beethoven is “widely considered to be one of the pre-eminent classical music figures of the Western world” (Beethoven 5). Beethoven was taught music by his father, but by the age of nine he had already outstripped his father’s musical knowledge and was taken under the wing of Gottlob Neefe. Neefe “schooled Beethoven in both piano playing and basic composition, introducing him to the works of J.S. Bach -- especially the Well-Tempered Klavier - C.P.E. Bach and Mozart” (Suchet). According to Beethoven’s: Musical Style and Innovations, “Beethoven 's innovation was having the ability to rapidly establish solidity in juxtaposing different keys and unexpected notes to join them” (Beethoven). Beethoven was mostly known for his love of classical and romantic music. He had many occupations within musical history. Beethoven was a lyricist, composer, violist, song writer, and pianist. He had a very unique style of music which made him stand out from other musical artist and composers. “He left his stamp in 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 10 violin sonatas, 32 piano sonatas, numerous string quartets and dozens of other key works” (Beethoven). Ludwig van Beethoven orchestrated numerous musical pieces which reflected his interest in classical and romantic music. His involvement within the culture of music was influenced by the passion he had for organizing his radical innovations of…
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