Beethoven is perhaps the most famous musician of all time. His influence on later composers was extremely huge, to the extent where many composers were intimidated by his music. Ludwig van Beethoven was born in 1770 into a family of musicians. His father and grandfather were both musicians at the court of Elector in the German town of Bonn. His grandfather was very respected, but his dad not so much given that he was an alcoholic. At a young age, Beethoven was put in charge of his family’s finances and started a job at the court. He composed music and helped look after the instrumentation. Around the same time, he began to write music. In 1790, an important visitor passed through Bonn: this was Franz Joseph Haydn. He was on his way to London for a visit when he stopped to meet Beethoven and agreed to take him on as a student when he came back from London to Vienna. In 1792, Beethoven moved to Vienna to study with Hayden. Apparently, it did not go as planned. Hayden was old fashion and a little overbearing, while Beethoven was rebellious and headstrong. Beethoven found support among the rich arts who lived in Vienna. Prince Lichnowsky gave him board and lodging at his place for in return, Beethoven would compose music and preform at evening parties.
Only a few composers in the history of time have ever successfully left their mark throughout our musical world we live in today. It’s been over two hundred years since the birth of Beethoven and his music still speaks to us today as he originally expressed and composed it. Ludwig Van Beethoven was born in the city of Bonn Germany on December 16th 1770 and has since been one of the most influential composers known to man. A common theme of early age learning and mastering seems to emerge in Beethoven’s life because while living in a musical family as a child, his father taught him how to play the piano, violin and in addition how to compose musical pieces since he was four years of age. A few short years later, he gave his first public piano performance at the age of seven. While Beethoven certainly gained a lot of knowledge from his peers, he also supported his family by giving music lessons and also by playing in the court orchestra. In the year 1792, Beethoven worked under an Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn and by the year 1800, his compositions established him as a strong Mozart successor.
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Though he died at age 38, his work since then has not diminished in its artistic and musical value; it is being rediscovered, reevaluated and performed even to this day. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND Felix Mendelssohn was born on February 3rd, 1809 in Hamburg, Germany. His father, Abraham Mendelssohn, was a Jewish banker, son of Moses Mendelssohn, a German Enlightenment Jewish philosopher. His mother, Lea Salomon, was a member of the Itzig family, and the sister of Jakob Salomon Bartholdy, a Prussian diplomat. Felix had three siblings: Paul, Rebekah, and an older sister named Fanny, who was just as musically gifted and precocious as he
Giacomo Puccini was the fifth child of Michele and Albina Puccini. He grew up surrounded by music and talented musicians. At the age of five, Puccini’s father passed away. Even though Puccini’s father and mother greatly wanted Puccini to follow in his late father’s footsteps, he was considered to be a very lazy and unfocused student as he did not show much interest in music. At the age of fourteen he began playing the organ for a choir and began composing music at the late age of seventeen. It wasn’t until he attended a performance of the piece Verdi’s Aïda that he began to consider pursuing a career in composition and began to take his studies seriously.
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Beethoven was a composer and pianist. He was born in Bonn, Germany. He was born in a family of musicians at the royal court of Cologne. His parents named him after his grandfather. His father Johann, was incapable of having a positive influence on Beethoven's education. His mother was always described as a gentle, retired woman. In 1982, before he turned the age of 12, he published his first work. He got inspired to start playing because both of his father and grandfather were both singers and they taught him how to play piano when he was four. He played in the period romantic Ed in classical music. In his late 20s, he started to lose his hearing, and experiencing a loud ringing in his ear. Since he lost his hearing, he was devastated because
From a young age Franz showed musical talent. Before the age of six he started taking lessons from his father and by the age of eight he was writing music. When he was nine he made his first public appearance as a concert pianist at Sopron and Pozsony which is now Brartslava, Slovakia. His playing impressed local Hungarian magnates, influential person in business so much that they gave money to pay for his musical education for the next six years. Franz later moved to Vienna with his father to take piano lessons with Carl Cherny a pianist, composer, and a previous pupil of Ludwig van Beetoven. Franz also studied composition with Anotonia Salieri. Is is said that Beethoven attended on of lists concert.
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.
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