Ludwig Van Beethoven's Journey To Music

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Ludwig Van Beethoven was born on December 16, 1770 in the city of Bonn in the Electorate of Cologne. Beethoven had two younger brothers name Caspar and Johann and his mother, Maria Magdalena was a genteel, slender, and a moralistic woman. His father Johann was a mediocre court singer but he was better known for his alcohol problem. On the other hand Beethoven's grandfather, godfather, and namesake, Kapellmeister was one of Bonn’s most eminent and prosperous musician. Beethoven’s journey to music began between the births of his two younger brothers when his father began teaching him music. But his father taught Beethoven in a brutality way that affected him for the rest of his life. Even the neighbors provided accounts of Beethoven weeping …show more content…
When his father could no longer support the family Beethoven requested to be the Assistant Court Organist and was accepted and was put on the courts payroll for a modest …show more content…
However he only stayed a few weeks in Vienna, because he had learned that his mother became ill. While being back in Bonn, he continued to carve out his reputation as one of the city’s promising young court musician. In 1790 at the age of nineteen Beethoven was asked to composed a musical memorial for the Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II but it remains unclear why he never performed. Beethoven was going deaf and he tried to hide it from everyone. By the turn of the century, he was struggling to make out words that were spoken to him in a conversation. Even though he was becoming deaf he didn’t stop to compose beautiful music. Beethoven had a lonely adult life and was never married or had children, however he was madly in love with a married woman. Despite his tumultuous personal life, physical appearance and deafness, Beethoven composed his greatest music near the end of his life. One of them was Missa Solemnis and String Quartet No. 14, which contains the seven linked movements played without a single break. Beethoven died on March 26, 1827 at the age of fifty

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