Ludwig Van Beethoven's Life Experience In Music

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Ludwig van Beethoven Every era in History has its challenges for society. It is easy to observe what people of their time throughout centuries went through. Whatever an individual faces in life usually gets depicted in a composers work. Whether it is a personal life, tragedy, war, or diseases, each of these factors play a major role in how and using what genre music was composed. Other than such facts, a persons’ surrounding, companions, to be exact, have an immense impact on an individual. One of the greatest resemblance of different life experience in music were Ludwig van Beethoven’s compositions. Living in a period in History that brought forth many loses, composers were able to speak to people through their music. One of the greatest …show more content…
Ludwig van Beethoven’s early life was not filled with hardships but later in life, the composer came face to face with many illnesses that greatly impacted his compositions as well as the ability to compose. Suffering from Tinnitus, hearing loss to be specific, Beethoven lost his communication with people which, to begin with, he did not even have much before the health issue. He was only open with his closest friends. Throughout his entire life, Ludwig was never an outgoing person, did not like conversations, was not liked by many, considered a person with a rude and negligent personality, however, though he was not tall, nor good-looking, his appearance and the way he presented himself spoke of a highly intelligent man. Everything Beethoven would probably want to say but held inside he spoke through his compositions. For the composer, music was a way to let out all …show more content…
There is no exact proof but by some underlying facts such assumption can be made. Ludwig “was influenced by the marked social, economic, medical, and hierarchical changes during the era in which he lived” (The Era of Beethoven, para. 15). Many of Ludwig’s fellow friends in music were into Freemasonry and most of all he was seen attending concerts that held masonic rites (Shoemaker, para.4). Of course it is no secret that in order for one to be able to attend such event had to have at least some kind of connection with Masonry. Though these are not exact facts stated in every Beethoven’s biography, such underlying facts were documented, and three published biographies do state that it is a fact. The reason for the scant amount of information presumably lies behind the fact that Masonry was not upheld nor justified by the country and was even oppressed, therefore, Beethoven must have tried hard to conceal the possible fact. To give some underlying probable facts that could conclude the possibility of Ludwig having any connection to Freemasonry one should at least analyze his music, which spoke directly from the composers mind, knowledge and

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