Three Major Composers Of Joseph Haydn And Haydn, Mozart, And Beethoven

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The Classic Period was a time period between the years 1750 and 1820. During the Classic Period, there was three main composers that stood out from everyone else – Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. That textbook states, “Even those who know very little about art music usually know something about Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven” (“Music of the Classic Period”). Though each was successful alone, whenever the three crossed paths in Vienna, history was made. Each composer gave a unique quality to classical music that will never be forgotten. Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven had a profound impact on music and what it is today. Joseph Haydn, a composer from Austria, was born in 1732. At the age of eight, Haydn, being recruited into the school’s singing …show more content…
At a very young age, his father began teaching him music. By the age of ten, Beethoven was already well known in his area and began studying with famous composer and conductor, Christian Gottlob Neefe. Gaining much interest in Beethoven and witnessing his undeniable talent, Neefe introduced Beethoven to Johann Sebastian Bach, a German composer. With the help of Neefe, Beethoven published his first composition in 1783. Moving to Vienna in 1787 affected Beethoven in a positive way. He began gaining a great reputation for his music. At the beginning of his career, Beethoven was inspired by Mozart and Haydn. Later in his career, Beethoven began experiencing loss of hearing. This was reflected through his music which was more upbeat. During the later years of Beethoven’s career, some of his best works came into existence. Though he was deaf during the last decade of his life, the music he created would never tell. Some of Beethoven’s most popular works include Symphony No. 9, Moonlight Sonata, and Piano Trio No. 7. One article states, “Ludwig van Beethoven was a deaf German composer and the predominant musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras” (“Ludwig van Beethoven Biography”). In 1827, Beethoven passed away in Vienna. However, his legacy lives on

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