Vienna, Austria German composer German composer Ludwig van Beethoven is considered one of the most important figures in the history of music. He continued to compose even while losing his hearing and created some of his greatest works after becoming totally deaf. He was the eldest of three children of Johann and Maria Magdalena van Beethoven. His father, a musician who liked to drink, taught him to play piano and violin.
Click here to buy Beethoven: The Biography on Amazon. He was baptized on December 17th at Bonn. His family originated from Brabant, in Belgium. His father was a musician at the court of Bonn, with a definite weakness for alcohol. His mother was always described as a gentle, retiring woman, with a warm heart.
Without a doubt, the child was gifted and his father Johann envisioned creating a new Mozart, a child prodigy. His father announced that he was 6 years-old. Because of this Beethoven always thought that he was younger than he actually was.
Even much later, when he received a copy of his baptism certificate, he thought it belonged to his brother Ludwig Maria, who was born two years before him and died as a child.
The musical and teaching talents of Johann were limited.
Soon Ludwig learned music, notably the organ and composition by renowned musicians such as Gottlob Neefe. Neefe recognized how extraordinarily talented Beethoven was and not only did Neefe teach him music, but he made the works of philosophersancient and modern, known to Beethoven as well.
The following year, inNeefe wrote in the Magazine of Music, about his student. Beethoven was 14 years old.
This post enabled him to frequent new social circles, other than those of his father and family. Here he met people who were to remain his friends for the rest of his life: At home, little by little, Ludwig replaced his father. First of all financially, because Johann, who was often under the influence of alcohol, was less and less capable of keeping up his role at the court.
The young Beethoven felt responsible for his two younger brothers, an idea he kept for the rest of his life, sometimes to the extent of being excessive. Ludwig van Beethoven Music Prince Maximillian Franz was also aware of Beethoven's music and so he sent Beethoven to Vienna, into meet Mozart and further his musical education.
Vienna was, after all, the capital city in terms of culture and music. There exist only texts of disputable authenticity on the subject of this meeting between Mozart and Beethoven. The only person in his family with whom he had developed a strong and loving relationship with, passed away on July 17th Five years later, inLudwig Van Beethoven went back to Vienna, benefiting from another grant, for two years, by the Prince Elector, again to pursue his musical education.
He never went back to the town of his birth.Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ludwig van Beethoven. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Ludwig van Beethoven Wikisource has the text of the . Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany, on December 16, He was the eldest of three children of Johann and Maria Magdalena van Beethoven.
His father, a musician who liked to drink, taught him to play piano and monstermanfilm.com: Mar 26, The Heiligenstadt Testament is a prophecy of the greatness to come of Ludwig van Beethoven. At a time in his life where he had exhausted the musical possibilities of the Viennese high-Classic tradition and where his growing deafness foreshadowed a diminishing career, Beethoven .
Ludwig van Beethoven Music Prince Maximillian Franz was also aware of Beethoven's music and so he sent Beethoven to Vienna, in , to meet Mozart and further his musical education. Vienna was, after all, the capital city in terms of culture and music. Beethoven's father, Johann van Beethoven, a tenor singer, is forced to retire from the electoral choir, after his increased drinking ruined his voice.
On one occasion, after becoming drunk in public, he was arrested - only to be released after Ludwig had pleaded with the police. Ludwig van Beethoven is considered one of the greatest classical composers who has ever lived. It is not known exactly when Beethoven was born, but he is baptized on December 17, in Bonn, Germany.