10 Facts about Ludwig van Beethoven

Post On: March 23, 2017
By: Agustina
In: Music

Read Facts about Ludwig van Beethoven to get the details about the most celebrated German composer and pianists. He was baptized on December 17th, 1770 and died on March 26th, 1827. The birthplace of Beethoven was located in Bonn. His musical talent was spotted since he was a child. Johann van Beethoven was his father who also served as his mentor. Christian Gottlob Neefe also taught him. He was a conductor and composer.

Facts about Ludwig van Beethoven 1: moving to Vienna

Beethoven relocated to Vienna when he was 21 years old.  He earned the status as a reputable virtuoso pianist. Beethoven was interested to study Joseph Haydn’s composition.

Facts about Ludwig van Beethoven 2: a leading figure

Beethoven is always cited as a leading figure in western art music. His music stood at the bridge between Classical and Romantic periods.

Facts about Ludwig van Beethoven

Facts about Ludwig van Beethoven

Facts about Ludwig van Beethoven 3: the prominent composition

The prominent composition of Beethoven include Fidelio (an opera), Mass the Missa solemnis, 16 string quartets, 5 piano concertos, 9 symphonies, 32 piano sonatas and 1 violin concerto.

Facts about Ludwig van Beethoven 4: the hearing sense

The hearing sense of Beethoven was deteriorated when he was in 20s. He was almost completely dead in the last 10 years of his life.

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Facts about Ludwig van Beethoven 5: the best works of Beethoven

The best works of Beethoven were written during the last fifteen years before his death. He still composed music even though he stopped performing and conducting since 1811.

Ludwig van Beethoven Facts

Ludwig van Beethoven Facts

Facts about Ludwig van Beethoven 6:  the string quartets

In 1798 until 1800, Beethoven produced six string quartets. In 1801, they were published.  He dedicated the works for Prince Lobkowitz.

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Facts about Ludwig van Beethoven 7: Septet

In 1799, his Septet was completed. During his life, this work earned a special status among his fans.

Facts about Ludwig van Beethoven 8: First Symphony

On 2nd April 1800, the Burgtheater was hired by Beethoven for the premiere of his First Symphony.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven

Facts about Ludwig van Beethoven 9: deafness

There is no exact explanation related to the deafness of Beethoven. Some believe that it was caused by his habit by using cold water to immerse his head to make him stay awake, autoimmune disorder and typhus.

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Facts about Ludwig van Beethoven 10: Beethoven House Museum

Beethoven House Museum is located in Bonn, Germany. You can find a special ear horn used for his hearing aids.

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