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  • Beethoven’s life was characterized many highs and lows.He overcame incredible suffering in order to give us the music we all adore today. The whole world over recognizes his God-given talent and genius, and many believe he is the greatest composer who ever lived. Music – not Cooking, good manners, or fashion – was his whole life.(Cello Sonata in A major)
  • born December 16, 1770 in the city of Bonnin the country of Germany. His father started giving him music lessons from the age of 4. First known public performance on the piano at the age of 7.5, on March 26, 1778. This was also the date on which he died. His father told the audience that he was 6years old, and so Beethoven always thought that he was 1.5 years younger than his real age. charge money to hear his son play. rap his knuckles with a stick whenever he made a mistake. boy weeping in front of the piano.alcoholic who was and had a violent temper.
  • piano studies with some of the greatest musicians, including HaydnandMozart.He published his first work at the age of 12. It was his 9 variations for Piano in c minor and that made him famous!(Moonlight Sonata)
  • Never married, lonesome, solitaryRejected by womenHe admitted not physically attractivehuge head, hairy hands, scarred face from smallpoxUntidy appearance, shabby clothes(play: Fur Elise)
  • One of his favorite foods was macaroni and cheese. He also liked red herrings, a mushy soup of bread and eggs, and strong coffee.
  • always put 60 coffee beans in his cup of coffee. No wonder where he got all that energy from! He was notorious for his bad cooking and for his behavior in restaurants. Once he got so mad at a waiter who had brought him the wrong food, that he dumped it on the man’s head – and laughed.
  • Every time he sat down to compose music, he would pour lots of icewater over his head, letting it drop down on the floor, leaking onto the ceiling of the apartment below him. His neighbors complained a lot about him! Although we now remember him as a great composer, when he was alive he was known more for his piano playing. He could play so beautifully that his listeners wept – and when they did, he would burst out laughing! He became known as the greatest piano player alive.(play: Rage over a lost penny)
  • How hard is it to move 5 legless pianos 39 times?Beethoven owned five legless pianos and composed great works on the floor. His first apartment was in the center of Vienna's theater district... but he forgot to pay rent, so he had to move. He moved a total of 39 times!(Moonlight)
  • By the time he was 30, his increased deafness put an end to his career as a pianist.Hearing aids had not yet been invented. Johann NepomukMälzel made ear trumpets for Ludwig van Beethoven. They are now kept in the Beethoven Museum in Bonn.
  • He composed many symphonies and performed in various concerts even after he had completely lost his hearing!
  • After he lost his hearing, his friends communicated with him by writing in books. There were 400 such books found after his death.
  • conducting was a sight to see. leap into the air during the loud parts, waving his arms toward the skies, sometimes shouting without being aware of it. crouch low during the quiet parts, almost creeping under the music stands. Audiences loved his music. In his last public performance, he began to cry when someone turned him around to make him aware of the roaring applause that he couldn’t hear.
  • Unlike Bach and Mozart, who seem to have planned their pieces in their heads and mostly written them out immediately in final copies, Beethoven struggled with virtually everything he wrote. He would get an idea for a melody – often when he was out walking – and jot it down in his sketchbook or anything else that was at hand. If he was at home but had run out of paper, he would use the window blinds! After that, he would work on the idea, changing it, refining it, sometimes for years. His final manuscripts look like bomb sites. His poor copyist, who had to prepare a fair copy before the piece could be published, had a dreadful time!
  • He would take long walks in the countryside for inspiration. His “Pastoral symphony” is one result of his countryside ramblings. The villagers respected the composer and would not bother him as he strode past them. (Pastoral)
  • In late 1826, Beethoven, weakened by many years of illness, caught a nasty chill he couldn’t shake off and became weaker and weaker. He died at age of 56 on March 26, 1827, during a violent thunderstorm. Remember, we said that this was the same day that he made his first public piano performance, making him famous at a very young age. Almost 20,000 people attended his funeral.
  • In August 1845, Beethoven’s monument at Bonn was unveiled, which also happened to be the first monument of a composer that was created in Germany.
  • Beethoven spent most of his life composing music. During his lifetime career, he composed a total of 9 symphonies, 17 string quartets, 9 concertos, 32 piano sonatas, 10 sonatas for violin and piano and 1 classical opera.
  • Fur Elise: not published until 40 years after his death. It is not certain who "Elise" was. Max Unger suggested that Ludwig Nohl may have transcribed the title incorrectly and the original work may have been named "Für Therese",[7] a reference toThereseMalfatti von RohrenbachzuDezza (1792–1851). She was a friend and student of Beethoven's to whom he proposed in 1810, though she turned him down to marry the Austrian nobleman and state official Wilhelm von Droßdik in 1816.[8]Symphony No. 5: It is one of the most popular and best-known compositions in classical music, and one of the most frequently played symphonies. Written as he struggled to accept his deafness, really sounds like a man defying fate. What if it had been written in C major? Would it have had the same effect?  By the time we get to the last movement (the finale) the music has become major instead of minor. It sounds as if Beethoven has overcome his depression. The symphony, and the four-note opening motif in particular, are well known worldwide, with the motif appearing frequently in popular culture, from disco to rock and roll, to appearances in film and television. During World War II, the BBC used the four-note motif to introduce its radio news broadcasts because "short-short-short-long" spells the letter "V" in Morse code. The "V" meant "Victory". It was played very quietly on a drum. Symphony No. 9: One of the most widely played symphonies in the world. The theme from the 4th movement is one of the most recognizable among even non-musicians. When the audience applauded, Beethoven was several measures off and still conducting. Because of that, the contralto Caroline Unger walked over and turned Beethoven around to accept the audience's cheers and applause. According to one witness, "the public received the musical hero with the utmost respect and sympathy, listened to his wonderful, gigantic creations with the most absorbed attention and broke out in jubilant applause, often during sections, and repeatedly at the end of them." The whole audience acclaimed him through standing ovations five times; there were handkerchiefs in the air, hats, raised hands, so that Beethoven, who could not hear the applause, could at least see the ovation gestures.Moonlight: The sonata's nickname came from a Berlin critic named Ludwig Rellstab who in 1832 described the famous first movement as like "a boat passing the wild scenery of Lake Lucerne in the moonlight." Otherwise it would be called the slightly less romantic "Piano Sonata in C Minor op 27 no 2." Beethoven himself subtitled the work "Sonata quasi una fantasia" (Sonata in the style of a fantasia).

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  • 1. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
  • 2. • Born December 16, 1770 in Bonn, Germany • First public performance at age 7.5 on March 26, 1778
  • 3. Franz Josef Haydn Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • 4. BEETHOVEN’S CONVERSATION BOOK
  • 5. BEETHOVEN’S LIFE WORKS: • 9 symphonies • 17 string quartets • 9 concertos • 32 piano sonatas • 10 sonatas for violin and piano • 1 opera
  • 6. Beethoven’s Most Famous Works:  Bagatelle in A minor (“Für Elise”)  Symphony No. 5  Symphony No. 9 (“The Choral”)  Piano Sonata in C Minor (“Moonlight” Sonata)
  • 7. QUICK FACTS ABOUT BEETHOVEN 1.Ludwig van Beethoven was born on December 16, 1770, in the city of Bonn in the country of Germany. 2.Beethoven gave his first known public performance on the piano at the age of 7.5 on March 26, 1778 . This was also the date on which he died.
  • 8. QUICK FACTS ABOUT BEETHOVEN 3.His father told people that Ludwig was 6 years old, and so Ludwig always thought that he was 1.5 years younger than his real age. His father lied about his age because he wanted everyone to think his son was a child prodigy. 4.Beethoven continued his piano studies with some of the greatest musicians, including Haydn and Mozart.
  • 9. QUICK FACTS ABOUT BEETHOVEN 5. One of his favorite foods was Macaroni & Cheese . 6. He always put 60 coffee beans in his cup of coffee. 7. Every time he sat down to compose music, he would pour lots of ice water over his head. 8. He was known more for his piano playing than for his composing when he was alive.
  • 10. QUICK FACTS ABOUT BEETHOVEN 9. He owned 5 legless pianos and composed great works on the floor . 10.His increased deafness eventually put an end to his career as a pianist. Hearing aides had not yet been invented. A famous inventor made ear trumpets for Beethoven to help him hear better.
  • 11. QUICK FACTS ABOUT BEETHOVEN 11.He composed many symphonies and performed in various concerts even after he had completely lost his hearing! 12.He would take long walks in the countryside for inspiration. His Pastoral Symphony is one result of his countryside ramblings.
  • 12. QUICK FACTS ABOUT BEETHOVEN 13.Beethoven died in the middle of a violent thunderstorm on the same day he made his first public piano performance .