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The life of beethoven


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The life of beethoven

  1. 1. The Life of Beethoven
  2. 2. Ludvig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. He remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers.
  3. 3. Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany, on December 1770. He displayed his musical talent at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven.
  4. 4. During his first 22 years in Bonn, Beethoven intended to study with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Then he moved to Vienna in 1792 and lived there until his death. Mozart
  5. 5. By 1793, he had established a reputation in Vienna as a piano virtuoso. He got financial success from his arranged compositions and public performances.
  6. 6. In about 1800 his hearing began to deteriorate, and by the last decade of his life he was almost totally deaf. He gave up conducting and performing in public but continued to compose; many of his most admired works come from this period.
  7. 7. In late 1801 he met a young countess, Julie Guicciardi. He could not consider marrying her, due to the class difference. Beethoven later dedicated to her his Sonata No.14 which is commonly known as Moonlight Sonata.
  8. 8. His best known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets.
  9. 9. Beethoven died on March, 1827 at the age of 56. His funeral was attended by 20,000 Vienna citizens.
  10. 10. Composer = a person who writes music Influential = having great influence Intend = to have something to be done Reputation = a favorable recognized name Virtuoso = a person who has special skill Deteriorate = to become worse Attend = to take care Vocabulary
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