Ludwig Van Beethoven

             Beethoven was born on December 16, 1770 in Bonn, Germany, he was baptized on December 17, 1770, he died in Vienna on March 26, 1827. Beethoven was best known as "The composer of Beethoven's Fifth".
             Beethoven is the most famous classical composer of the western world. He is remembered for his powerful and stormy compositions. Even after Beethoven went deaf (age 28), he continued to compose, and some people said that he was just as good as before, and others said that he was even better. Most people Have remembered him because of his confidence, as in still composing after he went deaf.
             The ominous four-note beginning to his Fifth Symphony, (Bom Bom Bom Bommmmm), is one of the most famous moments in all of music. Beethoven never married, but he was said to have a lover who's identity has never been discovered, but Beethoven called her "Immortal Beloved". After Beethoven died his friends found letters to this woman that he loved, (Immortal Beloved). These letters were thought to be never sent. It was uncertain if this woman EVER knew that Beethoven loved her.
             Beethoven first studied music with his father, Johann, a singer and instrumentalist in the service of the Elector of Cologne at Bonn, but mainly with C.G. Neefe, court organist. At 11 ½ he was able to deputize for Neefe; at 12 he had some music published. In 1787 he went to Vienna, but quickly returned on hearing that his mother was dying. Five years later he went back to Vienna, where he settled. He pursued his studies, first with Haydn, but there was some clash of temperaments and Beethoven studied too with Schenk, Albrechtsberger and Salieri. Until 1794, he was supported by the Elector at Bonn but he found patrons among the music-loving Viennese aristocracy and soon enjoyed success as a piano virtuoso, playing at private houses or palaces rather than in public.

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