Beethoven Biography

Beethoven Biography - Bryan Gaddy March 10, 2008 Beethoven...

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Bryan Gaddy March 10, 2008 Beethoven Presentation Music Appreciation Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and virtuoso pianist. I found it interesting that he was a very famous composer even in his time. He was an important figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western culture, and, of course, Western classical music. Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany on December 16, 1770. His father saw his talent and began to instruct him at the early age of four. By the age of thirteen, and through many more instructors, Beethoven had composed his first original piece and moved to Venice to learn from Mozart. Before he had a chance to be Mozart’s prodigy his mother fell fatally ill and he had to go home to tend to her. He went back to Venice around the age of twenty, after the death of his mother and father, but unfortunately Mozart had died the year before.
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