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16 December 1770 – 26 March 1827
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist who is considered to be one of the greatest musicians of all time. He was a crucial figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western classical music, and remains one of the most acclaimed and influential composers of all time. Born in Bonn, then in the Electorate of Cologne in western Germany, he moved to Vienna in his early twenties and settled there, studying with Joseph Haydn and quickly gaining a reputation as a virtuoso pianist.
Beethoven was one of the three prominent composers of the classical period with Franz Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. These three composers together are known as the masters of the Viennese School. All three of them studied and composed their music in a time of experimentation. They examined the different uses of the major-minor system and then capitalized on the possibilities.
Beethoven is considered to be the king of classical music. In his first years of composing, Beethoven was under the influence of his former teachers, Mozart and Haydn. He dedicated his third piano sonata to Haydn. During his middle and final works, Beethoven revolutionized the music by introducing deeply romantic ideas.His nine symphonies resemble the planets of the solar system. Each one is a phenomenon. His only opera, Fidelio, is considered to be the best in the opera literature, same as his only violin concerto, that is considered to be the most performed in the 20th century. The piano sonatas are totally different from the previous composers, such that it was needed for piano makers to improve the mechanism to make it suitable for playing his sonatas. In his five piano concertos, he has improved the role of orchestra together with the solo. His magnificient sacred music, Missa-Solemnis, is composed at the same time as the ninth (choral) symphony, but is not performed as often as the symphony. His string quartets, on the other hand are believed to be the purest works he has ever composed. Especially in his final quartets, he introduces completely new functions for the string instruments. Beethoven’s music is the ultimate music that human has ever created in all the times, it represents humanity, freedom and fighting against overwhelming odds.
Beethoven's symphonies, quartets, concertos and piano sonatas are significant advances in their respective genres, revealing a passion marking the move from the classical to the romantic period. Naturally democratic, Beethoven strove to express his ideal of a world of freedom and equality. He rose from an adverse childhood, making his way on charm and self-education (especially shown in his opera Fidelio and 'Symphony no. 9'), sometimes masking frustration with angry behavior. Beethoven was destined to become the "inventor" of "modern music," composing from a "seed" or "germ" idea rather than a full melody and treating rhythm in new ways (for example, the phase variations in the 3rd symphony).
Beethoven's music is all the more amazing because he wrote so much of it when he was almost or totally deaf.
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