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Biography of Ludwig Van Beethoven. Semester Project Music 1010 Annette Redmond. Beethoven. Ludwig Van Beethoven was born December 17 th 1771 in Bonn, Germany. His father was Johann Van Beethoven. His mother was Maria Magdalena Keverich. Beethoven.

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    1. Biography ofLudwig Van Beethoven Semester Project Music 1010 Annette Redmond

    2. Beethoven • Ludwig Van Beethoven was born December 17th 1771 in Bonn, Germany. • His father was Johann Van Beethoven. • His mother was Maria Magdalena Keverich.

    3. Beethoven • Beethoven’s father was a musician and began teaching him at an early age. • Beethoven was very gifted even from a very early age. • He gave his first performance at the age of 7.

    4. Beethoven • Johann’s teaching ability was very limited, so he sent him to study under Gottlob Neefe. • Beethoven published his first work before the age of 9. • Ludwig was appointed the organist of the court of Maximilian Franz at the age of13.

    5. Beethoven • Prince Maximilian Franz sent Beethoven to Vienna to study under Mozart in 1787, but was called back home when his mother was dying. • His mother would pass away on July 17th, 1787.

    6. Beethoven • Beethoven would then return to Vienna five years later never to return back to his place of birth again. • In Vienna he took lessons with Haydn and Albrechtsberger.

    7. Beethoven • In 1794 he composed his opus 1 three trios for piano, the following year he gave his first public performance. • After the performance he went on tour to the cities of Prague, Dresden, Leipzig, and berlin.

    8. Beethoven • In 1800 Beethoven organized a new concert at Vienna and presented his first symphony. • Beethoven shared with one of his friends he was going deaf through a letter he wrote to him and that he was disgusted because of it.

    9. Beethoven • Do to Beethoven losing his hearing he was very depressed and suicidal. • Beethoven’s love for music pulled him through and he threw himself into his work.

    10. Beethoven • Beethoven created one of the greatest sonatas of all time, The Storm, opus 31 after he got through his self disgust. • His creativity would become very intense in the years that followed and he would create many symphonies.

    11. Beethoven • In 1809 Beethoven decided he wanted to leave Vienna. One of his oldest friends Countess Anna Marie Erody kept him in Vienna. • Beethoven was to never leave Vienna because of a 4000 florins grant to be paid to Beethoven.

    12. Beethoven • Beethoven’s brother Karl died in 1815 leaving Beethoven custody of his 9 year old son along with his widow. • Beethoven took this responsibility very serious.

    13. Beethoven • Beethoven hoped young Karl would have talent and had Carl Czerny begin teaching the young boy. • Karl did not have the talent Beethoven had hoped for.

    14. Beethoven • Beethoven began drafting the first theme to the ninth symphony at this time. • Two years later he began composing his mass in D.

    15. Beethoven • The ninth symphony was practically finished in 1823. • The first date it was ever played was May 7th, 1824.

    16. Beethoven • In 1826 Beethoven caught a cold on the way home from his brothers. • The illness complicated other illnesses Beethoven had.

    17. Beethoven • Beethoven passed away on March 26, 1827 surrounded by his closest friends. • His services were held at the church of the Holy Trinity.

    18. Beethoven • It is estimated the anywhere from 10,000 to 30,000 people attended the services • Beethoven was laid to rest in Wahring cemetery which is now Schubert Park.