Beethoven is one of the most popular and well-known musical artists of all time for many young artists, he is considered as an inspiration. They follow him for overcoming odds and create melodious tunes. For many music historians, he is considered as the biggest contributor of Classical music. Till now many artists recomposed his songs. Beethoven has more than hundred symphonies and sonatas. With symphonies and sonatas, Beethoven also create some operas too. But how this legend lives his whole life and give impact to the music world. We are going to talk about these things in this blog. So, let’s start.
Why Beethoven is so famous?
Van Beethoven is popular and famous his classical music style. But not only in classical music, Beethoven makes his marks on various kind of music. Also, his music were reflected by great French revolution. Also Beethoven always expressed his lifestyle and ideology. He was a victim of this disease. One of the main things about Van Beethoven music is he can produce unique type of emotional tune with the help of piano.
Early Life and Starting of Musical Training
Beethoven was born in 1770 in Bonn, Cologne Electorate. His father, Johann van , was an Elector of the Cologne court. His grandfather, Kapellmeister Ludwig van Beethoven, had been in charge of music at Cologne’s Elector’s Court. Full family of Beethoven always been connected with music. For that reason, when he was only five, he started to take lessons of piano. But one of the saddest things of his life is his father was a very rude man but teach him how to play piano.
Beethoven’s musical training continued when he was sent to study with Gottlob Neefe. Neefe recognized his talent and gave him opportunities to perform in public. In 1787, he traveled to Vienna to study with Franz Josef Haydn. Beethoven’s time in Vienna was cut short for outbreak of the French Revolution. He returned to Bonn in 1792, where he continued his musical training. In 1794, his father died, and he assumed responsibility for the care of his two younger brothers. In 1795, Beethoven composed his first symphony. He continued to compose music, and by 1802 he had completed six symphonies. His health began to decline in 1802, and by 1811 he was completely deaf.
Beethoven’s music is different because of its use of classical forms and structures, as well as its highly emotional content. Beethoven was a master of melody, and his music often features beautiful lyrical melodies.
Some of Beethoven’s most well-known compositions, such as the Ninth Symphony, are found in his later works. Beethoven was a revolutionary composer whose music commonly flouted expectations. He was continuously looking for new ways to express himself, and his music commonly reflects this. His music is some of the most beautiful and moving ever written, and it continues to inspire and delight audiences today.
Beethoven’s personal life: After being Famous
His personal life was amazing. He was notoriously bad with money and was often in debt. He was a heavy drinker. In addition, he was widely speculated to be a womanizer, despite the lack of evidence to support this claim. Also, he started to become deaf at the age of 28. This made him suicidal. Despite all of his personal flaws.
Legacy of Beethoven
Beethoven’s legacy is among the most significant in Western music’s long and illustrious history. His music is some of the most popular and recognizable in the world. And his work influenced countless other composers. He was a revolutionary who changed the course of music forever, and his legacy continues to inspire and influence musicians today.
Beethoven Concerts with Beethoven: Start of a Revolutionary-era of music
All-Beethoven concerts began with Beethoven himself playing one of his own works, usually one of his piano sonatas. The format of the concert then varied but typically included a few more works by Beethoven, interspersed with works by other composers. The show would usually conclude with another work by Beethoven, often one of his symphonies.
Carnegie Hall: A place for Beethoven Concerts
Carnegie Hall is famous for the All-Beethoven concerts. It is a mix-up of six concerts which is feature of his songs. Mainly this concert held for in total of three days. In a single there will be two concerts. There is a structure available for these concerts and they are like first concert of the day will cover his early stages song and second concert will call cover his middle and late period songs.
- Symphony One
- Symphony Two
- Symphony Three- Eroica
- Symphony Four
- Symphony Five
- Symphony six
- Symphony seven
- Symphony Eight
Revolution in music
He is one of the most defining figures in Western music. His works in classical music span the conversion from the classical to the romantic era. His career defines into three phases. The “beginning” period is on 1802, the “middle” time is from 1802 to 1812. As well as the “late” time is from 1812, until his death in 1827. And during this period his work influenced by Haydn and Mozart.