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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770- 1827)

Ludwig Van Beethoven was baptized On December 17, 1770, in Bonn (Viena). His family was original of Brabante, in Belgium. His grandfather was the director of chapel of the court and his father was singer and musician in the court of Bonn, with a persistent inclination towards the drink. His mother has been always described as a sweet, modest and thoughtfulwoman. Beethoven was speaking about her being calling her his "best friend". The family Beethoven had seven children, but only three males survived, of which Ludwig was the elder one.

Very soon, Ludwig showed interest towards the music, and his father Johann instructed it in the foundations of the sublime art, night and day, when he was returning to his house of the tests or of the tavern. Therewas no doubt that the child was demonstrating the gift of the music, and his father thought then of being able to achieve a "child prodigy", a new Mozart.

In relation to the meeting between Mozart and the young man Beethoven, only there exist texts of arguable genuineness. Anyhow the legend says that Mozart would have said: "Remember his name, since this young man will make speak to the world!”But his mother I fall ill seriously, and in a letter his father asked him to return immediately. His mother, the only one presents till then, with that Ludwig had developed a deep relation of love, died finally of tuberculosis On July 17, 1787.

From this and little by little, Ludwig began to replace his father in the home .Fireplace in the economic thing, since Johann, from the death of hiswife, was deteriorating personally, entered depression and was done more and more dependent on the alcohol. Of this form both his father's role, and his work in the court they were reducing. The young man Beethoven at the time felt that it had to take the responsibility on his two younger surviving brothers, a feeling that it supported for the rest of his life, and that sometimes it carried out inexcess. A feeling responsibility for his family, that actually, it gave to him more pains that happy moments.

Five years later, in 1792, Beethoven returned to obtain of the Prince Elector the possibility of continuing his musical education in Vienna. He never returned to his natal village. The night before dividing, his friend the count Waldstein wrote to him in his diary: “you will receiveMozart's spirit of Haydn's
hands …”

In 1794, Beethoven publishes his Opus N º 1, three Trios for Piano, violin and cello. The following year could realize his first public concert in Vienna, in which he interpreted his own works. Then he followed a tour: Prague, Dresden, Leipzig and Berlin. Before it a concert in Budapest. An enormous activity for the young man Beethoven who was already feelingcalled big things in the music.

Beethoven did numerous relations in Vienna. They all in the aristocratic musical world of Vienna were admiring the young man composer. These lovers of the music turned rapidly into his loyal patrons. Every so much he had one he fights with one or other one of them, and often towards the peaces honorably later. His great talent they towards excusing so much hisimpulsive behavior, as his reactions that in another case had been considered to be like excessive. His strong character and conscience of his value did that it could obtain for if, a respect and valuation that they had not been granted anybody before.

Between 1804 and 1807 he was in love with the young and beautiful Countess Josephine Brusnwik, widow of the Count Deym The countess wascorresponding to his love but this one could not be realized by the rigid social restrictions of the epoch and the strict separation between the nobility and the masses. In this stage there is a loving correspondence among both. This relation ends about 1808, on not having been able to concentrate.

In the following years, the creative activity of the composer became intense. He composed many symphonies,...
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