Ludwig van Beethoven was born in a small town of 'Bonn' in Germany on December 16, 1770 in a family of professional musicians. His father Johann and grandfather Ludwigwere musicians and they had decided to train him in music right from his childhood, so his father took on the job to teach him the basic lessons of music.
Beethoven wassent to learn music from C. G. Neefe. Beethoven learned every possible and minute detail of music from Neefe and also became his assistant when he was 11 years of age.In 1782, before the age of 12, Beethoven published his first work: 9 variations, in C Minor.
Beethoven and Mozart share many situations in their lives which are perfectlysimilar in many aspects, both of them were born in a family where music was the most important and indivisible part of life, both received training in music right fromtheir childhood, they both had genuine interest in music and like Mozart, Beethoven also had started performing in public events, shows, etc., when he was just six yearsof age. When Beethoven was twelve years old, his first music work was published.
Beethoven then continued assisting Neefe till he was seventeen years old. In 1787, hewent to Vienna in search of good opportunities and to demonstrate his talent in music
During the period 1800-1813, Beethoven learned high classical style of music and evenadopted it in his creations and performances that he gave.
The ninth symphony was practically finished in 1823.
May 7th 1824 was the date of the first playing of theninth symphony and despite musical difficulties, and problems in the sung parts, it was a success.
He passed away encircled by his closest friends on March 26th 1827.
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