Beethoven: 1770 -1827

Posted by Cameron Doyle on December 17, 2015
in News


Ludwig Van Beethoven was born on December 17, 1770 into a family of great musical talent from his father, Beethoven’s first music teacher, to a warm and gentle mother whom he called “his best friend”. At the tender age of seven, Beethoven played in his first public concert and before the age of twelve in 1782, Beethoven performed his first original musical piece; 9 Variations in C Minor for the Piano. During the first part of Beethoven’s life, moving to Vienna at age 22 was a turning point for him, as he had the great and advantageous opportunity to work with Haydn whom he admired deeply. When Beethoven turned 26 he started loosing his hearing and back and neck pain. From this traumatic news, he became slightly depressed and began to have suicidal thoughts, yet, he carried on with his work. Once he reached his 30’s Beethoven debuted his well-known Septet (Op.20). Beethoven continued to produce many works such as, Piano Trio No. 1 in E flat major, Piano Trio No. 2 in G major, and many more. Beethoven composed a total of 138 songs in his lifetime. Although he died on the 26 of March 1827 at the age of 56, he has never died in our hearts,in our symphonies and on our strings, virtuosi around the world still listen to his music and play his music. To gain a further insight of Beethoven’s life you may be interested in viewing Immortal Beloved .

Born Bonn, Electorate of Cologne
Baptised 17 December 1770
Died 26 March 1827 (aged 56)
Vienna, Austrian Empire
Occupation Composer and pianist
Works List of compositions
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