Tersely Hayward Beethoven In this paper I will be talking about the late and great Ludwig Van Beethoven. I will discuss his early life as a music composer and his upcoming. The steps, mentors, and teachings he learned in order to become who he is known to be till this day. Also I will discuss my emotional response to Beethoven’s fifth symphony and what musical techniques were used in this piece. Ludwig Van Beethoven was born and baptized December 17, 1770 in Bonn Germany. He was the grandson to Allowedly Van Beethoven who was a bass singer at the Elector of Cologne.
Beethoven’s first teacher was his own father Johann van Beethoven who made Beethoven play his first performance at age 6. His father noticed that Beethoven had a gift when he was young and taught him the piano and violin. Beethoven was a hard worker which made him self-involved and Impatient, being that way made him a loner. Beethoven’s father wasn’t the only one who saw Beethoven’s talent. Christian Gotten Neff who was a German organist become Beethoven’s mentor. Gotten Neff thought Beethoven was the next Mozart so he sent Beethoven to Vienna to meet him.
After being in Vienna for two weeks Beethoven learned his mother was sick so he had to go back home. When he returned home his mother passed away which made his father become an alcoholic. By the time he came back to Vienna Mozart had died so Beethoven sought help from Joseph Haydn. He became Beethoven’s second mentor and taught him new styles of music. While he was in Vienna In 1792 he learned that his father died. Beethoven at first did not see himself as a composer but rather devoted himself to music study and performance working under Heyday’s direction.
He then wanted to master counter point after that he studied violin under Again Chippings. Antonio Saltier gave Beethoven instructions on Italian vocal composition style. By 1793 Beethoven created a reputation for himself as a improviser in the salons and nobility. He would play preludes and fugues of J. S. Bach Well Tempered Clavier. Beethoven composed his first six stringed quartets between 1798 and 1800. He premiered his first and second symphonies In 1800 and 1803. Beethoven became one of the most Important young composer of his generation right behind Haydn and
Mozart. In 1796 when Beethoven was 26 he started losing his hearing from a severe form of tinnitus. There was a ringing In his ear that made in difficult for him to hear music properly. He moved to a town outside of Vienna to come to terms with his condition. While there he wrote letters to his brother in those letters he talked about his ‘OFF continuing of living for and through his art of music. Beethoven return to Vienna from Hellishness’s and had a change in musical style which was designated as the start of his middle or heroic period.
His first major work using this new style was the Third Symphony in E flat known as “Rejoice”. This work was longer and larger in scope than any of his previous symphonies. It was premiered in the beginning of 1805 which received a mixed reception. Some listeners didn’t like its length or they misunderstood its structure but others viewed it as a masterpiece. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor was written 1804 to 1808. He first premiered the fifth symphony December 23, 1808 at the mammoth concert at the Theater an deer Wine in Vienna.
The concert lasted for more than four hours. He played two symphonies in reverse order the Sixth was played first and the Fifth appeared in the second half. Beethoven dedicated the fifth symphony to his patrons Prince Franz Joseph von Lobotomize and Count Razorbacks. A few years later he became completely deaf even though he was deaf he could still write music. In 1812 he had completed over twelve of his best works and he was known worldwide. After this Beethoven did not release any music for awhile. But in 1817 he began composing again and he did through 1824.
In 1824 Beethoven composed two of his most memorable pieces the Ninth Symphony and Ode to Joy. These were two of Beethoven’s best compositions. The first time Beethoven conducted the Ninth Symphony to the crowd and at the end of it there was a tremendous applause. Beethoven had his back still turned to the podium until one of his soloists turned him around. In 1826 he produce five of his last works but these works did not become that famous because they were too ahead of their time. In 1927 Beethoven got sick with pneumonia and began coughing up blood.
After pneumonia Beethoven was struck with many other illnesses which eventually led to his death on March 26, 1827. Beethoven’s fifth symphony is a great major piece of music with its melodies, harmonies, and dynamic texture. In the beginning of the fifth symphony he starts or with a dynamic texture which make me feel heroic inside. The way he repeats the theme in the beginning of the piece into other parts of the symphony is excellent. After the beginning theme of the piece he changes the mood from a angry feeling to a nice and calm type of feeling.
The way Beethoven composed this piece was significant and was probably ahead of its time when it first was played to people. Some techniques Beethoven used/had in this piece was rhythm, melody, harmony, dynamic, color, texture, and color. With those techniques he composed a great symphony which is still used today in movies, TV shows, concerts, and plays. Beethoven used different types of instrument movement of his symphony the piece was played in a calm soothing mood in which the instruments were playing softer notes. Beethoven continued this playing mood through out the 2nd 3rd and 4th movement of the symphony.
At the end of the fifth symphony it had a dynamic heroic feeling with the woodwinds playing the final notes. In conclusion Beethoven was a great inspiring music composer to many and was considered a young Mozart. I think Beethoven was a very important person in his and our history he helped change the face of music forever. Beethoven wrote many symphonies, string quartets, and operas that can still be heard and seen today. I believe he inspired many people to become musicians and musical writers. That is “why I chose to do my report on Ludwig Van Beethoven.