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I Education in general and in music Beethoven came from a musical family and his early musical training was under his fathers guidance His father taught him piano and violin His general education was not continued beyond the elementary school He was practically illiterate in math II Self assertion As a youth of 19 in 1789 Beethoven took legal steps to have himself placed at the head of his family He petitioned for half his fathers salary to support his brothers This act of self-assertion is an indication of his character III Studies with Haydn A The first contact On one of Haydns trips to London he met the young Beethoven Beethoven showed Haydn a cantata and he received Haydns commendation The Elector of Bonn paid for Beethovens lessons and expences in to study with Haydn in Vienna B The studies Beethoven arrived in Vienna in 1792 and studied with Haydn for about one year The arrangement proved to be a dissappointment to Beethoven C The relationship Outwardly in public the two were cordial but there were troubles with the relationship--maybe professional jealousy caused the problems D Other teachers Beethoven turned to other teachers when Haydn went to London for the second time He studied with Albrechtsberger famous as a choir director at St Stephens in Vienna and the best-known counterpoint teacher in Vienna He then studied Salieri famous in Mozarts biography Salieri helped Beethoven in setting Italian words to music IV Establishment as pianist and composer His first task in Vienna was to establish himself as pianist and composer He achieved both rapidly A Aristocracy He had worked for a court in Bonn so his first contacts were in aristocratic circles He needed financial support from them B Public concerts Public concerts were not yet the way of life in Vienna but Beethoven did begin a
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