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We have witnessed and had the chance to hear many pieces from both classical and modern composers Numerous composers have tried to match the style of one of the most prominent composers of the nineteenth century but few have come close We are speaking of the ever-famous Ludwig van Beethoven Beethoven is one of the most famous composers of all times and always will be considered to be among the best The rise of Beethoven into the ranks of historys greatest composers was paralleled and in some ways a consequence of his own tragedy and despairLudwig Van Beethoven born in Bonn Germany was considered generally one of the greatest composers in the Western tradition His father was a singer in a court chapel Beethoven followed in his fathers footsteps and became a court musician as well because of his fathers mental absence His father was an alcoholic so Beethoven needed to somehow support himself and the rest of his family Under the tutelage of German composer Christian Gottlobe Neefe his early compositions signal an important talent It was planned for Beethoven to study in Vienna with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Mozart died in 1791 preventing Beethoven to ever join him Beethoven ended up going to Vienna in 1792 and became one of Joseph Haydens an Austrian composer pupils Beethovens piano improvisations dazzled aristocracy in Vienna He entered into favorable arrangements with Viennese music publishers Beethoven succeeded as a free lance composers due to the broadening of published music Mozart took the same path except for he found it full of frustration In the beginning of the nineteenth century Beethoven loosely constructed a style of works such as the Septet Opera 20 Beethoven claimed that he had never learned anything from Hayden He then revealed this complete assimilation of the Viennese classical style in every major instrumental genre symphony concerto string quartet and sonata 1798 led to an increase of social isolation due to Beethovens
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