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BEETHOVEN Ludwig van 1770-1827 The composer of some of the most influential pieces of music ever written Ludwig van Beethoven created a bridge between the 18th-century classical period and the new beginnings of Romanticism His greatest breakthroughs in composition came in his instrumental work including his symphonies Unlike his predecessor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for whom writing music seemed to come easily Beethoven always struggled to perfect his work Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn Germany and was baptized on Dec 17 1770 There is no record of his birth date His father and grandfather worked as court musicians in Bonn Ludwigs father a singer gave him his early musical training Although he had only meager academic schooling he studied piano violin and French horn and before he was 12 years old he became a court organist Ludwigs first important teacher of composition was Christian Gottlob Neefe In 1787 he studied briefly with Mozart and five years later he left Bonn permanently and went to Vienna to study with Joseph Haydn and later with Antonio Salieri Beethovens first public appearance in Vienna was on March 29 1795 as a soloist in one of his piano concerti Even before he left Bonn he had developed a reputation for fine improvisatory performances In Vienna young Beethoven soon had a long list of aristocratic patrons who loved music and were eager to help him Onset of Deafness In the late 1700s Beethoven began to suffer from early symptoms of deafness The cause of his disability is still uncertain By 1802 Beethoven was convinced that the condition not only was permanent but was getting progressively worse He spent that summer in the country and wrote what has become known as the Heiligenstadt Testament In the
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