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Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer considered being one of the greatest of all times He was born in Bonn Germany His father was one who liked to drink and would discipline Beethoven in a strict manner At the age of 18 his mother died and since his father was not a responsible man Beethoven had to grow up quickly and become the head of the house He had to take care of his two younger brothers who then when they had grown up moved to Vienna Austria In Bonn a German composer taught Beethoven by the name of Christian Gottlob Neefe during the 1780s Neefe used music of Bach to instruct Beethoven then studied with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Vienna in 1787 The next person he studied with was Joseph Haydn in Vienna where he stayed the rest of his life Beethoven was cursed early in life with the loss of his hearing He knew there was something wrong when he was in the fields and the shepard boy blew his horn but Beethoven did not hear it This eventually put an end to his performing career This did not stop Beethoven it gave him power instead he wrote beautiful masterpieces one example is Symphony No5 in C minor In 1810 Beethoven became interested in drama and poetry this was introduced to him by Johann Wolfgang Von Gothe Antonia Brentano was the one who introduced the two Beethoven then got involved with his sister Bettina Brentano Who he wrote a famous letter titled Immortal Beloved In the letter it says that Beethoven will not be happy if they are to marry After this Beethoven was mostly always depressed and never worked He was never married and never had any children In 1814 Beethoven reached the peak of his fame His pieces such as Wellingtons Victory or known as the Battle Symphony was one of the publics favorite With his popularity being so high
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