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Ludwig Van Beethoven

Ludwig Van Beethoven was a German composer of the classical period. He lived between 1770-1827. He was a contempary of mozart and is also considered as one of the greatest composers of all time. Born in Bonn, Germany, he moved to Vienna, Austria, in his early twenties, and settled there, studying with Joseph Haydn and quickly gaining a reputation as a virtuoso pianist.

Beethoven's family were a powerful influence on him, helping to create both the tension as well as the passion that underlie his greatest works. Beethoven's style is an important bridge between Classicism and the new Romantic style. His music, particularly from his middle and late periods, has an emotional intensity and drama that cannot be found in middle Classical works by Haydn and Mozart.

Beethoven's greatest outpouring of compositions occurred, ironically, when he began experiencing deafness. From 1798, Beethoven was aware of a continual humming in his ear that gradually grew stronger until he went practically

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