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Ludwig van Beethoven

On 26 March 1778, at the age of 7 1/2, Beethoven gave his first know public performance, at Cologne, Germany.

image BeethovenBorn: 16 December 1770 in Bonn, Germany
Died: 26 March 1827 in Vienna, Austria

Who was Ludwig van Beethoven?

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. By the time he was twelve, he was earning a living for his family by playing organ and composing. His music includes Symphonies 1 through 9, Moonlight Sonata, Fur Elise, Fidelio, and Missa Solemnis

1783: Beethoven published his first work - Nine Variations for Piano on a March of Dressier - He was 12 1/2 years old!

Why is Beethoven famous?

Beethoven is considered one of the most important figures in the history of music. He continued to compose even while losing his hearing and created some of his greatest works after becoming totally deaf, such as his ninth symphony.

 

 

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