Ludwig Von Beethoven was born December 17, 1770. by the time he was 12 he has already composed a published work of music. His public debut was in 1795 which was the same time his first important publications appeared, three piano trios op. l and three piano sonatas op. 2. It was claimed that as a pianist, he had fire, brilliance and fantasy as well as depth of feeling. At this point in Beethoven’s life nothing could go wrong, he was on top of the world.
In 1802 Beethoven had encountered a terrible tragedy, realizing that the hearing problems he had noticed over the years were incurable and were sure to get worse. By the end of the first decade in the 1800’s Beethoven had many established works, which include the Pastoral Symphony, Symphony no. 7 and Symphony no. 8, Piano Concertos nos. 4 and 5 and the Violin Concerto, along with many more. By this time Beethoven was firmly established as the greatest composer of his time.
In 1808, due to his deafness, Beethoven had ended his piano-playing career. After a few years Beethoven started writing what would be know as “Beethoven’s final symphony” while completely deaf. Symphony no. 9 preformed in D minor is considered to be his best work. On march 26, 1827 while in the process of writing the final symphony Beethoven passed away leaving behind a legacy which wouldn’t soon die, as the greatest composer of all time. When I first got the Beethoven CD I was a little pessimistic on how it would be.
However after the first time my roommates and I heard the CD we immediately made it our study time and sleep time mix. The music although at times may be very powerful, was very helpful in keeping us focused on our work, or just fall asleep peaceful. I really enjoyed the CD and actually made a copy of it for future enjoyment. I also find it amazing that although Beethoven was completely deaf he could compose such a beautiful piece of music. Overall Beethoven was just an amazing guy with an amazing talent and his music will live on forever.