I like the life story of Beethoven and how he became one of the most famous composers of all time even if there were life problems which he had to go through like being deaf and being detached to his family especially his father who is known to be very strict. Early on he already showed signs of greatness. At the age of 12 he was already a published composer. He was brought up into a family of musicians and Mozart was even quoted to have said about him, “Keep your eyes on him; some day he will give the world something to talk about.” He did. He became a very famous virtuoso and unlike Mozart, with his success came financial wealth. He moved to Vienna for the tutelage of another great composer, Haydn. But their separation as master and apprentice was not thoroughly explained as to its reason. Later on, Mozart lived in Vienna under the request of three aristocrats who paid him handsomely in return for the favor. This was something unprecedented until the fame of Beethoven in the city of art lovers who patronized his music and adored him (Kamien, p.The nine symphonies are his most famous work. He was able to bring together music that is classical and combine it with the romantic which is what has become a trend since he first introduced it. His creations range from forceful to calm and lyrical which makes it so diverse. His disability when he was 29 which almost led him to end his life became a small obstacle in his music (Kamien, p. This made him even more admirable. To think that a deaf person could produce such beautiful music is nothing short of astounding. What is most interesting about Beethoven is his gift to turn something that is so simple and make it genius. Such is the character of his music and this is what makes his contribution to the world embedded all throughout the years.It was the night before the start of the final examinations last semester. I have been up studying with the music turned on as I listen to Beethoven to calm my nerves. I always like how the soothing melody of his music doesn’t interfere with my studying. Oftentimes before I would listen to contemporary sounds but I noticed that I get caught up with its familiarity that I tend to sing along instead of study. This does not happen when I listen to classical music as there are no lyrics to sing along to. But the melody is so familiar it is like it is what I do
BibliographyKamien, Roger. Music: An Appreciation. New York: McGraw Hill Companies, 2006.
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