Ludwig van Beethoven Germany Composer, Pianist | Motivational Quotes
Ludwig van Beethoven was born on 16 December 1770 in Bonn, Germany. Ludwig van Beethoven was a Germany composer and pianist. Ludwig Van Beethoven parents are Maria Magdalena Keverich and Johann Van Beethoven and his siblings are Kaspar Anton Karl, Nikolaus Johann van Beethoven, Anna Maria Francisca van Beethoven and Maria Margarita Josepha Van Beethoven. Ludwig Van Beethoven died on 26 March 1827 due to severe illness.
Childhood and Education of Ludwig Van Beethoven:
Ludwig Van Beethoven was born in a musician’s family. He started learning music at the age of four. Beethoven first teacher was his father, Beethoven started learning music from his father. Beethoven studied theory and keyboard with van den Eeden. Beethoven also studied with several local organists, received piano lessons from Tobias Friedrich Pfeiffer and violin and viola lessons from Franz Rovantini.
Beethoven Teenage and Adult Years of Beethoven:
Beethoven was the assistant of Christian Gottlob Neefe. Beethoven moved to Vienna in 1787. Beethoven mother died of tuberculosis in July. After his mother’s death, his father took to habitual boozing. When he was 19, Beethoven became the head of the house. His father also died in December the same year. Beethoven studied contrapuntal and counterpoint exercises in free writing, in two to four-part fugues, in imitation, choral fugues, double counterpoint at the different intervals, triple counterpoint, double fugue and canon. Beethoven performed first symphony and a septet when he was 20. Beethoven became deaf in his 20s, which changed his attitude and social life dramatically; he wanted to hide his handicap from the world. Beethoven overcame his disability, before 1806, when he wrote symphonies 2, 3 and 4. The symphony 3, Eroica, was originally titled Bonaparate as a tribute to Napoleon. Beethoven loved a woman named Fanny, but he never married. Beethoven died in 1827 due to dropsy.
Famous Performances of Beethoven:
The famous performances of Beethoven are,
- Beethoven's 5th Symphony, especially the introduction to Allegro con brio. Full title is -Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67
- Beethoven's 9th Symphony, especially the "Ode to Joy". Full title is - Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op. 125
- Für Elise Op. 59 arguably described as piano piece for children.
- Moonlight Sonata
- Piano Sonata No. 8.
Famous Quotes of Ludwig Van Beethoven:
- “Music is ... A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy”
- “Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.”
- “Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.”
- “To play without passion is inexcusable!”
- “I would rather write 10,000 notes than a single letter of the alphabet.”
- “Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.”
- “Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear.”
- “Never forget the days I spent with you. Continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.”
- “Whoever tells a lie is not pure of heart, and such a person cannot cook a clean soup.”
- “Oh continue to love me -
- “never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved. ever thine; ever mine; ever ours.”
- “Nothing is more intolerable than having to admit to yourself your own errors.”
- “I shall seize fate by the throat.”
- “Only the pure of heart can make a good soup.”
- “ever thine, ever mine, ever ours.”
- “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.”
- “It seemed unthinkable for me to leave the world forever before I had produced all that I felt called upon to produce”.
“It is my wish that you may have at better and freer life than I have had. Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience; this was what upheld me in time of misery.”
- “My misfortune is doubly painful to me because it will result in my being misunderstood. For me there can be no recreation in the company of others, no intelligent conversation, no exchange of information with peers; only the most pressing needs can make me venture into society. I am obliged to live like an outcast.”
- “I love a tree more than a man.”
- “There are and always will be thousands of princes, but there is only one Beethoven!”
- “To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.”
- “I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.”
- “A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.”
- “Love demands all, and has a right to all.”
- “Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.”
- “What you are, you are by accident of birth; what I am, I am by myself. There are and will be a thousand princes; there is only one Beethoven.”