Pasticcios by or with: Beethoven, Ludwig van
Beethoven moved to Vienna in , where he met influential composers like Haydn and began to compose in earnest. By , he had begun to suffer from tinnitus and was losing his hearing. Beethoven composed his Piano Sonata No. The Third Symphony, known as the 'Eroica', was completed in It went on to redefine the symphony as a genre. The opening motif to the Fifth Symphony from is one of the most famous musical excerpts in history.
Ludwig van Beethoven
The 'middle period' of Beethoven's career also saw him compose piano works like the Waldstein and Apassionata sonatas, as well as his only opera, Fidelio, which went through countless rewrites and revisions. Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, the 'Choral' from , is another work of his that has remained infinitely popular. It was the first time that a composer had used choral voices in a major symphony. Ill health and increasing deafness caused a drop in productivity at the end of Beethoven's life, but he still managed to produce important works like his 'Late Quartets' in , which were wildly inventive for the time.
Beethoven died in Vienna on the 26th March after a long illness that has variously been attributed to alcohol, hepatitis, cirrhosis and pneumonia. Did you know? Beethoven composed only one opera, Fidelio, which took years to get right.
He re-wrote one aria no fewer than 18 times and came up with four different overtures before deciding upon the one he liked. Discover Music. Promoted by Aromatherapy Associates. See more Beethoven Pictures.
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Published: 15 Jul Published: 13 Jul Igor Levit review — bold Beethoven piano cycle comes to an outstanding end 4 out of 5 stars.