LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
December 16, 1770 - March 26, 1827 Romantic Period
His father, who was a singer, was his first teacher.
After a while, even though he was still only a boy, Ludwig became a traveling performer, and soon, he was supporting his family.
Beethoven was one of the first composers to make a living without being employed by the church or a member of the nobility.
At first, he was known as a brilliant pianist.
But when he was around 30 years old, Beethoven started going deaf.
Even though he could no longer hear well enough to play the piano, Beethoven composed some of his best music after he was deaf!
Ode to Joy
Violin Concert in D Major
Beethoven is considered one of the greatest musical geniuses who ever lived.
Short Biography of Ludwig Van Beethoven
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