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Despite these abhorrent forms of child abuse, Beethoven developed a sensitivity and vision for music. In 1789, after his mother’s death, Beethoven was forced to into manhood. He went determined, to his fathers employer and demanded - and got – half of his fathers salary so that he could take care of his brothers and one year old sister. In 1792 his father, much to Beethoven’s relief died. In 1801 Beethoven confessed to his friends at Bonn his worry of becoming deaf. In 1802, he wrote a famous text which expressed his distress at his perceived unfairness of his life. He could not reconcile himself with the idea of a loving music and that his most important sense, his hearing, was dissipating. Desolate, he did not want to live through the process of becoming deaf. Beethovens career as a virtuoso pianist was brought to an end when he began to experience his first symptoms of deafness. In a letter written to his friend Karl Ameda on 1 July 1801, he admitted he was experiencing signs of deafness.
It is perhaps this resolute refusal to cave in to his deafness that allowed him to continue his marvelous works. Indeed, it can be said that Beethoven continued in his compositions in spite of his deafness. In 1802 his doctor sent him to Heiligenstadt, a village outside Vienna, in the hope that its rural peace would rest in his hearing. The new surroundings reawakened in Beethoven a love of nature and the countryside, and hope and optimism returned. By autumn however, Beethoven felt so low both physically and mentally that he feared he would not survive the winter.
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She was the only person with whom Beethoven had a loving relationship with. On November 15th, 1815 Beethoven’s brother died and left him to care for his son and wife. Beethoven was a celibate man but he was known to fall in love with his students. He was independent and had a wonderful passion for music.
As a small boy, Ludwig used to turn the iron handle of window shutters to try hearing the musical noise. His constant interest and tendency towards music captured the eye of his father who soon realized that Ludwig’s abilities. At the age of 17, he made his trip to the City of Vienna, where he was quickly adjusted with the life of Europe’s cultural capital.
To hear their names in conversation, you'd think that no other composers exist at all in modern public life. People say flippantly: “Ooh I like Mozart's music”, only to never really delve into the joy, gaity, passion, and musical genius. With Ludwig von Beethoven, its likely even worse depending on who you talk to as most people are only vaguely familiar with a limited catalogue of works ranging from the open sequence of the Fifth sympthony, the theme of Für Elise, and the Chorale sequences of the Ninth Symphony.
His first movement is in 3 parts plus a small coda. In the classical period, the first movement was in the Sonata form. Beethoven was leaving the classical style of starting symphonies with andantes and started his fifth symphony with a four note motif using the full orchestra where the brass were heard.
Born to the court musician and tenor singer Johann van Beethoven, his early years are spent on "thorough drilling" in order to attain his father's ambition of showcasing him as a child prodigy. This musical training has paid off enabling him to give his first piano performance at the age of eight.
Eisen, Cliff (2006) notes, "The works of two musicians characterised what has been termed, 'The Midway' period between the classical and romantic eons in western classical music." Beethoven and Haydn's impeccable compositions have made their music memorable and undeniably made them some of the most celebrated musicians of all time.
Their work has influenced composers in the present day and will continue to be influential in the future of classical music. There are some clear similarities between their lives, both being German and starting their careers as performers, an organist in Bach's case, and a pianist in Beethoven's case.
A general system theory would be a useful tool by providing models that can be used in different fields and thereby protecting from vague analogies which have prevented the progress in these fields. Also, a general system theory helps in defining exact definitions for concepts like general theory of organization, wholeness etc, and thereby putting them into quantitative analysis.