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Great Composers: Ludwig van Beethoven


Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist born in Bonn, Germany. His father was a singer and Beethoven's first teacher. Ludwig began to study music at the age of 4. It was known early in his childhood that he was a musical genius. When he was 10 years old his first published composition appeared.

At age 30, Beethoven began to go deaf. He was unable to play the piano or conduct any more. He carried on composing, however, and created some of his greatest works after becoming totally deaf.

Some of his most important works were composed during the last 10 years of his life. Beethoven's music was full of emotions: some seemed be angry and stormy or peaceful and beautiful. Because Beethoven knew what music sounded like, he was able to "hear" the music in his mind even when he didn't hear it physically. He was able to continue to compose music until his death at age 56.

Great Composers: Ludwig van Beethoven is the second of our series of incredible composers. What a great way to introduce your children to classical music. Each eBook in this series is meant to not be overwhelming. They provide a springboard into the world of music. Each includes a biography, timeline, fascinating facts, puzzle, lapbook, and coloring pages.

We hope your child enjoys their journey into classical music!

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This title was added to our catalog on February 16, 2016.