Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms and Schubert


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Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms and Schubert
Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany, in 1770, during the classical music period of European history. He is one of the most well known classical composers to have lived, having composed hundred of pieces for piano, as well as a number of infamous symphonies (Lane). Because of Beethoven’s prodigious musical prowess, he was afforded the opportunity to study under Mozart in 1787, and later under such masters as Haydn and Salieri (Lane). Unfortunately, by age 28, Beethoven began to lose his hearing and eventually became completely deaf; during this transition he began to perform less and focus more on composition, a shift that continued until his death in 1827 (Lane). His battle with...
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