Ludwig van Beethoven

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  • 1,770 BCE

    Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven
    He was a composer, conductor and German pianist. His musical legacy covers, chronologically, from Classicism to the beginnings of Romanticism. He is considered generally like one of the most illustrious and important composers of the history of the music and his legacy has influenced of decisive form in the later evolution of this art.
  • First public performance as a pianist.

    First public performance as a pianist.
    First known concert of Ludwig, in Cologne
  • 1782 Publication of his first work "Variations on a Dressler March" He becomes the assistant organist of Neefe

    1782 Publication of his first work "Variations on a Dressler March" He becomes the assistant organist of Neefe
  • 1790 First contact with Haydn.

    1790 First contact with Haydn.
  • 1784 June: Ludwig enters to work as organist in the Choir of the Bonn Court Orchestra. He is 13 years old.

    1784 June: Ludwig enters to work as organist in the Choir of the Bonn Court Orchestra. He is 13 years old.
  • 1786 May 5: Baptism of his sister Maria Margaretha (died a year later)

    1786 May 5: Baptism of his sister Maria Margaretha (died a year later)
  • 1789 He takes the place of his father taking charge of his brothers. Composes numerous works.

    1789 He takes the place of his father taking charge of his brothers. Composes numerous works.
  • 1790 First contact with Haydn.

    1790 First contact with Haydn.
  • 1792 His father dies. It is definitely installed in Vienna.

  • 1799 Composes the piano sonata Pathetic.

    1799 Composes the piano sonata Pathetic.
  • 1801 Composes the piano sonata Claro de Luna, dedicated to the Countess Giulietta Guicciardi, with whom however she would not get to marry.

    1801 Composes the piano sonata Claro de Luna, dedicated to the Countess Giulietta Guicciardi, with whom however she would not get to marry.
  • 1802 Due to the worsening of his deafness he suffers a strong personal crisis that leads him to think about suicide. Write the so-called Testament of Heiligenstadt.

  • 1803 He begins to compose the Symphony No. 3 Heroic. He begins his complex relationships with Josephine and Therese von Brunswick.

  • 1805 Premieres the Symphony No. 3 Heroic, whose dedication to Napoleon would be deleted later. Failure of the first version of his opera Fidelio.

  • 1808 Premiere of the fifth and sixth symphonies (Pastoral).

    1808 Premiere of the fifth and sixth symphonies (Pastoral).
  • 1812 Meeting in Bohemia with Goethe. Compose the seventh and eighth symphonies.

    1812 Meeting in Bohemia with Goethe. Compose the seventh and eighth symphonies.
  • 1813 Economic and popular success with his work Victoria de Wellington.

    1813 Economic and popular success with his work Victoria de Wellington.
  • 1823 The composition of the Missa solemnis ends.

    1823 The composition of the Missa solemnis ends.
  • 1824 He finished composing the ninth symphony, whose premiere he directed in his last appearance as director.

  • 1826 Pneumonia patient.

    1826 Pneumonia patient.
  • 1827 Dies on March 26 in Vienna.

    1827 Dies on March 26 in Vienna.