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Whether it be classical or contemporary, composers are the men and women behind the music. Beethoven and Mozart are among those who have left their marks on history.
No, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had both eyes intact. He didn't lose an eye, so he didn't need a wooden one.
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The symphony begins with three short notes followed by one long one. Three dots and a dash is the Morse code for the letter V. V is the Roman numeral for five (the Fifth Symphony) and stands for victory. All of that was just such a coincindence that it was irresistable in the popular imagination. It…
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Johannes Brahms was born in Hamburg. His father, Johann Jakob Brahms, came to Hamburg from Schleswig-Holstein seeking a career as a town musician. He was proficient on several instruments but found employment mostly as a horn player and double bassist. He married Christiane Nissen, a seamstress, who…
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Bach married his second cousin Maria Barbara Bach in 1707. They had seven children, four of whom survived to adulthood: Catharina Dorothea (28 December 1708 - 14 January 1774). Wilhelm Friedemann (22 November 1710 - 1 July 1784). Carl Philipp Emanuel (8 March 1714 - 14 December 1788). Johann Gottfr…
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The FAQ on Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven (baptized December 17, 1770 March 26, 1827) was a German composer and pianist. He is widely regarded as one of classical music's greatest composers, and was the predominant figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Roman…
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Francis Scott Key penned the words to our national anthem while watching the British naval attack on Baltimore's Fort McHenry in the War of 1812. Key turned them into a poem, "The Defense of Fort McHenry." which he published in 1814. It was Key's brother-in-law, Judge Joseph H. Nicholson, who marri…
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Mozart The Marriage of Figaro
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He was polish. His father was born in France, and his mother was born in Poland grow up in Poland, and gave his son Fryderyk Polish values, and Polish patriotism. Mikolaj Chopin (Chopin's father) was also a participant of Polish national uprising in XIX century. The composer Frédéric Chopin (rou…
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yes he did indeed he was one of the last "greatest champions" of European romantic music Rachmaninoff was one of the last great Russian romantic composers. he was one of the most influential pianists of the century he's a great composer! he was born in 1873 and died in 1943  Better Answe…
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First ComposerThe guy who first put two notes together would be the first composer. Since then it has gotten much more complex as new instruments are created and combined to play together. If you rely on religious texts for the answer, then Jubal would be the first composer that we know about. (Gen…
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Johann Strauss Senior's "Jubel-Marsch" This march was composed to celebrate Franz Josef's ascending the throne in 1848. During the 1848 Revolution the Austrian royal family went to Innsbruck in the Tirol. Another, even better known march by Johann Strauss, Senior is the "Radetzkty-Marsch" (1848) …
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Answer Many of such composers were pioneers in their approach to compostion. Often you will will find that these composers had very different syles, and composed opposite types of music. Today unfortunatly classical music is not paid attention to nor acknowledged for its value in society. You wil…
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Franz Kafka was born on July 3, 1883.
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Answer he was the king of waltz
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Beethoven, Classical or romantic? There are many ways in which Beethoven can be seen as both a classical and romantic composer. He is seen as classical in many respects. A quote from Charles Rosen, The Classical style reads "Beethoven enlarged the limits of the classical style beyond the previo…
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Answer The city of Salzburg, Austria.
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Franz Joseph was emperor of Austria (1848-1916) and king of Hungary (1867-1916). He is frequently confused with Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Hungary, whose assassination in 1914 precipitated the events leading to World War I. Franz Joseph's uncle Ferdinand I had abdicated his throne; Franz…
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Beethoven's birthdate While the exact date is unknown, Beethoven was baptised on the 17th December 1770. It is said his family celebrated his birthday on the 16th, as it was common for babies to be baptised the day after they were born.
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I can tell you for a fact that it's in B Flat Major
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I am doing this song at school for my voice class. It was not written by Selah. It was written in Ireland by Rolf Loveland and Brendan Graham. It was origianlly supposed to be an instrumental song based off of Grahams novels.
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The "Big Three" Rachmaninov Piano Concerto #2 Beethoven Piano Concerto #5 Grieg Piano Concerto Honorable Mention Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto #1 Beethoven Piano Concerto #4 Chopin Piano Concerto #1 The major beauties of the concertos for the piano, in my opinion, are the two Chopin concertos. Bee…
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German composer Ludwig van Beethoven is considered the greatest symphonist of all time. He only composed nine symphonies in his lifetime.
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Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18 November 1836 - 29 May 1911) was best known for his fourteen comic operas produced in collaboration with the composer Sir Arthur Sullivan, of which the most famous include H.M.S. Pinafore
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I would have to believe the answer is Stephen Foster (Spelling?) I think it is actually George Gershwin
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Beethoven initially composed during the Classical Era, but provided the transition to the Romantic Era, during which he also composed, and set the style for the new period.
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Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany on 21 March 1685.Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21 of the year 1685. He was born in Eisenach, Saxe Eisenach. He was the son of Johann Ambrosius Bach and Maria Elizabeth Lammerhirt.
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Everyone has a mother, including musical prodigies. Mozart's mother was Anna Maria Walburga Mozart. She had seven children, but only the composer Mozart and his sister, affectionately known as Nannerl, survived past infant-hood. It appears Mozart had a good relationship with his mother, whom he ref…
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he got shot
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To me it sounded a bit like "To Be A Pilgrim" - John Bunyan's hymn. But that music was written by Vaughan Williams, based on an English folk song. Could the French by poaching English folk songs as well? :-)) In fact, the organ melody from Saint Saens' 3rd Symphony is not a hymn tune, though Saint…
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The cause of death was unspecified in the records.
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Haydn (1732-1809) played the keyboards (harpsichord, pianoforte and surely organ), and violin. He composed mostly for harpsichord and pianoforte (sonatas and some free pieces), for baryton (a curious string instrument that played Prince Esterházy), also for chamber music (trios with pianoforte, str…
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Although a college degree would be of great benefit, there is no 'legal' requirement that one who conducts an orchestra must have a musical degree.
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Answer The opera La Boheme was written by Giacomo Puccini using an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. answer 2 Leoncavello also wrote an opera of the same name on the same story.
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Bach has been called the father of classical music because he understood musical form and phrasing perfectly (If you know anyone who is into music theory, they should be able to tell you all about analyzing Bach's piano music...it was all I did in Music theory Level 2!) If you can get into classical…
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The music for the 2004 film Look at Me was composed by Philippe Rombi. Anges Jaoui played the character Sylvia Millet in the film and also wrote and directed the film.
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According to Haydn's biographer Griesinger, Haydn's earliest quartets were written for two violins, viola, and cello purely because of circumstance. A Baron von Furnberg hired Haydn to write chamber pieces for a group of his friends who played the above instruments. The works were successful and…
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Answer He died penniless and in considerable debt to friends and acquaintances who had lent him sums of money in his last years, as he often lived beyond his means. It is not true however, as is commonly stated, that he was buried in a 'pauper's grave' - he was simply buried with other bodies in …
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Beethoven's father was not well known as a musician. He was employed as a musician in the court of the Elector of Cologne, as had Beethoven's grandfather who was very talented. Neither of them achieved what would be considered fame. Beethoven's father has achieved more notoriety through his alleged…
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It is a matter of opinion as to who the best composer ever is, but the key point is that it is a matter of opinion. Anyone can talk at length about why their favourite composer is the greatest composer of all-time, but there is bound to be someone who will be able to offer a counter-argument as to …
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The sonata as generally accepted today is a way of organizing a piece of played music and usually follows the pattern of four movements. Allegro - a lively, sparkling opening piece. Andante, Allegro, or Largo - a slower movement. Minuet, or Scherzo - a light, dance type movement. Finale - Rondo,…
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Answer many instruments like violin and viola and piano. he is most famous for writing and conducting music at such young ages
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Answer: Beethoven's 9th, the "Chorale". I'm guessing you are referring to the masterpiece called the 9th. This is Beethoven's 9th symphony in d minor, opus 125, also referred to sometimes as the "Glorious Ninth". It was the last symphony Beethoven completed. It is well known for several reasons, …
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Answer Do you mean a violin that Paganini played or one that he made? If the former, you probably mean Il Cannone, which became his signature violin.
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Answering "Who were george and IRA flop?Inventors of the Flip-flops
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Requiem For a Dream is a movie about drug addiction and how drugs effect 4 people, three of which are addicted to illegal drugs and one addicted to diet pills. The film stars Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connolly and Marlon Wayans. I'm 16 years old and I bought it just after my 16th birthda…
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He did and also played the harpsichord and the violin.
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When he was 5, he wrote the melody to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. At the age of 8, he composed his first REAL song; Andante in C. Thx, Hermione rox This is categorically wrong. He did not write the melody to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, though it was first composed when he was five (1761). He ha…
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For composing many minuets and classical music.
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Take slow deep breaths in, then let out slowly. Think of the applause you'll get! No matter what instrument; Trumpet, piano, violin, even vocals, It's nearly impossible to not be nervous at all. For one thing, think of playing it perfectly, and not how you could mess up. And MOST IMPORTANTLY, Get a …
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Beethoven wrote and completed 9 symphonies. However, he was already sketching his Tenth Symphony whilst working on his Ninth. His tenth was not completed before he died.
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Nocturne in E flat major, op. 9 no. 2 ....... no...i don't think so...I play piano myself and i am up to 7th grade. I currently play the Nocturne in E flat major, op. 9 no. 2 and it is NOT his most famous plece. It is very famous but the most famous one is Ø Fantaisie- Impromptu in C sharp minor,…
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Music in which a solo instrument is featured in contrast with the entire orchestra. The skill of the soloist is accented by the power and stability of the orchestra.
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Answer No. He was in love with various women during his life, but never married. One of these was reputed to be the renowned pianist and composer Clara Wieck Schumann, wife of Robert Schumann.
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Haydn is probably best known for the prodigious output of 104 symphonies, written between 1759 and 1795, in the Classical style.
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Mozart was born on 27 January 1756.
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Edward C. Purcell (1689-1740) was the youngest and only surviving son of the great English composer Henry Purcell (1659-1695) He is known for his song Passing by (There is a lady sweet and kind) that was popular in the 19th and early 20th century. Among Henry Purcell's best known works are Dido and…
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One of the most famous musician during the Classical Era and right now.
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Emperor Joseph II
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Ein feste Burg (A Mighty Fortress) by Martin Luther The melodic solution to Elgar's 'Enigma' Variations is Ein feste Burg (A Mighty Fortress) by Martin Luther. To learn more about this discovery, visit enigmathemeunmasked.blogspot.com *******The Pi solution is now printed in the latest edition of Cu…
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During his lifetime he was famed as a conductor. His fame as a composer has been growing since his death in 1911.
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Antonio Vivaldi plays flute, oboe, bassoon, cello and violin. Vivaldi already wrote more than 500 concertos and 230 of these are strings and instruments.
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Dr Michael Wolters, lecturer at Birmingham Conservatoire, has composed a symphony for full orchestra forces and in 4 movements. Lasting in total approximately 17 seconds.
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Answer Instrumentation of Kodaly Missa Brevis 3 Flutes (Fl III: Picc.) 2 Oboes 2 Clarinets in Bb 2 Bassoons 4 Horns in F 3 Trumpets in C 3 Trombones Tuba Timpani Organ (ad lib) Strings This work was first written as an organ mass and sometimes is still performed as such where a pipe o…
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This selection is in duple meter. In the beginning of the selection it is almost as if one can march to the beat of music. Left to right as if in a marching band. Double
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The words for the song Rule, Britannia! comes from the Scottish poet James Thomson. The music for the song was written by Thomas Arne, and it is what he is best known for.
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One that is very familiar is "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" which is widely used at Halloween and for horror films. Other contenders are "Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring" and "Air on a G String."
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Probably the best one you will find is in a booklet accompanying a recording that you can purchase OR go into a large music store and search for one. There are several biographies written about Beethoven; one in particlular is by Maynard Sollimon, so try a library.  Answer #2 Heinrich Schenk…
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No. This is an artistic fabrication by the director of the movie. It is in fact true that Ludwig van Beethoven had many various people in his life to help him throughout his career, but many if not all are unidentified.
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Answer A music composer from Canada. He did scores for movies. Howard Shore also does all the soundtracks for David Cronenberg movies: Dead Ringers, eXistenZ, Videodrome et cetera.
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He is Professor Emeritus (Honorary Professor) at the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam. You could probably write him in care of that institution.
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I believe it's Janos Starker, who was principal cello of the CSO at the time of the recording. Now he's a cello professor at Indiana University. It's not Starker. He left the orchestra in 1958. And he's now dead. The cellist in question was Robert LaMarchina. You can read about him at <http:/w…
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The speculation is that he wrote this in preparation for a trip to England which never eventuated. For other information on the symphony, see the related link below:
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He wrote more than one, but the most famous is probably the "Marriage of Fiagaro"
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Tests have recently confirmed that Beethoven died as a result of lead poisoning. This was attested to by the fact that he suffered from stomach ailments for much of his life, another sign of lead poisoning. It is not known what caused Beethoven's exposure to lead poisoning for so much of his life. …
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* Eine Kleine Nachtmusik The Marriage of Figaro Don Giovanni The Magic Flute Symphonies 39, 40, 41 Piano concertos 17, 20, 21, 23, 27 Violin concertos 5, 6 Flute and Harp concerto Clarinet Concerto K622 Horn concerto 4 Exsultate Jubilate Hostias Coronation Requiem Piano s…
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Answer Dee-trihck Boox-tih-hoood
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Josef Haydn is generally considered the Father of the Symphony, so this may help lead you to the answer. - While this is true there is no such thing as 'the' first symphony. The form has evolved almost constantly, and the 4 movements (sonata-allegro, slow, minuet, finale) of Haydn are very differe…
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Mozart was a very talented boy, at the age of six, he was traveling all over Europe, his first concert was playing for the Empress of Austria. He lived in the classical period. He is also famous for his Requiem Mass. Sadly, he died of kidney failure in December 5, 1791. He is still famous for his wo…
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Salzburg, Austria
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a flat - guy
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Answer He didn't have any, at least none that we know of. Beethoven never married, probably because he went after women who he would never be able to get.
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The composer that composed The Star Spangled Banner is John Stafford SmithThe writer of the lyrics is Francis Scott Key. He did not write the music. That was based on a British drinking song written by John Stafford Smith.Francis Scott Key
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There are so many, and I'm sure that no individual thinks that they're is the best. For me, I like pianists who compose their own music and don't just emulate what other composers have written. Truly great pianists to watch out for today are:Havasi, Kissen and Lang Lang. Ferenc Liszt was probably th…
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Answer Georges Bizet was a Romantic era composer best known for his opera 'Carmen'. He also wrote a superb symphony called 'Roma', which is unfortunately hard to find on CD, but worth the effort.
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Answer The leg. The leg of his piano, that is.
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There is a mistake. The theme by Haydn does not exist. When Dave Brubeck composed "Three to get ready" it was a tribute to Haydn. Some people thought he composed from a theme, but it's not true. (Sorry for my bad English !).
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mardith obama
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Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany.
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Answer See the Web Links to the left for a number of biographies.
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One of the highlights of Mozart's life was performing as a musician at the age of seven. Other highlights include his marriage to Konstanze Weber and composing his successful opera 'The Magic Flute'.
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Mozart was born on the 27th January 1756 in Salzburg, Austria and died on the 5th of December, 1791 in Vienna, Austria. He was 36 when he died. He was more famous after death.
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oh that's bartholomew rothweiler. -Beethoven never had kids. The movie is just a dramatization of their relationship, there was never anything romantic going on between them :p
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Some scholars claim Beethoven's death was due, in part, to lead poisoning. Beethoven died at age 56. Tests have recently confirmed that Beethoven died as a result of lead poisoning. This was attested to by the fact that he suffered from stomach ailments for much of his life, another sign of lead poi…
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