Did Beethoven only composed piana mucis?
No. Beethoven wrote music in every classical genre, solo piano, chamber music, symphonies, solo songs, an opera, choral works, overtures, and concertos for piano, violin, and piano trio.
Beethoven only composed very few pieces in a "classical tone", primarily his first symphony. He was taught by Haydn, a classical composer, so it would make sense for Beethoven to start off by composing a classical piece. Later on in his life though, he composed very Romantic style music. His second symphony, Eroica, was a key example of the romantic era.
Who wrote the fewest symphonies yet is often considered the greatest of the German romantic symphonists?
Beethoven composed only the one opera, probably because he lacked great talent in that area of music. He could not live up to the high standards that Mozart had set him only a few years before. His opera was first named 'Leonore' in 1804 and features a heroine who is trying to rescue her condemned lover from prisoner. The opera failed its first performance on the 20th of November, 1805. Beethoven edited it and the…
I believe it was Juliek that was forbidden to play Beethoven, not Louis. I think Louis is the guy who played the triangle. Either way, prisoners in concentration camps were not allowed to play German songs and pieces such as Beethoven, most of the time they were only allowed to play the Nazi anthem.
Apart from being the two greatest musicians in history, they both lived, worked, died and were buried in Vienna, although neither was born there. Mozart was the first to give Beethoven a formal lesson in musical composition, although he only gave one lesson before Beethoven had to return to Bonn. This is why Beethoven's early music reflects Mozart's style, apart from the fact that Beethoven admired Mozart.
Where is the flag today that flew over the fort that inspired the writing of the star spangled banner?
Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany. His father, who was a singer, was his first teacher. After a while, even though he was still only a boy, Ludwig became a traveling performer, and soon, he was supporting his family. In his early twenties, Beethoven moved to Vienna, where he spent the rest of his life. Beethoven was one of the first composers to make a living without being employed by the church or…