Ludwig van Beethoven

Questions about the famous Classical-Romantic composer Ludwig van Beethoven, his music and his personal life.

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Does Ludwig van Beethoven have descendants?

No. He did receive custody of his nephew after his brother's death, but it appears that his last blood relative died in 1926. Unmarried and without children.

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Did Beethoven's father have syphilis?

There is no record of this.

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Did Beethoven conduct?

Yes he did :)

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What was Ludwig van Beethoven's challenges?

Ludwig Van Beethoven was a famous musician despite of being deaf.

His challenges in life were:

1.) His father was an alcoholic. And Beethoven often got beat up by his father. That also triggered his deafness.

2.) Tuberculosisb killrf hid mother when he was 16.

3.) He has to take responsibility to raise up his brothers alone.

4.) he was fighting for his nephew's custody

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Did Napoleon Bonaparte ever meet Ludwig van Beethoven and if they did meet did they play a game of chess?

No, there is no evidence to suggest that the two of them met, ipso facto they never played chess.

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When was Symphony No 94 in G 'Surprise' - Andante written?

It was written by Joseph Haydn in 1791.

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What are the names of the movements of Beethoven's sixth symphony?

5 movements basically named - 1 - Awakening of happy feelings on arriving in the country. 2 - By the brook. 3 - Peasants merrymaking. 4 - The storm. 5 - Shepherd's hymn.

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What types of compositions did Beethoven write?

Beethoven composed 32 piano sonatas, 5 piano concertos, completed 9 symphonies, one opera, and he was known for many other orchestral works. These included chamber music and overtures such as The Creatures of Prometheus, Coriolan Overture, Egmont, King Stephen and Zur Namensfeier.

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How many symphonies did Beethoven write?

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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What makes Fur Elise a polyphonic song?

It isn't polyphonic - it's is monophonic: A melody accompanied by broken and arpeggiated chords virtually all the way through. Polyphonic means two separate voice lines playing against one another - that doesn't occur in Fur Elise.

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Why is Beethoven's Unfinished Symphony unfinished?

Beethoven's Unfinished Symphony is a hypothetical work. Scholars believe that Beethoven may have intended on writing a 10th symphony, but died before being able to start it.

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Does Beethoven play the Harry Potter theme?

That would be impossible considering that Beethoven died 170 years before the first book was even published and 174 years before the first film came out.

John Williams composed the theme tune for Harry Potter.

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Do people still listen to beethoven music?

Beethoven is a classic. He has been around for too much time, and has had too many well-written pieces to be forgotten. Although Beethoven may not be in at this period in music history, he is very important to particular people. Also, classical music is known to help you concentrate and think better, and the first thing that comes to your mind after you hear classical music is Beethoven. Hope that helps.

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What major world events happened between 1770 and 1827?

beethoven lived

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Who wrote Rule Britannia?

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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Did beethoven write over the rainbow?

no

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What was Ludwig von Beethoven's IQ?

Beethoven's IQ was never measured. Bear in mind that artisitc inspiration is not the same thing as intelligence in any event.

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What college did Ludwig van Beethoven go to?

Beethoven did not go to college.

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What were Beethoven's struggles?

Beethoven's major problem was that he was deaf and this consequently made it hard for him to compose however he did it and most of his songs are passionate to convey his frustration at not being able to hear them. He lost his hearing gradually so to begin with he made his music loud to enable him to hear it, however eventually he lost his hearing completely.

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Which Beethoven symphony was used for 'Bitter Sweet Symphony'?

It wasn't a Beethoven symphony that was utilized for this song. It was actually the Andrew Oldham Orchestra recording of The Rolling Stones' song "The Last Time". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bittersweet_Symphony

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Which classical composer wrote a famous fiftieth symphony that makes use of a four note motive?

None.

However, Ludwig van Beethoven used a famous four-note motif in his Fifth Symphony. He was no longer a composer of the Classical period when he wrote this symphony, but had effected the transition to the Romantic period.

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How do you get the composers music on the Sims 2?

simple there is no way

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Who was Ludwig van beethoven's wife and children?

Beethoven never married but did fall in love

and he never had any kids.

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Where can you find a biography on Beethoven?

See the Web Links to the left for a number of biographies.

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Which musical era did Beethoven belong to?

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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