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Interesting facts about Ludwig van Beethoven
The figure shows Beethoven around 1810.
One of his most famous compositions is the “Moonlight Sonata”, which Ludwig van Beethoven called “Sonata No. 14”. His work was given the lyrical title in 1832 by the poet Ludwig Rellstab. He described the sound as moonlight over Lake Lucerne.
Ludwig van Beethoven had to support his family financially and therefore left school at the age of 11. In his works he capitalized words to emphasize them. He also read a lot from Goethe, Kant, Schiller and other writers in order to work through his weakness.
Even though Beethovens hearing deteriorated he didn’t stop composing. At the age of 27 his hearing impairment was so severe that he could no longer hear the “9th Symphony” himself.