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Ludwig van Beethoven, perhaps the most famous composer of all time, apart from his other works, only wrote nine symphonies. Compare that to Haydn and Mozart, who, combined, wrote over 150 symphonies! What made Beethoven special was his successful attempt to break the mold of the highly structured and refined rules of classical period composition. Many view Beethoven as the bridge connecting the classical period to the romantic period.
It took Beethoven twenty-five years to compose all nine symphonies. He was very meticulous about his work, often reworking it many times over. This obsessive desire to perfect his music may have been caused in part to his loss of hearing while in his 20’s. How could he be taken seriously as a composer if he couldn’t hear his own music?
Nevertheless, his efforts have made a profound impact in the world. Nearly 180 years later, orchestras all over the globe are playing his symphonies, people are buying them on CDs, and millions of people are listening to them on television and radio. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (Eroica), Symphony No. 5, and Symphony No. 9 (Ode to Joy or Choral Symphony) are his most famous symphonies.
Far be it from one-hit wonders, most of Beethoven’s music is extremely popular. Apart from Beethoven’s symphonies, his other works have been and are just as influential. Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and Fur Elise are Beethoven’s most famous piano works. It’s safe to say that anyone reading this has heard either one of these pieces. Hear clips of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and Fur Elise to refresh your memory. As well as his piano sonatas, Beethoven’s string quartets and concertos are also among his most popular works.
How many symphonies did Beethoven compose in his life?
Option 3 : 9
How many symphonies did beethoven write