History Creator / LudwigVanBeethoven

13th Apr '16 7:52:04 AM 06tele
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** Yet it can be argued that ole Ludwig gave us rock and roll... the last of his piano sonatas feature a very rock and roll-like section. Some performers play it like a dirge. Others nearly light the piano on fire (metaphorically speaking). Those who do make the rock sound come out.
13th Apr '16 7:51:15 AM 06tele
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* Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" inspired Music/TheBeatles song "Because" on ''Music/AbbeyRoad'', which supposedly has the "Moonlight Sonata" played backwards on the soundtrack.

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* When Yoko Ono (who'd had piano lessons from the age of 4) played Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" to John Lennon, he was inspired Music/TheBeatles to write Music/TheBeatles' song "Because". Lennon later claimed that the chords of "Because" are based on ''Music/AbbeyRoad'', which supposedly has the "Moonlight Sonata" played backwards on the soundtrack.backwards. [[DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch They aren't.]]
13th Apr '16 7:47:46 AM 06tele
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* MoneyDearBoy: The notorious "Wellington's Victory" was hardly his greatest work, but Beethoven took the commission knowing the martial theme would be a popular hit and help pay the bills.

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* MoneyDearBoy: The notorious "Wellington's Victory" ''Wellington's Victory'' was hardly his greatest work, but Beethoven took the commission knowing the martial theme would be a popular hit and help pay the bills.



* QualityOverQuantity: Unlike his teacher, [[Music/JosephHaydn Haydn]], who wrote more than a hundred symphonies, and the person who he wanted to study under, [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]], who wrote a few dozen, good ol' Ludwig only wrote a symphony when he was inspired to, and, in effect, only wrote nine. Most musical historians say that his symphonies were also the pinnacle of western music.

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* QualityOverQuantity: Unlike his sometime teacher, [[Music/JosephHaydn Haydn]], who wrote more than a hundred symphonies, and the person who he wanted to study under, [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]], who wrote a few dozen, good ol' Ludwig Beethoven only wrote a symphony when he was inspired to, and, in effect, only wrote nine. Most musical historians say that his symphonies were also nine (nobody ever counts ''Wellington's Victory'' among the pinnacle of western music.canonical ones).
28th Mar '16 5:48:05 PM tigerplish
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** Yet it can be argued that ole Ludwig gave us rock and roll... the last of his piano sonatas feature a very rock and roll-like section. Some performers play it like a dirge. Others nearly light the piano on fire (metaphorically speaking). Those who do make the rock sound come out.
20th Mar '16 10:18:18 AM AnotherGuy
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** Ode to Joy from the Ninth Symphony is the official anthem of the European Union. ''[Film/DieHard]]'' and ''Film/AClockworkOrange'' too.

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** Ode to Joy from the Ninth Symphony is the official anthem of the European Union. ''[Film/DieHard]]'' ''Film/DieHard'' and ''Film/AClockworkOrange'' too.
20th Mar '16 10:17:46 AM AnotherGuy
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** Ode to Joy from the Ninth Symphony is the official anthem of the European Union.

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** Ode to Joy from the Ninth Symphony is the official anthem of the European Union. ''[Film/DieHard]]'' and ''Film/AClockworkOrange'' too.
3rd Jan '16 7:09:00 PM Strafe2409
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* ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'' features Beethoven as one of fifteen main Eyecons, based on fifteen different historical people. Assuming Beethoven Damashii, Takeru/Ghost can create energy constructs of musical notes through sound and use them in a manner similar to how a conductor controls an orchestra via hand gestures.
18th Dec '15 7:29:35 AM JulianLapostat
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* ForGreatHappiness: The recitative of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, set to snippets of Schiller's ''Ode to Joy'' is about happiness being the right and desire of every human being.

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* ForGreatHappiness: ForHappiness: The recitative of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, set to snippets of Schiller's ''Ode to Joy'' is about happiness being the right and desire of every human being.
18th Dec '15 7:28:43 AM JulianLapostat
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* ForGreatHappiness: The recitative of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, set to snippets of Schiller's ''Ode to Joy'' is about happiness being the right and desire of every human being.
15th Dec '15 4:44:12 PM mlsmithca
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Beethoven wrote music in a wide variety of genres, including a single {{opera}}, ''Theatre/{{Fidelio}}''. He is most famous, however, for his symphonies. His ''Fifth Symphony'' is filled with [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome spectacular moments]]. His epic and inspirational ''Ninth Symphony'', first performed in 1824 when Beethoven was almost completely deaf, has become one of the world's most famous musical works, eventually becoming the anthem of UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion. Thanks to PopculturalOsmosis you probably know the "Music/OdeToJoy" from the fourth movement even if you've never heard the rest of the symphony.

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Beethoven wrote music in a wide variety of genres, including a single {{opera}}, ''Theatre/{{Fidelio}}''. He is most famous, however, for his symphonies. His ''Fifth Symphony'' Fifth Symphony is filled with [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome spectacular moments]]. moments. His epic and inspirational ''Ninth Symphony'', Ninth Symphony, first performed in 1824 when Beethoven was almost completely deaf, has become one of the world's most famous musical works, eventually becoming the anthem of UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion. Thanks to PopculturalOsmosis you probably know the "Music/OdeToJoy" from the fourth movement even if you've never heard the rest of the symphony.



* EveryoneKnowsMorse: The opening theme of the fifth symphony ("da da da DUM") coincidentally matches the Morse Code for the letter "V," so it was popularly played by the Allies during WorldWarII to signify "Victory."

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* EveryoneKnowsMorse: The opening theme of the fifth symphony ("da da da DUM") coincidentally matches the Morse Code for the letter "V," so it was popularly played by the Allies during WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII to signify "Victory."



* OrchestralBombing: Much of his music, especially the symphonies, has a grand and heroic sound that works very well for this trope.



* OrchestralBombing: Much of his music, especially the symphonies, has a grand and heroic sound that works very well for this trope.
* ThePerfectionist: Beethoven's scores and sketches are famously filled with violently scrawled crossings-out and corrections in search of the exact right notes. Naturally, [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome it paid off.]]

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* OrchestralBombing: Much of his music, especially the symphonies, has a grand and heroic sound that works very well for this trope.
* ThePerfectionist: Beethoven's scores and sketches are famously filled with violently scrawled crossings-out and corrections in search of the exact right notes. Naturally, [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome it paid off.]]off.
* QualityOverQuantity: Unlike his teacher, [[Music/JosephHaydn Haydn]], who wrote more than a hundred symphonies, and the person who he wanted to study under, [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]], who wrote a few dozen, good ol' Ludwig only wrote a symphony when he was inspired to, and, in effect, only wrote nine. Most musical historians say that his symphonies were also the pinnacle of western music.



* QualityOverQuantity: Unlike his teacher, [[Music/JosephHaydn Haydn]], who wrote more than a hundred symphonies, and the person who he wanted to study under, [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]], who wrote a few dozen, good ol' Ludwig only wrote a symphony when he was inspired to, and, in effect, only wrote nine. Most musical historians say that his symphonies were also the pinnacle of western music.



** His Fifth Symphony. During WorldWarTwo, the first measure was an Allied LeitMotif, its four notes matching the MorseCode for "V" (for Victory). And the irony of using Germany's greatest composer against the Germans.
** ''Moonlight Sonata''. The first movement is probably best known to 8-bit-era gamers as "the ''VideoGame/JetSetWilly'' theme".
*** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' also featured the 1st movement of this piece.

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** His Fifth Symphony. During WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the first measure was an Allied LeitMotif, {{Leitmotif}}, its four notes matching the MorseCode for "V" (for Victory). And the irony of using Germany's greatest composer against the Germans.
** ''Moonlight Sonata''. The ''Moonlight'' Sonata. The first movement is probably best known to 8-bit-era gamers as "the ''VideoGame/JetSetWilly'' theme".
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theme". ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' also featured the 1st first movement of this piece.



** Für Elise

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** Für Elise
Elise, a short piece for solo piano (which wasn't published until after Beethoven died).



* Beethoven's ''Pastorale'' in used in ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' and his Fifth Symphony at the start of ''Disney/{{Fantasia}} 2000''.

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* Beethoven's ''Pastorale'' in ''Pastoral'' Symphony is used in ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' and his Fifth Symphony at the start of ''Disney/{{Fantasia}} 2000''.



* Music/{{Sparks}} released a ConceptAlbum called ''Music/LilBeethoven'' in 2002. It told the story of how the titular character - a Reclusive Artist and the present day descendent of composer Ludwig van Beethoven - had been approached by the brothers to work on new material with them, the nine songs bearing the fruits of this supposed collaboration.

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* Music/{{Sparks}} released a ConceptAlbum called ''Music/LilBeethoven'' in 2002. It told the story of how the titular title character - a Reclusive Artist and the present day descendent of composer Ludwig van Beethoven - had been approached by the brothers to work on new material with them, the nine songs bearing the fruits of this supposed collaboration.



* Has nothing to do with [[Film/{{Beethoven}} a Sint Bernard in the movie series that bears his name]].

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* Has nothing to do with [[Film/{{Beethoven}} a Sint Saint Bernard in the movie series that bears his name]].



* ChuckBerry titled ''Roll Over Beethoven'' after him, considering he could roll over in his grave if he heard rock and roll.

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* ChuckBerry Music/ChuckBerry titled ''Roll "Roll Over Beethoven'' Beethoven" after him, considering he could roll over in his grave if he heard rock and roll.
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