Für Elise of Beethoven

Für Elise of Beethoven


Für Elise is a piano piece by German composer Beethoven. It is usually classified as a bagatelle. It was published in 1867, forty years after the composer's death in 1827. The discoverer of the piece was Ludwig Nohl. It is in La minor with a 3/8 compass. The first movement is formed by a number of arpeggios. Even being called bagatelle, the piece is in rondo form.
There is a theory that says that where seemed to be written Elise, actually it says Therese, and that due to poor legibility of the inscription it was misunderstood. Still, it is thought that Elise was Elisabeth Rückel, a German soprano singer.
Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn in 1770 it is one of the greatest geniuses of all time. Its main merit is to be the transformator of the change of the social function of the music. He converts heritage music of a few aristocrats into Humanity heritage, to bring music and the inner message of the creator of the salons of the nobles to the concert. His work dominates almost the entire XIX century instrumental production. The antieducational treatment of his alcoholic father marked all his life.
The deafness mark his life and character with a seal that is reflected in his music. He even almost thought about suicide in 1802. Among the imbalances in his infancy, heartbreak, revolutionary impulses, and his deafness, it makes he has a passionate temperament, taking refuge in his music. In the last years of his life his deafness is almost total. He died in 1827 in Vienna, after receiving the Eucharist and pronounce the famous phrase: Applaud my friends, the comedy is over.
Beethoven is considered the bridge between musical Classicism and Romanticism. In Germany is where arise the first theorists of the Prerromantic movement with the Sturm und Drang (Storm and Impetu). The Romantic movement is from the mid-XVIII century to the mid-XIX century. The individual one seeks a balance between reason and feeling.


            In conclusion, Für Elise is one of the most beautiful musical pieces ever written as it captivates any listener. Beethoven was a master, and it is my favorite composer. This piece the first time I heard it was when I was very child in a toy keyboard for young children, that you could play it, and came programmed some songs and this is one of them, so my taste for Beethoven actually started from when I was very child, although I would study him many years later.

I put this version because for me it is the best I have listened. BUT from 3:07 is not Beethoven, is the Piano Sonata nº 15 of Mozart.

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