Elvis Von, as he preferred to be known, was the brother of the brilliant composer and pianist, Ludwig van Beethoven. Little is known about Elvis’s life, but documents discovered after his famous brother’s death in 1827 indicate Elvis was ostracized by his community for his propensity for spangly attire and repeated bouts of hip gyrations. 161 more words
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Beethoven Nine Variations C Minor on a March by Ernst Dressler WoO.63.
This was Ludwig’s first published work, composed in 1782 when he was just 12 years old. 66 more words
Saint Clement of Alexandria was convinced that goodness is intrinsic to certain kinds of music and wickedness to others. He encouraged the faithful in the usage of diatonic melodies and regular meters, exhorted them to avoid “chromatics and syncopation” which, he believed, led to “drunkenness and debauchery.” This belief is still widespread. 356 more words
Beethoven, Piano and Clarinet Trio in B-flat, op.11: Jacqueline du Pré
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The Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 11, was composed by… 241 more words