Did Wolfgang A. Mozart influence Ludwig
van Beethoven's compositions?
Here are four reasons which imply Mozart influenced Beethoven:
1. Mozart (1756-1791) lived
before Beethoven (1770-1827). This proves it is at least possible
for Mozart's work to have influenced Beethoven's work.
2. It has been written Beethoven
had respect for the works of Mozart. This shows Beethoven had
come into contact with Mozart's work.
3. Mozart and Joseph Haydn
(1732-1809) influenced the Classical Period (1750-1820) by developing
grand forms of symphony, opera, string quartet, and concerto.
Beethoven composed his works during this time. Therefore, Beethoven
could have been either directly or indirectly influenced by Mozart.
4. In 1787, Beethoven had
planned to study under Mozart. Beethoven, however, had to change
his plans when his mother became ill. In 1792, Beethoven began
studying with Haydn in Vienna. Mozart had influenced the later
works of Haydn, and therefore, it is possible this influence was
passed from Haydn to Beethoven.
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