Education by music “Beethoven: the triumph and groans of a great era in music and the fate of a genius“
Ludwig van Beethoven was fourteen years younger than Mozart. We can say that they lived almost at the same time, breathed the air of one era. Why, then, did they think differently, and did their works sound in completely different languages? Wise teachers tell us that “talented music can reflect reality.” This means that ingenious composers capture in their works the main, epoch-making events of which they are contemporaries. Grandiose events are reflected not only in music. Most tangibly they are represented in painting and sculpture. For example, the brilliant Spanish artist Francisco Goya managed to very vividly and truly capture the bloody breath on canvas of his terrible era of the medieval Inquisition with its torture, the burning of heretics, and the humiliation of man. The Renaissance overcame obscurantism of the Middle Ages.
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