Beethoven's career as a composer did not start well. "As a composer, he's hopeless," said his music teacher. He was heavily criticized for the tunes he created later in life. Yet he became one of the most influential figures in transforming the era of classical music into the romantic era.
Although Beethoven is now known for his wonderful music, this success has not been easy. Most of us have no idea how to write a symphony, and Beethoven's hearing was impaired when he was in his thirties. As the years go by, the situation gets worse. It is rumored that one day Beethoven was sitting with his composer Ferdinand Rice. At that time they see a shepherd playing the flute. They both see it but only hear Rice's tune. Then Beethoven experienced his deafness for the first time. This incident changed him for the rest of his life.
Beethoven continued to become deaf slowly and surely but he did not give up. He knew in life that he could only do things related to music and he would never give up. As a result, he continued to write songs. Early in his deafness he began to use low notes because high notes he could not hear well. But after becoming completely deaf, he has to rely only on the words in his mind.
Beethoven has created some wonderful melodies in his life but one of his most famous works is the Ninth Symphony. He wrote it when he was completely deaf. Life without music was not acceptable to him.