Did Ludwig Van Beethoven ever marry

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At the age of 22, Beethoven undertook another trip to Vienna on a scholarship from the Elector, from which he never returned. Mozart had died in 1791, however, and so Beethoven became a composition student with Haydn. But the lessons were evidently not what Beethoven had envisioned, because he was “secretly” taking lessons from Johann Baptist Schenk on the side. He also studied counterpoint with Johann Georg Albrechtsberger and vocal composition with Antonio Salieri.
Beethoven is said to have said later that although he had “enjoyed a few lessons with Haydn, but never learned anything from him” - a statement that was probably not entirely justified. Haydn was rather skeptical of Beethoven's compositional style, his constant “pushing forward” and “tense”. Despite some differences of opinion, Haydn can be considered an influential companion in Beethoven's life and work. In 1795 the first three piano trios (op. 1) were published.

Shortly after Beethoven's arrival in Vienna, his father died. French troops occupied the Rhine. When the French cavalry marched into Bonn in 1794, the elector's court had to flee. Therefore, from now on Beethoven no longer received any salary payments. As a result, his two brothers also moved to Vienna. Beethoven's existence was now secured by aristocratic Viennese circles, especially Prince Karl Lichnowsky. He paid him an annual salary from 1800 and Beethoven was allowed to live with him for a while. In 1806 there were disputes between the two, so the prince stopped making payments.

Beethoven's 1st Symphony was performed in 1800 and received with great enthusiasm. The headstrong genius Ludwig van Beethoven was passed around in the aristocratic class from salon to salon. He played his own groundbreaking piano compositions or improvised. It has been handed down that he often appeared high-handed and improperly and tested his limits in dealing with others.

Beethoven dedicated his 3rd symphony to Prince Lobkowitz. First he wanted to give it the title "Sinfonia grande, intitolata Bonaparte". However, after learning that Napoleon had crowned himself emperor on May 18, 1804, he furiously tore up the front page. From then on the symphony was called "Eroica".

In 1805 Beethoven's only opera "Leonore" was performed. Beethoven later subjected it to some arrangements. In 1814 the final version of the opera came on stage as "Fidelio".

In 1808 the 5th and 6th symphonies were premiered. From 1809 it was Prince Lobkowitz, Archduke Rudolf and Ferdinand Fürst Kinsky who secured his regular income for the following four years - provided that he stayed in Vienna. Beethoven turned down the opportunity to go to Kassel as Kapellmeister at the court of Jérôme Bonaparte.