History of Mozart and Beethoven

During the seventeenth century, music was a growing success in Europe. There was many new discovers during this time because music was so popular.

There were many composers during the seventeenth century, but only a number of the composers really influenced the culture and the style that classical music is known for.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig Van Beethoven were two composers that were equally different, but also equally the same.

The Musical Families

Some families in the seventeenth century consist of musical families. Musical families were families that were troupes that would work for patrons and venues and entertain the patrons or venues with music.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as a young child, was taught how to play music by his father Leopold Mozart, who was one of Europe’s pedagogues for music.

Ludwig Van Beethoven was brought up being taught how to play music by his father Johann Van Beethoven, who was a musician for the Electoral court in Bonn, Germany.

By the age of eleven, Beethoven was employed by the Christian Gottlob Neefe and started to perform as an organist and a harpsichordist.

Their lives and Achievements

When he lived in Vienna, Mozart worked as a freelance musician and never worked under a patrons.

Mozart wrote three major plays and many public pieces that became popular in Vienna.

Beethoven moved to Vienna to study under composers like Joseph Haydn and even was a pupil for Mozart for some time. He became famous for gaining a reputation as a piano virtuoso and made money by having patrons.

On March 29, 1795, Ludwig Van Beethoven had is first public debut, which is believed to be his first piano concerto.

The last days

Between the years of 1788 and 1789, Mozart had “dark thoughts” and developed depression.

Because of his drinking and his depression, Mozart died on December 5, 1971 with an unknown cause of death.

Beethoven was losing his hearing, he was lonely and short-tempered. Beethoven produced an opera, six symphonies, four solo concerto, and more during the time his hearing started to deplete.

Beethoven was completely deaf when he passed away.

These were both great men and excellent composers. They had some similarities in life, but that is why life, even for children prodigies, can’t be predictable.


Brief History of Feudalism


The medieval era is a mystery, but it doesn’t have to be. The era was the last era where reading and writing was still unknown to most people, and the church was heavily influential on how the citizens would think.

As well as the spread of government that took over Europe called Feudalism.

What is Feudalism?

The middle ages had a span of one thousand years before the Renaissances.

There is no definition for the word “Feudalism” because there is no real record showing that the citizens during the middle Ages ever used the word.

Feudalism was just an idea until the political theories that was created by lawyers, who were called Layman, started to really form the system that feudalism is known as today.

Doctor Kip L. Wheeler describes “Feudalism was the medieval model of government predating the birth of the modern nation-state” in his article “Feudalism”.

The Structure of Feudalism:

  • Political power
  • Private possession
  • A armed cavalry to secure private and individual harmony

(From Feudalism by Professor Joseph Strayer)

The Cavalry

From the middle ages to the classical era, Knights were considered an important figure.

In L.K. Alchin’s article, Feudalism and Knights, on the website Lords and Ladies.org describes “A portion of land (called a fief) would be granted by the king to a successful soldier or knight who performed well during battle.”

Granting land was called feudal levy, which a knights had to prove themselves worth to have land.

The origin of the term ‘Knight’ derives from Anglo-Saxon word “Cniht”, meaning “boy” or “page boy”.

Work Cited

Alchin, L. K. “Feudalism and Knights.” lordsandladies.org, 22 June 2014. Web.

Strayer, Joseph Reese. Feudalism. Huntington, N.Y.: R.E. Krieger Publication Company, 1987.EBSCO.

Wheeler, L. Kip, Dr. “Feudalism” Appalachian College Association. web.cn.edu. Web.

History Repeats Itself

My name is Sarah Blain. I’m a Junior at Troy University. My major is Multi-media Journalism with a minor in Public Relations.

Even with my obvious chose in schooling, I have always dreamed of one thing, which is  to be a fact finder. You could say I’m in love with the idea of history. The past has a significant meaning to me, so I was kind of excited to start a blog about my never applied hobby.

The definition on Dictionary. com for fact finder is: A person who searches impartially for the facts or actualities of a subject or situation, especially one appointed to conduct an official investigation, as in a labor-management conflict.

 I’m going to try my best at investigation journalism for the first, and be the person from the definition. Each week, I’m going to bring different aspects  that are connect to various times in history, starting with feudalism.
You can start reading here: https://factfinderblog.wordpress.com/