The Great Aristotle of Greece


There lived a great man named Aristotle of Greece. He laid a great foundation for today’s exploits. Read a few things about this legend.

Did you know, Aristotle was a student of Plato and in turn, he (Aristotle) tutored the famous king,  Alexander the Great?
Aristotle was, and remains a great man. He is a man of many parts: he studied many subjects possible at the time and made significant contributions. His writings cover many subjects, including physics,  poetry, theater, music,  rhetorics, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology.
According to Wikipedia, Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. His writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality (virtue ethics), aesthetics, logic, science, politics, and metaphysics.

Interestingly, Aristotle, means “the best purpose”. Unfortunately, in some environments, Aristotle shortened as ARISTO is a word used in a negative sense, the sugar-daddy relationships. But in truth, Aristotle is a good name which also stands for great achievements.


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About Beethoven – the Great Composer

Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the most famous and influential composers of the Classical era. It happened he became deaf about his late 20s, but managed to rise above his illness and physical limitations by creating some of the most beautiful and lasting music pieces in history.

His birth date is uncertain but he was baptized on December 17, 1770.

He began his career by playing at parties attended by wealthy people. And as his popularity grew in the 1800, so was the opportunity to travel to various European cities and perform.

He is described as an introvert who was not too concerned about his appearance.  And he probably took after his father’s musical inclination. He is Known for his expressive music

He wrote chamber music, sonatas, symphonies, songs and quartets including “Piano Sonata, Op. 27” (Moonlight Sonata), “Adelaide” (song), “The Creatures of Prometheus” (ballet), “Symphony No. 3 Eroica,”Symphony No. 9, op. 125” (d minor) etc

It has been mentioned that Beethoven’s father used to beat him in the head (around the ear area) when he was young. This might have  contributed to his eventual hearing loss.

Inspite of his illness , Ludwig  managed to rise above his physical limitations by creating some of the most beautiful and lasting music pieces ever.

References:, Wikipedia

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