While acknowledging his faults as a music critic, Lenin wrote: "I know nothing finer than the Appassionata; I would want to listen to it every day." It's fantastic, superhuman music. I always think, perhaps naively, of the wonderful things that mankind can do.
As for Chopin, he was one of my favorite musicians. I love his music very much.
Chopin was born on February 21st, 1795. He died on December 28th, 1849. He was only 35 years old when he died. A car accident killed him. But anyway, yes, I think he was great.
The quotation to which he references is taken out of context. Listening to a Beethoven sonata merely makes Lenin "want to do beautiful, stupid things" and distracts him from the all-consuming battle for justice and socialism at the time. The truth is that Lenin hated Beethoven's music with a passion and believed it was the work of deaf mutes who had been hired by the aristocracy to entertain them on their estates.
He criticized the great composers of his day, including Beethoven, because they used excessive tonal harmony and counterpoint. Lenin wanted simple tunes with strong beats that people could dance to. He also disliked the use of instruments such as the piano because they were expensive and needed tuning regularly.
Beethoven's Seventh Symphony was first performed in 1824 and is considered one of the greatest works in all of music history. It has been described as the "symbol of human dignity," "the voice of God," and "the most sublime musical expression of sorrow and loss."
The symphony is divided into seven parts, or movements; each part is based on a separate theme. The first four parts are characterized by fast tempos and high tension, while the last three are slower and more relaxed.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was claimed to enjoy Russian folk music, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Mussorgsky, and Dargomyzhsky, in addition to songs of revolution and battle. According to one account, he also enjoyed French music.
He is said to have remarked that he "loved the sound of guns" and praised Nicholas II for his efforts during the war. However, there are conflicting reports about whether or not he actually took part in military operations.
Some sources claim that he trained as a soldier before becoming a revolutionary, but this is unlikely since he did not receive any formal education.
It has been suggested that Lenin may have enjoyed listening to artillery fire because it reminded him of peasant celebrations when fields were sown with grain or trees planted.
This explanation has been offered by some authors who claim that he wanted to destroy all signs of aristocracy in Russia (especially the Tsar's army) and used artillery fire as a pretext. It has also been claimed that he used artillery fire during party meetings as a means of making speeches more exciting.
However, other sources dispute this interpretation of events. They point out that, while Lenin did encourage radical action among soldiers and working people, he also tried to find ways to avoid violence if possible.
According to famous historian Richard Pipes, Lenin was "very humble in his personal demands" and had "an austere, even ascetic way of living." This is significant because it reveals his mentality and honesty. When it came down to it, he could be a forceful, brutal leader. However, he did not enjoy being surrounded by sycophants so he often found himself alone when making decisions.
Lenin started out as a revolutionary socialist but later changed his mind and decided that Russia should become a communist state. Although he created the Soviet Union, it soon turned into a dictatorship where he ruled absolutely. His own health began to fail in 1922 and he died on January 21, 1924.
Although he wanted to live up to the ideals of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels only managed to write one book about him: "Lenin: A Study in Power". This book shows us that even though he was a great leader, he was not perfect.
There are several schools of thought about Lenin's leadership abilities. Some historians believe that he was able to bring order out of chaos after the Russian Revolution by using Marxist theory as a guide, while others believe that this theory was only used as an excuse for him to seize power. Either way, he was able to lead the country to communism.
Some critics claim that Lenin was not a genuine believer in Marxism but rather used it as a tool to gain power.
He would pay homage to heroism in the early stages of his musical career. He was a supporter of Napoleon and dedicated his Third Symphony, "Eroica," to him. When Napoleon was crowned Emperor, Beethoven fiercely removed this dedication from his score. 8. Ta-ta-ta-taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...
But he had also dedicated the work to the memory of his friend Joseph Haydn, who died in 1809. So by removing the dedication, he was also removing any claim he might have had to be paid for performing the work. This is because musicians at the time didn't get paid unless they were hired by someone who knew of their fame.
In addition, he had used money he had been given as payment in full for some copyrights to fund the first performance of his new symphony. And finally, there's a story that when Napoleon was asked what he thought of Beethoven's music, he is said to have replied: "I don't like it." At which point, Beethoven is reported to have thrown his violin across the room in anger.
As you can see, Beethoven was not a fan of Napoleon or his policies, so it's no surprise that he turned down an offer to come to France and play before the revolution started. But one must remember that Germany at the time was still part of the Austrian Empire, which means that politics were involved in this decision too.
Beethoven was well-known for his quick temper. He had the ability to fly into a rage quickly and easily, but he also had the ability to calm down just as rapidly. Here's an example written as a letter: 8/20 Copyist Issues $10 Check Back in 1827.
This is an excerpt from a letter that Ludwig van Beethoven wrote to his brother Johann on August 20, 1827. In it, he complains about some copyists at the Prince Lichnowsky Music Academy in Vienna who have been delaying in copying some of his music. The problem is that Beethoven is very slow to pay his bills and the copyists were afraid they wouldn't be paid. So in order to protect their interests, they contacted another institution that wanted to hire them: the princely choir of Lichnowsky Palace in Vienna. In this case, the check was sent to the office of the choir director. But since there was no one available at that office to sign for it, the check returned to Beethoven with the note "Not At Home". Frustrated by this delay, Beethoven writes, "I can't stand this any longer; it makes me furious."
In addition to being frustrated by the copyists not doing their job, Beethoven was also frustrated by some changes that they made to his work without asking him first.