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The Katherine Jenkins Collection - Mozart and Beethoven
'What made Beethoven special and successful was that he managed to break the highly structured and refined rules of classical composition, preparing the way for the free-flowing romantic composers who followed him,' says Katherine. For example, when Beethoven published his first three piano trios, his teacher Joseph Haydn - pictured - praised them but told the young composer to hold off publishing the third one, which was just too bold. Haydn thought that it would be a bad career move, because the music would be too hard for an audience to understand. Beethoven pressed on regardless. The trio announced him as a new and important musical voice, with powerful things to say.