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Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the most celebrated phenomenon among romantic and classical composers, Beethoven was born in the family of musicians in Germany. During the adolescent, his hearing ability began to deteriorate and later he became completely deaf but this disability didn’t trespassed his caliber of composing. Promoter of the modern symphony orchestra, Beethoven has established himself as a master legend in the musical arena.

Ludwig van Beethoven composing at a piano. Painting by Hermann Junker.

Beethoven - Missa solemnis in D major, op. 123 II. Gloria In gloria Dei...

Ludwig van Beethoven, Musik zu einem Ritterballet, WoO 1 - Composed/played B not given credit at the time (Waldstein commissioned the work).

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) occupies an iconic and pivotal position in music, early works firmly in the Classical style but launching into the Romantic Era.  His 9 symphonies are all very different in style, and have had a strong influence on later composers, as has his piano sonatas and string quartets. He was one of the first independent composers, though he started to go deaf in his 20s.

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A Guide to Beethoven's 9 Symphonies

A Brief, Introductory Guide to Beethoven's 9 Symphonies

Ludwig van Beethoven Musicians ran in the family. He may have wound up suffering from lead poisoning. Even so, his nephew attempted suicide just to get away from him.

Ludwig Van Beethoven, 1816/1818 Giclee Print by Joseph Karl Stieler at AllPosters.com

Ludwig Van Beethoven, 1816/1818

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 - Ludwig van Beethoven (written 1804 - First performed in Vienna's Theater an der Wien in

Ludwig van Beethoven d'après le portrait de Frederic Theodore Lix © BNF

Ludwig van Beethoven d'après le portrait de Frederic Theodore Lix © BNF



Beethoven, print from a German magazine, 1890s

Beethoven, print from a German magazine,

9 People Who Did It Anyway

9 People Who Did It Anyway

1803 Portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven by Christian Horneman. German classical composer and pianist.