Ludwig van Beethoven
One of the most famous composers in the entire world, he was predominant musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras. Regarded as the greatest composer who ever lived, Ludwig van Beethoven dominated a period of musical history as no one else before or since. Rooted in the Classical traditions, his music reveals it's power to convey a philosophy of life without the help of spoken text. Even though he was not a Romantic, his music became the basis of much that characterized the work of the Romantics who followed him. In musical form, he was a considerable innovator, widening the scope of sonata, symphony, concerto, and quartet. His personal life, however, was marked by a heroic struggle against deafness, and some of his most important works were composed during the last 10 years of his life when he was quite unable to hear.
|Piano Sonata #14 in C# Minor, "Moonlight"|
|Symphony #6 in F "Pastoral"|
|Symphony #7 in A|