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Ludwig van Beethoven

“When I open my eyes I must sigh, for what I see is contrary to my religion, and I must despise the world which does not know that music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy”

Beethoven has had a profound influence on generations of composers since the 19th century. His compositions were an important demonstration of the transition from 18th century classicism to 19th century romanticism and he is considered by many scholars to be the first true romantic composer

By the time he reached his mid forties Beethoven was completely deaf. Although this did not effect his composing capabilities it made performing extremely difficult for him, and he often communicated using a notebook

Beethoven died in Vienna, Austria. His funeral was held at the church of the Holy Trinity and was attended by thousands of people, including fellow composer, Franz Schubert

Born Ludwig van Beethoven on 16th December 1770 in Bonn, Germany
Died on 26th March 1827 in Vienna, Austria

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