Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Born: December 17, 1770
  • Died: March 26, 1827
  • Nationality: German
  • Profession: Composer, Pianist









Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in classical music, he remains one of the most recognised and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies; 5 piano concertos; 1 violin concerto; 32 piano sonatas; 16 string quartets; a mass, the Missa solemnis; and an opera, Fidelio. His career as a composer is conventionally divided into early, middle, and late periods; the "early" period is typically seen to last until 1802, the "middle" period from 1802 to 1812, and the "late" period from 1812 to his death in 1827.

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A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
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Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth. Music, Chants & Rapps ;Religion & God
Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets; art deserves that, for it and knowledge can raise man to the Divine. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Friends applaud, the comedy is over.
I will seize fate by the throat; it shall certainly never wholly overcome me.
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Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life. Life ;Music, Chants & Rapps
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Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Music, Chants & Rapps
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Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman. Music, Chants & Rapps
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
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The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, 'Thus far and no farther.'
This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble.
Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes. Music, Chants & Rapps
What you are, you are by accident of birth; what I am, I am by myself. There are and will be a thousand princes; there is only one Beethoven.

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