Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist, widely considered one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music. His works span the transition from the classical period to the romantic era in classical music.

Books

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  1. 1. Beethoven's Letters

    This book offers an intimate glimpse into the personal life and inner world of one of classical music's greatest composers through a collection of his correspondence. Spanning from his early years in Bonn through his rise to fame in Vienna and until his death, the letters reveal his relationships with family, friends, and fellow artists, his struggles with hearing loss, and his insights into his creative process. They also reflect his financial worries, his search for love, and his passionate involvement with the political and cultural movements of his time. The letters are a testament to his enduring legacy and provide a deeper understanding of his music through the lens of his personal experiences and emotions.

    The 2729th Greatest Book of All Time