Ludwig van Beethoven
composer

Ludwig van Beethoven

  • December 17, 1770 Bonn, Germany - March 26, 1827 Vienna, Austria

Biography

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Ludwig van Beethoven, known throughout the world for the Hymn to Joy of his ninth symphony, is one of the greatest composers in musical history. Despite spending his early years in poverty and pain with a drunkard for a father, Beethoven received a solid musical education, particularly in Vienna with Haydn and Salieri.

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The 2022 Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert

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Grand Piano Competition 2021: Finals (II/II)

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Mikhail Pletnev performs Beethoven

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Leeds International Piano Competition 2021: Finals (I/II)

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The 2021 Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert

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Beethoven's Fidelio

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Barenboim on Beethoven 1: Genius and Destiny

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