Ludwig van Beethoven
b. December 17, 1770 – d. March 26, 1827 • Composer • Musician
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Beethoven, Ludwig van
Beethoven, Ludwig van(1770–1827). The composer of some of the most influential pieces of music ever written, Ludwig van Beethoven created a bridge between the 18th-century classical period and the new beginnings of Romanticism. His greatest breakthroughs in composition came in his instrumental work,
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Beethoven, Ludwig Van
BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN (1770–1827)German composerBorn in Bonn, Beethoven lived at a time of great upheaval, culminating in the French Revolution. In spirit, he was as much a revolutionary as any of his artistic compatriots. His works Egmont, Fidelio, and the Ninth Symphony especially reflect his liberal