Ludwig Van Beethoven
17 December 1770 - 26 March 1827
Works in the repertoire
Ludwig van Beethoven, an outstanding and unclassifiable composer, left his mark on the history of music. He broke free from the classical rules, opened up new perspectives in musical composition and laid the foundations for romanticism in music.
His fiery temperament, his gift for improvisation and his incredible ability to compose even though he had lost his hearing made him a legend. Ludwig van Beethoven was a well-known musician of Viennese classicism and inspired many of the great names of classical music, such as Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Liszt, proud representatives of the Romantic generation.
From his 'Symphony No. 9' to his 'Moonlight Sonata', Beethoven's work is as immense as his romantic story. His life was marked by several tragedies, but also by deafness, which struck him when he was not yet thirty.