Ludwig van Beethoven Quotes (32 quotes)




Ludwig van Beethoven
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Said to Louis Schlosser. As reported in: "Beethoven: The Man and the Artist Revealed in His Own Words" (Mundus Publishing, 1926)
Ludwig van Beethoven
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to Karl von Baden, August 23, 1823
Ludwig van Beethoven
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To Goethe, who expressed his annoyance at the incessant greetings from passersby when the two of them were walking together.


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Ludwig van Beethoven
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Born: December 17, 1770

Died: March 26, 1827 (aged 56)

Nationality: German

Occupation: Composer

Bio: Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets. He also composed other chamber music, choral works, and songs.

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