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The Ninth: Beethoven and the World in 1824
by Harvey Sachs

The Ninth: Beethoven and the World in 1824
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Beethoven's Letters
by Ludvig van Beethoven

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Beethoven: The Universal Composer (Eminent Lives)
by Edmund Morris

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Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven
A German composer of classical music, who became one of the greatest and most radical composers of all time. Many believe he is the greatest composer of all times. His family members were royal-court musicians in Cologne. Before the age of 12, Beethoven published his first work. A genius, who went deaf in later years of his life. He could never hear his final works. His nine symphones are probably his greatest achievement, each one an unrivalved masterpiece, but he also wrote 5 piano concertos, piano sonatas, string quartets and one opera, Fidelio.
(1770 1827)


Off with you! You're a happy fellow, for you'll give happiness and joy to many other people. There is nothing better or greater than that!
~ Ludwig van Beethoven
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
~ Ludwig van Beethoven
This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble.
~ Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth.
~ Ludwig van Beethoven
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears form the eyes of woman.
~ Ludwig van Beethoven
Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup.
~ Ludwig van Beethoven
Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.
~ Ludwig van Beethoven
Friends applaud, the comedy is over.
~ Ludwig van Beethoven
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
~ Ludwig van Beethoven
Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.
~ Ludwig van Beethoven
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
~ Ludwig van Beethoven
Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.
~ Ludwig van Beethoven
The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, "Thus far and no farther."
~ Ludwig van Beethoven
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
~ Ludwig van Beethoven
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
~ Ludwig van Beethoven
Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.
~ Ludwig van Beethoven
Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes.
~ Ludwig van Beethoven
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
~ Ludwig van Beethoven

What you are, you are by accident of birth; what I am, I am by myself. There are and will be a thousand princes; there is only one Beethoven.
~ Ludwig van Beethoven

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