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About German Composer Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. He is widely regarded as one of the most important composers of all time. His music is often considered to be a bridge between Classicism and Romanticism.

An important patron of Beethoven was Prince Joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowitz. His Prague palace became a "de facto" Beethoven residence from the autumn of 1813, and the composer dedicated his opus 102, the set of variations on a theme from Handel's "Judas Maccabaeus", to him.

Beethoven had great admiration for Frederick William II and sent him copies of all his new works. In 1824 Beethoven, in dire financial straits, sold Lobkowitz a copy of his Triple Concerto for an exorbitant sum of 1,000 florins, promising him another (presumably a copy of the forthcoming Fourth) for no less than 800 florins.

It is unlikely that Beethoven ever composed any such work; he had not done so by 1824, when he was suddenly overwhelmed with orders for it from all parts of Europe, nor did he do so in 1825, when his output of string quartets was at its highest.


Bagatelle No. 25 in A Minor
was a song composed by Ludwig van Beethoven and is commonly known as Für Elise. It is translated “For Elise” and it is a composition for solo piano. The piece is a beautiful, flowing piano piece that people automatically recognize as soon as the pianist starts playing it. The interesting thing about the piece is that it wasn’t discovered until some 40 years after Beethoven’s death.

Oddly enough, no one knows who this “Elise” is but there have been some speculations by historians as to who she was. Beethoven, who lived from 1770 to 1827, was actually deaf at the time of his death and composed many of his best symphonies at a time when he couldn’t hear anything. Read more.

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