Ludwig van Beethoven
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.