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Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer. As 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. By his late 20s his hearing began to deteriorate, and by the last decade of his life he was almost totally deaf. In 1811 he gave up conducting and performing in public but continued to compose; many of his most admired works come from these last 15 years of his life.
December 16, 1770, Bonn, Electorate of Cologne, Holy Roman Empire [now Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany]
March 26, 1827
1922 HäxanMusic 1941 FantasiaMusic 1943 The Yankee Doodle MouseAdditional Soundtrack 1949 EroicaMusic 1969 SorrowsMusic 1972 EroicaMusic 1976 Beethoven – Tage aus einem LebenMusic 1976 To Die... To Sleep... Perchance to DreamMusic 1980 The ConductorMusic 1998 Star Trek: InsurrectionAdditional Soundtrack 1999 Fantasia 2000Music 2006 Ed's Eaten ElevensesAdditional Soundtrack 2006 Keeping Score: Beethoven's EroicaMusic 2010 The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a Serial KillerMusic 2016 Beethoven Piano Sonatas Vol. 3MusicLimited to the 15 most popular items