Ludwig van Beethoven

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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
One of the most important figures in the history of classical music, German composer Beethoven achieved immortality through his glorious creations. Though often ill and suffering from progressive deafness, Beethoven managed to produce an extraordinary body of musical literature in forms ranging from concertos to symphonies, string quartets to opera. Some of his most popular works include the Eroica Symphony, Fidelio, the Diabelli Variations,and the Choral Symphony (no. 9).