Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist (1770-1827). The crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential composers of all time. Beethoven is widely regarded as one of history’s greatest composers.
Beethoven’s music is used extensively on the silver screen and regarded as one of the Romantic Composers. His famous piece ‘Fur Elise’ has been part of several movies as Bill and Ted’s Ecellent Adventure, Death in Venice, Fearless, Patch Adam, Rosemary’s Baby. Moreover you can also listen his other symphonies in a plethora of other movies.
Beethoven became totally deaf (he lost the ability to hear higher frequencies first). Some of the referred incidents are 1) when a group of visitors saw him play a loud arpeggio of thundering bass notes at his piano remarking, “Ist es nicht schön?” (Is it not beautiful?), they felt deep sympathy considering his courage.
2) There is a well-attested story that, at the end of the premiere of his Ninth Symphony, he had to be turned around to see the tumultuous applause of the audience; hearing nothing, he wept
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Ludwig van Beethoven