Ludwig van Beethoven

10 Things You Might Not Know About Ludwig van Beethoven

1.The German composer, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), struggled with math as a child. He left school prior to receiving lessons…

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Language Rules: Rom Harré on the Life and Philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein

Austrian-born English philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951) is considered as one of the most influential—although controversial—thinkers of the 20th century. His work touched on topics…

6 months ago

Immortal Beloved: Beethoven’s Music is Still Bringing Joy

It is said that before composing, Ludwig van Beethoven  (1770–1827) had a habit of dipping his head in cold water.…

4 years ago

The Beethoven Effect: Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Maestro!

From a St. Bernard dog bearing his name to a toddler reacting emotionally to the sounds of “Moonlight Sonata” to…

4 years ago

Pure Joy: Beethoven’s Ninth is Still the First

On May 7, 1824, at the prestigious Kärntnertor Theater in Vienna, a nearly deaf Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) premiered his…

4 years ago

Between Mozart and Haydn: Lewis Lockwood on Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Tormented Genius”

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) was one of the greatest and most radical composers of all time. A tormented genius, who went…

14 years ago

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) was one of the greatest and most radical composers of all time. A tormented genius, who went…

254 years ago