Ludwig van Beethoven

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Beethoven’s Menacing Bust

Robin Sloane Seibert went from loathing piano lessons and being frightened of a menacing bust of Beethoven to voluntarily learning the Beethoven Bagatelles. »

Becoming Them: An Article about Piano Music

James Wood complains when his father listens to classical records, until the author falls crushingly for Beethoven, in this article about piano music. »

Composer Notes: Beethoven’s Hearing Loss

Composer Notes: Beethoven’s Hearing Loss

Beethoven's hearing loss, although it occurred in 18th century Vienna, came with embarrassment, secrecy, and stigma that are still familiar to many today. »