Happy Birthday Ludwig

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250 years ago today, Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the most admired composers in the history of Western music, was born in Bonn, Germany. Hundreds of the pianist’s works  rank amongst the most performed of any musician.

Even while suffering increasingly from deafness in 1812 and becoming almost completely deaf by 1814, he continued to radically innovate musical form and expression until his death in 1827.

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