| This volume contains a collection of biographical sketches of Beethoven written by various authors. Contents include: “Beethoven, by Maurice Baring”, “Ludwig Van Beethoven, by Elbert Hubbard”, “Ludwig Van Beethoven, by Harriette Brower”, “Beethoven, by George T. Ferris”, “On Hearing a Symphony of Beethoven, by Edna St. Vincent Millay”, “Ludwig Van Beethoven, by Kathrine Lois Scobey & Olive Brown Horne”, etc. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) was a German composer and pianist. Beethoven's musical prowess was recognised from an early age, and he soon became famous as a virtuoso pianist and composer. However, after having gone almost completely deaf by 1814, Beethoven ceased public performances and appearances entirely. One of the most celebrated composers in Western history, Beethoven's music remains amongst the most commonly-performed classical music around the world. His most notable compositions include: “Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21”, “Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61” and “Piano Concerto No. 5 in E? major, Op. 73”. This brand new volume offers unique insights into the life and mind of this incredible composer and will appeal to those with an interest in classical music.