Ludwig van Beethoven (born 17th December, 1770), is one of the most cherished composers of all time. He was also an instrumentalist with expertise in playing piano. He was born in Bonn (Germany). Later he moved to Vienna, learned music and earned a good name as a composer and pianist.
He wanted to learn from Mozart in Vienna but was unable to do so. Instead he found another master, Joseph Haydn in 1790 who taught him a great deal in music. He also received valuable teachings from names like Ignaz Schuppanzigh, Antonio Salieri and Johann Albrechtsberger. In the 90s he became well recognized for his ability in music. In the same era he started to work on his compositions. Initially influence of Mozart and Haydn was seen in his work. But later his music showed individuality. His hearing ability got deteriorated in the 90s and slowly he became completely deaf. But still he managed to create and perform his work.
He has produced music in several genres. His symphonies are still inspiring new musicians.His contributions are well recognized all over the world. And he remains one of the most crucial and influential classical composer the west has ever seen. He died on 26th March 1827.