Beethoven: The Man

Who was Ludwig van B.?

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Beethoven-House BonnCarnegie HallDeutsche GrammophonGerman Historical MuseumLA PhilAustrian National LibraryWien Museum
What year was Beethoven born?
Draft of the Beethoven Portrait with Missa Solemnis (Joseph Karl Stieler)

Beethoven's Bonn

Explore the museum preserving the legacy

A Guided Tour of Beethoven House

Get a feel for his life as you walk around the house where he was born

Was Beethoven a feminist?

Beethoven's relationship to women was difficult, yet he provided inspiration that lasts until today

"How happy I am to be able to wander among bushes and herbs, under trees and over rocks; no man can love the country as I love it....My miserable hearing does not trouble me here."Ludwig van Beethoven
Which symphony did Beethoven dedicate to Nature?
No.3 - "Eroica"

What did Beethoven really look like?

Discover how different artists chose to represent the composer

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