"Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy." — Ludwig van Beethoven born on this date, 16 December 1770.
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. He remains one of the most admired composers in the history of Western music; his works rank amongst the most performed of the classical music repertoire and span the transition from the Classical period to the Romantic era in classical music..
A guide to the best recordings of Beethoven's Symphony No 3, 'Eroica'