Ludwig van Beethoven(1770-1827) was a German pianist and one of music’s greatest composers. He is most famous for his compositions of 32 sonatas, 5 piano concertos, an opera, and 9 symphonies. He was almost completely deaf during his 9th symphony, but that did not hinder him from completing it. His most well known pieces are the Fifth symphony, Fur Elise, and Moonlight Sonata.
Here are Ludwig van Beethoven’s top ten greatest quotes:
Music is a higher revelation that all wisdom and philosophy.
Even in poverty I lived like a king for I tell you that nobility is the thing that makes a king.
To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.
It seemed unthinkable for me to leave the world forever before I had produced all that I felt called upon to produce.
Recommend to your children virtues, that alone can make them happy, not gold.
Love demands all, and has a right to all.
Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets; art deserves that, for it and knowledge can raise man to the Divine.
I wish you music to help with the burdens of life, and to help you release your happiness to others.
What I have in my heart and soul – must find a way out. That’s the reason for music.
What you are, you are by accident of birth; what I am, I am by myself. There are and will be a thousand princes; there is only one Beethoven.
Thank you Ludwig van Beethoven!