Some 2.500 professional and amateur musicians gather at the Neude square in Utrecht on November 20, 2010 to perform the 9th symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven. The performance was a protest asgainst teh budget cuts on culture by the Dutch govenment. AFP PHOTO/ ANP ROBIN UTRECHT netherlands out - belgium out
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Portrait Ludwig van Beethoven when composing the Missa Solemnis', 1820. Stieler, Joseph Karl (1781-1858). Found in the collection of the Beethoven-Haus, Bonn.
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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827), German composer, generally considered to be one of the greatest composers in the Western tradition.
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Portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), German composer and pianist, composing the Missa Solemnis, 1819-1820. Painting by Joseph Karl Stieler (1781-1858). Bonn, Beethoven-Haus
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Ludwig van Beethoven (16 December 1770- 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. He was a crucial figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western classical music, and remains one of the most acclaimed and influential composers of all time. Portrait of Beethoven in 1818 by August Klober
German composer Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) with the Rasowmowsky Quartet, drawn by the artist Borckmann.
Germany - 18th-19th century. Portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven (Bonn, 1770 - Vienna, 1827), German composer and pianist.