Composing on the Classical period and helping transition into the Romantic period.
Born in Bonn Germany, the capital of Electorate of Cologne. Beethoven showed his musical talents at a young age and was taught first by his father and the composer Christian Gottlob Neefe. When he was 21 he moved to Vienna and studied composition with Joseph Hayden.In his late 20s his hearing started to fade, in 1811 he stoped conducting and composing in public and continued in private until his death in 1827
Birthplace of Beethoven,Now a museum
Living the first 21 years of his life in his hometown Bonn then for the rest of his life in Vienna
Most famous pieces: Piano Sonata No. 14,Symphony No. 9 in D minor, and Sympathy No.5
-His most famous pieces were in the last 15 years of his life, when he was mostly deaf
-Before composing he dipped his head in cold water