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Celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven, Master Composer and Musician

Updated: Jan 26, 2021

W.S. Barnett presents conversations with notable artists honoring the 250th birthday of the renowned master composer and musician, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) is one of the greatest, if not the single greatest, composers of classical music of all time. A master composer and musician, later in life, Beethoven became deaf, unable to perform publicly. However, his most extraordinary music came about during this period. Beethoven was instrumental in the transition of classical music to romantic music.

A genius in his own right, Beethoven saw music as a medium that people could experience anywhere. He was a man of great faith that inspired his music.

Beethoven said,

“My chief aim was to awaken and permanently instill religious feelings not only into the singers but also into the listeners.”

Beethoven’s music remains at the forefront of music in the church, theater, concert halls, academia, and other artistic venues worldwide. Listen to Alfred Brendel's complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas.

Celebrating Beethoven

In honor of Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday. this series will feature conversations with distinguished artists like Jason Bahr, master composer; Debora Wondercheck, accomplished violinist; Bob Petterson, best-selling author; Makoto Fujimura, world-renowned visual artist; Ronald Matthews, accomplished classical pianist, orchestra conductor, and Eastern University president, and more!

Conversations and interviews coming soon! For information, email:

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