This volume contains a collection of classic essays by various authors that explore and analyse Beethoven’s most notable compositions. Contents include: “Beethoven, by Lawrence Gilman”, “Beethoven, by Arthur Johnstone”, “A Sketch of Beethoven – A Lecture, by Thomas Hanly Ball”, “On Hearing A Symphony Of Beethoven, by Edna St. Vincent Millay”, etc. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) was a German composer and pianist. Beethoven’s musical prowess was recognised from an early age, and he soon became famous as a virtuoso pianist and composer. However, after having gone almost completely deaf by 1814, Beethoven ceased public performances and appearances entirely. One of the most celebrated composers in Western history, Beethoven’s music remains amongst the most commonly-performed classical music around the world. Read & Co. Books is publishing this brand new collection of classic essays for the modern reader.