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, his music remains among the most commonly-performed classical music around the world. This book contains a fantastic collection of classic poetry related or dedicated to Beethoven by various poets, including Maurice Baring, Sidney Lanier, and others. Highly recommended for lovers of poetry and classical music alike. Contents include: “Beethoven, by Joseph Otten”, “Beethoven, by Florence Earle Coates”, “Beethoven – Vienna, by Richard Watson Gilder”, “Beethoven – Adagio, Op. 27, by Jiří Karásek Ze Lvovic”, “Beethoven, by Letitia Elizabeth Landon”, “To Beethoven, by Sidney Lanier.”, “On Hearing A Symphony Of Beethoven, by Edna St. Vincent Millay”, “Beethoven, by Maurice Baring”, etc. Ragged Hand – Read & Co. is publishing this brand new collection of classic poetry now complete with an introductory biography by Joseph Otten.