Ludwig van Beethoven December 1770 – 26 March was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers.
Beethoven's letter to Eleonore Breuning, written in June 1794. He is relieved she has forgiven him for a quarrel between them, probably due to an unwanted display of affection before he left Bonn for Vienna. He also thanks her for a neck cloth she made & sent him.
Beethoven's room in Heiligenstadt where he wrote the document that came to be known as the Heiligenstadt Testament, an outporing of despair over his hearing loss and determination to continue to live and compose inspite of his affliction.