Can you believe that Beethoven came into this world just 245 years ago and his amazing music still lives on. Can you imagine the Spice Girls being played in another 200 years - Mmmm but I bet Beethoven will still be going strong.
He was baptized in Bonn on December 17th 1770.
There were seven children but only 3 survived and Ludwig was the eldest. His father was a musician at the court in Bonn.
This is the complete 6th Symphony 'Pastoral' - one of my favourites. During the bustle of the run up to Christmas take a few minutes to relax and have a listen.
He died in 1827, aged 57 and is buried in the Central Cemetary in Vienna.
I have seen his grave on a visit to Vienna a few years ago.
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