On December 16, 1770, Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer, conductor and pianist, was born

Beethoven is a key figure in classical music in the period between classicism and romanticism, one of the most performed composers in the world. He wrote in all genres that existed in his time, including opera, music for dramatic performances, and choral works. The most significant in his legacy are considered his instrumental works - piano, violin and cello sonatas, concerts for piano, for violin, quartets, overtures, symphonies. Beethoven's work had a significant impact on the symphonism of the 19th and 20th centuries.

The Musical Library of the museum Collection includes several dozens of musical media with Beethoven’s compositions, including piano sonatas (Op. 2, Op.10, Op.14, Op. 27, Op. 31, Op. 49, Op. 90, Op. 101), "Pathetic", Piano Concerto No. 5 in E Flat Major, Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 9 in A major (The Kreutzer Sonata), symphonies No. 3, 5, 7 and many others.

For the birthday of the great classical composer, we prepared a musical selection recorded on the piano “Steinway Duo-Art” (1926) from the media stored in the museum Collection musical library from the paper music rolls “Duo Art”.