Immortal Beloved: Beethoven’s Music is Still Bringing Joy — Simply

Ludwig van Beethoven

It is said that before composing, Ludwig van Beethoven(1770–1827) had a habit of dipping his head in cold water. We can’t be sure whether this tidbit is true or merely an invention of the 18th-century rumor mill.But this much we do know: regardless of whether he was cool or hot-headed while he wrote, Beethoven’s music has remained among the greatest and most influential of all…