A big year approaches: In 2020, the world will celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday. Beethoven truly was a stroke of genius. His most productive years came after he started having a loss of hearing and his most well known work, the 9th Symphony, was composed after he was completely deaf. Ludwig van Beethoven's collected works comprise over 650 compositions. Perhaps the most well-known piece worldwide is the 9th Symphony. The world premier of his 9th Symphony came in May 1894, only 3 years before his death. Join me in a Celebration of Beethoven !