Ludwig van Beethoven (baptized December 17, 1770 - March 26, 1827) was a German composer of classical music, who lived predominantly in Vienna, Austria. Beethoven is widely regarded as one of history's supreme composers, and he produced notable works even after losing his hearing. He was one of the greatest figures in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras in music. His reputation has inspired - and in many cases intimidated - composers, musicians, and audiences who were to come after him. Among his most widely-recognized works are his Third, Fifth, Sixth and Ninth symphonies (the latter containing the "Ode to Joy"); Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Emperor"); a Violin Concerto; the Pathétique, Moonlight, Appassionata, and Hammerklavier piano sonatas; and the bagatelle Für Elise.
Halbe composer statuette stands approximately 5 - 5-1/2" high and is made of the finest unbreakable vinyl plastic - it is strong, tough and washable. This statuette would make a great gift for a Beethoven enthusiast or for yourself! Also excellent for use as Music Teacher Awards, Gifts for Music Students, Music Studio Promotions, Homes, Schools and Colleges.