Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Germany in 1770 into a family rich with musical ability and is still considered one of the most influential and acclaimed composers of all time. In this enlightening program viewers will gain a glimpse into the true genius that was Beethoven. Most of his career was spent in Vienna where he slowly started lose his hearing before going completely deaf in 1824. It was at this time he completed one of his most celebrated symphonies of all time, Symphony No. 9 in D minor, (Choral) before his death three years later in 1827.