Ludwig van Beethoven

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Noun1.Ludwig van Beethoven - German composer of instrumental music (especially symphonic and chamber music)Ludwig van Beethoven - German composer of instrumental music (especially symphonic and chamber music); continued to compose after he lost his hearing (1770-1827)
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of Minnesota) describes Bridgetower's musical training and performances, as well as his relationship with such figures as Franz Joseph Haydn and Ludwig Beethoven, after first situating his life in the context of the changing images of blacks in 18th century Europe.