Beethoven is known as one of the greatest composers of all time, and he is certainly ranked quite high on my list of favorite composers, partly because of the challenging and moody sounds of his music. Beethoven led quite a life, not a very happy one at that, his father was an alcoholic, he had small pox at a young age, and to top it off, he started going deaf in his twenties. Despite all of the setbacks in his life, he was able to compose some of the most brilliant music ever written, with sounds ranging from moody to depressing, and even majestic and heroic.
Beethoven wrote a lot of music for different instruments, but my personal favorite music that is written by him is for the piano. I think that his piano sonatas are the best works in his catalogue. I also think that the piano sonatas are a great addition to any music library and they are a definite challenge for any musician. These are some wonderful editions of Beethoven's sonata collections.
To get the full effect of Beethoven’s music, I also suggest listening to his symphonies, I just listened to the Fifth Symphony the other day again and I was reminded of just how amazing this music really is. I recommend
Beethoven is one of the greatest masters of music in all of history and his music should not be ignored. Beethoven is a must in any library of music literature.