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Ludwig van Beethoven was a fiery, tempestuous man who had absolutely no idea how to accept “no” as an answer. When life cursed him with deafness, he responded by composing what some consider his greatest work, his ninth symphony. This fortitude was undoubtedly a consequence of his ego, for Beethoven, like Mozart before him, was certainly aware of the historic magnitude of his talents.

True to his psyche, the fourth movement of his first piano sonata (written when he was 25) is a ferocious piece, leaping out of the gates with a bombastic, busy opener. Dedicated to Joseph Hayden, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 1, and in particular its fourth and final movement, makes quite a statement, hammering home the point that Beethoven is a name history is not likely to forget.

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