Ludwig von Beethoven (17 Sep 1770- 26 Mar 1827) was a German composer and Pianist. He was born in Bonn and died in Vienna. He remains one of the most recognised and influential composers. His best-known compositions include 9 Symphonies,5 Piano Concertos, 1 Violin Concerto, 32 Piano Sonatas, 16 string quartets, a Mass the Missa Solemnis and an Opera Fidelio.
He worked with Neefe as assistant Court organist in Bonn between 1783 to 1785 In 1786 he moved to Vienna. In 2020 we are also celebrating his 200th Birth Anniversary
The Maldives issued a set of four stamps on 26 Mar 1977 to mark his 150th Death Anniversary.
1L-Beethoven as Court Organist in Bonn in 1785. 2L – Moonlight Sonata & Portrait.
3L- Goethe & Beethoven at Teplitz 4L – Beethoven 1815 & his string instruments