Often described by musicians as a “giant,” Ludwig van Beethoven’s (1770-1827) works are defined by intellectual depth and honesty. His musical expressions of heroism and struggle echo his troubled personal life. Beethoven’s childhood fell prey to the ambitions of an alcoholic father determined to turn Beethoven into a prodigy. When Beethoven began to go deaf in his late twenties, that didn’t prevent him from going on to create many of the most important works in classical music.

Beethoven was tortured by love of unavailable women and in his later life his behavior became increasingly eccentric. His powerful and stormy compositions are a reflection of his interior turmoil.

Beethoven’s Original Notes: Re-Created On a Journal Cover

This autographed manuscript of Violin Sonata no. 10 in G Major is Beethoven’s final violin sonata. It was written in 1812 for Pierre Rode, the greatest French violinist of the day and first performed by Rode and Archduke Rudolph, to whom the work is dedicated.

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Paperblanks’ Embellished Manuscripts Collection

To inspire the writer, these unique writing journals portray the work of some of the greatest writers, thinkers and artists of all time. These reproductions of excerpts from original manuscripts, letters, scores and drawings provide a glimpse into the creative process of figures such as William Shakespeare, Sigmund Freud and Vincent van Gogh.

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