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Why do classical composers not exist nowadays that were of the same stature of Beethoven? [duplicate]

We don’t see many composers nowadays with the very same stature of Beethoven or Mozart. It would appear nowadays, that if you have produced one successful track, you can call yourself a composer. ...
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Why is Beethoven's Op 81 split into “81a” and “81b” instead of No. 1 and No. 2?

Beethoven has an Opus 81a (Piano Sonata No. 26) and Opus 81b (Sextet for Horns and String Quartet). Why is this Opus divided/labeled this way, instead of split into Numbers as opus cataloguing ...
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Identify the number of 11 Beethoven piano sonatas

I pursue a hobby called "geocaching". Currently, I am trying to solve a puzzle which requires that I identify the sonata number of 11 of Beethoven's piano sonatas, from sheet music (see attached ...
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Did Beethoven assist to rehearsals?

As you may know, Beethoven spent the last decade of his life almost completely deaf. That made me wonder : Was he a conductor ? Did he assist to the rehearsals of his concerts ?
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Beethoven's “four chords”

Take the following passage in an English translation of Solzhenitsyn's novel Cancer Ward: Beethoven's four muffled chords of fate were thundering above Kostoglotov's head. Nobody heard them in ...
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Who is the Elize that Beethoven composed about?

What is the history about the famous piano piece "Für Elise". Do we know who this lady that Beethoven immortalized was? Did he have a big, fat old crush on this lady? Was it a case of unrequited love? ...
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Is there a prepared piano in Staier's recording of Diabelli Variations?

In Andreas Staier recording of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, there is some weird stuff going on throughout variations 22 and 23 (recording here starts at var 22). It sounds like there's paper ...