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Beethoven's status as a giant in music history is well-earned: Nearly every expectation and stereotype we hold in the West about what music "should be" stems from his influence. He ushered in the Romantic era of music, which characterized the nineteenth century and turned custom on its head. His music was so definitive that the following generation of composers fought over the title of "Beethoven's Successor" -- and for the majority of his career, Beethoven was deaf! How did he do it? Come find out!