Before Beethoven there were loads of classical/orchestral etc., composers and after him loads more but it is Ludwig Van Beethoven that looms largest in world culture these days beyond any doubt.
The same in popular music there are loads of singers and groups but Elvis Presley, described as "The Stand Alone Icon of the 20th Century", more than 40 years after his death still looms largest of them all.
Please enjoy a short sample of Beethoven's marvellous 9th Symphony as a soundtrack to a little of my Elvis memorabilia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NOXgjqIAOw
It may go viral with a little help from my friends.
Doing well on twitter anyway.