Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the greatest composers of all time. The very name evokes thoughts of some of the greatest classical music pieces of the West. He composed soaring sonatas, heavenly symphonies, and endearing concerti. His name is known the world over for the magnificence and power of his compositions, and for his ability to lift our spirits through music. Mr. Claudio Arrau dedicated his life to researching and interpreting the classical and romantic works that were written 500 to 600 years ago. Through his devotion to this mission, he became one of the world’s most admired pianists of the 20th century.