Ludwig van Beethoven

9. Conventional wisdom tells us that Beethoven dominated three genres of music in the 19th century. What were they?

10. What was the Heiligenstadt Testament?

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1.  Symphony

2.  String Quartet

3.  Piano Sonata


Difficult to say that Beethoven didn't dominate symphonic music when you listen to THIS! The conductor (Christian Thielemann) has a very interesting conducting style, no? Note the heavily male Vienna Philharmonic. Progress has been made, however: there are now 15 female players in the Vienna Philharmonic.