"Miss Emily had broken off from talking about Beethoven"
Beethoven, painted by Joseph Karl Stieler
Public DomainBeethoven, painted by Joseph Karl Stieler

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German classical composer, best known for his symphonies and piano concertos.  He is noted for continuing to compose during his later years, in spite of the fact that he had gone deaf.

Beethoven's 9th Symphony