Yea, and the Mona Lisa is just a bunch of pigment stuck to a slab of wood.
So it is but who else combined them so sublimely?
His work would be phenomenal if a HEARING person had composed it.
the problem i have with Beethoven is that he has, depending on the length of the piece, between about 3 and 7 musical ideas that, all too often, he whips out all in the first two or three minutes, after which things get really f---ing repetitive.
A lot of chords? The Beetles were just a lot of chords (no disrespect at all), Beethoven used far more complex techniques to compose. I've been playing for ages, and I still can't play some of his stuff, it's beyond me.
Woah there. I know there's some gripe with Beethoven and Melodies, and he did steer clear most of the time, but 6th Symphony - Pastoral, tell me that isn't full of melodic techniques.