Listening to it right now. How on earth did he do it? It's like something beyond human, and he was nearly deaf! It is indescribable beauty, that tears me to pieces, perfection that will never be matched, ever. Beethoven wasn't just a composer who lived from 1770-1827, he was a once in a world's existence. The greatest human who ever lived was Beethoven. Not only for his music but for his personality and his battle against suppression. I'm sure I was born with the opening 4 bars of the 5th imprinted in my brain.