The Rondo In C Major (Op.51, No.1) was published 1797, but composed earlier. Marked Moderato e grazioso, it is written for solo Piano. One of Beethoven’s earlier works, it exudes a youthful vigour and freshness, unencumbered by the serious maturity of his later compositions.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) was a German composer and pianist, and arguably the most famous composer of all time. He was the last great figure of the Classical era, and helped pave the way for the Romantic style that followed. His compositions include 9 Symphonies, 5 Piano Concertos, 1 Violin Concerto, 32 Piano Sonatas, and 16 String Quartets.