Daniel Barenboim, 1st LVB Piano Sonata 4th movement.
It's a shame this isn't looked at as much as other musical clips on this channel. Such a nice piece. Blah blah blah.
And I think it sounds a bit like Depech Mode, at times.
(See, I 've mentioned Depech Mode, now, so D.M. fans will automatically link to this clip. Good, it'll be good for them, even though our Mr Barenboim, here, isn't clad all over in leather).
Anyway - Mr. Beethoven is still a grossly misunderstood figure. Some want to attribute his isolation not to his being stone deaf and wishing to stay "on top" in the Vienna of that era, which is the most plausible explanation, but rather to other personal reasons they have no proof of.
Drawing sloppy conclusions where Mr. Beethoven is concerned is a true aesthetic crime - but rather indicative of our times.
If you've never seen the movie entitled Immortal Beloved it offers the best explanation/theory I've seen regarding his sometimes high-handed and cross behavior, especially concerning his nephew, sister-in-law, and brother.
It also clears up some mysteries about his gender-preference that are still conveniently floating around for identity-politics types to latch onto and misconstrue. There, I've said it.
Look, here: there are other quite wonderful genius composers from what is widely labeled as the "classical era" who were, in fact, undeniably gay - like Tchaikovsky, for example. So please go focus on him, if that's your actual game, and let more responsible sorts focus primarily on the art of these great people from the past. In other words: Yes, LVB seems to have liked women, Folks. Get used to it and, you know, love to you all. ; p