Beethoven His Life & Music, by Jeremy Siepmann. Beethoven bestrides the history of music like no other. Without him it would have been a very different story. No man's music is more universal; few men's lives are more inspiring. Yet almost every work was the result of passionate struggle. In every sense but one - his modest height - he was a giant. This multimedia biography also includes: 2 CDs of music spanning Beethoven's career; Free access to a dedicated website with hours of extra music.