Ludwig van Beethoven (16 Dec 1770 - 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets. He also composed other chamber music, choral works (incl. the celebrated Missa solemnis), and songs. Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, he displayed musical talents at an early age. During his first 22 years in Bonn, he intended to study with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and befriended Joseph Haydn. He moved to Vienna in 1792 and began studying with Haydn, quickly gaining a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. He lived in Vienna until his death. In about 1800 his hearing began to deteriorate, and by the last decade of his life he was almost totally deaf. He gave up conducting and performing in public but continued to compose; many of his most admired works come from this period.

ELF Minstrel competing in the SSA World Championship Halter Show (Mares & Geldings Edited class) on Equus-Sims

(Hi guys! It’s been a long whiles since I updated; sorry! I took an unofficial hiatus from The Sims to concentrate on RL things a bit, and therefore my activity on ES suffered. But I’m back, a little bit! Lots has happened since my last tumblr post- for starters ELF Minstrel and ELF Amadeus earned their ES Lifetime World Champion titles! :D)

Hey guys, help me out!

I am looking for good costume dramas (preferably movies, though I can be convinced to toss on a TV show or two). 

I’ve got The Duchess, Amadeus, Russian Ark, Marie Antoinette so far. I’m looking for stuff with good (and interesting!) costume design and cinematography. A story that won’t bore me to death is a plus, but I’m mostly using these for screenshot reference.

I am also ABSOLUTELY BLIND to things with good production + non-european culture focus, so anything in that vein would be amazing. Korean productions?? Bollywood???

  • What I say:I like topp dogg
  • What I mean:listen to me. Amadeus is the most brilliant concept album of all time. The Mozart samples blend seamlessly with the feverish modern music. Listen to me...you piece of shit...the rivalry between mozart and salieri is a perfect metaphor for a rookie group trying to rise through the ranks and gain recognition. Everything about this concept, down to the choreography, is flawless. Hansol is behind bjoo from start to finish, just like salieri was behind Mozart. Get out of my face.