During the last ten years of his life, Beethoven was completely deaf. Yet, he continued to compose. His Ninth Symphony was written during these years. It is the symphony that includes a choir and soloists in its last movement. Is it possible that Beethoven’s compositions were actually better because of his deafness? Why? Would his style have changed if he had regained his hearing? In what ways? Acceptable Length: 500 words Discuss whether Beethoven’s compositions were actually better because of his deafness, possible factors that support your conclusions, whether his style would have changed if he had regained his hearing, and what the consequences might have been? Your explanatory discussion should be specific and concise, resulting in a substantial chain of interconnected ideas that fully support and help to explain one another.