Complete 8 pages APA formatted article: The Myth behind Beethoven. Many experts argue that he was not a Romantic composer and they refute any opposite claims made by other scholars. In order to understand the origins of this debate, and the various sides of arguments that have stemmed from it, one needs to explore the Romantic era and the influences it has had on Enlightenment and aesthetics. This paper provides a comprehensive insight into these arguments and discusses if Beethoven’s partiality towards Romanticism is essentially a myth or has some substance. The first half of the paper would explore the works of Beethoven and trace how his virtuosity brought him at par with the most notable musicians and composers of history. In the later part of the essay, the myth behind Beethoven is explored, followed by a conclusion.