Although no official record has been found listing Beethoven’s exact birth date. We know that he was baptized Dec. 17 in a time and place when infants were usually baptized the day after their birth.
So… Happy Birthday Beethoven!
Here’s a nice article about how you and your music Influenced CD length.
… Beethoven revolutionized orchestral music, leading it out of the Classical and into the Romantic era. His stormy personality molded much of his music, as did his progressive, democratic politics and his personal triumph over the deafness that struck him in midlife.
Among such career-crowning masterpieces as the Missa Solemnis and the late string quartets, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (“Choral”) with its famous “Ode to Joy” finale has also achieved widespread popularity. And therein hangs a tale…
Read the full article over at Wired
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