Monday, December 16, 2013

A MUSICAL GENIUS

 

 
Ludwig van Beethoven was born today, December 16 1770 was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best known compositions include 9 amazing symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets He also composed other chamber music, choral works, and songs. I know I for one enjoy his works many a night upon getting in the door with a nice libation to decompress.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Happy Birthday!
 

8 comments:

  1. Our mom raised us on classical music.
    That said - I have to say Ludwig reminds me a bit of Grumpy Cat..

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  2. I second TDM!

    "moonlight sonata" is my fave beethoven piece.

    of course, I ALWAYS think about the john belushi sketches, like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1oZmRA2K1E

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  3. Happy Birthday to the great maestro! Later in a bit I have a concert with all Beethoven. Thanks for remembering a music great.

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  4. Nothing like a good evening of Beethoven!!!!

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  5. 243 year old? He doesn't look a day over 240... Jx

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  6. I know I had it on low today in my office. It was a nice day.

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  7. A musical genius but a difficult man to get along with, apparently.

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  8. My dad loves Fur Elise but I love Moonlight Sonata.

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