Beethoven moved up to 70 times which may shed some light on his popularity as a neighbor. Because writing all his friends all his new addresses had become a chore he told them to "just write - Beethoven, Vienna!"
Beethoven was not the most handsome neighbor you could think of. In this three-part series we will discover some of his wildest habits that have had neighbors go mad.
According to a few accounts Beethoven must have lived in quite a mess - listen to these quotes.
Beethoven's 6th Symphony
A breakthrough in programmatic music and a demonstration of Beethoven's love for nature.
Imagine you're one of the most brilliant composers of all time and at a relatively young age of 27 your hearing gets worse and worse. Your life is built upon the sound of music and now it's taken away from you. What a tragedy!
Beethoven, stubborn as he was, never gave up (despite initial thoughts on suicide) and even completed some of his most outstanding work while being completely deaf. What a genius!
Never give up - and play with passion!
Op.9 No.2 D365
Beautiful little walz by Franz Schubert which is just absolutely lovely. Enjoy!
Wanna hear a funny story?
It is said that Beethoven always wanted 10 eggs to his breadsoup on fastday. And when served the raw eggs for his soup he made a fuss and was checking them vigorously. Holding them up against the sun, smelling them, looking for cracks - and if he didn't like them - well - listen to the video :)
Did you know that Beethoven sometimes looked so scruffy that one time he was mistaken for a vagabond and taken into custody by the police? :)
After the missed opportunity of studying with Mozart (see previous video) another door opened for the young Ludwig van Beethoven.
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