Tom Service writes about music for the British newspaper, the Guardian. In this video, he points out characteristics of Beethoven that are amusing, entertaining, and educational. Service’s description of Beethoven: “wild eyes, crazy hair, deaf and the single monument of classical music.”
You will enjoy hearing bits of typical Beethoven mixed in with Service’s descriptions.
Service gives interesting tidbits: Beethoven’s father tried to “pass him off as a 7-year-0ld when he was actually a teenager” so the young man would be thought of as a protégée.
Watch and learn something about his music that you might not have thought of before.
Planning on learning more about a composer this summer? Use this video for a good resource.
“Only the pure in heart can make good soup.“ Ludwig van Beethoven