December 16th means ‘Happy Birthday Ludwig van Beethoven!’

“During a certain instant in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, for example, he might feel that he is floating above the earth in a starry dome, with the dream of immortality in his heart; all the stars seem to glimmer around him, and the earth seems to sink ever deeper downwards.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche  – ‘Human, All Too Human’
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December 16th means ‘Happy Birthday Ludwig van Beethoven!’

“During a certain instant in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, for example, he might feel that he is floating above the earth in a starry dome, with the dream of immortality in his heart; all the stars seem to glimmer around him, and the earth seems to sink ever deeper downwards.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche  – ‘Human, All Too Human’
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Happy Birthday Ludwig van Beethoven !!! – Philharmoniker Hamburg • Simone Young / Germany-North Blog

 

Yes it is his birthday, December 16th Bonn in 1770.

Beethoven was baptised on 17 December and his date of birth was is not known with complete certainty- many families waited until a day after birth to baptize because the infant mortality rate was so high. His family celebrated his birthday on 16th  December and that is good enough for us – thus Germany-North Blog, part […] Continue Reading…