Thursday, December 16, 2004

A Special Birthday Today

Today is the birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Beethoven was born in Bonn on December 16 (probably) in 1770, which would make him 234 years old. Exactly 200 years older than me, give or take a few months.

I feel a special connection to Beethoven. I mean, the guy was short, born in '70, had a capital "B" in his last name, entertained fantasies regarding his true parentage, was deaf, played the piano from childhood, composed, loved to take long walks (even in the cold and rain), was a terrible housekeeper, took great pleasure in word-play, had stormy periods of depression, loved C-minor and E-flat major, and suffered from uncooperative hair. We're practically twins.

Happy Birthday, Beethoven! Here is a site with Beethovenian arrangements of "Happy Birthday," just for you!

1 comment:

oceanskies79 said...

The Beethovenian arrangements of "Happy Birthday sounds interesting. Thanks for the link.

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