9 Beethoven facts you didn't know
9 Beethoven facts you didn't know

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Ludwig van Beethoven is a German composer and pianist. One of the most famous classical composers (after Max Fadeev, of course). What do we know about him? Well, he wrote the Moonlight Sonata. Did you know that the name "Lunar" appeared thanks to music critic Ludwig Relshtab?! Let's move on!

Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven

Father knew he was raising a second Mozart

Beethoven's father, Johann, from early childhood taught Ludwig to play the violin and harpsichord (a keyboard-string musical thing). He wanted to make a second Mozart out of his son! Six hours of lessons on the harpsichord every day were not the limit - sometimes the father forced the baby to sit at the scales at night. Although he did not show Mozart's skills at all.

Mozart also knew that Beethoven would be his second

When Ludwig was 17, he went to Vienna. It so happened that Mozart heard his improvisation and exclaimed: “He will make everyone talk about himself!” True, this generous exclamation, granted from above, turned out to be a harbinger of tragedies in the Beethoven family. Almost immediately after that, his mother died. The young man was forcedto get a job as an insignificant violinist in an orchestra, where he spent days on end sitting in a pit in front of the opera stage. This was necessary for the maintenance of children (though not African, but still starving younger brothers, and maybe sisters).

Beethoven had to play in front of pigs

Once, when Ludwig was playing (not at the computer, but on a musical instrument), one of the guests started talking loudly with the girl. Beethoven stopped playing and declared: "I will not play such pigs!" Against all apologies, pleas and persuasion, he walked away, proudly slamming the door (although everything happened on the street, sort of).

Beethoven was against the authorities

When Ludwig began to lose his hearing, he used "conversation notebooks" to communicate with friends. Friends wrote to him, and he answered in writing or orally. But the owner of two notebooks burned them, because there were rude and harsh attacks against the emperor, prince and officials. Beethoven constantly resented the authorities, laws and regulations. Actually, a lot of creative people, well, how to put it, well, yes, something like that…

Beethoven ignored the emperor

Once (during the freezing winter time, or rather, history is silent) the composer and writer Johann Goethe were walking together. The emperor walked towards them, all as pompous as Kirkorov (or Basque at worst), with his retinue. The German thinker, who believed that divide and rule is a wise rule, but uniting and directing is much better, bowed heavily, and Beethoven simply walked through the crowd of courtiers, lightly touching his hat.

He was followed

As mentioned earlier, Beethoven in his "conversational notebooks" allowed "free thoughts" (well, those that are against satraps and murderers). The great German, native to any Russian and Belarusian person, respected the Frenchman Napoleon and even wanted to dedicate his "Third Symphony" to him, but soon declared:

This Napoleon is also an ordinary person. Now he will trample on all human rights and become a tyrant.

After the defeat of Napoleon, a police regime was established under Austria. Many people were followed. Therefore, in the notebooks of a genius, the phrase was often found: “Hush! Watch out, there's a spy!"


Beethoven was killed by his doctor Andreas Vavruh, or rather, he hastened his departure to another world, the kingdom of Aidushka-International, because the composer was ill with a fatal something inherent in alcoholics, called "liver cirrhosis". Home Aibolit did not pierce his peritoneum to remove the liquid, but lubricated the wounds with lead. Well, there used to be such methods of treatment, or torture…

Soon Beethoven's lead level surpassed everything imaginable and unthinkable, possible and impossible, alarming and not so parameters.

Dear bones

Be that as it may, after the death of the musician they decided to open it. And at that time there was someone who had the idea to steal a couple of bones from the medical examiner's table. And that someone was not a dog. And not even a cat. It was the so-called Homo sapiens. Ancestor of famous producer and director Paul Kaufman. And now these remains are with him in somepear-shaped box, which was passed down from generation to generation in his family of fetishists, as a divine totem that protects them from the evil eye and damage.