Thursday, July 23, 2020


I heard something interesting about Beethoven the other day.

Beethoven composed the Pastoral Symphony when he was almost totally deaf (some researchers dispute that now, but it's still generally accepted).

One part of the pastoral symphony is titled "Storm."

After the symphony's initial performance, someone asked him why the Storm section hadn't been more bombastic. He wanted to know why it didn't sound more like a thunderstorm. Beethoven replied, "Any idiot can imitate a thunderstorm. It takes a genius to suggest one."

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