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Old 03-26-2017, 08:33 AM   #1
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Today is the 190th anniversary of Beethoven's death.
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Old 03-26-2017, 12:39 PM   #2
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Why do I always forget this date!

There's some sort of an obituary here - if they could only get his name right.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...986f50d6a38cc6

And, as it's also Mother's Day, here is a picture of his mother's grave which I visited last year in Bonn:

http://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51...Njc4Mw%3D%3D.2


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Heavens! That photo is gigantic and I seem to have buried the "edit" option.

Edit: Found a smaller picture!

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Heavens! That photo is gigantic and I seem to have buried the "edit" option.
Well, at least the tombstone is legible.
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Well, at least the tombstone is legible.
I think I've fixed it now! Whew!
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Today is the 190th anniversary of Beethoven's death.

It's been 190 years already? Just seems like yesterday...
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It's been 190 years already? Just seems like yesterday...
Time flies when you're listening to Beethoven!
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Coincidentally, on this same date in 1778, Beethoven made his first known public performance which took place in Cologne.

As is well known, his father advertised his age as six years, although he was in fact seven, probably to draw favourable comparisons with the child prodigy Mozart. He played 'various clavier concertos and trios'.
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