Academic journal article The Beethoven Journal

Beethoven, My Favorite Friend

Academic journal article The Beethoven Journal

Beethoven, My Favorite Friend

Article excerpt

Today I was going to have lunch with Beethoven. I said: "I love your music. So does my mom. She knows how to play your music on the violin and piano too. And I know how to play the book of your Sonatinas. I want to be your friend."

He said: "Great!" And I have some questions to asked him: "How many girlfriends do you have? How did you get deaf? How did you write all those beautiful music? Can you hear them? Did you imagine it? Did you marry anyone?"

Then, he laughed and said: "Be patient! No need to rush!" I was so nervous and happy at the same time, I don't know what to do. Then I said, "You are a great composer." He smiled shyly. He told me about his life. He had a very hard life. I learn that people and little children always made fun of him and never leaved him alone. They just keep on teasing him. I thought that wasn't very nice. He thought so too. And his father was drunk and at midnight his father came home and made him play the piano until dawn. …

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