Celebrate the van Beethoven guy

It’s Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthday. Here are a few ways to celebrate the old piano-biter:

  • small: try his other famous piano sonata, No. 8 “Pathetique”
  • medium: try the third movement of Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”, wherein the transition from the slow/middle movement into the final/fast movement is a brilliant sneak attack
  • large: the pretty good (but mid-tier for Beethoven, IMO) Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” aka the one where he wrote a piece for Napoleon but got mad and renamed it at the last minute
  • extra-large: the symphony that changed the game, Symphony No. 9 (the Ode to Joy one)

Previously: Beethoven’s Symphonies No. 7 and 8 are top-tier, Beethoven’s symphonies visualized.

Adam Keys @therealadam