“No doubt, Beethoven was a musical genius.”
- This guy took a piece of great lyrics, put music to it and made the most admired symphony of all ages, while being DEAF - and you call him a “musical” genius.
I understand you don’t wish to offend, but please realize that Beethoven, Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci are like gods to us Europeans.
Leonardo wasn’t any other painter around, Einstein didn’t just fool around in Physics and Beethoven created so much more than music.
Beethoven understood what Shiller was on about and gave it all another dimension.
Greetings from Gothenburg, Sweden
Now, now, don’t be offended. Beethoven was a musical genius—that is to say, he was a genius who expressed his understanding of reality through music, and enlarged us all in the process; there is no insult in the expression. Einstein expressed his genius and his understanding of reality through the mathematical formulae that expressed the general theory—it is the same principle. In both cases their work represents the study of a lifetime for most of us.