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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven Quotes

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven baptized 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets. He also composed other chamber music, choral works (including the celebrated Missa Solemnis), and songs.

1. MUSIC SHOULD STRIKE FIRE FROM THE HEART OF MAN, AND BRING TEARS FROM THE EYES OF WOMAN.

2. NOTHING IS MORE INTOLERABLE THAN TO HAVE ADMIT TO YOURSELF YOUR OWN ERRORS.

3. TO PLAY WITHOUT PASSION IS INEXCUSABLE!

4. MUSIC IS… A HIGHER REVELATION THAN ALL WISDOM & PHILOSOPHY.

5. MUSIC IS THE MEDIATOR BETWEEN THE SPIRITUAL AND THE SENSUAL LIFE.

6. NEVER FORGET THE DAYS I SPENT WITH YOU. CONTINUE TO BE MY FRIEND, AS YOU WILL ALWAYS FIND ME YOURS.

7. EVER THINE, EVER MINE, EVER OURS.

8. I SHALL SEIZE FATE BY THE THROAT.

9. I LOVE A TREE MORE THAN A MAN.

10. NEVER SHALL I FORGET THE DAYS I SPENT WITH YOU. CONTINUE TO BE MY FRIEND, AS YOU WILL ALWAYS FIND ME YOURS.

11. BEETHOVEN CAN WRITE MUSIC, THANK GOD – BUT HE CAN DO NOTHING ELSE ON EARTH.

12. RECOMMEND TO YOUR CHILDREN VIRTUES, THAT ALONE CAN MAKE THEM HAPPY, NOT GOLD.

13. ANYONE WHO TELLS A LIE HAS NOT A PURE HEART, AND CANNOT MAKE A GOOD SOUP.

14. THERE ARE AND ALWAYS WILL BE THOUSANDS OF PRINCES, BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE BEETHOVEN!

15. NEVER MISJUDGE THE MOST FAITHFUL OF YOUR BELOVED.

16. I WILL TAKE FATE BY THE THROAT; IT WILL NEVER BEND ME COMPLETELY TO ITS WILL.

17. A GREAT POET IS THE MOST PRECIOUS JEWEL OF A NATION.

18. LOVE DEMANDS ALL, AND HAS A RIGHT TO ALL.

19. WHAT YOU ARE, YOU ARE BY ACCIDENT OF BIRTH; WHAT I AM, I AM BY MYSELF. THERE ARE AND WILL BE A THOUSAND PRINCES; THERE IS ONLY ONE BEETHOVEN.

20. MUSIC IS A HIGHER REVELATION THAN ALL WISDOM AND PHILOSOPHY. MUSIC IS THE ELECTRICAL SOIL IN WHICH THE SPIRIT LIVES, THINKS AND INVENTS.

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