Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Music in the moonlight

Hundreds of years after it was composed this music transcends time and speaks the same message that it did to the great man who wrote this piece while stone deaf. He lay his head upon the piano and felt the cords as he played, infusing the music with his intense emotion, the devastation that he felt at going deaf.. said to be at the lowest point in his life.. It is also said that Beethoven used a special rod attached to the soundboard on the piano that he could bite - the vibrations would then transfer from the piano to his jaw to increase his perception of the sound.

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