December 17, 2006

Only Art

Only Art held [me] back; for it seemed unthinkable for me to leave the world forever before I had produced all that I felt called upon to produce.
—Ludwig van Beethoven

Source: Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac for Sunday, December 17, 2006
It was on this day that Beethoven was baptized in 1770 in the city of Bonn, which would eventually become part of Germany. No one knows for sure when he was born. He died on March 26th 1827 in Vienna, Austria.
See also: Beethoven's Website's Biography: Ludwig von Beethoven

Posted by niganit at December 17, 2006 2:24 AM
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