For Beethoven’s Birthday

“[Beethoven] treated God as an equal.”

String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131: Movements 3 & 4 (1826)
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Bernstein
Beethoven: The Amnesty International Concert etc.

Painting by Frederic Edwin ChurchTwilight (1856)

Quote: Bettina von Arnim, friend of Beethoven, in Beethoven: Letters, Journals and Conversations

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