# Beethoven

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I believe that the Classicaloids are reincarnations of the real composers. They always struggle to “remember something”, and in episode 3, Beethoven said he remembers meeting Liszt when the latter was a boy (though he reincarnated as a woman in this anime). And it really happened.

And Beethoven can hear in this anime, so they got another chance I guess.

Also, Mozart remembered how girls slapped him, when he was obviously living in the 18th century:

Classical Pieces You've Probably Heard but Might Not Remember the Name

Add others if you want! Have fun!

EDIT: Check out PART 2 & PART 3!!!

Exploring music and math

How is it that Beethoven, who is celebrated as one of the most significant composers of all time, wrote many of his most beloved songs while going deaf? The answer lies in the math behind his music. Using the “Moonlight Sonata”, we can begin to understand the way Beethoven was able to convey emotion and creativity using the certainty of mathematics.

The standard piano octave consists of 13 keys, each separated by a half step. A standard major or minor scale uses 8 of these keys with 5 whole step intervals and 2 half step ones.

The first half of measure 50 of “Moonlight Sonata” consists of three notes in D major, separated by intervals called thirds that skip over the next note in the scale. By stacking the notes first, third, and fifth notes - D, F sharp, and A - we get a harmonic pattern known as a triad.

But, these aren’t just arbitrary magic numbers. Rather, they represent the mathematical relationship between the pitch frequencies of different notes, which form a geometric series. The stacking of these three frequencies creates ‘consonance’, which sounds naturally pleasant to our ears. Examining Beethoven’s use of both consonance and dissonance can help us begin to understand how he added the unquantifiable elements of emotion and creativity to the certainty of mathematics.

For a deeper dive into the mathematics of the “Moonlight Sonata”, watch the TED-Ed Lesson Music and math: The genius of Beethoven - Natalya St. Clair

Animation by Qa’ed Mai

a compilation of some of my favourite composer quotes:

“Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.”  - Igor Stravinsky

“I am sure my music has a taste of codfish in it.” - Edvard Grieg

“Never look at the trombones. It only encourages them.” - Richard Strauss

“He’d be better off shovelling snow than scribbling on manuscript paper.” - Richard Strauss on Schoenberg

“I liked your opera. I think I will set it to music.” - Ludvig van Beethoven

“I have written a chorale both sober and suitable. In it I have put everything I know about boredom. I dedicate this to those who do not like me.” - Erik Satie

“ Mr. Wagner has beautiful moments but bad quarters of an hour.” - Gioacchino Rossini

“What a good thing this isn’t music.” - Gioacchino Rossini on Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique

“Oh how wonderful, really wonderful opera would be if there were no singers!” - Gioacchino Rossini

“In opera there is always too much singing.” - Claude Debussy

“Bring me coffee before I turn into a goat!” - Johann Sebastian Bach

“Listening to the 5th Symphony of Ralph Vaughan Williams is like staring at a cow for 45 minutes.” - Aaron Copland

“The audience expected something big, something colossal, but they were served instead with some agitated water in a saucer.” - Louis Schnieder on Debussy’s La Mer

“He gives me the impression of being a spoilt child.” - Clara Schumann on Liszt

“What a giftless bastard!” - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky on Brahms

“Handel is only fourth rate. He is not even interesting.” - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

“Bach on the wrong notes” -  Sergei Prokofiev on Stravinsky

And, saving the best for last…

“Lick my ass up and down” -Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Feel free to add more! (Also please don’t think that I agree with all of these, I am a huge fan of Symphonie Fantastique and La Mer!!)

One of the most famous lines in music

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Is it okay to miss people who died long long ago?

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Astonishing quotes!

06/09/15 4:17 PM // Beethoven, Bring Me The Horizon, and biology revision in the backyard 🌿

To play a wrong note is insignificant;
to play without passion is inexcusable.
—  Beethoven

The Ultimate Battle Begins

A MORNING WITH THE COMPOSERS
• Bach:Guten (guten) Tag (tag)
• Beethoven:Gu-guten TAAAG! Gu-guten TAAAG!
• Brahms:*smashes wall with a piano* *waves hand* Guten Taaaag!
• Gershwin:Good morning, sunshine!
• Grieg:For God's sake, don't make me say that.
• Ivor Cutler:Good morning how are you SHUT UUUUUP.
• Mozart:Guten TaAaAaAaAaAaAaAaAaAaAaAag!
• Mussorgsky:...who set the moon of fire?
• Philip Glass:Good, good, good-good, good, morning good good morning.
• Rachmaninov:It is never a good morning.
• Schoenberg:Guten Tag (x12)
• Shostakovich:Dobroe (I hate Stalin) utro.
• Strauss:*waltzes into room* Guten Tag!
• Stravinsky:Good morning *kills off virgins* Ah, what a wonderful day
• Tchaikovsky:DOBROE *cannons* UTRO! *more cannons* <3
How to flirt:

“So… which Beethoven symphony makes you feel the most complete inside?”

• Moonlight Sonata
• Beethoven
• Ludwig van beethoven

Moonlight Sonata. Beethoven. Just in that kind of mood.

And he is now my boyfriend.